First Published 9-24-10
The GOP announced their new plan to save our country. Many have dubbed it “The New Contract with America”. The provisions of the contract are:
- Permanently extend all Bush tax cuts.
Now wait a minute, the ending of the Bush tax cuts is being labeled as the largest tax increase ever. Talk about double speak, do they think we have no memory? When President Bush instituted these tax cuts were they not indeed the largest tax cuts ever in our history? It is not a tax increase; it’s just putting the tax rate back to where it was. As the filthy rich have the most wealth, they benefit the most from the tax cuts. I support keeping the tax cuts only for those two worker families making $250,000 or less per year. So no sale on that one.
- Cancel all unspent stimulus spending.
As all this stimulus money has been going into the pockets of the rich, I would have to support this in principal. However, I do want to know what they intend to do with the $2 trillion sitting in reserve. Are they going to give it back, or is one of their filthy rich good ole boy puppet masters (international corporate mafia) going to pocket it?
- Repeal all health care initiatives.
Now this one really gets my goat, as the healthcare plan was passed in spite of the fact that 70% of the American people opposed it. Now tell me this, if the Democrats and Republicans, as it took both to do so, could pass this legislation that the majority of the population opposed, why couldn’t they have passed a Tier 5 extension to help those most in need. Hypocrite – no sale.
- Stop Guantanamo detainees from being sent to the U. S.
Frankly, I do not give a rat’s arse about the detainees, as they do not enter my realm of thought. The only thing dominating my mind is that I’m jobless, impoverished, and running out of time.
- Pledge to cancel TARP
You dirty hypocrites. It was President Bush and the Republicans that initiated and enacted TARP. Oh no Democrats, you are not getting out of it that easy. I don’t remember any filibusters to stop it. Both the Democrats and the Republicans give money over to their international corporate mafia masters hand over fist.
Then, almost as if to rub our noses in it, Forbes Fortune 500 released its list of the richest Americans. Coming in at number one is Bill Gates with $54 billion, in second place is Warren Buffett with $45 billion, and in third place we have Larry Ellison with $27 billion. If that wasn’t hard enough to swallow, the heirs of Sam Walton, as in Wal-Mart, clocked in at $80 billion split between the four of them. (Now that’s a lot of food stamp money.) All in all, the richest Americans saw an 8% rise in their income. Last year they lost some $40 billion, this year $25 billion was regained. I guess there has been a recovery and the recession is over. At least if you are a multi-billionaire.
I heard it again, and I’m getting sick of hearing it: “This is a jobless recovery”. This says by definition that all are recovering except the jobless, and the jobless are becoming more every day. According to The Department of Labor’s latest report, new jobless claims unexpectedly climbed 12,000 to 465,000 last week. They do not even address the issue of the unemployed whose benefits have run out.
I’m glad the GOP released its plan on the same day that Forbes Fortune 500 released their list, as it only serves to harden my resolve and more clearly define my priorities. I still intend to vote the incumbents out, hopefully through a vote for an Independent. If not, I’ll do what I have to. As for the Republicans, and their new plan to give more money to people who already have money so they can trickle on me, I say after incumbents I will be voting against every Republican who signs on, even if that means voting for a Democrat.
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