Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bernie Sanders: GOP Deficit Hawk Hypocrites Must Be Resisted

In the message below, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) focuses on the hypocrisy of Republicans who pose as “deficit hawks.” Bush and the GOP took the Clinton surplus and squandered it with two unfunded wars, wasteful tax breaks for the wealthy and an unfunded prescription drug plan. Sanders reminds us, as Joe Biden did recently, that “deficit hawk” leader Paul Ryan voted for all of it. The minute Obama was elected, the GOP became overly concerned with the deficit and decided to cut programs working families need. It doesn’t occur to them to raise taxes on the rich and cut corporate loopholes and defense spending. Listen to Sanders’ characteristically incisive analysis:

2 comments: said...

Yes, Sanders makes the obvious case against the hailstorm of political ads, sponsored by the likes of Crossroads and other superPACs, trying hypocritically to stick Obama with the Republican deficit.

I believe (or hope) that these GOP bigwigs may be deceiving themselves. My impression is that line doesn't resonate with most voters; they are more savvy than that. The man/woman in the street isn't anywhere near so revved up about deficit spending as the wacky right, so these ads fall on deaf ears.

Jeff Tone said...

Morning Fog, I hope you're right. There seems to be an awful lot of people willing to vote against their interests. If Romney is elected, that will be conclusive proof.