Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bush and Cheney remind us how we got into this mess, by Eugene Robinson

by Dick Mac

Eugene Robinson sheds light on the angle that most Americans, liberals and conservatives alike, seem to miss: these people are trying to destroy the American government, the American way of life, and the jobs and livelihoods of all Americans.

Those who earn less than $250,000 a year and continue to vote Republican are actually committing a long, slow painful suicide. The GOP has no intention of helping anyone but the very tiny percentage of people who earn millions of dollars a year, and those earning $250,000 will become the tiny middle class. The rest of us will live in near-Dickensian conditions.

Those who earn less will have no job protection, no workplace safety, no food or product safety inspections, no government agencies working to promote health, education, or the general welfare of our society.

The so-called "conservatives" want to continue gutting our nation "until it is so small they can drag it into the bathroom and drown it."

The important thing isn't what Bush says in his interview with National Geographic or what scores Cheney tries to settle in his memoir. What matters is that as they return to the public eye, they highlight their record of wrongheaded policy choices that helped bring the nation to a sour, penurious state.
Bush and Cheney remind us how we got into this mess

The former president and vice-president destroyed our government, cleaned-out our treasury, bloated our spending on military contractors, and left us with two wars we cannot afford and an empowered upper-class that no longer wants to pay reasonable taxes.

We need to rescind the Bush tax cuts and discuss, aloud, the mess that was created by 8 years of Bush/Cheney's policies.

Continuing at our current rate of taxation, not only will we continue to go deeper into debt to support the military, we will no longer be able to afford roads and airports, never mind health, education and the general welfare of a civilized society.

Bush and Cheney remind us how we got into this mess

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