Thursday, February 5, 2009
The Rethug's Alternate "Plan"
Talking Points Memo tells us that the Senate Rethug "stimulus" plan offered by far-right Sen. Jim "Breath" DeMint contains no Federal spending. . .zip, nada! It's all tax cuts. It's a return to the Bushonomics plan of cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans, and hoping it trickles down to the middle class. Yeah, that's worked well, hasn't it? In fact, economists from right to left have agreed that Federal spending on infrastructure and other job-creating projects is vital to reversing the economic slide.
Every Dem worth his or her salt should be addressing Breath DeMint's stupidity at every opportunity. It exposes the fact that the Rethug political base has absolutely nothing in the way of solutions to the economic disaster that their policies created except more of the same.