Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Republicans Sink to Even More Depths of Depravity

Via a piece at Daily Kos, here's Republican leader John Boehner describing the future he and his fellow Republicans have in mind for us:

WARNING: Not suitable for people with weak stomachs

"If Republicans retake control of the House, Boehner promised a vote on a bill repealing the health care law and replacing it with a scaled-down package of tax breaks and court reforms"

Replacing the health care reform bill with more tax cuts for the rich, and limitations on people's ability to sue corporations! Is there no issue, no crisis so great as to derail these people from their relentless pursuit of advantage for the rich, no suffering so great that it can't be forced on the American people in order to benefit the most privileged among us?

"Boehner criticized the financial regulatory overhaul compromise reached last week between House and Senate negotiators as an overreaction to the financial crisis that triggered the recession. The bill would tighten restrictions on lending, create a consumer protection agency with broad oversight power and give the government an orderly way to dissolve the largest financial institutions if they run out of money."

"This is killing an ant with a nuclear weapon," Boehner said."

Because anything which interferes with the opportunity that these parasites have to plunder the rest of us is an abomination in the Republican world view. They are paid to think this way, and nothing will deter them from continuing down a path which has led us to the brink of an economic abyss. They just don't care, as long as the political contributions come rolling in, and as long as those multimillion dollar lobbying jobs await them when they've had enough fun raping the American people.

"Allan H. Meltzer, a political economy professor at Carnegie Mellon University, said the financial bill "does nothing to restore integrity to the mortgage market by correcting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac"

And nothing will "restore integrity to the mortgage market by correcting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac" because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac didn't cause this problem- Republican deregulation, which deliberately let a generation of crooks loose to plunder our economy, did that.

"Boehner said Obama overreacted to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."

But he was, of course, far too passive and inactive too. You just can't win, huh?

"We need to look at the American people and explain to them that we’re broke," Boehner said. "If you have substantial non-Social Security income while you’re retired, why are we paying you at a time when we’re broke?"

Oh, I don't know, maybe because these people, just like everyone else, paid into the Social Security system all their lives in return for the promise of those benefits when they retired, and to take the payments away now would be theft. Social security was never a welfare program; it was a savings plan for retirement. But it's just fine with the Republican party to just swindle tens of millions of people out of what they have been promised, as long as they aren't rich.

And how's this for a justification for this crime:

"Ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country’s entitlement system"

To pay for their God-forsaken, worthless, incompetent, lost war, the Republican party are totally down with stealing the money from poor people. Of course, just suggest raising rich people's taxes. These people are the lowest scum imaginable. And they may very well be suckering the American people into putting them back in power so they can continue their criminality unchecked.

Here's the height of this guy's craziness:

"There’s a political rebellion brewing, and I don’t think we’ve seen anything like it since 1776."

Wrong, Boner. We saw something just like it, back in 1933. In Germany.

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