Friday, April 8, 2011

Republicans are Just Too Despicable

I don't often do "political" commentary, but this is one of those occasions.

The Republicans in Congress are just too despicable for words.  Their tactics are nothing short of extortion, holding America hostage to their narrow minded religious ideology and their dangerous objective of destroying any and all government programs that serve ordinary people and the poor.   Yet they insisted on keeping tax cuts for the wealthy - tax cuts that just about every sane and reasonable person views as not only illogical, but counter-productive.

What is so difficult about balancing a budget: it takes both spending cuts and increasing revenue.  The Republicans want to do it only by cutting spending.  It doesn't work.

When you think how the wealthy not only get richer by the minute off the backs of the working poor and middle classes (whoever they are) and are also siphoning off wealth/dollars from the general economy, it is no wonder that there's not enough cash to run the country.  Couple that with the Bush era spending on war - spending that did not go into our economy but instead drained it,  it's no wonder there's no money to run the country.

The wealth  of the super-wealthy for the most part contributes nothing to the economy - they're certainly not spending it at "Mom and Pop" stores, at Sears, or in any significant amounts on American goods and services.  They "amass wealth" and "amass more wealth" but put nothing back.

Even a child playing Monopoly (if they still do) can tell you that if one player gets all the money and all the property the game is OVER - everyone loses.  There's no more fun to be had.  The real object of Monopoly is that the game goes on and on.  Taking all the money is subversive.

And the super-wealthy in these times are more than greedy, they are truly subversive.  And the Republicans are like ass-kissers hoping to get their payoff from these untouchables - those who, no matter how bad things get - never get touched by hard times.  The Republicans are deluded and delusional.  They are too despicable for words and just as subversive.

May they get their just rewards.


  1. Oh come on Frank - tell us how you *really* feel.


    And the working people just keep on voting for the fascist theives, time and time again. I suppose on the principle that it's not rape if you enjoy it, eh? Because God knows they certainly aren't getting a dime's worth of benefit for all their seig-heiling, are they?

    All that's lacking here is a charismatic leader with nationwide appeal. Pray it doesn't happen.

    PS - If you have Netflix, try FDR: American Experience (PBS show). He was up against *exactly* the same bloated moneyed interests in his day too. Exactly the same stuff was going on. And even St. Roosevelt couldn't do all that much to fight them. Plus ca change . . . .

  2. Great post! What makes the Republicans and especially the Teabaggers so despicable, is that they were willing to shut down the government just to get rid of Planned Parenthood and the Environmental Protection Agency so corporations can dump as much crap into our waters and air as much as they please.
    And if your so against abortion, shouldn't you support an organization that provides contraception? They make no sense.
    Your absolutely right about the budget. You cannot sustain an economy or anything for that matter without more revenues coming in.
    The tax cuts that the rich in this country keep getting to amass their wealth just infuriates me to no end.
    I live in the suburbs near where some of the Wall Street'ers that commute from here in Jersey to Manhattan and I see the cars they drive and the McMansions they live in here in Middlesex and down in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Towns like Holmdel and Colts Neck. Let me tell you it's let the good times roll for them!

  3. Oh, yes, I agree with you 1,000%


  4. So right. A friend of mine just commented on facebook: "Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither."



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