Jobs Anyone?

Every American citizen should be absolutely furious at the Republicans in Congress right now.  Specifically, they should be furious at the Senate Republicans, as well as two Democrats, who apparently decided that it wasn’t worth standing on their principles as Democrats and decent human beings to risk the vote as an obstacle to being re-elected.  Doesn’t that logic seem kind of absurd?  I’m going to vote like a Republican, so that a Republican doesn’t win my seat.  That might be the fucking dumbest justification for a bad decision I’ve ever heard of, kind of like, “I was attracted to him because he seemed dangerous, and I thought it was kind of weird that he owned a lot of guns and seemed angry over small things, but I was really surprised when he hit me.”  Hmmm…

I think Satan once made that same kind of calculation when he opposed God to see if he could take over Heaven.  He was then sent to Hell for eternity.  You see, if you are willing to go against your principles—ever—for political calculations, you don’t have any, because principles are supposed to be the reason you serve in public office, not the other way around.  It like trying to have your cake and eat it too—a lot of fat people have tried, but it can’t be done.  Besides, I really don’t see the point for Democrats to have people in our party that vote like Republicans.  That is exactly why we didn’t get a better health care bill.  I’d rather know who my enemies are—that way I can punch them in the balls before they betray me.  Or the ovaries.  Female equivalent…(though let me state at this point, ChuckingRocks does not endorse domestic violence or any violence against women.  Ever.  Here we value the beautiful sex, unlike Republicans, who want you barefoot, uncared for, and preganant.  You know what that means ladies: no shoes).

But back to the point: any person that voted against this bill is an enemy of the American people.  And they didn’t even vote against it—they voted not to even allow it to be debated.  It was filibustered.  Why?  Because debate would spell out even more clearly that opposition to the President’s bill is irrational, immoral, and fiscally irresponsible—kind of like letting your 12 year old daughter listen to Katy Perry.  If you don’t want her to be a talented, attractive whore, don’t let her listen to one.

Look, here’s what it boils down to: a vote against this bill basically means that you don’t believe we should ask millionaires to pay 5% more on any money they make above $1 million in salary per year to create hundreds of thousands of jobs for fire fighters, teachers, police officers, and construction workers back to work.  You basically think that asking for $5,000 in additional taxes for every $100,000 of income, after that person has already made a salary of more than $1 million is a bad idea.

It is not worth doing that to prevent the recession economist say is coming.  It is not worth doing that to repair bridges, roads, and our electrical grid.  Not worth it to put teachers back into classrooms educating our future innovators, engineers, doctors, nurses, and myriad employees that our businesses need to thrive and grow.  Not worth it to staff fire and police services that have been cut back severely due to budget shortfalls.

No, for the Republicans (and two traitorous Democrats: Jon Tester of Montana and Ben Nelson of Nebraska) it was more important to protect the uber wealthy’s historically low tax rates than to look after the economic wellbeing of the country they serve.  And all the while they have the gall to slander the protesters for Occupy Wall Street.

What’s too bad is the press doesn’t have the guts to say it.  They say it’s a setback for Obama.  No, you pointy headed idiot fuck, it is a setback for our entire country.  The press ought to tell the truth about it, and here it is: our economy is sputtering and Obama has—SHOCK—proposed that we try to do something about it.  So really, it wouldn’t be that far fetched to say that people who oppose doing something about it, and who succeeded in stalling action, are actively hurting our economy.

And that is another problem I have with people who want to say that all politicians are just bad people, and that both parties are equally at fault for our problems.  That is just bullshit.  Who stopped debate on this jobs bill?  Who voted against it moving forward?  Every single Republican in the Senate, plus two Democrats…so by and large, Democrats in the Senate were for adding jobs to this economy, for doing something about the pending recession, and Republicans, eh, not so much.

That should be the ONLY reason anyone needs to hear when deciding who to vote for in future elections.  You gonna vote for the party that does not want the economy to recover (Republicans), or the one that does (Democrats).  Pretty simple.

 

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  • Reply Lisa

    It’s really too bad about the jobs bill. Listening to Obama give the speech I was like “Yeah, that’s the Obama I voted for.” All of Congress needs to wake the f$%k up. The American people are pissed, that’s why Occupy Wall St. is happening and not just in New York, but in cities all over the country (there was even talk of having an Occupy MAC movement). What pisses me off more is that people don’t seem to understand what the movement is about. I saw a comment on twitter yesterday that said “Occupy Wall St, why don’t you occupy a job?” THAT’S WHY OCCUPY WALL ST IS HAPPENING DIP SHIT, BECAUSE THEY CAN’T FIND A F$%KING JOB!!! People are becoming more and more unhappy with Congress, but it seems as if congress doesn’t understand this, which is incredibly frustrating.

  • Reply Anonymous

    Jeff, you asked me to answer 4 questions on my cousin’s FB page. I’ll answer the last one first: I wish dearly I made more than $1M a year, but I’m not even close. I own a small business and employee 14 people. I am not rich, yet the liberal belief is that I should be taxed more. I have zero understanding that anyone believe that any person should pay more than 38% of their earning in taxes. And yes, if I was taxed less, it would be much easier for me to grow my business and hire more people. You asked how lowering our debt would help the economy? If I was personally in debt and paying 40+% of my income just to pay the interest on my debt, I’d be in huge trouble. Our country cannot continue to spend more than it makes and sadly we have to pay for the past 40 yrs of horrible fiscal policy, both by dems and repubs. And yes, it is the fault of both parties. Our problem is not that the “rich” do not pay enough in taxes. The top 20% in our country pay 80% of the taxes, which is ridiculous. The problem is the 47% of Americans who pay no taxes. We have created an entitlement society where way too many people believe the deserve to be taken care of. America is about equal opportunity, not equal results. I have yet to hear an argument that makes any sense against a flat tax. Are you mad that huge corportions pay to little in taxes? Don’t be angry at them (OWS people) be angry at our tax code. We should have a flat tax on corportations (15%) with NO deductions. Flat tax on individuals (20%) with NO deductions. Your first $15,000 in income should be tax free, therefore helping those living in poverty. How do you think the legal lobby likes this idea? Our tax code is the size of 12 Bibles, and it should be one page in length. The fact that the liberal media (and yes, the vast majority of the media leans far left) keeps harping on how increasing taxes on the rich will help us pay down our debt is a joke. Not only would it be a drop in the bucket, but it would hurt the very people who are most responsible for creating jobs. How anyone feels that someone who works their tails off to build a company that creates jobs should be penalized for their success is beyond me. Take a man like Steve Jobs. His intelligence and vision created a company that gave 1000s of people high paying jobs. “Thanks Steve, and since you’ve done so well we want you to pay a much higher % in taxes!!” Finally, the liberal movement began gaining momentum in the 60s and has been chugging along for the last 40 yrs. How has it worked out for us? You are angry about the $1.5B spent on our wars in the Middle East? How about the many trillions that have been spend on our “war on poverty” over the past 25 yrs, (on so many wasteful gov’t programs) and yet we have the same % of people living in poverty now as we did when this “war” was declared. Our gov’t (yes, both dems and repubs) has been inept. You have your blinders on if you believe only one side is at fault. I recommend you read the book “Original Intent” and you’ll realize that our Founding Fathers would be horrified at the gov’t we have now. Obama promised change….well we certainly need it now!!

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