I must admit that I did laugh at first at the Kayak.com commercial but then when I saw it again, I got angry. It seems to me that the morons in the commercial are exactly who the Republican leadership has become. They know the right things to do to fix the economy. They are correct in saying that social programs need to be run more efficiently by cutting waste, fraud and abuse. They are insane by professing the ideology that revenues, yes, taxes, need not be raised.
Every economic authority has said that the only way out is through a balanced approach of both cuts and revenue raising. Now let’s talk about the revenue The President wants to raise. He wants to go back to the tax levels prior to the Bush taxcuts on those making $250,00 and more.
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A FRICKIN 3% INCREASE, PEOPLE. THAT IS ONE LESS SHOPPING TRIP IN A YEAR TO THE RICHEST 1% OF PEOPLE WHO NOW CONTROL OVER 10% OF THE WEALTH IN THIS NATION.
You mean to tell me that Multi-billion corporations are not creating jobs here because of 3%? If 3% is stopping them from being good corporate citizens or hiring, they should not be in business. It is the government that provides the security for these corporations and individuals. It is the government that provides the infrastructure so that they can move themselves and products around. It is the government that makes sure food is safer to eat. It is the government that shows up whenever there is a disaster. It is the government that has enabled them to live as large as they do. The richest 1% needs to pay their part of the bill to run a great country and 3% would be a great down payment.
Is it really a 3% tax increase that has the “job creators” nervous and “uncertain”? Let’s be serious for a moment. During the Bush years we saw a mass exodus of jobs to overseas locations where the “job creators” do not need to pay a living wage nor provide benefits. A net of 3 million jobs were created when the tax cuts were enacted. During the period when the “job creators” were actually paying closer to their fair share of taxes at the 3% higher rate, 22 million jobs were created. You do the math.
Are to believe the morons who say that 3% is what is causing “uncertainty” stopping the “job creators” from hiring? Are we to continue subsidizing the lifestyles of a select few at the expense of education, on the back of our seniors and less fortunate of us in the hopes that they will create jobs? Are we to allow 3% from the top brackets to starve our federal government?
Let’s be clear about the cuts these morons want and how they want to do them. With every cut, someone somewhere is losing a job. With every cut is a tax hike or cut at the state level causing school closings, teacher, firefighter and police firings. With every cut the way the morons want to do it hundreds and thousands of us have a harder way to go. If the federal government just cuts without increasing revenue, taxes, the next time there is a disaster in this country, no one will show up. What then? This country won’t even be able to take care of it’s own. Hello 3rd world status!
The American worker was once the envy of the world. Only in America could a family work for someone else and have the benefits and privileges only dreamed about elsewhere. The previous generation of “job creators” understood that if the lifestyle of a robust middle class was the envy of the world, that the entire country would be the envy of the world. It appears that their silver spooned offspring forgot that principle. FOR GOD’S SAKE, HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
I submit to you that what is creating “uncertainty” is if this country’s rebound from a huge economic crisis will be held hostage by an uneducated fringe of morons. “Job creators” need to be patriots and bring back the middle class because if the American Dream becomes a reality again, this country can be great once more and lead by example rather than war. These morons have obstructed this administration and Congress, all in the quest to see the black guy in the White House fail. Obstruction after obstruction; what have they actually done to help solve any of the problems we are facing. What have these morons done other than say no to everything; even ideas they know in their hearts will work and that they once supported. Ask yourself, what has the Republican party done for me lately. I will tell you in a future post EXACTLY what they have given us.
ANYONE WHO COLLECTS A PAYCHECK AND VOTES THESE REPUBLICAN AND TEA BAGGER MORONS BACK INTO OFFICE, IS HIMSELF A MORON. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU!!! GET IT YET?!!
Originally posted 2011-07-25 22:40:43.