HotCurrySo what are Republicans doing? Are they just blocking everything. What's this worrying that our defecit, yeah, the defecit they largly created, is going to do to our businesses. Yet, they want to continue the silly tax cuts that oould put our government into the dumper.
Here it is 2010, a depression has been stopped, the Auto Industry has been saved, Bank are now being regulated so they can't just take your grandma's money and play with it. Jobs have gone from being lost at 750,000 per month to increasing by 125,000 a month, Medicare solvency has been extended by 12 years, up to 97% of all people are about to have health insurance without rear of losing it for pre-existingconditions, or, going broke when they get sick.
Are these ploys just bubbling up or are they taking adavantage of perceived Democratic Party over reaching? Whichever route they are taking does the Democratic Party have any openings, paths to victory?
Republicans insist that increasing taxes causes problems. Republicans ignore the problems that keeping those tax cuts inplace will do to our defecits (add 3.4 trillion to them). They try to get us to fear everything, other religions, other ethnic groups, smart people, Europeans, black people.
We just played that album.
We have two recent examples with which we can test that claim.
When Democrat Clinton was President:
HE INHERITED A DEFICIT OF OVER 6 TRILLION DOLLARS!
HE INHERITED A 430 BILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL DEFICIT!
He told us that he would focus on the economy, create jobs, keep the middle class strong, and that he would balance the budget. He kept his promise.
TAXES WERE INCREASED!
THE US REVERSED A DECADE OF DEREGULATION
ALL INCOMES WENT UP!
UNEMPLOYMENT WENT DOWN!
THE LONGEST RECESSION FREE EXPANSION TOOK PLACE!
TWENTY THREE MILLION JOBS WERE CREATED!
BAD GUYS WERE STOPPED WITH FEW LIVES LOST!
FIGHTING TERRORISM WAS PART OF SECURITY ESTIMATE!
HE BALANCED THE FEDERAL BUDGET TWO YEARS WITH SURPLUSES!
DEFICIT WAS REDUCED TO UNDER 5 BILLION DOLLARS!
PEOPLE BELIEVED US WAS ON RIGHT TRACK.
When Republican Bush was president:
He told us he would bring a new compassionate conservatism and that he would work across the isle to build a strong America, reduce taxes, save social security, and maintain the balanced budget. The only promise he kept was to reduce taxes.
TAXES WERE DECREASED!
DEREGULATION WAS RESTARTED AND ACCELERATED!
MIDDLE CLASS INCOMES WENT DOWN!
UNEMPLOYMENT WENT UP!
THE US SUFFERED THREE RECESSIONS!
ONLY THREE MILLION JOBS WERE CREATED!
TERRORISM WAS DE-EMPHASIED AND WE WERE ATTACKED!
WE TOOK OUR EYE OFF THE REAL ENEMY TO FIGHT A WAR OF CHOICE!
WE BROKE A NATION WITHOUT A PLAN TO FIX IT!
4300 OF THE US’ BRAVEST WERE LOST!
PEOPLE KNOW WE ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK!
THE DEFICIT IS OVER 10 TRILLION DOLLARS AND GROWING!
What lessons should we draw from these two examples? First, lowering taxes is not indicated by the evidence.Clinton actually increased taxes, got rid of the deficit, produced 22 million jobs, engineered the longest sustained expansion in US history, and everybody shared in the prosperity.
Bush, by significantly decreasing regulations and increasing tax breaks for the wealthiest, arguably the most greedy, accelerated unsupervised ‘free trade’ and job exports, decreased middle class incomes and concentrated wealth to the lowest percentage of people ever in the US. By removing regulations and supplying money the greed accelerated and fraud and deceit for money increased in every facet of the US Economy. Ultimately, unsupported commercial paper caused a confidence crisis where the greedy saw what they had created and a stampede in fear began. Banks seeing risk everywhere refused to loan stopping the engine of commerce.WE AREN'T STUPID.
Now Republicans want to put more money in the hands of these guys and he raises his eyebrows in fear about the effects of taxing the very wealthy (greedy-fearful).
If we eat this line again we deserve to be a third rate banana republic.
Catch your breath, look at the facts,