Listening to the rhetoric is a walk down a memory lane bordered on both sides with many noteworthy whoppers. Now that It’s the end of the year, there’s no better time to sum up some of the GOP’s talking points from 2011 before we put them permanently (please God!) in the rear view…
“Job Creators” have been paid handsomely by the American people in the form of huge tax breaks so that they would create jobs for the last 10 years. Yet the Bush tax cuts led to the worst job creation record on record. Is there any employer anywhere that would keep paying for that kind of lack of performance? Hope YOU’VE enjoyed YOUR free ride, “Job Creators,” because your government welfare-driven, taxpayer-funded gravy train ends in 2012.
Not surprisingly, the GOP also isn’t complaining that banks received plenty of assistance from the Fed, unbeknownst to the rest of us and Congress. For people who hate big government, they certainly aren’t outraged by their donors accepting trillions in government-backed aid. Does that sound like anything even close to a free market? Don’t think so.
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