Tea Party Traitors & their Minions in Washington
“And this notion that eliminating tax loopholes and peeling back the overly generous tax breaks for wealthiest 2% will hurt job creation is nothing but a fantasy…In fact, the result of the Bush tax breaks was some of the lowest job creation in our nation’s history, along with an explosion of our national debt”
The Tea Party tainted Republicans in the Congress and Senate, by their abject refusal to consider any form of revenue increases through closing tax loopholes and the elimination of tax breaks for the wealthy, have confirmed our worst fears about the GOP and the Tea Party movement in general. And that is that they do not care about the welfare of our country and of Americans, and that with the demise of Al Qaeda and their leaders, the likes of John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell now represent the greatest threat to our Democracy in a generation.
Their disdain for our country is obvious, and their devotion to the wealthy and the corporations is now made perfectly clear for all to see. They would rather see our country default on its obligations than cede an inch on principles that have no basis in reality, and no precedent in our history. Listen, these are the same guys who, along with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, raised the Debt Ceiling many, many times in the last decade. Not once did they tie it to budget or spending cuts. But suddenly they have these long held fiscal principles that they cannot compromise on? It just doesn’t wash.
And this notion that eliminating tax loopholes and peeling back the overly generous tax breaks for wealthiest 2% will hurt job creation is nothing but a fantasy. There has never been a shred of evidence that links the kind of tax revenue increases being proposed to the creation, or lack thereof, of jobs. In fact, after the Bush tax breaks were enacted the country experienced some of the lowest job creation in our nation’s history, along with an explosion of our national debt that we are still trying to climb out from under. Yet John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor and the rest of the GOP brain trust that so happily endorsed the Bush policies that created such a mess, are now trying to suggest that these same policies will suddenly work wonders in reverse and as a result, they are our only way to salvation and jobs? Really, you can’t make this stuff up!
On top of the outright lies about taxes and job creation, is the harsh reality that the overall GOP approach to the budget and our economy, as outlined by their new golden boy, House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, represents an incredibly huge windfall for the richest Americans. As an analysis by the Center for Tax Justice reveals, even though Ryan features large aggregate tax cuts, eighty percent of Americans would actually pay 4.6% more of their annual income on higher taxes under his plan, meaning that the bulk of any reduction in taxes will be showered upon the top 20% of earners!
Rest assured that millions of Americans can see through this charade being perpetrated by the GOP and the corporate-controlled Tea Party powers, and there will be retribution at the ballot box. We cannot allow the Tea Party traitors and their minions in the GOP, who would rather see the destruction of our Democracy in the pursuit of the narrow interests of the wealthiest among us, to succeed.