Lot's of rich folks are embarassed [sic] by the money they get from the Bush-Cheney tax cuts which were suppose to end. They were designed to end. But Republicans for some reason would rather give the wealthier folks money that they really do not need or want, and yet plan to vote against helping the unemployed pay rent and buy food.If the rich folks are embarrassed, why don't they give more to the government? Why is it the role of government to take someone's earnings? Isn't that legalized theft?
And the Republicans aren't against "helping the unemployed," but only with money we have. We've borrowed enough. And it's been proven again and again that extending unemployment "benefits" only extends the high unemployment rate. Two years of unemployment benefits is insane.
We wouldn't be having this discussion at all if the government didn't overspend, especially on liberal programs that have only made things worse (which has been proven over and over, yet no one listens).
Here's another gem, from Robert Kuttner on HuffPo:
The economy will be fixed only with more public investment, more progressive taxation, and more regulation.Stuck on stupid! More spending, more taxation and more regulation! How idiotic. How many times do we have to do this crap and have it fail before people wake up? This is nothing but socialism, but with a different label.
Problem in this country is that about half of it's citizens are too brain-washed by the liberal educational and media establishments and can't think their way out of a paper bag. Instead they base their decisions on feelings. If it feels good, especially if it makes me feel good, it must be good.
Bullshit, is what I say.