Thursday, April 14, 2011
THE REPUBLICANS HAVE NEW BIG LIE -"WE DON'T HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM" - DON'T BELIEVE IT FOR A SECOND!
The GOP's BIG LIE: "We Have a Spending Problem Not a Revenue Problem!"
The thing about a big lie is its chronic repetition. When a lie is told, over and over, for years, through different campaign cycles the lie become a mantra. There is zero truth to the fact that America does not have a Revenue Problem.
You can reasonably argue that the FAT CAT TAX BOONDOGGLE is both a Revenue Problem and a Spending Problem. The FAT CAT TAX BOONDOGGLE is a Revenue Problem because the FAT CAT TAX BOONDOGGLE is not paid for.
The FAT CAT TAX BOONDOGGLE is a Spending Problem because We the People have to borrow, and further extend the deficit, by $500 Billion each year to give MULTI-MILLIONAIRES and BILLIONAIRES the privilege of not paying their way.
The GOP will buttress the BIG LIE with another BIG LIE that these top 2% of America's most wealthy are "JOB CREATORS". Well. the proof is in the pudding. During the 8 years of the Bush Presidency we had the Bush Era Tax Cuts which included the FAT CAT TAX BOONDOGGLE. These alleged JOB CREATORS failed to produce jobs during the Bush Administration. They contributed, instead, to a culture of greed that exacerbated the Great Recession.
If these top 2% of America's most wealthy actually created jobs then we'd be at full employment. We are nowhere close. The fragile recovery we enjoy is the result of an undersized Stimulus Bill. The GOP believes in the black depth of its cold heart that they can win the Presidency by keeping the recovery stalled or reversed.
While working folk, the elderly, school children, babies, and college students are being asked to pay more, do with less, and quit complaining the Republicans want to make certain that the Rich keep getting Richer.
Challenge the Big Lie, demand that the FAT CAT TAX BOONDOGGLE be ended and America return to the tax rates of the Clinton Presidency. You remember those days of job creation, budget surpluses, and predictability in the marketplace made possible by fair taxes on all segments of society.