Finally, a Democrat asked a Republican THE Question

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    This morning on “Morning Joe”, there was a young Republican from some conservative publication going on about how if you want to improve the economy, you need to cut taxes for corporations and deregulate. In fact, you should stop making corporations pay any taxes because they only pass them on to the consumers. He said that taxing the wealthy was “wealth redistribution” and the ONLY way to grow the economy is put money into the hands of the wealthy.

    When Republicans make this argument, Democrats, for some strange and unknown reason, rarely challenge them. Only this time, some old guy, I don’t know who he was, left the Republican gasping like a fish out of water.

    I’m paraphrasing here, “You have to stop the ideological rhetoric. You know that doesn’t work. If it did, after a 2.4 trillion dollar tax cut with the top 1% getting MORE than 52% on top of the FACT that we are paying the lowest taxes in 50 years, AND all the Wall Street deregulation, our economy should be booming. If Republican ideology worked, our economy should be booming. Instead, we are on the brink of economic disaster. Explain how it worked. Just once. Tell us what went wrong”.

    It was so revealing. The Republican couldn’t answer. He was so confident giving his lecture on “economics” and was completely dismantled.

    This is what Democrats have to run on.

    Gene Robinson came on and said Americans are like children having a “temper tantrum”. They are angry at Democrats for not fixing the Republican economic mess fast enough. They will probably vote Republican, even though they know Republicans created this economic mess, they want to “teach” Democrats a “lesson”, like children stomping their feet. It’s almost like “cutting off your nose to spite your face”.

    In a way, it might be good. Can you just imagine what these radical right wingers will do once in office? They want to trash SS and Medicare and Medicaid. This will be the most ideology and ignorance driven congress ever. That will give Americans two more years to see exactly what the right is about. Two LONG years.

    You think there will be a landslide now? Wait till then. I think electing right wing crazies will finally produce the “political awakening” that is long, long overdue.
     
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    The economy started to tank the day Democrats took control of Congress

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    But then they will allow the corporations to BUY OUT our election system completely.


    I hope you are right and IF they win the American public finnally learns its lesson.
     
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    The reactionary voting back and forth is what is going to destroy us.
     
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    You can't really do anything without both houses. Democrats "CONTROLLED" the Senate 49 to 49.

    Of course, none of the previous 6 years of Republican control had any impact. No, the economy tanked the very DAY Democrats took control 49 to 49.

    Frank, crawl back under your rock.
    This isn't "Ground Hog's Day".
    Even you can't possibly believe your own nonsense.
     
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    and began to recover as soon as Obama took office.

    Thanks, Frank!
     
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    The 6 years the Republicans controlled Congress we had a healthy economy and around 5-6% unemployment.

    Obama and the Dems doubled unemployment and added record debt and deficits in the process.

    Adios Nancy!
     
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    And here we go again.

    "The democrats wrecked it"

    "No, the republicans did it"

    "No we didn't"

    "Yea you did"

    Both parties ..... and you fucking partisans.... you are all responsible.
     
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    It's technically a recovery the same way a gnat can technically hump an elephant.
     
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    Agreed.
     

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