Yeah, the line was we didn't need to worry about the short term impact of those tax cuts, because they were GOING TO CREATE JOBS. The GOP said it, are still saying it, said it a lot of times before.
Didn't happen did it Tea Partiers?
And the GOP ran on "Where are the jobs?" too. Clowns. Now look where they are. Still no jobs, but for those "lefty" programs where investment was made, new business started, existing business bolstered, focused on clean tech --a viable and high paying growth opportunity for us, and the GOP wants to do what?
CUT TAXES and end the New Deal. Embarrasing really.
Hell, they've been about cutting taxes, for any number of reasons, basically any reason they can get to stick, because they know deep down that somehow, some way, it's just gotta trickle down.
Well, maybe not.
Nobody is that stupid. They know it doesn't work, but they don't really care. Haven't cared at all, for a very long time, but you know the New Deal just chapped their ass. A lot of Europe caught the fever too, building systems we taught them how to do, while we turned away from that, denying our own history, because...
it really just chapped their ass. Universal Health care. Christ, that's damn near socialism! We could turn into the Soviet Republic. Has Britian, France, Germany? Germany is kicking a lot of economic ass actually. One does wonder. That's why we don't hear about them much. Ugly data point there. Massive Union Labor too. Funny that.
Truth is, having basic social safety nets means ordinary people have a say. Imagine that! Social progress, economic progress, and the idea of unbridled exploitation goes the way of the wild west, and we all know down deep, they are cowboys, longing for the old days, when a man could make himself on force of will alone, maybe with a few killings, or thugs. Just to manage risk. Understandable right?
This Democracy crap just gets in the way of things. It's actually necessary to give a shit, and kind of costly, compared to just "every man for himself" kinds of things. Complicated too.
It was better when we had the haves and the have nots, because then people knew their place, and so it goes.
Put the screws to people and they will just put out! It's like magic, and profitable as hell, with some serious social upsides, the primary one being the power to be a complete dick with no real worries. God, I'll bet a lot of them miss that.
So, here we are. Debt ceiling being manufactured into the mother of all crises, and say what you want, but it's totally obvious that Obama being President is basically at issue.
Nobody is really gonna say it, but the sheer amount of shit that man has taken speaks volumes about how ordinary people have worked through a lot of social progress, only to see the old school ruling class choking on it big. Drives them bat shit nuts that a Black guy is in there, and that he's rather ordinary! Not even backed by old money! He's not in the club! Forget race. Probably not too big of a deal in those circles, but not being in the club? Fuck that. Can't have it. Wrong.
Now, the race thing is largely settled. We have gotten past that, teething pains of course, but we made it. Showed the world that it can be done, and there he is! Nice.
But the money. That isn't going to fly. No way, no how is old money going to submit to some ordinary man of the people, and there we sit.
GOP is doubling down, because this is for all the chips. If they balk, any good things happen, they are in a world of hurt, just because of how they have framed things, and the amount of latent anger, resentment and genuine desire to get things moving again is huge. Big. They have left themselves NO OUTS. It's this, or very ugly times.
That desire is bigger than the GOP is, unless...
They can somehow manage to cause enough chaos so as to fool enough of the people, enough of the time. Game on!
Where are the jobs? If the Bush tax cuts were a good idea, then somebody, somewhere should be able to point to the jobs, walk back the idea that Bush was the worst ever, and see some seriously good success!
It's not like we've never cut taxes before. We've been on a rampage, cutting the taxes a ton of times! One would think 40 or so years of this shit would have paid off, our nation ruling the entire world for all the cuts and lofty ideas bolstering them.
Worked out great too, but for that little nagging issue...
Where the fuck are the jobs?
That's a bitch, because it undoes the whole ideology in the end, and they know it, as do a large and growing fraction of Americans.
Post all you want Tea Partiers. Get some of your Tea Party buddies together and go to do the work. That's the question. Where the hell are the jobs, and how is that connected to this next round of cuts on the middle class, and how come we didn't see those jobs from the massive tax cuts already granted, over and over and over?
Answer that, and you've got a platform. Hell, it might even be viable! Without it though... ugly. Fugly actually.
The whole thing only works, if it all really does trickle down. Haven't seen it. Nobody has. Most of the world is watching too, because they are on the block, next, Austerity central. Already happening in some places, whole nations turned into Colorado Springs. Not pretty at all.
Where are the jobs? The policy positions you advocate, the GOP is doubling down on, and the Tea Party is all about, have been done multiple times, solid, no excuses.
They didn't work. Where are the jobs, and how come we didn't see that nice boost in revenue that would have offset the tax cuts, over and over again?
What? Need more cuts? Wouldn't some cuts, deep ass, liberal cuts at least produce some jobs? Begin to pay it back? Do us some good?
Posted on July 26, 2011 - 01:07 AM