What’s that familiar proverb that GW Bush badly mangled- the one about deceit? “Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” Something like that, but the meaning is clear- sooner or later The People will find out.
It was almost pitiful last evening watching John McCain delivering the GOP alternative to the Obama job’s plan. Just how stupid do they think we are? What was that ‘new’ plan? Oh, pretty much what’s already not working. Let’s see if you can guess what the ‘proposals’ are. After all, you’ve heard them time after sorry time.
Regulations was #1. Cut those “job-killing regulations” the health and safety regulations for workers. With those damned regulations out of the way, the plant managers will be able to hire more workers. Got it? Neither do I.
Then there was the Balance the Budget Amendment to the Constitution. If you can figure out how that will create jobs, let me know.
Third, they call for a Line Item Veto for the President. [ fill in this space ]
Forth, the old canard- reduce corporate taxes. That’s sure to lure the CEO’s to spend more money to hire new workers, don’t ya think?
Next, they call for a reduced top tax rate to 25% for the billionaires and millionaires. Surely, with that ‘savings’ those people will go to the hardware store to buy lots of Help Wanted signs to put in the windows of their mansions and yachts.
Finally -saving the best job-creator of all for last- they want to kill Obamacare. Yes, that again. Surely the GOP must have hired a bevy of accountants to crunch the numbers that will demonstrate the “job-killing” that the new law has effected since its inception.
How could a man like John McCain stand there and spout this pile of shit without laughing? How thoroughly deceptive and cunning. Each of these proposals shout, “Protect the assets of the wealthy!” Each one. And yet there he is, the war hero, the patriot, pretending to help The People of the nation that he nearly gave his life for. Very pathetic. Very sad.