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Thursday, February 05, 2009

GOP Lies About Fiscal Responsibility

Hello Papamoka Readers! I've been listening to the Republicans rant for weeks now about how President Obama and the Democrats want to pass a huge "spending bill" filled with pork. They've been out there screaming to everybody and anybody about how they're the party of fiscal responsibility, and how the Democrats are socialists who wish to "tax and spend" America into oblivion.

All I can say is that whoever believes their BS is about as dumb as a box of rocks, because none of it holds up to scrutiny. It's a fat load of Rush Limbaugh generated CRAP!

I read the legislation and determined that aside from a few minor provisions where I disagree with the leadership, the bill is designed to create new markets and good jobs. There is no doubt, IT'S A JOB'S BILL. It is a good bill that is needed to spur the economy.

The ranting is nothing but Republican Party politics designed to distract the American people. I've grown more cynical with time, and now believe most Republicans care less about the middle-class. Most only care about lower taxes. Unfortunately, and they know it based on their own track record, lower taxes do not necessarily create good jobs, and without a doubt lower taxes CREATE MORE DEBT!

So, what about the debt? Let's ask ourselves a critical question: who actually created the bulk of the national debt? WOW, are you aware THE REPUBLICANS CREATED MOST OF THE NATIONAL DEBT! It's true, the party that claims to be fiscally responsible is responsible for the vast majority of the national debt! How else do you think they keep those taxes low? It all started when the Republicans took power under Reagan in the eighties complaining about Carter's poor economic performance (which was unfortunately true) and the national debt.

"For decades we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this long trend is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political, and economic upheavals. You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but only for a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow. And let there be no misunderstanding: We are going to begin to act, beginning today." President Reagan's inaugural, January 20, 1981.

WOW! Reagan had it right way back in 1981! No wonder so many people supported him. Unfortunately, he lied like most Republicans. He got into office and proceeded to spend MORE THAN ANY PRESIDENT (except the Bush boys) and the debt mushroomed going from less than a trillion in 1980 to around $2.6 trillion when he left office. It's ironic how the Republicans still praise the Reagan tax cuts and Reagan's embrace of "supply-side" economics. The praise is undeserved. It's also stunning the way they always ignore his debt spending.

Most of the problems we face today are a result of that Republican fantasy known today as the "Reagan revolution." It turns out the American president credited for reigniting American patriotism burned down a lot of things in the process.

The debt continued to skyrocket for 12 years through Bush senior. Clinton reversed it at a peak of 67% (of GDP). Of course, as we all know now, our favorite frat boy moron, Bush junior, crossed that line again on September 22nd and hit 69% on September 30th last year. What a wonderful parting gift he left us. That's the highest it's been since 1955, and that was just after World War II ended and the country was heavy with war bond debt. See the chart below to get a clearer picture.

It is a FACT that all presidents since Truman have reduced the national debt EXCEPT for the Republican Party's favorite fiscal conservatives, President REAGAN and THE BUSH BOYS. They are responsible for $10 TRILLION IN DEBT, adding an additional TRILLION this past year alone to top it off near $11 TRILLION!

Why are Democrats listening to these idiots! THEY HAVE NO CREDIBILITY! Their track record is the WORST IN US HISTORY! The chart below is a good illustration of just how much damage Republicans have done since the end of World War II. If you want to see just how bad it is in clock form, I recommend a visit to the debt clock.

Face it, Republicans love to lie. They talk out of two sides of their mouths all the time. They like to act as though they're the party of fiscal responsibility, but the facts show that they're the PARTY OF DEBT. The Democrats need to get smarter and start talking about it more. They call us the "tax and spend" party, so let's call them the "party of debt." GET CREATIVE PEOPLE! Democrats need to discredit the Republicans using FACTS so that people stop listening to them.

