Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Republican Brotherhood
There's an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about Norquist and his tax pledge influencing American policy. He and Rove missed the message that voters sent in November along with his handmaidens, Boehner and McConnel who are in denial too. I guess they didn't miss the message, they just don't care. They would rather jump off a political cliff than raise taxes on the wealthiest 1%.
The U.S. rank in income inequality is the extreme end along with Camaroon, Madagascar, Rwanda to name a few. Actually we are more on a level with China. Egypt's and Tunisia's revolts were really about income inequality. If something isn't done about this issue perhaps the United States will be next.
It makes me angry to know that Norquist, Rove, Boehner and McConnel are willing to destroy this country rather than raise taxes on the wealthy. We haven't had income disparity like this since 1774.
Kevin Drum wrote about the latest idea for revenue in Mother Jones about getting rid of tax brackets for the rich, which pretty much throws some rich people under the bus in order to favor the super rich. What's happening is that any way the Republicans can find to not say they raised taxes, to save face, that's what's they might go for. Basically this country is being held hostage by conservative ideology despite the fact that most Americans don't agree with them. Meanwhile, these fake fiscal conservatives allow defense spending to skyrocket. Republican's are not going to raise taxes on the rich. They will let the Bush tax cuts expire, the easiest choice for them is to do nothing, it's easier for President Obama too. I guess it's doomsday and we're headed for the fiscal cliff.
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