The whole Republican agenda in Congress and in the States, is geared to one objective – beating Barack Obama in 2012. Nothing else matters. Not America. Not Americans. It’s just “Beat Obama”. That is the only thing that can explain the craziness the Republicans are exhibiting in the Congress and the States, with their fanatical desire to cut spending during an economic crisis..
Speaker Boehner, when asked about the job losses if the GOP agenda is implemented, replied “So be it.”
Indiana’s Gov Mitch Daniels’ response, when recently asked if government budget cuts should go ahead, “even if they end up seriously costing a lot of jobs”, answered “Yes”.
Cutting spending has been the battle cry from conservatives in Congress and State governments, and from those in the media. They never discus the most obvious fix for extra revenue to combat deficits, a surtax on the rich, or even to reduce spending by cutting useless military projects. It’s always aimed at their pet hatreds; programs that are falsely labeled “socialist”, like Medicaid, help for the poor, unemployment benefits, education, EPA and the like. They just don’t care what the experts say. For example, Goldman Sachs’ and Moody’s analysts have said that the Republicans’ budget cuts will result in a 1% increase in the unemployment rate (about 700,000 to 1,000,000 jobs lost). This doesn’t seem to faze, for one moment, these people who promised to GROW jobs.
My belief is that, after Republicans successfully cut spending and the job losses start, they and their media stooges will start hammering at Obama. You can just see what’s coming .. the screams from all the conservative roof tops; “Obama, where are the jobs” and “Obama stopped job growth”. That’s it, the bottom line of the conservatives’ plan, “squash the economy and job growth, because we can then pound out the talking points and BEAT OBAMA”.
The really sad part of all of this is that real people will suffer – Real Americans – but the Republicans don’t care a damn about them.