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Some of you didn't vote in November. I guess you were busy. Halloween was crazy, and then it seemed like there was barely enough time to plan Thanksgiving. Now we're approaching the nation's most sacred shopping excuse, and I bet you're too busy to read this.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced this morning that Republicans will block any legislation from coming to the Senate floor until two key economic issues are addressed: funding the government (the "continuing resolution" which must pass to prevent a government shutdown) and the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.

You read that right. These schmucks are so arrogant, they are telling the world that they will shut down our government (again) if they don't get an extension on tax breaks for their super rich funders. Has there ever been a more blatant example of elected leaders screwing over low income and middle class Americans simply to satisfy the wealthy patrons who provide the lifestyle they feel they deserve?

You can fool yourself into thinking that Republican Rhetoric makes sense. You can lie to yourself and say that fairly taxing the richest 2% of our nation will somehow discourage some unspecified national spirit. But I see BS and I'm calling it BS. This is an obvious and grotesque misuse of power in Washington to sway legislation in favor of people who already own everything. They got rich thanks to the nation they now refuse to pay back. They got richer by breaking the rules. Now they don't want to pay taxes, and if we let them, they will get another huge break that middle class people desperately need right now.

Even if you earn a six-figure annual income, you are in the American middle class. You are nowhere near the top 2% of our population and you never will be. Let me say that again. You never will be. So if you're supporting this Republican tantrum because you think someday you might be one of the super rich, and you will want to keep all the money you have earned or stolen, so you'd better help the GOP pave the way for a future paradise when you're famous and filthy rich and won't want to pay taxes--then you're just an idiot.

Going along with Republicans in Congress right now is the most self-destructive thing an American can do. If you let them, these bullies will steal the few health care benefits you've started to gain, and they will make you pay more taxes so their rich friends don't have to. That's all there is to it.

Are you pissed off yet? You should be. Call or email your senators and tell them what you want.

Originally posted to HickAtLarge on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 10:42 AM PST.


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Comment Preferences

  •  It's simple - really, it is.... (0+ / 0-)

    If you think we've terrorized you as a minority, wait till we've got the House in January!

    Look, we don't want to make too fine a point on this but give us our tax cuts and you get your government back and we'll even toss in your unemployment benefits - maybe.

    •  Feh! (0+ / 0-)

      This better be snark...

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:11:41 AM PST

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      •  Snark? (0+ / 0-)
        "So what distinguishes snark? Midway through the book Denby proclaims nine principles of snark, which I paraphrase here: 1. Attack without reason; 2. Appeal to common, hackneyed prejudices; 3. Use media references and old jokes to attack; 4. Assume all negative info to be true; 5.Take no responsibility for accuracy ; 6. Caricature everyone; 7. Put celebrities through a cycle of adoration followed by loathing; 8. Attack anything old; 9.Attack overpriced restaurants."
  •  One quibble, Hick... (0+ / 0-)

    ...the wealthy are the Republicans' owners, not friends. And secretly, the Republicans are shitting bricks over the fact that all the tax cuts will expire at the end of the year. Their wealthy owners spent all those millions in th midterms, and then the Republicans could lose the extra tax cuts for them. If that happens, the wealthy owners will want to take it all out of the collective hides of the Republicans.

    And I couldn't like that more!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:14:56 AM PST

  •  The is a new low. I really feel that (0+ / 0-)

    anyone of these republicans will not hesitate to take down the President violently. for the sake of tax cuts.
    what a national disgrace.

  •  And instead of screaming at them, we (0+ / 0-)

    attack the President.

    Republicans have it made.  No matter what they do, we'll attack the President for it.

    I'm surprised no one has blamed Ensign's affairs on the President.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White

    by zenbassoon on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:23:48 AM PST

    •  This is the predictable payback for Obama's (0+ / 0-)

      reaching out.  

      I don't waste time yelling at the Corrupt Bastards Club.  That's like complaining to the Mafia.  Obama, on the other hand, was elected to stop this shit.

      "They really don't want to 'win' the war; they just want to have one."
      -- DelicateMonster

      by 8ackgr0und N015e on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:57:51 AM PST

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