Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.
One thing we have gotten quite used to around these parts. If Mitch McConnell opposes something you can be sure that it would help Americans as a whole. Also, if Mitch McConnell supports something you know it will be more of the same failed policies that have destroyed millions of lives and livelihoods in our country. It is no big surprise. After being in Washington to spearhead the redistribution of wealth from the working-class to the very few for decades Mitch McConnell has stood in opposition to anything that helps America as a whole because that would mean sacrifice from himself and the very few of his ilk he truly represents. Now once again in the budget arguments Mitch McConnell is clearly using his familiar hypocrisy in fighting to continue destroying our economy.
Now, before listening to the Senator for Communist China Mitch McConnell say anything about debt, deficits and the economy it is important to do one thing. Think about where Mitch McConnell was when all this was going on. Where was he when this debt was run up by deficits and the deregulation that sank our economy?
Mitch McConnell was not only right there, he was INSTRUMENTAL in passing all the policies that have crippled our country with debt. He was right there spearheading the policies that crashed our economy. He not only championed policies that redistributed wealth upwards but when that system of greed came crashing down he personally ensured that the very folks that crashed our economy got a bailout, essentially making their destructive behavior a no-risk investment.
After decades of fighting to outsource jobs to yes, CHINA and destroy America's working class Mitch McConnell hit working Americans with another double-whammy. A crashed economy and a huge bill for the profits they never shared in.
But that even was not enough. Mitch McConnell had to punish those very working Americans for voting to move America in a new direction. While he and other Republicans rail against the stimulus the truth of the matter is it was too little, not too much. America needed to invest in her land and people and Mitch McConnell made sure that simply was not going to happen.
After bailing out the bankers in the middle of a jobs crises they created Mitch McConnell made sure that one crisis has still not been addressed. That very jobs crises. He blocked the jobs bill introduced by President Obama in a shameless attempt to make Americans suffer enough to vote for Mitt Romney and the Republican vision of further wealth redistribution and pain for the working-class. Even still, he holds our economy hostage to heartlessly force the most vulnerable among us to bail folks like him out once again by balancing the budget on their backs with no sacrifice from he and his ilk.
That is why Americans everywhere should be insulted when they hear Mitch McConnell say anything about budget plans put forth by Democrats:
“Instead of getting Washington spending under control, their proposed budget doubles down on the same wasteful ‘stimulus’ spending we already know doesn’t work. In fact, at a time when Americans believe about half of every dollar they send to Washington is wasted, the Democrat budget would increase spending by nearly 62 percent.http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/...
Indeed, this "stimulus" Mitch McConnell speaks of is investment in our country to solve the real crises that face Americans, a JOBS crises. While Mitch McConnell thinks it is perfectly American to invest in bankers, he does not think average Americans are worth the efforts. The lives and livelihoods of you and your family? They are garbage to Mitch McConnell.
And Americans should be more insulted still by the comments by Mitch McConnell on Medicare and Social Security as well as taxes:
“Their budget will do more to harm the economy than to help it, and it will let Medicare and Social Security drift closer to bankruptcy. And then there’s the Democrats’ $1.5 trillion tax hike. Trillion with a T.Mitch McConnell thinks taking thousands of dollars in earned benefits from every American's Social Security and Medicare is "saving it". And his complaint about taxes? Consider this. Mitch McConnell goes on to tout the Republican budget as a contrast to the Democratic plan he is so offended by. But whether he is talking about the zealous budget put forth by the Republican Study Committee or the not so zealous but still radical budget put forth by disgraced Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan one thing is clear. They will be raising taxes also. However, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans hope to raise YOUR taxes, not their own or by ballooning the deficit yet again:
“Let me just repeat that: any Senator who votes for that budget is voting for a $1.5 trillion tax hike, the largest in the history of our country.
House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) fiscal plan promises to balance the federal budget in 10 years, make major cuts in income tax rates for both individuals and corporations, and raise the same amount of revenue as current law. If House Republicans want to do all three, they will have to eliminate trillions of dollars in popular tax preferences.http://taxvox.taxpolicycenter.org/...
The Tax Policy Center estimates that cutting individual rates to 10 percent and 25 percent, repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax and the tax increases included in the Affordable Care Act, and cutting the corporate rate from 35 percent to 25 percent would add $5.7 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. Thus, if House Republicans want to cut these taxes and still collect the revenues they promise, they’d have to raise other taxes by $5.7 trillion.
The tax cuts described in Ryan’s budget would generate a huge windfall for high-income taxpayers. On average, households would get a cut of $3,000. But those in the top 0.1 percent of income, who make $3.3 million or more, would get a whopping $1.2 million on average–a 20 percent increase in their after-tax income.
Does anyone really believe McConnell and the Republicans are going to ask themselves or the folks they truly represent to make up that $5.7 trillion? Of course not. They are going to tax the middle and lower classes and attempt to slash even more government programs that help veterans, the disabled, seniors, children and the poor. It is just what they do. In their never-ending greed and obsession to steal all our nation's wealth nothing is sacred to them. Much less you, your parents, grandparents or children. Greed is the only policy they know and Mammon is the only God they will ever worship.
But of course McConnell will go one further. In his whole career as a "public servant" he has been best at one thing. Pointing the finger at others and accusing them of doing the very things that he does daily. Hence this statement about the Democrats:
“Democrats like to say budgets aren't just about dollars and cents, they're about values; well, what their budget tells me is that they’ve completely lost touch with the hopes and concerns of their constituents – that they're serving the needs of government instead of the needs of those who elected them.http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/...
Indeed, budgets are about values. Just one look at any budget offered by Republicans or anything Mitch McConnell supports will show you one thing. They are the ones who have completely lost touch with their constituents. Indeed they do not seek to grow government because government might keep them from preying upon those very constituents. They seek not to do away with our debt and in fact seek balance the budget on our backs.
What they do grow is their own bank accounts as they refuse to sacrifice to the problems their policies caused. In fact, they seek to grow income inequality and grow the amount of wealth they redistribute from your pocket to theirs. They care nothing of their country, their constituents or anyone else but themselves.
In fact in a way I pity them. They live in such a shallow, selfish world that unless they are finding new ways to steal from all of us they are never satisfied. Like a crack addict, they cannot be happy with what they have right now but are always seeking the next hit and the next high. Unfortunately for America just like a crack addict someone else usually has to pay for their most expensive habit.
Sadly America has paid dearly for the Republican obsession with greed, idiocy and insanity.