New Year’s Mishegas to go with your apples and honey
1) The Bush leftover neocons now serving Romney are completely tone deaf as the American people have spoken and more jobs, less war is the rallying cry.
2) Not even three weeks after the RNC Convention that was singularly focused on reintroducing Mitt Romney to America as a nice considerate guy, the campaign hits reset again this week to now promote Romney’s plan with the previously omitted details. He doesn’t need an Etch-a-Sketch, he needs a time machine.
3) Do you love those BP ads that talk about how much they have cleaned up the gulf coast and how tourism is back and bigger than ever in the gulf states? Last week miles of coastline had to be closed from commercial fishing due to a sudden arrival of tar balls; remnants from the BP Macondo well spill. I don’t think you will find many people who think tar balls = ‘robust recovery’.
4) When Romney loses decisively this November I expect to see the non-establishment wing of the GOP and its Tea Party brethren will claim ‘I told you so’, and push the party further right as longstanding GOP congressional stalwarts will get purged and come 2016 who the hell knows who will get the nomination in the new GOP party.
5) House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) “I don’t care what Fact Check says." And that pretty much sums up the GOP and Tea Party. Facts are kryptonite.
6) According to the AP, nearly 1/3 of the $2.6trillion America spends on healthcare is wasted on frivolous tests, treatments, complex maze of paperwork, and fraud.
7) If you think the majority of the increased number of people on food assistance and Medicaid since the Great Recession prefer this over making a decent wage, you are an idiot. Yes, I am sure there are people gaming the system, but to call these faceless people lazy and happy to beholden to the state is ignorance.
8) The GOP loves to say that there is nothing wrong with requiring a photo ID to vote often citing that one needs to show photo ID to board a plane or by Sudafed. Well, we’re not talking about air travel or cold medication purchasing. Showing an ID is part of a control against a known problem associated with illegal activity. Whereas there have been a total of 10 cases of voter fraud; none of which included ID fraud.
9) According to CNNMoney.com in 1962 the top 1% held 135 times the wealth of the median U.S. household. In 2010 that number had grown to 288 times.
10) Per the Washington Post small businesses created next to zero jobs in August. But I thought tax cuts created jobs?