After watching the Republicans vote, essentially unanimously, to reject the stimulus package...after adding a lot of tax cutting provisions that won't create jobs...I've come to the conclusion that the GOP has a death wish.
Unfortunately, they're willing to take the rest of us with them on their increasingly probable slide into oblivion.
Long term, say 2010, the GOP is going to cease to exist. Lots of folks at our church are losing their jobs...many more are really scared...and rightfully so. People don't care about tax cuts...they care about having enough income to pay their bills and keep their homes and keep their kids in college and so on.
Our deficit, as a percent of our GDP, is higher now than since the waning days of WWII...and our GDP was much smaller then. The Republican admin and Congress have added $500 Billion a year to our deficit since 2003...without so much as a whimper. Now, Boner (yeah...I know Boehner) is screeching like a ruptured duck about the stimulus package and Republicans seem to have rallied around the (in my opinion) moronic ravings of Conservative talk radio hosts like Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck. I wouldn't allow these people to scoop my cat's litter box much less make pronouncements on fiscal policy.
Like it or not...we are in a depression and it's going to get much worse. The pronouncement always follows the data accumulated over time...but the signs are already there.
The old saying about "it's a recession when your neighbor loses his/her job...a depression when it's your job" is going to come to roost quickly...and I hope we will all remind our friends, when they lose their job, that the GOP did it to them. KNOWINGLY!!
DUMBER THAN A BARREL OF HAIR...ALL OF 'EM.
Please pardon my rant...but I'm sick of politicians who won't act in the best interests of their nation rather than as they're told to act by their political party.
And now....a little levity...
Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on. The first surgeon, from New York, says, 'I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."
The second, from Chicago, responds, 'Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded."
The third surgeon, from Dallas, says,'No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order.'
The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles says," You know, I like construction workers. Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over.'
But the fifth surgeon, from Washington, DC shut them all up when he observed: "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains and no spine, and the the head and the ass are interchangeable."