Givin' it All to the Top
If you look at this graph, does it make you angry?
It does me. And what makes me even angrier is the anger at the president now! From 2000-2008, we have had a steady rise in income at the top levels of our society, while the lowest levels stagnate and the middle falls. It is just incredible that this happened without any of the Tea-Parties or Talking Head degenerates or political operatives who now rail about the deficit and debt!
This tax cut increased our deficit ten-fold. And who did it help? You can see for yourself, it helped the people making over 1 million dollars!
Did it increase jobs?
Did it "stimulate the economy"?
No, it increased the wealth of the wealthiest Americans. This is what we went into debt for.
Now president Obama has come along and done something amazing. He gave me a tax break! Me, a low income earner struggling to make ends meet, saw someone actually care about my situation. Me--the forgotten and ignored American. The American of no value I guess, since for eight years it was all about the Benjamins baby. In fact, president Obama mentioned this in one of his speeches. He called us "the unsung Americans". Yes, the invisible people.
When Obama talks about single moms, or kids in the ghetto, or people with no health insurance, or people who have lost jobs, he is speaking to us: Those of us who weren't included in the prosperity of the last decade.Those of us who have been in a recession, or a depression, for a long time. Was nobody angry then?
Maybe we didn't think to be angry about it...we took it in stride. That's life, you know? Cost of living up, quality of life, down. Wages stuck on neutral or pink-slipped into ignominy. Was there something we should have said then? It was too much about the "war" then...too much in shock and stupor to worry about our personal situation.
But now, when I see these over-fed, over-spoiled, over-dramatic people rail about the deficit and the debt, it makes me want to scream.
Did you not care when it happened to the lowlies? Did you not see where that money went? Are you just now waking up to the fact that we got screwed?
Well I say you are a day late and a dollar short. And now we have a president that has the heart to gives us the time of day, and you are out to destroy him?
My dear Tea-Bagging friends.....you are in for a big surprise. If you think we are going to lie down and let you ruin it when we finally have a president who doesn't cow-tow to the millionaire crowd...well, let's just paraphrase Bugs Bunny here; "You don't know us vewwy well."
Time for the Obama supporters to let him know how much we appreciate him and what he is trying to do.
You say you want your country back? I say leave mine alone!
**graph from Too Poor To Vote Republican.com**
The REAL Problem
David Stockman, Reagans Budget Director
“The destruction of fiscal rectitude under Ronald Reagan—one reason I resigned as his budget chief in 1985—was the greatest of his many dramatic acts,” Stockman writes. “It created a template for the Republicans’ utter abandonment of the balanced-budget policies of Calvin Coolidge and allowed George W. Bush to dive into the deep end, bankrupting the nation through two misbegotten and unfinanced wars, a giant expansion of Medicare and a tax-cutting spree for the wealthy that turned K Street lobbyists into the de facto office of national tax policy. In effect, the G.O.P. embraced Keynesianism—for the wealthy.”
Conservative Politics Are Destroying America
We've been in the clutches of conservative economic orthodoxy since 1980, and this is the result.
April 1, 2013 |
These were compiled by Dave Johnson at Campaign for America's Future:
In each of the charts below look for the year 1981, when Reagan took office.
Conservative policies transformed the United States from the largest creditor nation to the largest debtor nation in just a few years, and it has only gotten worse since then: