July 11, 2011

Goddamn Republican idiots

Seriously. Maybe it is the heat getting to me, but I am finally realizing that Republicans are going to sink our economy to prove that they are fiscally responsible. They are goddamned fucking idiots. And that is the nicest thing I can say about them right now.

Let's start with this nice little chart. Look at the down arrows since Bush took office, and look at how big those down arrows are. And notice how many of these fuckers voted consistently for every goddamned one of those tax cuts during two wars.

Now read what the conservative Economist has to say about this crisis.
The sticking-point is not on the spending side. It is because the vast majority of Republicans, driven on by the wilder-eyed members of their party and the cacophony of conservative media, are clinging to the position that not a single cent of deficit reduction must come from a higher tax take. This is economically illiterate and disgracefully cynical.

Now read what the intellectually dishonest and seemingly endlessly stupid Republicans have to say about the negotiations. Meanwhile, Obama has actually floated over 3 trillion dollars in cuts, in exchange for minor increases in revenue that only close loopholes, they don't even raise marginal rates. And Obama, damn it, is actually floating raising the retirement age for Medicare--Jesus Fucking Christ--while Republicans refuse to even close one goddamned loophole.

These people are nuts. There is nothing worse than ignorant people who believe that compromise is evil, and Republicans have given us a whole fucking caucus of them. I hope you all enjoy their "fiscal responsibility" when our economy slides back into recession.

What fucking morons.


Monk-in-Training said...

President Reagan raised taxes 7 years out of his 8 in office. His biggest one was in 1982 during a recession. Jobs grew more plentiful after that.

G.H.W.Bush raised taxes, jobs got better.

Bill Clinton raised taxes, jobs got better.

George W. Bush's tax cuts promised a big job expansion. When will it finally show up?

History and facts are against the tax theology of the current Right.

Mitchell said...

The Democrat plan works like this: tax increases will start immediately, but spending cuts will come in a few years. The trouble is, those cuts never happen.

The Republicans need to insist on spending cuts immediately, and we can discuss tax increases later.

Streak said...

Mitchell, you need to review the past. Democrats have done a better job of managing the economy than Republicans. Clinton handed Bush a surplus, and he promptly spent it with tax cuts and two wars.

Spending cuts are fine, though if defense spending is off the table, then it is really ridiculous. But tax increases are only fair. And btw, the increases talked about here are closing some loopholes, not even raising the marginal rate.

Mitchell said...

I don't see much difference between the Democrats and the Republicans when looking at the past actions of the government, or the "handling" of the economy. They have usually compromised with each other, and really had about the same policies. Have the Republicans changed? Time will tell.

Streak said...

That frames it as if there aren't facts. We know that since Reagan, Republicans have cut taxes quite well, but have not done much else. We also know that revenues have gone down under their control, but not necessarily spending. We know that the best responses, as Monk noted, have come with combinations of tax increases and spending cuts. HW Bush did it, and so did Clinton.

But what we know now is that Republicans only believe in tax cuts. Period. That isn't responsible. Neither is the believe that compromise is bad.

Anonymous said...

When are you going to get it? The right side is totally pissed because a black guy is in office, it's been a war ever since. It's war! Best way to win any war is to kill the enemy, kill them, stop fucking around with the crazies and just fucking kill them. Yes, kill them! How fucking long are you going to bicker with the money of the Koch brothers, for the next 50 years? Them or their heirs? Just fucking kill them, like any other nation would do, these are fucking animals, they don't have anything in mind for the nation of people, what they advocate is for special interests. Just fucking kill them, after awhile after a few get killed, they will change their tune and start to be reasonable, if not, just keep killing them until they see the light of the world as it really is. :)