The 2010 election is barely a month behind us, and already the Party of No is stepping up their attack on working Americans. Working Americans are under attack from politically sponsored class warfare, and are losing.
One might think the Republican Party would have been recognized long ago as a collective force pitted against working Americans at every step. Of course, they were by many, but too many fell into the trap of politics by fear and voted Republican.
Voting Republican can be understood for persons finding themselves lucky enough to be the upper crust, the top of the bread, as it were. If people aren’t in that category their motives become either suspect or hard to understand at all.
Wanting an American theocracy, pushing evangelism, wanting to bomb Iran and/or North Korea, an intrinsic hatred of progressives, a woefully wrong interpretation of the Constitution, a fear of the different and new – all reasons some voted Republican. Do any of them have any regrets yet?
Look at what Republicans have chosen to lock up the government on. Yes, they have been gaming the system and obstructing for years, but now they seem to be happy to be fully out of the closet on it. They are proud to strut around, like John Boehner, and call attempts to help the economy “chicken crap.” If you have seen the clip, did you notice his smug smirk, like he didn’t even belief himself sincere?
One of the very best bang for buck boosts to the economy would be to extend unemployment benefits for those who need them. They want to push the narrative that those receiving benefits are lazy or not wanting to work. Truth is, the unemployed who get benefits not only help the economy, but those who are looking for work that aren’t able to get benefits. The plain fact is, there just aren’t as many jobs as people who need one.
The issue the Republicans are ready to go to the wall for is to continue the Bush tax cuts for the top earners. Yes, the only group of people that did well in the Bush economy. The Republicans will have the tea-soaked mind believe that tax cuts to the rich are the best way to create jobs.
First, that reasoning has been soundly discredited by reputable economists. Second, it’s part of the policy that put us in the deficit hole in the first place. As a job creation device, the tax cuts failed miserably. The Bush years saw the lowest job creation rates in decades. It’s just a big lie.
The argument that those making over 250,000 a year, and are small business owners, need a tax cut to create jobs is fabricated nonsense. Those making that much would still get a cut up to 250,000. And remember, if they are a business, they are being taxed on profit. If anything, higher tax rates would encourage them to higher more. To hire someone, they would get tax benefits that would reduce their net profit. And they would be building their business. Sound logic, eh?
There is class warfare in America, and the workers have been losing since the 1980s. America is well down the road to oligarchy. Make no mistake, that is exactly where the Republican Party wants us to be. Wealth and power concentrated in the hands of a few. And some Democrats are so cowed as to go along.
Charlatans like Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and others like them are beating the war drums, and voters either too misinformed to know better or too fearful to care listen to them.
Yes, any working American voting Republican is voting against themselves and their family. Wouldn’t that be a definition for “a damn fool?”