- Bush recession
- Romney economic plan
- Obama economic plan
- trickle down economics
- class warfare
According to the obfuscations of mainstream corporate media, neither President Barack Obama nor former governor Willard â€œMittâ€ Romney has laid out a coherent economic plan for the thoughtful consideration of American voters.
President Obamaâ€™s blueprint for economic recovery is simple: put America back to work rebuilding our crumbling bridges, roads, schools, and hospitals; and increase revenue by asking our wealthiest citizens to pay their fair share of taxes. Result: the middle class has more money to save and spend; we lead safer, healthier, better-educated lives; and those fortunate enough to earn more will be more apt to re-invest their excess earnings here at home rather than gambling it away or spending it overseas.
Why hasnâ€™t the Obama plan been implemented? Because the do-nothing Republican House and filibuster-happy Republicans in the Senate donâ€™t want the American economy to rebound. That would be bad for them at the polls come November and run counter to their expressed goal of making Obama a one-term President. Cynical? Yes. But thatâ€™s what the Republicorp Party is all about these days: anti-American transnational corporate greed wrapped in a flag of â€œAmerican Exceptionalismâ€ and pseudo-religious self-righteousness. As personified by their standard bearer, Willard Romney.
Speaking of whomâ€¦
The Romney economic plan is equally simple: decrease taxes for the rich, end corporate regulation, strip the labor force of all power, cut education funding, keep women in their place, and make sure only the â€œright peopleâ€ are allowed to vote. Sound familiar? Itâ€™s the same insane supply-side â€œtrickle-downâ€ economics thatâ€™s been a disastrous failure for the past 30 years. Only now itâ€™s coupled with a comprehensive strategy to keep workers weak, stupid, subservient, and powerless at the polls.
Welcome to the Republicorp vision of America: an all-powerful oligarchy propped up by a dumbed-down, minimum-wage workforce who dream one day of magically joining the aristocracy. And does this, too, sound familiar?
It was a time called the Middle Ages.
When Tea Party Republicans shout about â€œTaking America Back,â€ they mean waaaaaay back.