Have you ever seen two more compassionless faces? They look like the bad cop/good cop duo, one with the grim countenance, the other with the arrogant smirk and both with the same underhanded goal of denying health care to as many people as possible so long as it doesn’t interfere with the profitably of health insurance companies.
They are even proposing vouchers for seniors who will soon need Medicare. Vouchers, of course, are good for Wall Street’s bottom line because that money goes straight to the bottom line regardless of the coverage. Never once however did they propose vouchers for themselves so they could go out into the marketplace and scrounge around for the best deals. No scrounging for these two. Only the best of everything.
This pair is among the most treacherous our government has seen since Cheney/Bush. They will stop at nothing to destroy Obama’s presidency even if it means taking down the entire nation in the process.
They continue to rely on the fool’s gold approach that tax cuts for the rich create jobs. No more evidence than the Bush years is needed to dispatch that idea. Bush awarded the largest cuts in history most of which went to the wealthy while his administration experienced the worst job creation record since the Great Depression.
Intelligent people know that tax cuts don’t create jobs. Investment and only investment creates jobs and investment is spurred by demand. No demand, no investment, no jobs.
Are McConnell and Boehner intelligent people? Of course they are. They are smart enough to know that by repeating the same propaganda message over and over that they can convince the gullible that the lie is the truth. Perhaps they can fool just enough of the people to defeat Obama in the next presidential election.
The tax cut mantra works in two ways though. First, it creates an effective propaganda campaign that helps to maintain the tax cuts. Second it is a mean spirited politically driven motive that keeps revenues low thereby restricting the ability of government to create jobs by investing in high speed rail, the green economy and infrastructure. The continuation of the high unemployment rate hurts Barack Obama’s chances for reelection while benefiting Republicans politically regardless of the human suffering the policy may cause.
Human suffering! Do they even know what that means? Do they care? Who knows? One thing is certain. They will continue to take care of themselves with good wages and a fine pension and with the finest health insurance in the country.
Truly an unscrupulous pair.