Saturday, September 18, 2010
Claiming again that 'trickle-down' economics work...
Senate Republicans are rolling out a plan to permanently extend an array of expiring tax breaks that would deprive the Treasury of more than $4 trillion over the next decade, nearly doubling projected deficits over that period unless dramatic spending cuts are made.
The Republican promise is that 'dramatic spending cuts' will be made but they refuse to say exactly which part of the pork belly will be incised.
So, McConnell is going to use the same mechanism that President Obama will use, a bipartisan deficit commission, "if it's a responsible report that I can support." (Translation: if the bipartisan report meets McConnell's Republican agenda then he will support it. If it doesn't then he will summarily dismiss it as a left leaning initiative.)Asked how McConnell would cover the cost of his proposal, the Tax Hike Prevention Act, aides noted that he has backed a bipartisan plan to freeze spending that would save an estimated $300 billion over the next decade - a drop in the bucket compared with his $4 trillion-plus plan.For the rest of the cash, McConnell has said he will turn to the same place as Obama: a presidentially appointed, bipartisan deficit commission that is due to issue its report in December."This is not going to be your typical commission that's going to issue a report, sit on the shelf and gather dust," McConnell said last month on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We'll wait for their report. And I intend, if it's a responsible report that I can support, to encourage my members to support it."
Senator McConnell with his use of perfect politician double-speak has supported Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy calling their reinstitution "raising taxes" while offering no substantiative recourse but to follow the existing President's plan.
Posted by William Meloney at 6:46 AM
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Sunday, September 12, 2010
I am convinced... we need to do away with meddlesome big government that has imposed so many limits on my personal freedom. Ok, here goes...
Lets start with the Federal Food and Drug Administration. I am positive that the pharmaceutical industry is fully capable of looking out for my best health interests. Moreover I am equally sure that the food producers of this great nation would never do anything to jeopardize our food supplies. (Anyway, what are a few rodent feces among friends.)
And here is another, The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB). So what if seat-belts save lives. You should hear what they are up to next, seat-belts on school buses. Can you believe that nonsense? Them's prolly the same folks that says I cain't drink a beer while I am runnin' my BassMaster2000 to my favorite fishin' hole. What kinda nonsense is that, cain't drink and fish?
And don't get me started on the Department of Education. Puh-lease, dontcha think we know best what our kids learn in school. We don't need no gov'ment beaur-o-crat telling me what my kid needs to be teached in school. Worse 'n that, damned gov'ment don't need to be telling God fearing folks what they can or cain't teach in they own schools.
An' how 'bout the A-T-F an then they went and added the E. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and now Explosives. What a royal pain in the bee-hind. First of all ain't nobody should tell me how many and what kind of guns I should have. It is my constitutional right to own guns... er, wait, the constitution is the power of the government, I mean, it is the government's responsibility to uphold the constitution. Right? Its actually the government that protects the rights of the people, people like me, right?
So I want some government...just not the parts that I don't agree with. Yeah, thats it. I want gov'ment to keep control of all them other folks that make me feel small or stupid or poor or disenfranchised or unhappy or disappointed that my candidate didn't win. I want a gov'ment that keeps me safe from all those other folks and doesn't keep me from doing the kinds of things that I want to do. 'Cause gov'ment don't have no right to tell me what to do.
An' that's why I say lets do away with big gov'ment.
Posted by William Meloney at 5:13 AM