Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Reagan Rule

Part of the time I want to laugh at right wingers for what they buy into. Doesn't it seem funny in a sort of dark sense? The leaders convince their voters to buy into the best advertisement and think they are thinking for themselves. Then they are convinced by the ads and speeches that they did.

So Romney says that Obama doesn't deserve credit for unemployment at 8.3%. On the other hand, when unemployment was at 10%, he did deserve credit. I always want to say to a Republican-- seriously, you take this guy seriously?

The following link was kind of a good look at whether he will do what Republicans most want when he gets in office. And what they most want according to the right wing pundits is end health care for everybody. So like your kid has leukemia and has had good results with the treatment, but if you change jobs or lose your insurance, that child can forever after be denied health insurance based on prior condition. That's a little something the health care law changed. Gone with the whisk of a pen if Romney gets in.

According to the righies, he also will immediately adopt Paul Ryan's plan for SS and Medicare which means if you were counting on it when you get old or frankly even now-- don't.

Finally pro-life rules will finally become national and abortion will once again happen where it should-- in back alleys. That's what the country will get with a Romney presidency.

Well not so fast according to this pundit.

Pretty much I'd say there is no clue what he'll do once he gets in office. He has been totally unpredictable all of his political life. As one rightie supposes-- he's used to obeying and that's what he's done best. So who does he obey next January?

Romney said he'll go to war with Iran-- assuming Israel doesn't settle that matter first. Will he? He's also going to balance the budget  which makes it hard to see how you fight that enlarged war but then maybe this is back to voodoo economics.

Finally something interesting I heard which if you don't chuckle, you have no sense of humor. It was about capital gains tax rates and how we should stop calling it the Buffett Rule to make sure we have fairness in all tax rates. We actually need to start calling it the Reagan Rule. Republicans are already trying to spin this one:
"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that have allowed some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary, and that's crazy. It's time we stopped it." Ronald Reagan-- 1985
What do you think Romney would say to signing a law that set tax rates so that all income was treated equally? I'll believe he'd might do anything other than deny it for the good of the country the day he reveals the rest of his tax rates back say 10 years and we find out he paid even 15% for all of them...

About the only ones who can do justice to what is happening in this country right now are the comedians like Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. It's laugh or cry!

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