The Republicans say government spending is out of control. Yes, military spending IS out of control. It's not the old people on Social Security who are out of control and partying like it's 1929.
What do WE get in return for less regulation of the commodities markets and oil subsidies...except for higher gas prices?
It's funny that the Republicans in congress who make $174,000 a year want to abolish the minimum wage. Aren't the Republican's huge salaries and generous benefits also a part of BIG GOVERNMENT?
If I'm laid off from my job and can't afford to pay my rent, according the Republicans, I don't have a "revenue problem", I have a "spending problem".
The Republicans don't mind spending tax revenues on government contracts to large corporations who DON'T pay taxes; but the Republicans don't want to pay Social Security to regular Americans who DO pay taxes. Go figure.
Why doesn't the government's "cost-of-living-index" include housing, heat, and food...the 3 most expensive things that we actually need just to "live"?
If the Republicans didn't make me pay my share of taxes, would I also be considered a "job creator"?
If corporations and banks are considered real people for campaign contributions, why don't they go to jail for breaking the law like real people do?
Why don't the Republicans consider healthcare as a basic human right, but consider tax breaks for the rich as an Eleventh Commandment?
If I needed food stamps just to eat, that's considered a "government hand-out" by the Republicans. But if Exxon-Mobil wants a billion dollars from the taxpayers to lobby congress, that's the "American thing" to do.
If it's common knowledge that the banks own our government, so then why do the politicians always pretend that we don't know?
Why do the politicians in both political parties always claim to offer more "transparency" in government during their election campaigns, but then once they're elected, they force us to use the Freedom of Information Act to find out who contributed to their election campaigns?
We know that the Republicans de-regulated the financial markets with the passing of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which caused the economic collapse of 2008, so why do the Republicans still refuse to reform the financial industry?
It's funny that the Republicans don't ever want to let the Bush tax cuts expire (they even want LESS taxes), even after witnessing all the severe budget shortfalls after we've already had too little tax revenues. Now that's what I call "sticking to your principals"!
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