Saturday, June 25, 2011

The New Republican Party: dangerous to your well being

Why are Social Conservatives so damn hypocritical? Take Michelle Bachmann in these two separate quotes:
“And I think the most eloquent words ever written were those in our Declaration of Independence that said it's a creator who endowed us with inalienable rights given to us from God, not from government,.”
"In 5,000 years of recorded human history... neither in the east or in the west... has any society ever defined marriage as anything other than between men and women," Bachmann said during the latest installment of the Iowa Family Leader's presidential lecture series. "Not one in 5000 years of recorded human history. That's an astounding fact and it isn't until the last 12 years or so that we have seen for the first time in recorded human history marriage defined as anything other than between men and between women."
Conclusion: According to Bachmann and the rest of the Evangelical Social Conservative only some of us are endowed with some of God’s unalienable rights.  I think even Atheists are praying for a Bachmann nomination.
Why are Republicans dumb as a bag of rocks when it comes to economics?   Fareed Zakaria wrote in Time Magazine “Consider the debates over the economy. The Republican prescription is to cut taxes and slash government spending — then things will bounce back. Now, I would like to see lower rates in the context of tax simplification and reform, but what is the evidence that tax cuts are the best path to revive the U.S. economy? Taxes — federal and state combined — as a percentage of GDP are at their lowest level since 1950. The U.S. is among the lowest taxed of the big industrial economies. So the case that America is grinding to a halt because of high taxation is not based on facts but is simply a theoretical assertion. The rich countries that are in the best shape right now, with strong growth and low unemployment, are ones like Germany and Denmark, neither one characterized by low taxes.” 
How can Republicans be so mean and so stupid?  After passing their landmark anti-immigration legislation, Georgian lawmakers have placed themselves to the right of the Arizona bigots.  So what has been the economic impact in Georgia?  Well farmers are looking for 11,000 workers to harvest crops and they are coming up short as immigrants are fleeing the state for other states and guess what?  White people don’t want to work in the fields and the state is still suffering from a 10% unemployment. 

So today’s lesson?  Today’s Republican party is socially, economically, and financially dangerous .

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