The GOP is Threatening Your Job
A great blog to add to your blogroll.
Found this over at http://eclectablog.com/2012/05/the-gop-is-threatening-your-job.html
‘Of all the terrible lessons the Republicans have learned since 2009, the worst is: Economic sabotage works’.
‘In 2009, the President’s immediate efforts to stimulate the economy and rescue the auto industry took us from losing 800,000 jobs a month to creating thousands. But, before the policies were even in place, the GOP called it a failure’.
‘KNOW THIS: The Stimulus was the most successful economic effort since World War II’.
See : ‘And here is the core of why the Stimulus worked. It stopped the explosion in layoffs’. @ http://eclectablog.com/2012/02/3-charts-that-prove-that-anyone-who.html
‘The way the Stimulus reversed the layoff crisis was obvious. But it couldn’t move fast enough to undo eight years of Bush/Cheney so the public bought into this baldfaced lie and gave the GOP the House of Representatives in 2010. Sabotage worked’.
‘Then, last summer, the House GOP did something unprecedented in American history. During a jobs crisis they helped create and did nothing to end, the GOP decided that they would not approve an increase in the debt limit without trillions in deficit cuts. They added to the insanity by saying that they would not approve one dollar in tax increases, even on the richest Americans’.
‘The result? The President and Congress’ approval ratings plummeted, as did consumer confidence—effectively sabotaging any recovery’.
‘The GOP eventually backed away actual default with a complex debt deal that they now refuse to honor’.
‘WHAT? They held the economy hostage for a deal they won’t keep’?
‘Why aren’t people in the streets’?
Maybe because a billion dollars buys a lot of fear :
‘Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives, plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress’.
From : http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76849.html