Posts Tagged ‘Deficit hawks’

The art of robbing the middle class: Gravity defying economics

February 23, 2011

You’ve got to love this. Just skim over the daily headlines nowadays.

If you slash  the funding for schools, teachers,  health care, heating oil for the elderly, or other social programs for the needy, if you slash half that budget, you’re a leader making tough decisions, trying to cut the deficit.

If you lavish AIG, Goldman Sachs, and City Bank and other Wall Street bandits who actually caused the deficit to multiply, with over $700 billion to make them whole again so they can go on gambling  everyone else’s money away, the deficit is of no concern to our elites.

If you give tax break for the super rich and ask every middle class American for more sacrifices, you’re being reasonable in making compromises.

If you go to war over a lie and spend more than $3 billion a month (this is larger than the deficit in a lot of  cash strapped states, by the way), deficit is of no concern to anyone, and you’re a leader being tough on terrorists.

The worst part about all this is the American people, snowed by our media hired guns  and glued to their tv sets and Facebook and other social networks, buy into this argument. They bailed out the bankers and for that they’re being punished with deeper cuts in their benefits while the bonuses of the “bailees” keep piling up higher and higher.

You don’t hear people’s outrage. You don’t see them marching on to wall street and capitol hill fighting for their rights.

I say we deserve what has already come and what is coming  to us.


A funny house on the hill

January 7, 2011

House liberals vowed to not support health care legislation unless it contains a robust public option plan. When it was time to vote, they voted for one without it anyway.

Some house members oppose the continuing war in Afghanistan but they turn around and vote for the supplemental bill to fund it anyway.

The overwhelming majority of house members decry the deficit but they don’t want to raise taxes to curb a historical runaway deficit.

Lieberman (among others) is against wasteful spending but he threatened to use filibuster tactics, if  one of his pet projects, the utterly unnecessary  nuclear submarine that gets made in his home state, was not funded.

The tea partiers are against big government, for individual freedom, and for upholding the constitution. However, they provided support  for the government to have the  most intrusive power to spy on people without a warrant, to dismantle habeas corpus, to kill united states citizens the government deems “dangerous” without a trial. They expanded the government through  unprecedented  security apparatus.

The president vow to have “the most transparent administration in history“, while relentlessly pursuing whistleblowers and concealing government documents.

They’re for the war and against it.

They’re for a public option and against it.

They’re deficit hawks and wasteful spenders.

They’re against big government and for big government.

They’re for transparency while they harass and intimidate  whistleblowers.

Oh, and they’re against torture but for “enhanced interrogation techniques”.

A funny house indeed.