The assumed stupidity of The People is increasing at a fast pace in the past several weeks, if you know what I mean. It seems that, after every failed set of negotiations over the debt ceiling, some politician tells The People what they should think. My all-time classic is the one by Tea Party Republicans who ASSume that they were sent to Congress to keep people’s taxes low. I heard that line at least 3 times in the past 48 hours.
Well, if my memory serves me, The People sent them to Congress for “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!” How soon we forget, eh? Now, the only time that one hears the word jobs is in the sentence that goes, “…those job-killing taxes!”
Jobs indeed. By the way, how does Congress create jobs? Or the president?
The Republicans tell us that it we keep taxes ‘low enough’ that the job-creators will create jobs. Huh! Well, tax rates have been historically low for quite some time now  and, surprise, jobs are shrinking. Where’s the magic? Or we were bamboozled? Again.
I ask once again, just how dumb do they think The People are? Wolf! Wolf!
Thus might we ask the same question again: why were they sent to Congress? To fiddle while Washington [and Detroit, Atlanta and Chicago] burned? To keep the rich, rich? To feather their election war chests?
OK, I give up. Why?
…but not all of The People all of the time.”