Jun 16, 2015

Jon Stewart: The Republicans' Refusal To Accept Any Tax Increases To Help America Out Of Debt Is Like A Doctor Believing Strictly In Magic To Cure A Patient

The Daily Show: The Republicans' refusal to accept any tax increases to help America out of debt is like a doctor believing strictly in magic to cure a patient.

What it is to be an American is a function of the type of society we have. We expect firemen to put our a fire. We expect a road to be there to get us wherever we want to go (& not just because a particular route is profitable for toll roads), we expect the cops to come to our house if we call... ALL this services are funded by our taxes for our benefit as per Article 2 Section 8 of the Constitution with every State doing - or not doing - it's part.

We can protest taxes because our taxes gave us a livable society in which we are allowed to protest.
Example of fake economics in Kansas:

 Revenue + Expenditure = A State 

Sam Brownback's - REVEALING - Conservative Kansas Experiment - Jessica Williams travels to Kansas to investigate the outcome of Governor Sam Brownback's extreme tax-cut experiment. (4:54)
Note: Left out unfunded Bush wars + the huge reduction in taxes for the rich which is the single largest contributor towards the debt i.e. if you don't remove the causes of a problem the problem will persist. Bush admits to this below.

Reminder: Republican rule put the country on the brink on economic collapse (remember 2008-09?). Even George Bush said that he didn't understand that his ideological position of no taxes etc. turned out to be bad for the economy
Past GOP hypocrisy on this issue showing a pattern of behavior:

 On raising the debt ceiling OR 'putting the debt ceiling in context':
Above: George Bush increased the debt ceiling in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006. 2007 and twice in 2008 with no question by the GOP Congress.

Miscellaneous article: 10 Things the GOP Doesn't Want You to Know About the Debt

What John Stossel seems to be doing below is trying to sell fake economics to the people...

Austerity's Spreadsheet Error - Graduate student Thomas Herndon identifies little staggering omissions in a prominent academic paper, "Growth in a Time of Debt."  (04:19)

Current GOP Economic Policy (same failed policies in a new package... makes me think it's an intentional attack on the economy)

Escape From Rich Mountain - Republicans try to distance themselves from Mitt Romney but then propose the same policy measures as the former presidential candidate. (3:00):

Moment of Zen;

VIDEO: Fareed Zakaria talks conservatism 


Related posts:

GOP's Economic Theories - Disproven Under George Bush - Continue To Be The Basis For Their Policies PROVING GOP Are An Ideological Party & Not A Reasonable One

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