Two graphs today really have a lot to say about the state of our country.
First, this one from Ezra Klein, at the Washington Post:
This chart compares Obama's proposed tax policy with that of Bush and the Republicans. As you can see, they are nearly identical until you get to those earning $500,000 a year or more. For those taxpayers, the Republican plan gives vastly larger tax cuts, particularly to those who earn over a million a year, who get a tax cut approximately sixteen times larger under Republicans. Well, there you see it. I don't think this chart needs much explanation.
The next chart is from Bob Cesca:
Mr. Cesca's comment:
"On the left, job losses from December 2007 through July 2009 (the earliest President Obama's policies could actually have an impact on the economy). On the right, job losses since July 2009. Around 41,000 compared with the Bush administration's job losses numbering 7,796,000."
There you go. You sure wouldn't know that from perusing the mainstream press, and yet this is all it takes to make the truth clear. By the way, a number of right wing websites lately have been claiming that Obama has the worst jobs record of any president in history. And of course, their "opinion" is given tremendous weight by the media, while things like this are totally covered up.
This is why my hope for the survival of our country is fast dwindling.