Monday, April 25, 2011

Breaking The Deficit Down

MoveOn produced an ad that challenges Republican claims regarding the main causes of the deficit. No, the major problems aren’t education, veterans, the EPA, Planned Parenthood, PBS or any other so-called “luxury.” The Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, two wars and financial deregulation have a lot more to do with it. With Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan wanting to cut taxes even further for millionaires and billionaires, the calls for the rest of us to “sacrifice” will only increase. Maybe it’s time for those who have been doing quite well to sacrifice. Watch:

3 comments:

Robert K. Blechman said...

Big Mike can figure it out. Why can't Republicans?

Jeff Tone said...

Big Mike is not in thrall to the Republicans' paymasters.

Michael The Molar Maven said...

Sadly, it's the final line that hits home. For some reason, the Democrats in general and even President Obama specifically, have allowed the Republicans to set the agenda. I don't know how to combat it, though, because when you tell people that government is taking too much of your money and we (the Republicans) know how to give it back to you, it's pretty hard to argue that we (the Democrats) have a better idea. It makes no difference that the argument is predicated on duplicity on many levels. Tell the truth and your labeled an elitist snob.