10 Nov 2010

Republicans Know and Don’t Care – Tax Cuts we Can’t Cover a Direct Assault on Family Values

(Part 2 of 3 – see post on Democrats HERE and Centrists HERE)

To folks who watch politics closely, no part of the spectrum is without culpability for the fiscal situation we are in. The remaining moderates from years of ideological purification bent too far and let both parties overspend and under tax our way to where we are, and its not like moderates are invulnerable to the all too easy urge to give more and ask for less… its been a long time since we had a major politician say anything near JFK’s adage that we shouldn’t just selfishly look to what the government can do for us.

Riddle me this Republicans… how can one claim that one supports family values, while acting aggressively to set up a future where your children will, not might, face taxes at levels this country has never seen, a military a fraction of its current size and grandma and grandpa have to choose between paying their rent and buying food because their social security checks are so small?

Every time the Republican party cuts taxes that it does not cover with cuts in spending, they are doing just that… raising taxes on our kids, cutting our future social security checks and threatening our security.

Ballooning debt already takes up over a hundred billion dollars a year, and if nothing drastically changes, we will see just the debt payments and social welfare programs take up the entire budget at current taxation levels, cutting out every single other spending program and the military entirely, by mid century.

Weakening our defense, ruining our kids’ economic opportunities and putting grandma and grandpa into the poor house… how is that family values again?

The economics are incontrovertible… Einstein once said that compound interest was the most powerful force in the universe. Right now that is the very force we are choosing to pit against ourselves. This is insanity.

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After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.
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After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.

2 thoughts on “Republicans Know and Don’t Care – Tax Cuts we Can’t Cover a Direct Assault on Family Values”

  1. My Social Security Disability check is already *way* too small for me to be self-sufficient. I've heard that some retirees get only several hundred dollars a month! People that have had to turn down a normal life and take government checks are dying much faster than the Americans with normal conditions. Only when those with normal lives send substantial portions of their money to the gov. check receivers does that standard of living return. I tried to get a full-time job before resorting to SSDI, but no employer or small business lender wanted to take me aboard and make the necessary working condition adjustments and additional medical costs. Now I'm a full-time religious poet. My point is, even with a $13.7T national debt, 77% of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck– some special interests sure have made out with it, thanks to the Democratic and Republican Parties, and the American people are left with the bill.

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