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Posted by Overseas in Political Videos
Thu Jul 21st 2011, 09:37 PM

 
I do feel we have played along for far too long with Republican insanity and sheer lies (Bush tax cuts did not lead to massive job creation. We know that. Just because our president was too kind to beat GOP leaders over the head with those facts, doesn't mean they are not true.)and all that dangerous compromising has really intensified my depression.

I wanted to grab that clean bill.

And I wanted our reporters to ask any Republicans they interviewed-- You do know the debt ceiling was raised seven times for George W Bush? And 18 times for Reagan? You do know that we've seen this game before-- you all hassled Jimmy Carter about the debt ceiling-- then gave Ronnie Reagan a pass for 18 times.

Our reporters are supposed to be so inside-the-beltway savvy-- and yet they're playing out their talking points instead of giving us the sad history of such debt ceiling debates. Intense when Democrats are presidents, soft and easy when Republican presidents rule.

And Republicans run up the biggest debts. At least the ones since Reagan transformed their party from the practical ones to the grandiose liars. Prior Republicans wanted to balance the budgets-- not blow them to smithereens to bring down the government once and for all.

Prior Republicans valued constraints on business practices destructive to our ecosystems. They viewed legislation in terms longer than quarterly profit statements. Some of them wanted their kids to have a healthier planet and thought good government was a necessary way to level the playing field and hold all businesses equally accountable to follow best-practices, and monitor the results in order to improve them for the benefit of future generations. Most of us want our food safety to improve over time. And infrastructure maintenance to be top notch again. And less homeless people in our streets, in this richest nation. Republicans used to want that too.

We really need a dose of Keynsian economics right now. Supply Side -- giving the money to the rich and waiting -- crashed already. Way back in 2008. There has been enough looting. 90 percent of us are not recovering right now. A lot of noble work needs doing-- rebuilding America already. The modern Republicans really let everything deteriorate.

Someone has been pushing them to hate government and want it to fail. And to focus on quarterly profits above all. Their sponsors have homes in other counries.

We need to draw out the more reasonable Republicans a lot faster than we are. It was so pathetic to have so few Republicans with us on better health care when our citizens were being evicted from their homes by the thousands every day.

And not enough reporters asked Republican leaders if they weren't ashamed of themselves, for pushing healthcare further out of reach of their desperate fellow citizens.

So please, take my $300 now. I'd so much rather that, than losing hundreds of dollars a year in my 80's.


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