Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bachmann's proud of working poor

By Libby

The economic meltdown going on reminds me of the civil war in Iraq. The serious people will debate the niceties of language and politely disagree on terminology ad infinitum. But whatever they call, or don't call it, it's apparent to anyone with two brain cells and an ever thinning wallet that the economy is about to crash. Easier to debate syntax than solutions I guess.

And solutions are in short supply. Krugman notices the GOPers want their permanent tax cuts, among other goodies, and don't care what it costs to get them. They're determined to keep draining the national treasury dry and they're willing to watch the country fall into ruins while they're doing it, as long as they come out with their booty.

In fact they apparently find generating poverty a point of pride.
Today, Rep. Eric Cantor (VA), the chief deputy Republican whip in the House, unveiled his proposal to stimulate the economy. His legislation — the so-called Middle Class Job Protection Act — does nothing for the middle class. Instead, it reduces the corporate tax rate by 28 percent.

At a press conference today unveiling the stimulus proposal, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) justified the conservative plan to give tax breaks to corporations — instead of working Americans — by arguing that people actually like working long hours:
I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We’re the workingest state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs.
Be sure to catch Ms. B at her second job at the Burger King on nights and weekends. She looks great in that uniform and really enjoys the work. Who wouldn't rather have two jobs to make ends meet than spend time with their families?

Oh sorry, I had her confused with a real person who doesn't receive an outrageous salary and the world's best health insurance benefits for working three days a week with about four months paid vacation.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

A population reduced to serfdom and a government by the grace of God.

We have come full circle from George III to George Washington to George the Commander guy.

10:17:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Indeed, I often think how odd it is that they're all named George.

10:33:00 AM  

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