Republican Hostage Takers: “Give My Rich Friends Another Handout or the Middle Class Gets It!”
That was short-lived. Just yesterday, John “The Crying Game” Boehner said House Republicans would agree to extending the Bush tax cuts to everyone except the wealthiest 2-to-3%. That was then.
Now the orange flipflopper is saying that if the wealthiest Americans (i.e. the people who are financing his re-election campaign) don’t get their tax cut, NOBODY gets one.
To anyone more observant than Terri Schiavo, it’s been clear for months that Republicans don’t give a flying fuck about working Americans. They’re willing to wreck millions of lives just so they can block everything Obama tries to do. This makes Obama and Congressional Democrats look weak and ineffective — which they are — and then Republicans can swoop in to the “rescue” in November by re-taking the House and possibly the Senate too.
But this is the most blatant display yet. Tens of millions of struggling Americans will twist in the wind unless the people with five vacation homes, a yacht and a Swiss bank account also get THEIR tax break. Is there anybody who still doesn’t get it?!?!?!?
And speaking of hateful Republicans, this news story combines two of the things Republicans hate the most: the economic stimulus program and hybrid vehicles. To paraphrase an old Zen parable — what’s the sound of hundreds of Republican legislators gnashing their teeth and pulling their hair out.
Today in Michigan, A123 Systems Inc. opened a plant in Livonia, Michigan. They’ll be making lithium ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. And the opening of this plant was made possible by that commie stimulus package.
President Obama said:
“This is about the birth of an entire new industry in America, an industry that's going to be central to the next generation of cars. And it's going to allow us to start exporting those cars, making them comfortable, convenient, and affordable....When folks lift up their hoods on the cars of the future, I want them to see engines and batteries that are stamped: 'Made in America.'“