How the GOP fooled its own party with the BS of “trickle-down economics”

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    Corporate lobbyists: “hey, GOP, we will give you a shit ton of money if you suck our dicks.”

    GOP: “not yet. You’re moving too fast for us.”

    Corporate lobbyists: “okay fine. We’ll just give you a shit ton of money to pass legislation that benefits our corporation and pleases the shareholders.”

    GOP: “what? How the hell are we supposed to do that?”

    Corporate lobbyists: “Give us ridiculous income tax cuts and rig the tax code so that we can take advantage of generous loopholes and deductions to save even more money. Just keep the “official” corporate tax rate high. It’s enough to fool your voters as being relevant and worth a damn. Oh, and call poor people lazy and do absolutely nothing to help them because it’s already fishy enough that the deficit will explode. We can’t add unnecessary expenses like that.”

    GOP: “wouldn’t it be better for everyone if we just cut taxes for the poor and middle class? That way, they would have more money to spend on the economy and not only create profit for you, but more jobs for them.”

    Corporate lobbyists: “um no. We get rich faster if we just save money through these tax cuts we don’t deserve.”

    GOP: “how are we supposed to explain this to our base?!”

    Corporate lobbyists: “Just tell them that the richer executives get, the more they will invest in wages and benefits for their workers. We will choose not to do that, of course, because we have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profits for shareholders - even at the expense of our workers.”

    GOP: “Ready BREAK!”
     
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    Billy are you secretly Jim Acosta??

    Cause every one of your posts could start with "Dear Diary..."
     
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    Tough swimming against the tide isn't it?
     
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    It’s better than being you and being washed away with the tide til you’re so far from land that you forgot what it looks like.
     
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    Billy000's parents finally went to bed.
     
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    Billy are we supposed to pretend Democrats don't listen to lobbyists and in fact are not owned by lobbyists?

    Remember: it takes intelligence and maturity to appreciate the role of government. This is your big, fat, federal government right here. Don't you love it? Aren't you proud?
     
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    Oh you’re very right. Lobbyists own democrats as well. However, the key difference is that democrats push legislation that also benefits the poor and middle class.
     
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    They TELL you they do and you have bought it.

    But it hasn't really helped the poor and middle class. The poor are still poor and the middle class are languishing and Trump won them because he went state to state and talked to them while Hillary was talking DOWN to them. The same is happening now. While the Dems worry about Social Justice and all manner of stupid things, the economy is actually healing. And if Trump wins, that will be why.

    See if you can actually deal with this like your avatar says--with CRITICAL THINKING Billy and not going nuts. Try
     
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    Obviously republicans stone walling all this legislation matters, Sue. They still manage to pass legislation that benefits workers such as Obama expanding over time pay qualification to millions of workers. If republicans thought they could get away with it, they would eliminate the idea of over time pay altogether. More money saved! Also, as flawed as ACA is, 10s of millions of Americans have insurance when they didn’t before. Let’s also not forget that Obama’s tax cut for the middle class was the biggest since Reagan’s.
     
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