Monday, July 26, 2010

GOP Steps On Unemployed to Fight for Super-Rich

Deficit hawks?

The spend-crazy GOP that spent like drunken sailors under Bush for bridges to nowhere and tax cuts for the wealthy decided to make a stand... they will FIGHT tooth and nail to prevent the unemployed (or "funemployed", as teabaggers call them) from getting payments.

Costs too much, really. And these people don't really want to work, as some GOP Congressmen argued that it would be a "disincentive" to find work. (The fact that these people have been unemployed for over 12 months and in dire straits never enters their radar screen).

No, a few million added to the deficit so families with kids can feed their children and keep their homes is crazy. Even though, I might add, it is money that comes right back into our economy since they need to spend it all just to survive.

No, we have to fight that because the GOP ARE DEFICIT HAWKS now.

Except...when it comes to the super-rich.

That's right. The GOP is ready to fight to permanently keep in place tax cuts for the richest of the rich. These cuts for the super-rich add HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS to our national debt. Hundreds of billions that do not go back to our economy (there aren't that many billionaires, and there is only so much discretionary spending a multi-billionare can do for Gods' sakes). Hundreds of billions that go to the people who need it least, and are not asking for it. Hundreds of billions that kill jobs, not create them.

Obama is asking that we keeps the tax cuts for those who make less than $250,000 a year, but let the Bush tax cuts for the super-rich expire. That means Bill Gates' 50 billion will have to pay 39% as opposed to 35%. I think he'll be okay. They all will.

Where is your soul, GOP? How can you fight against the unemployed middle-class who are struggling in one breath and fight for the richest of the rich, in the words of Republican Mike Pence, "with everything we've got?"

For all your Bible-thumping, I guess you really don't believe in an afterlife, do you?

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