Sooner Blue

Mostly politics, a few current events, a squirt of seltzer down yer pants .. a little blog for my rambles and rants.

2012/5/20

GOP trying to sabotage the economy? Ya think?!

@ 01:25 PM (31 months, 22 days ago)

Associated Press: "Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic recovery to hurt President Barack Obama's re-election chances?."

No big surprise to me - hell, I took them at their word when right from the 2010 gitgo Republican leader Mitch McConnell stood up in the Senate and said that making President Obama a one-term president would be his party’s top priority in the new Congress .. that it would be "the single most important thing we want to achieve." Not rebuilding the economy .. not creating jobs .. not putting America's agenda before theirs.

The GOP House would not even vote on the American Jobs Act .. a bill containing proposals that had bipartisan support. They almost deliberately caused a debt default and two potential government shutdowns .. which sure played hell with the economy.

BTW - they are threatening the very same thing with their debt ceiling talk this week.

They are not advancing a jobs agenda because they have no jobs agenda .. so they can take that phony talk about advancing their economic agenda and hawk it somewhere else .. that dog don't hunt here .. we know better.

Democratic agenda -- getting Americans educated and back to work at jobs that will allow them to become, remain, or rise above middle class.

Republican agenda -- balance their budget on the backs of the old, the sick and the poor by defunding government services relied upon by millions of middle class Americans .. but giving tax cuts to the highest earners.

Taxes are lower now than they were in 2008 ...

If I wanted America to fail, I would lower taxes to the point that the government could no longer pay its bills and could no longer afford to invest in its future.