Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Support the Stimulus PLEASE

I am so angry right now I just don't know what to say. So, I think the best thing to do is let someone else do the talking for me. Here is what Bob Herbert had to say in the NY Times Op Ed Column the other day:

What’s up with the Republicans? Have they no sense that their policies have sent the country hurtling down the road to ruin? Are they so divorced from reality that in their delusionary state they honestly believe we need more of their tax cuts for the rich and their other forms of plutocratic irresponsibility, the very things that got us to this deplorable state?

Pretty well says it doesn't it?? Oh but he isn't done He just keeps on.. Let's continue.

Maybe the Republicans don’t think there is an emergency. After all, it was Phil Gramm, John McCain’s economic guru, who told us last summer that the pain was all in our heads, that this was a “mental recession.”

Hmm do you get the idea he isn't very happy?? Like I said why should I vent when he says it better than anything I could do?? But, wait there is more.

The truth, of course, is that the country is hemorrhaging jobs and Americans are heading to the poorhouse by the millions. The stock markets and the value of the family home have collapsed, and there is virtual across-the-board agreement that the country is caught up in the worst economic disaster since at least World War II.

The Republican answer to this turmoil?

Tax cuts.

They need to go into rehab.

The question that I would like answered is why anyone listens to this crowd anymore. G.O.P. policies have been an absolute backbreaker for the middle class. (Forget the poor. Nobody talks about them anymore, not even the Democrats.) The G.O.P. has successfully engineered a wholesale redistribution of wealth to those already at the top of the income ladder and then, in a remarkable display of chutzpah, dared anyone to talk about class warfare.

To finish up, Mr. Herbert says this:

When the G.O.P. talks, nobody should listen. Republicans have argued, with the collaboration of much of the media, that they could radically cut taxes while simultaneously balancing the federal budget, when, in fact, big income-tax cuts inevitably lead to big budget deficits. We listened to the G.O.P. and what do we have now? A trillion-dollar-plus deficit and an economy in shambles.

This is the party that preached fiscal discipline and then cut taxes in time of war. This is the party that still wants to put the torch to Social Security and Medicare. This is a party that, given a choice between Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, would choose Ronald Reagan in a heartbeat.

Why is anyone still listening?

Like I said, I couldn't have said it better.. the only thing I could add is this... why is anyone listening? Why is Chris Matthews, or any of the people on MSNBC, CNN or any of the other channels putting any of these idiots on our TeeVees. I watched Dick Armey on with Chris Matthews tonight insult Joan Walsh because she dared question his Republican values, (as if he had any) and belittle her on national television. It was disgusting. But that is the Republican way.

You don't have anything substantive to say so you just throw out garbage. Just like the CBO report they all were running around quoting last week. And by all I mean all the republicans, all the media, ALL OF THEM. It started with Eric Cantor, then it was John Boehner, then the AP picked it up, then CNN, then MSNBC, FOX, all of them, started quoting from this CBO report on like the 20th, IT DID NOT EXIST. There was NO REPORT. But no one bothered to check.

Now, there is a report, they are now quoting the new and real report yet no one is calling out the false one that everyone quoted from before.

I could just go on and on with this... I am so angry... The republicans like to say they are the only patriotic ones, they are the ones who love our country, they are the ones who wave the flag, they are the ones who support our troops, yet they are the ones who are trying to stop this bill which does each of those things and then some. They refused to vote through the delay on the DTV transition, which would help a lot of elderly and fixed income people... because they have never cared about people who don't make a lot of money.

The Republicans have always been the wealthy and business party. And nothing has changed.

Again, I am asking you, no I am begging you... if you have a republican congress person or a repulican senator in your state or your area... write, call email do something to implore them to support this stimulus bill. Let them know how you feel.

I don't know.. maybe you don't support it. Maybe you think the country is doing fine. But, even if you are doing ok, look around... the rest of the country isn't.. your neighbor isn't.. and remember... we are our brother's keeper, we are our sister's keeper.


enigma4ever said...

yeah...they are rotten to the damn core..and yes we should all be damn angry...all of us....their self centered ignorance helps NO ONE....

will post phone numbers later tonight....

enigma4ever said...

great post btw, and I too watched the WHOLE dick exchange- and how Tweety sat there- dazed and confuzed- ass...

Bluegrass Pundit said...

Stimulus bill moves us closer to nationalized health care and rationing

The House of Representatives approved an $819 billion economic stimulus package Wednesday. The party line vote was a blow to Barack Obama's alleged desire for bipartisanship. All the Republicans and 11 democrats voted against the bill. One thing in the bill that went mostly unnoticed was a new bureaucracy called the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.