You've never tasted desperate. You're the prince of Gotham you'd have to go a thousand miles to find someone who didn't know your name. So don't come down here with your anger. - Carmine Falcone, Batman BeginsA blog post about a week ago by Todd Henderson, Law Professor at the University of Chicago caused a stir because Mister Henderson engaged in the perverse whining of the Ultra Entitled. His “Truth on the Market” blog post now long since deleted (because Henderson couldn't stand to have his Libertarian garbage and factual errors challenged although it is google cached for all time) as Henderson complained that with 'my big mortgage, my cars, my nanny, my lawn service, my children's private schools, my $15,000+ a year property taxes' he couldn't afford to have his and his wife's combined income of more than $250,000 taxed at the pre-Bush rates.
“A quick look at our family budget, which I will happily share with the White House, will show him that like many Americans, we are just getting by (emphasis added) despite seeming to be rich. We aren’t,” Henderson wrote.Besides Henderson's haute myopic 'Oh we aren't Rich' attitude he also engages in the ignorant Libertarian mantra, Government taxes are theft and we the people can spend that money better, showing the Republican duplicity surrounding Tax Cuts.
The time to complain that We Can Spend Our Money Better than the Government was when Bush and Cheney were spending that money for you in Iraq and Afghanistan and Somalia and in Medicare Part D. The money the Government needs in order to function was stolen by Bush and given to his Moneyed Masters who shipped it to UBS in Switzerland and other off-shore Accounts. Bush and the Republicans used the Tax Cuts combined with the "Emergency" War Spending and DoD Budget to steal Trillions from America. But, of course, the testicle gurgling Tea Baggers didn't complain abut spending then as Bush isn't dark complected.
But, the lying Republican scum doesn't just tread in the ignorance surrounding the profligate spending they engaged in and for which the bill is now due, they engage in lies about what Tax Cuts accomplish. Republicans have been claiming for years Tax Cuts are going to stimulate job growth. Does anyone who is unemployed believe this bilge?
If it were true the years after Bush proposed and the Republican Congress implemented his Tax Cuts would have been the largest growth period in American history. But, it wasn't. And the only President who destroyed more jobs than Bush was Ronald Reagan during his Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining trickle down economics.
What Reagan's and Bush's Tax Cuts accomplished was the steadiest and fastest accumulation of Wealth in the Hands of the Rich and Ultra Rich Plutocrats since the infamous Robber Baron Age. That is what "Tax Cuts" are designed to accomplish. The funneling and concentration of Money into Republican Masters' Hands.
But, Ronald Reagan, didn't just Piss on the Poor and Middle Class, he also dismantled the Industrial Base of America for his Moneyed Masters.
Because, along with placing the Federal Tax Burden on the Middle Class the Plutocratic Tea Baggers want to off-shore as many jobs as possible. The Republican Party takes their orders from Plutocrats who have one goal, To Steal as much Money as possible.
To the Koch Brothers, Paul Singer, and The Triumphant American Plutocracy, the Federal Government exists to Reduce the Cost of Labor. Republicans help accomplish this by constant undercutting and attempts to Destroy Unions, the importing of illegal workers and the offshoring of as many jobs as possible.
When combined these efforts by Republicans help undermine and eliminate the power of American Workers who cost too much money for Plutocrats tastes.
Of course, in order to sell this crap to Middle Class persons Republicans wail about Welfare Theft (ACORN!!!) by those people, the gold teethed, latest hip hop cell phone ring tone, cadillac driving persons. It's a constant invocation of the Reagan Era Welfare Queens. It shows what middle class and working class people are up against. Money, they have it, they want more and they are willing to watch you suffer and die to ensure they get it.
Spending All Your Money on R&B Ringtones [Hullabaloo]
Ending Plutocracy: A 12-Step Program [The Nation]
Fact and Fiction in Debate Over Bush Tax Cuts [The Real News Network]
Republicans Piss On Veterans [Disaffected and it Feels So Good]