Taxes, regulations and government destroy the job creators and stiffle captialism, right? Isn't that what the Republicans and, in particular, the Tea Party want everyone to belive? If we just cut all taxes to zero and put the Government on vactaion, or completely out of business, the economy would take off like an rocket. Too bad for the right wing that the facts don't back up the hyperbole (which is soooo surprising!).
Danny Westneat penned a wonderful piece of satire in the Seattle Times today about the current job boom in Seattle and the reaction of Republicans far and wide to economic growth in one of the more liberal cities in America. It's pure gold: Seattle boom an inconvenient truth for Republicans
Of the many wonderfully crafted lines in this piece, I couldn't help but laugh at this gem:
“Of all places,” said Reince Priebus, the national Republican chairman, who is leading the GOP in a soul-searching exercise.Personally, Danny Westneat isn't one of my favorite writers at the Times (and the Times in general can be completely out of touch with the pulse of Seattle), but he hits the mark in this piece.
“For years you heard the word ‘Seattle’ and the first thing you thought was: pot smokers and gays,” he said. “Well, the joke’s on us, because it turns out all those pot smokers and gays have jobs.”