Yes, the Republicans get me angry. They are disingenuous. They're all smoke and mirrors. They're screaming "socialism" and "communism" (that's Glen Beck's current rant) to rally their troops against the "job's bill," and no Democrat is bothering to point out their hypocrisy. It's a fact that George Bush pushed through tens of BILLIONS on "socialism" spending after we were attacked on 9/11, and the Democratic Party - being the true patriotic party - supported Republican efforts to jump start the economy. Nobody's talking about how that bipartisan legislation helped the economy recover.

The Democrats keep missing good opportunities to make the Republicans look like the narrow-minded screw-ups they are today. The Democrats also supported the banking bailout. It turned into another Bush fiasco, but still the Democrats tried to help the economy. Where's their support of us? It's clear they have two minds, and neither represents the best interest of the nation.

Another example of their deceit was mentioned earlier; Republicans LOVE TAX CUTS. Unfortunately, they don't like to talk about how tax cuts create debt. It's proven, in reality, TAX CUTS ARE DEBT MACHINES! Again, the GOP is FULL OF BS! It's not just me, it's clear that younger people in America are starting to get angry. They voted for Obama en masse because many feel cheated by the older "debt happy" generations. Their future is being mortgaged by so-called conservatives hell bent on low taxes. They're being cheated. It's ironic that "family value" Republicans appear to be some of the worst child abusers in history, at least in economic terms.

Republicans are out-of-touch and out-of-control. Their policies are discredited yet they continue to push for them. The Democrats need to stand up for what is right. The Democrats need to fight back hard and start talking to the Republicans like the ignorant, spoiled brats they seem to be. Let's be the party of adults, and force the party of childish rants to stand in the corner until we fix what they broke.

Michael Boh
Papamoka's Left Coast Contributor
from Our Rants & Raves Blog

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Blogger Papamoka said...

Umm, no arguements from me on this post. Spread the truth my brotha from anotha motha! I love the graphs by the way!

4:53 PM  
Blogger B.J. said...

God, Michael, when you get going, you get going! Tell it like it is!!!

I would love to put this post on DemWit. Alas, many of my readers are family and close friends who just happen to be Republicans and might not cotton to be blanketed under the term, “idiots.” I get around that by calling “Republican leaders” idiots.

Anyway, may I have permission to put a link to this post on DemWit Monday? (I don’t have a prayer of transferring the graphs!) Who do I ask you or Papamoka or both???

I loved the showdown between my South Carolina Senator Lindsey O. Graham and my favorite senator, Barbara Boxer of California. Hope you caught that action on the Senate floor. Graham ought to turn his attention toward home where the state of South Carolina boasts the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 9.5 percent.

Let me know about permission to publish the link to this super post!


5:14 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

It's fine with me BJ but the "OK" should really come from Michael. It's his work.

9:40 AM  
Blogger by Michael Boh said...

Thanks for the compliment BJ - feel free to post it and copy it anywhere you wish - and edit out the bad words if you wish. It's meant to be passed around. The GOP responses emailed (the intelligent ones don't like to respond in public) to me on this piece were pretty harsh. They don't know how to respond intelligently to this set of facts. Many are trying to claim that Reagan never cared about debt. It's extraordinary how they think. Anyway, please pass the truth around. :) Michael

10:00 AM  
Blogger B.J. said...

Thanks, Michael! I'll give it whirl on Monday. I, too, am sick of the way the right-wing mind works. Can't they see the evil in their thinking? They are revisionists! BJ

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Tiny said...

I'm in the AMEN corner. Hear me shouting,"Amen,brother! You preach brother! Lay it on the line and tell the Repungents to prove you wrong."

Let's send this man on the road as a spokesman for the national debt remedy. He can attract attention and let the world know who runs up our debt and who works so hard to bring it down.

If Ross Perot can tote graphs all over the USA, Michael Boh can certainnly do the same. Pictures are worth a thousand words we are told. These pictures don't lie! Nor do the words.

Three cheers for Papamoka and his "brotha from anotha motha!"

2:10 PM  

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