Saturday, May 19, 2012

Something We All Know

But the Republicans and the press will lie about every day from now to November.  As usual, I'm afraid, the Republican lie will win the day.

From Bloomberg (via Daily Kos):

"During an election-year clash over which U.S. political party has the best prescription for curing unemployment, Democrats can argue that almost two-thirds of private-sector job growth in the past five decades came with them in the White House. 

The BGOV Barometer shows that since Democrat John F. Kennedy took office in January 1961, non-government payrolls in the U.S. swelled by almost 42 million jobs under Democrats, compared with 24 million for Republican presidents, according to Labor Department figures. 

Democrats hold the edge though they occupied the Oval Office for 23 years since Kennedy’s inauguration, compared with 28 for the Republicans. Through April, Democratic presidents accounted for an average of 150,000 additional private-sector paychecks per month over that period, more than double the 71,000 average for Republicans."

And here is the pictorial evidence:

There is just not a question about which party does a better job of tending to our economy.  But it doesn't suit the rich to have the American people know that, so their bought-and-paid-for political party, and their bought-and-paid-for press will once again join in a campaign of lies to convince the American people to deliver their economy into the hands of criminals.  Once again, they will combine forces to sell us out to the greatest enemy this country has ever known- the rich.  And once again, economic salvation will be snatched from our fingertips, and it will be replaced with ruin.

In case you wonder what the Reagan-created merger of the Republican party and the press has brought us, consider this:

Since the successful elimination of a non-partisan press via Reagan deregulation, the very rich, have managed to seize a greater and greater part of this country's wealth, all the time screaming at us night and day that to challenge this monstrous reality and the ruin it has brought on this country, is to somehow thieve from the rich their due, which apparently consists of everything they can possible extort from the rest of us.

People have been mesmerized into forgetting that our country's time of greatest growth occurred when the top tax rates varied between 75 and 90%.  That was what was necessary to prevent the rich from destroying the balance of our economy and ruining the prospect of a better life for anyone but themselves.

These are not nice people. And Mitt Romney is a perfect specimen: a man who does not give a damn what misery he imposes on others if he gets what he wants himself, and who is content to see our entire way of life destroyed, to be replaced with some sort of savage peonage, as long as he escapes with his wealth intact.

But rest assured, this is all too complicated to present to the American people, so it will be replaced with the message that all we have to do to prosper is let the rich have everything they want; and that the result of the decade when the country allowed their stolen government to do just that was a mere illusion.


Dave Dubya said...

But, but, FOX(R) says the liberals have been destroying our country and are lying about in the liberal media.

I hope the Dems have sense enough to show ads this fall of the great Bush Market crash of '08.

I'm afraid the most I see of "American exceptionalism" is their lack of memory.

Poll P. said...

So true, so scary, so sad. I'll link to this article on my Facebook.