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May 28, 2010

Guillotines And Green / Tea Party Thinking

-- by Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF.

Update - Digby calls it "simple cruelty."

Congress is a big FAIL on jobs and unemployment. The Senate is heading home instead of helping the unemployed, the House is FAILing on jobs unemployment and COBRA subsidies.

Congress says they are worried about the deficit, but the deficit was The Plan. It is right in front of your faces:

Step 1: Cut taxes to "cut the allowance" of government so that it can't function on the side of We, the People. Intentionally force the government into greater and greater debt.

Step 2: Use the debt as a reason to cut the things government does for We, the People. When the resulting deficits pile up scare people that the government is "going bankrupt" so they'll let you sell off the people's assets and "privatize" the functions of government. Of course, insist that putting taxes back where they were will "harm the economy."

Congress: If you are so worried about the deficit, why don't you fix what caused the deficit instead of taking it out on unemployed people?

Anything else I write about this will quickly devolve into a post about setting up guillotines, and joining the Tea or Green Party.

Except the guillotines will probably be made in China.

If you are as mad as I am you might want to come to the America’s Future Now conference, where we are going to be talking about how progressives can get more done, June 7,8,9 in DC. Click here to see the agenda, then click here to register.

Update - In case anyone foolishly believed this was about cutting the deficit: House defies Obama, OKs F-35 engine funds. And not even a guarantee it will be made in the US!

Posted by Dave Johnson at May 28, 2010 8:38 AM


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