Why is it that Republican candidates are so focused on attacking their opponents? Could it be because they have no real plan, except to return to the Bush days of less regulation, allowing the banks and Wall Street to continue their rape of the Middle Class; the Bush days, when two wars were waged (destroying the surplus in our budget that was handed to Bush by Pres Clinton); the Bush days, when, even though he had wars on two fronts, he decided to cut taxes, sending the deficit through the roof (and which he then handed to Pres Obama); the Bush days, when jobs were being lost at the rate of 500k, 600k, 800k+ per month; the Bush days, when the President felt that the fight to find bin Ladin was a waste of time & resources, which Bush then handed to President Obama, who felt that finding and killing the man responsible for the death of 3000 Americans on 9/11/01, was still an imperative…and then DID IT?
I especially love tracking the GOP “secret key phrases” – like “school choice initiatives”, meaning a voucher system for religious schools…the antithesis of what the Constitution stands for…separation of church and state! We are seeing the increasing rise of an American Taliban…those religionists who believe that God and the President should rule America, that their prayers should be taught in schools, that Christianity should be declared the official religion of the United States.
The founding fathers are tossing in their graves…their dream of an America free from the chains of religious rule or persecution, where a person’s beliefs should be personal and private, where people would not be intimidated by the church or the government…where the rise of a theocracy was feared as much as the rise of a monarchy!
The GOP needs to read more about our history; they whine about how taxes are unfair for the wealthy, when, the truth is that personal income tax rates are near the lowest at anytime since the income tax started…35%. Those of us with experience and the motivation to research the facts, know that our tax rates in the ’50s and ’60s were 70%-90%…that even during the “Reagan years”, tax rates were lowered from 69% to 50% until the very end of Reagan’s 2nd term.
The GOP extremists should look in the mirror when they point at those they charge with an “entitlement mentality.” The truth is that the wealthy have been with that state of mind for the past 40 years, which is why wealthy incomes have risen explosively, while Middle Class incomes (and savings) have declined drastically…the American Dream is now ONLY a dream, with no hope of achievement by most Middle Class Americans, whose children will be the first generation NOT to do better than their parents!
Romney? Ryan? Bongino? Harris? Really?