Tuesday, March 10, 2009

THREE QUICK THOUGHTS ON SOME CURRENT RIGHTWING HYPOCRISY

1. Rightwing Republicans, who supported Bush Junior right up to the consistently profligate end and raised no objections to his turning the gold of a huge surplus left by Bill Clinton into the lead of well over a trillion dollar deficit...

...now screaming like hungry (for more no-bid contracts etc.?), exhausted (from spending all that money?) babies about a projected deficit of equal size from the current spending bill before Congress...

2. ...without mentioning the fact that this spending bill was created BEFORE Obama took office, and one major reason it is larger than Junior's is because Junior always wrote up his budgets WITHOUT INCLUDING THE COST OF THE IRAQ WAR, let alone the Afghan one, so that this revised spending bill is the first HONEST BUDGET we've had at least since 2003!...and that if Obama wrote his budgets like Bush did the projected deficit would be much smaller...

3. ...and the amount of "earmarks" or "pork" in this budget, that was originally drawn up several months before Obama became president, has an almost equal amount of money being spent by both Republicans and Democrats EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE FAR FEWER REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS!...

3 comments:

harryn said...

yeah - and let's not forget about all the experts whose judgement have cost us billions now claiming that there were oversights and a lack of adequate regulations in place who are saying that the reason we're in this mess is because main street jane and joe over mortgaged themselves to the victimized banks and lenders who were actually practicing shady predatory lending schemes hoping the main streeters would lose their ass so they could confiscate the property and profit from the transaction - and i'm only scratching the surface ...
so its' okay that the experts slipped up in their judgement while thousands are without an address and credit and hope of ever re-acquiring it ...
yeah, and some say we've all been hit with losses to 401k's, etc. - but what about the people who never had any to begin with and their home was the only asset thats been regurgitated into the heap of incomprehensable billions from expert oversights and then gets spewn through the media 24/7 like more experts actually think their opinions are any more valid than the ones' who got us into this mess in the first place ...
like it matters to the people who can't stay warm, afford groceries, or pay the rising costs of evrything else - let alone the luxury of being able to watch these expert solutions or authoritative causes to this malaise ...
and for the people that still do have any money, they're creating a new brand of slavery with their purchasing powers and entitled beneficence ...
and oh - while listening in to limbaugh yesterday [as i do periodically to be aware of strategies] - one of his dittoheads happened to say "we'll get 'em" - like its a playground game of bullying ...
i've got a lot to be grateful for, but with that kind of ignorance abounding it's hard to have hope ...

harryn said...

oh yeah - and for all the ostrich that haven't seen the new 'ipcc' report on environmental conditions or who have opposition to obama's proactive stance on global warming, you might be blowing bubbles a lot sooner than originally anticipated with the news of sea levels rising more than a meter over the next decades - time to re-evaluate those shore front investment properties since so many insurance companies are going belly up - not to mention the back-water surges that would occur in antiquated water supplies and sewage infastructure that the republican myopic idiots seem to vehemently reject as useless expenditures while condoning fat-cat bonuses, impunity, no-bid war contracts, and bailouts from enron to the present and probably beyond as they'll probably continue to trade votes and compliance for favors they'll never be held accountable for ...

i'd almost enjoy seeing a 'lally alphabetical list' of the hypocracies - but then again, who has that much time ...

JIm said...

Republicans, even supposed conservative Republicans, abused spending and earmarks. They justifiably paid the price in 2006 and 2008. Democrats have made Republicans look mild in their abuses compared to the current trio of Pelosi, Reid and Obama. Even Obama's natural allies of Buffet, Krugman and Kramer are criticizing him for attempting to do too much and not concentrating on the economy. Sister Gemma, your Mother and my Mother told us that "Two wrongs do not make a right". It was true in the fifties and it is true now.

PS It is delightful hypocrisy that a spending bill signed by Obama does not count. As my daughter used to say, WHATEVER!!!