Republicans refused to provide additional health benefits for 9-11 responders.
The above statement is not made up, is not from ‘The Onion’.
What guiding principle would cause the GOP to delay any sort of aid for 9-11 responders?
Let say it all together now…… “Tax Cuts for the wealthy!”
For years you have heard that only the GOP cares about 9-11 and, by extension, America.
Fact: Everybody everywhere agreed with the Obama plan to reduce taxes for all income less than $250,000.
This would never be enough for Boehner, etc. All government would stop unless tax cuts were extended to those over $250G.
Obama caved, and offered tax cuts to those making less than $1,000,000 per year.
Even THAT was not enough. To repeat, tax breaks for all income less than $1,000,000 per year was still not enough.
They talk about veterans, they talk about 9-11, but, when push comes to shove, which 2% of Americans do they really-really-really care about?
Their argument tends to be ‘tax breaks for the extremely wealthy stimulate the economy.’
This is so obviously wrong. The tax rates they are defending are the same ones that have been in place for the last 10 years. The same ones that lead us into our current recession. These rates are NOT pulling us out of this recession.
When did we last have a booming economy? During the 90’s, the Clinton era, when the tax rates were higher on the upper class.
GOP hatred of all things ‘Clinton’ is so strong, that they simply deny that obviously provable fact. Okay, maybe it is not simply a hatred of Clinton. Maybe it is just an overwhelming compulsion to gift the very most wealthy among us.
Clinton Era: Higher taxes for the wealthy – economy booms, plenty of jobs.
Bush Era: Massive tax breaks for the wealthy – economy crashes, years of poor job growth.
It is mystifying that anybody anywhere thinks the GOP cares about the ‘little guy.’ They do not care about the poor, even the poor who make only $249,000 each year.
John McCain found more that 6000 earmarks in this most recent budget, totaling more than $6 billion.
The tax breaks for the wealthy will cost the U.S. $700 billion.
$6 billion versus $700 billion.
Go ahead, guess which dollar figure Sen. McCain is more apoplectic about…