Livid Lizzy Speaks Out
House Speaker Dennis Hastert laid down a budget making it easier to pass future tax cuts regardless of their impact on the federal deficit.
John McCain, a Republican Senator said something that made sense and he was shot down for it. You see, in politics, particularly Republican politics, you are not allowed to have an opinion other than that put forth by the powers that be - even if they are bumbling idiots who have made the US into a worldwide mockery.
"Throughout our history, wartime has been a time of sacrifice. ... What have we sacrificed?" McCain said. "As mind-boggling as expanding Medicare has been, nothing tops my confusion for cutting taxes during wartime. I don't remember ever in the history of warfare when we cut taxes."
Hastert joked, "Who? Where's he from? A Republican?"
Oh Hastert wasn't talking about money, he was commenting about sacrifice. Republicans don't need no stinking sacrifice. Silly me. Just visit one of the thousands of troops with their arms and legs blown off for oil. How many times did we change the reason for invading Iraq anyway? How come we invaded Afghanistan again? I can't keep up with the excuses.
Then Hastert said, "If you want to see sacrifice, John McCain ought to visit our young men and women at Walter Reed and Bethesda (two Washington area military hospitals). There's the sacrifice in this country. We're trying to make sure that they have the ability to fight this war, that they have the wherewithal to be able to do it..."
What a maroon. We need money to fight war and cutting taxes to the wealthy is making that vein in my forehead throb.
Hastert went on, "And at the same time, we have to react to keep this country strong not only militarily but economically. We want to be able to have the flexibility to do it. That's my reply to John McCain."
WHAAAAA? Now I am having a heart attack. How pray tell is cutting taxes making our country strong? The wealthy don't buy stuff that stimulates the economy. Corporations are making money hand over fist but do not raise the salaries of the workers they don't lay off accordingly. Corporations in their unmitigated greed continue to outsource jobs to foreign countries so they can make even more money, while college educated, tax paying citizens are forced to vie for minimum wage jobs requiring one to wear a hair net. I didn't learn hairnet jobs in college, goddammit. Is that the sacrifice we are supposed to make? They cut healthcare benefits or make them so expensive that employees can barely pay their bills with all the money being taken out of their paychecks.
"The speaker is correct in that nothing we are called upon to do comes close to matching the heroism of our troops," McCain said. "All we're called upon to do is not spend our nation into bankruptcy while our soldiers risk their lives. I fondly remember a time when real Republicans stood for fiscal responsibility."
Yeah me too. How the hell is cutting taxes helping our troops? When those poor bastards come back to the US from Iraq, how the hell are they going to support their families? They'll be paying taxes, and their kids will be paying taxes and their kid's kids will be paying taxes to pay off the gluttony of these sad excuses for representatives of the people in government.
Where was the call to conserve gasoline? We've got idiots driving SUVs the size of Army tanks and sucking up gasoline like there's not tomorrow. Where is the responsibility? Where is the sacrifice? When the troops come home, they will be welcomed with paycuts, no healthcare, no money in the bank cause their freaking spouses had to drain the savings to make ends meet while they sacrificed for the wealthy SOB Republicans whose only goal is to make themselves richer and pay less taxes.
America is run by Fascists.