Friday, January 30, 2009

Official: House Republicans Know ZERO About Economy

It's finally official - we, as the voting populace of these United States - can officially stop listening to Republicans when they speak about ANYTHING having to do with the economy.

You may ask, "But Carl, with Obama's election, aren't we supposed to be ushering in a new era of bipartisanship, openness, and general awesome?" The answer, of course, is yes. The only problem is that the half wit Republican bag of dicks in the House have in no way gotten the message.

First, John "Boner" Boehner and his ass sniffing whip Eric Cantor go on television to defend their fight against the stimulus package citing a CBO report which, you guessed it, DOES NOT EXIST. This bullshit made up report is then cited by the phenomenally useless national media over 80 times in less than a week.

These cockflops then stand up in the House, and unanimously vote against the stimulus package, and are thrilled with themselves for doing so.

America Blog found these little tid bits around the internets:

From the NY Times:

Republicans profess to be unconcerned. House Republicans on Thursday headed off to a retreat at The Homestead, a Virginia resort, still celebrating their unanimous stand — despite Mr. Obama’s visit to the Capitol to seek their support — against a package that in their view has too much big-government spending and too few tax cuts. Their unsuccessful substitute was entirely of tax cuts.

From The Hill:

House Republicans still elated from their unanimous vote againt the Democratic stimulus package think they will be able to work with President Obama on future bills despite the partisan vote.

From WaPo:

The bill passed easily despite the opposition of all 177 Republican House members, but party leaders delighted in what they considered a victory after two straight electoral drubbings and much soul-searching about what the party stands for.

The fuckers are literally celebrating doing nothing. What is utterly astounding here is that President Obama went into it with open arms and open ears - he dropped the contraceptives funding (even though preventing unwanted pregnancies and/or STDs would undoubtedly SAVE PEOPLE LOTS OF MONEY), he added in tax cuts and he even invited those fuckbags over to the White House for cocktails.

And do you know what their response was? It was to vote UNANIMOUSLY in favor of DOING NOTHING, then present their own bill which ALSO DOES NOTHING FOR 26 MILLION AMERICANS.

Here's a statement from Dem Ways and Means spokesperson Matthew Beck:

In 2008, 4.2 million Americans had to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The Republican proposal would lower marginal tax rates for individuals, but would not reduce AMT rates. Current law requires you to pay the greater of the two rates, so many of those receiving this lower marginal rate would now be held liable for the AMT.

There is no question that Congress needs to — and will — act to prevent the number of taxpayers hit by the AMT from growing to an estimated 26 million this year. However, we confirmed with the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation that 26 million people would still be forced to pay the AMT this year under the GOP bill. Essentially, their tax bill would give with one hand and take away with the other, leaving 26 million families without the tax cut they promised in their bill.

So when I say that these House Republican brainless shit eaters voted to DO NOTHING, it's not just a clever way of framing a vote, it is an actual fact.

Now the bill is on to the Senate where I'm sure Mitch McConnell will try his best to keep pissing all over low income Americans, and Harry Reid will get steamrolled as usual because he has the testicular fortitude of a eunuch.

Either way folks, it's official - when a Republican talks about the economy, you can tell him to shut his lying shit filled trap and to take his CBO report and shove it up his crapping-all-over-the-poor ass.

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