Thursday, April 07, 2011

Same Old Tricks

The GOP are shutting down the government because the Tea Party told them to. Supposed "leaders" like House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have given them veto power over budget legislation.

That's a bunch of crotchety citizens fueled, knowingly or not, by the Koch Family fortune and Dick Armey's astroturfing. And what's most telling is the sticking point -- because the Dems are compromising like America wants those legislating in DC to do -- is not an economic issue at all, it's a values issue.

The GOP have attached a rider to the budget effectively limiting abortion rights by defunding Planned Parenthood, and all the good it does for women in reproductive services nationwide, and turning the money over to the states to use as they like -- i.e., tough luck in states that restrict right to choose for women over their own bodies.

This shows what's really going on with the Party. Same old same old constituency. And they are also defunding the green jobs revolution (so Germany and China can keep eating our lunch in that area) and eliminating Clean Air Act enforcement. Why not just build giant dinosaurs that eat whatever resources everywhere at the service of the very rich?

After all, the much touted "Path to Prosperity" (for the top 1%) by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) contains the same old giveaways to private insurance companies, essentially setting us back before the Affordable Care Act is fully rockin'.

And they are still stealing elections, with the same hacks who have done it for them before. Microsoft Access, anyone?

What new breed?

Just more brazenly extreme.

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