The Republican Party knows no shame or humility. In their witch hunt to capitalize politically on an American tragedy they seem to have forgotten one thing. While four Americans tragically lost their lives in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 while Barack Obama was President, nearly three thousand lost their lives on American soil under a Republican President who had warning on Sept. 11, 2001.
Republicans are determined to "fix" everything except what is really wrong with America. While trying yet again to repeal Obamacare and obsessing over every imagined scandal in the book they are refusing to pass a jobs bill to provide relief to working Americans. Worse yet is their obsession with the deficit and making anyone but themselves pay for it. Now, yet again they are chasing imagined problems and punishing the working class.
The modern Republican Party just never knows when to quit. They have already outsourced our middle-class. They have already depressed our wages. They have shamelessly redistributed our nation's wealth to the very top. Even more shamelessly they have forced working Americans to pay for the debt their policies of trickle-down has created. Through it all they have blocked anything that would help create jobs and put suffering Americans back to work.
Around here we have come to know the Congressman for the First Congressional District of Kentucky as Exxon Ed Whitfield. There is a good reason for that. It is because Ed Whitfield does not represent the best interests of the folks in Western Kentucky but uses his position to serve powerful corporations and his own selfish interests. All you have to do is look at his most recent tweet to see that plainly for yourself.
One thing we have gotten quite used to around these parts. If Mitch McConnell opposes something you can be sure that it would help Americans as a whole. Also, if Mitch McConnell supports something you know it will be more of the same failed policies that have destroyed millions of lives and livelihoods in our country. It is no big surprise. After being in Washington to spearhead the redistribution of wealth from the working-class to the very few for decades Mitch McConnell has stood in opposition to anything that helps America as a whole because that would mean sacrifice from himself and the very few of his ilk he truly represents. Now once again in the budget arguments Mitch McConnell is clearly using his familiar hypocrisy in fighting to continue destroying our economy.
President Obama is at it again. In "reaching out" to Republicans he is simply giving them too much power and too much say in deficit negotiations. These are after all the same Republicans who have lost the last two elections on their "ideals" and offer nothing of substance to millions of working Americans. Their only solution is to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, veterans, the working poor, and children. Their goal is to destroy our social safety net and take billions of dollars out of our pockets. Now, not only is President Obama helping them do it he is actually trying to convince Democrats who oppose such measures to back him up.
It appears that Americans may not be as ignorant as Conservative politicians think. Evidently it has not been lost on Americans that in the last few decades wages have stagnated for a huge majority of Americans while the folks at the very top, the so called "job creators" have seen their fortunes skyrocket. Indeed it appears that if Americans know there is plenty of money to go around but for some reason it is staying in place at the top. That is why although they have been bombarded with the usual false arguments Americans are widely supporting an increase in the minimum wage.
It is a sign of the times in America. The Business Roundtable which represents Wall St. and Corporate America recently came out with a plan to raise the Social Security and Medicare age to 70 for millions of Americans, cut current Social Security and veterans benefits, and increase taxes on working Americans. They were cheered on by just about every Republican politician in doing so on both the state and federal level. The only problem? At the same time these firms on Wall St. and in Corporate America were dodging billions of dollars in taxes.
Despite the continuing stalemate some good seems to be coming out of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. While we appear no closer to a bad deal it appears one thing is finally happening. Democrats are banding together against "compromise" with Republicans. Compromise that included the stealing of Medicare and Social Security from younger generations.
As always for working Americans when something good happens, something bad is always waiting in the wings to shoot it down. Such is the case today. While Democrats in the Senate barely mustered the votes to end the Bush Tax Cuts for the very wealthy one thing is certain. Certain death awaits in in the Republican controlled House. Even worse, Republicans are determined to hold tax cuts for all Americans hostage to keep the very wealthy from paying more and no lie is too big to tell you about why the 2% of people they really represent should not pay their fair share.
It is not hard to figure out what is wrong with the American economy. With stagnated wages for all of us and exploding profits for the very few there are simply too many people in America with too little money to contribute to the economy. Despite this, most lawmakers seek to take even more from working America to give to the 1%. However, now it seems at least a few lawmakers are actually addressing a real problem. Today, Democrats in the House are pushing to raise minimum wage, which would increase wages for all working Americans.
Republicans in the House have a problem. While trying to seek out ways to implement the draconian Ryan Budget and give more huge giveaways to themselves and those they truly represent they have a funding shortage. Yes, it appears as if the greediest and least patriotic among us are having trouble finding more money to steal from us. Their solution?? At a time when healthcare costs are skyrocketing and jobs are scarce for millions of Americans they will slash funding for both.
The Prince of Orange has spent so much time in the tanning bed it has cooked his brain. After being so instrumental in the last decade enacting the policies of greed that crashed our economy teamed with the worst President in American history it has definately fried out his brain cells that generate memory. You see, just like every other Republican these days the Prince of Orange either suffers from memory loss due to excessive crack use, to many UV rays or hypocritical selective memory.
In what is hopefully a trend Democrats are showing a surge in fundraising for 2012 despite not being in power. Even more encouraging is the fact that small donors are abandoning Republican House candidates. However, unfortunately the machine created by the Supreme Court to buy elections for the Corporations is still in place and ready to spring into action.
In another demonstration of the rank hypocrisy of Republicans Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee is sparking a subpoena war against the National Labor Relations Board. At stake is documentation relating to the case against Boeing for opening a new plant in South Carolina to avoid having to negotiate with unionized workers. It appears as if Issa is not satisfied with the 5800 pages already provided and is demanding documents which will impede future litigation by the NLRB as well as threatening Constitutional seperation of powers. The worst part is that although Issa wants to profit from his office, he does not want hard working Americans to achieve the middle-class honestly.
It seems as if Republicans in Congress could not be content with their treasonous behavior during the debt limit "crisis". Before leaving town they had to hurl yet another insult at working Americans everywhere. You see in this brave new world of right-wing one-party rule in America one thing remains constant. While money is always available for the greediest and least patriotic among us to steal let someone actually try to work and be fairly compensated with it in this country and they are considered part of the problem. Sadly, by treasonous bastards who choose to go on vacation. Such is the on-going saga of the Republican War on FAA workers.
Now that the debt ceiling fiasco is coming to a close one thing is certain. This debate has shown all that is ugly in America and is calling the functionality of our Democracy into question. How can anyone ever say that American Democracy exists when a small band of selfish, idiotic ideologues can hold the whole country hostage to achieve their selfish aims when a huge majority of Americans do not support them?? On both sides of the aisle the greed and hatred of country shown by one side and the cowardice and complicity shown by the other not only is disgraceful but with all that hung in the balance for our country in my view it was treasonous.