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.