The Mendacity of Hope for the End of Trickle Down Economics

Summary of my reaction to the Democrat's actions over the last 18 months: OK. OK. Oh no. Shit. Goddammit. Now that they are lame ducks can they do one thing right and put an end to trickle down economics?

Folks, we all know how disappointing the last two years have been. Shameless theft of this title is from a brilliant but thoroughly depressing summary of our country's political reality. You should definitely Click to see a preview of this book But that only makes this site more important, as our founder has recently pointed out. So, let's follow along with what should be easy for the lame ducks to get right: bring back the personal income tax rate to the wealthiest among us to where it was under Clinton.

You know the chatter…NPR said ALL the Bush tax cuts will most certainly be extended at least for a year or two. Fox said the same, Newsweek said the same… I especially liked to hear our Maine Senators put away their 'Rino' tusks for a moment to conflate small business tax cuts (which everyone is in favor of) with maintaining the historically low tax rate for the wealthiest among us. So they will hold hostage making all the other cuts permanent for the wealthiest 2%?

Why?, we ask. Well, I'm not thinking this is a rich folk country club taking care of their own type of thing. And previous posts have brilliantly shown the history of the upper bracket rate, the amount of money at stake and the impact on balancing the budget. Oh wait, that's it! The old 'end around' to bankrupt the treasury so we'll have to roll back the New Deal because 'we can't afford it'. This is popular among our Teabagger friends. Has anyone heard where, exactly, they want the Federal Government to shrink? Defense? Hell no. This is the old 'two Santas' approach that Thom Hartmann likes to point out…you can have everything you want, and an amped up military to make you feel safe and secure, but you never have to pay for it!

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    Nothing could be more on point that your first sentence…here here!! understandible, its hard to golf a good nine holes with this kind of fury inside…and yet golfing may be the only answer to this madness…the only escape…that and ventillating the frustration right here at ATH. stupid fucking republican blue dog teabagger assholes!!

  • Madman

    No more drinking and posting. Thanks for cleaning up my mess, I tried to make it a little more coherent but probably just best to move along. So is that a diss of my golf game? Its funny ’cause its true. Here’s the GOP telling it straight up like it is, no cuts for us unless we give in to our master’s demands! Take care of the rich or no soup for you!

  • Madman

    I really do enjoy how stupid Michelle Bachmann is because she always screws up the Republican talking points:

    See, Thune had the lie right, you say the words ‘small business’ and then a statistic (any statistic will do). Instead, she strays off course and rambles on about business taxes,which just exposes the lie!

  • Madman

    This Media Matters link illustrates how rediculously easy it would be for the Democrats to win the war of public opinion if they would only grow a pair. Click here to get the backup data on how cutting taxes on the rich won’t help small businesses at all.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    Madman! I love Jenk and debunking lies. Bachmann is a bitch from hell. God damn bitch.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    dude, the thing about Bachmann and the plumbers and carpet layers, I think that lie actually IS their talking point!!!