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Just What We DON’T Need

One of the least talked about aspects of the Republican budget plan (aka the “put the final nails in the coffin of the middle class” plan) is that they are looking for yet another huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.  This is so far beyond bat shit crazy, there’s no name for it.  Tax cuts for the rich is one of the main reasons why we are in the economic jam we find ourselves these days!  And they want even more cuts?  Even if you have never set foot in an Economics class room, surely you can understand the cause-and-effect behind (a) Clinton increasing taxes on the wealthy and the country then going on the strongest economic run in it’s history, and (b) Bush cutting taxes on the wealthy and the country then proceeding to have it’s worst recession since the Depression.  And even if you can’t see that, surely you can understand that when you have a problem with being in debt, you don’t solve that by coming up with plans that will decrease the amount of money you have coming in.  This is like a two-working parents household solving their credit card debt problem by one of the parents quitting their job.

Who knows where this budget “crisis” is going to net out, but even if the Republican plan does end up going down in flames, it’s depressing that it even got more than five minutes of serious discussion.