For all of their talk about “creating jobs” and strengthening the economy, the GOP is doing little more than taking a leak on our shoes and telling us it’s raining. “We’re trying to create jobs, but Obama and the Senate won’t approve our bill,” says John Boehner as he and the rest of the “do nothing except vote for another meaningless repeal of Obamacare” Congress head off for another vacation. Have they proposed anything that would actually get people to work, perhaps doing something like fixing our crumbling infrastructure or making us energy independent? Nope, not even close.
Somehow, even though the stock market and corporate coffers are at record highs, they actually want us to believe that only by further cutting taxes and regulations will we ever see that mythical “trickle-down” flow of money from the rich.
If the con of “trickle-down” economics was actually true, we’d be drowning in jobs right now, but we’re not. If you’re a member of the 1%, the economy is working great for you right now. If you own a lot of investments and have places offshore to squirrel your money away from the reaches of the IRS, you’re far better off than us, the 99%.
Let’s face it, they don’t want to create an economy where there are jobs for every qualified applicant. For the people they actually represent, the current situation is ideal. They’re paying low taxes, getting government handouts and forcing their employees to work harder for less. They have absolutely zero incentive to create American jobs unless demand for a product or service becomes so high they have no other choice than to hire more people.
They also have an interest in keeping unemployment at a level that forces people to take jobs they may not want, and for less pay than they would get in a job market like we had before the recession in 2007.
When you look at it, every proposal from the current do-nothing Congress (and the one before it) has done nothing to put people back to work, instead focusing on fattening the pockets of their corporate sponsors and masters.
On top of that, you know those politicians who are screaming about “socialism” and how Obama is killing the economy? Their corporate contributors have been enjoying record profits since the President saved Detroit and prevented the recession from becoming a depression. They’ve received bailouts, tax breaks and subsidies all while hoarding money and refusing to create new jobs unless they absolutely have to. If that isn’t economic treason, I’m not sure what is.
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