GOP’s Debt Double Talk

pinocchio1March 19, 2013 — I found this blog over the weekend.  It points out how Republicans created the debt and deficits that they now say are immoral and want you and me to pay for, while they protect their moneyed pimps and the defense industry.  The article further details how Wall Street and Big Banks tanked the economy, received a bailout, gave out millions of dollars in bonuses and now join Republicans in trying to close the debt on the backs of the middle class, kids, the elderly and the poor.

As the article notes, after having created the mess, Republicans suddenly had their Debt Baptism and were born again the very same month that Barack Obama was sworn in as President:

“Republicans became debt and deficit sensitive in January 2009 just as President Obama was being inaugurated, and they embroiled the entire country, including Democrats, in their single-minded reduce the deficit mission. However, Republicans exempted those who benefited from the debt of any repayment, and are attempting to rob Americans’ health and retirement accounts, domestic programs, and government services to repay the debt and give more “free stuff” to the debt creators. It is important to note that the people who caused Great Recession were bailed out by taxpayers, and are reaping 93% of the recovery and if Republicans have their way they will give more to those responsible for the Recession.”

But, wait!  Now, Republicans are once again debating themselves….

On the Sunday news shows, Republican Speaker John Boehner and self-professed Republican Budget Boy Wonder Rep. Paul Ryan said that the debt was not an immediate threat.  Huh?  After four years of blaming President Obama for the debt they created and then becoming born again Debt Baptists who’ve been preaching from street corners about the evils of debt, now we hear from Republican leaders that what they’ve been preaching about the debt is not true.

This should offend everyone with an ounce of common sense and intelligence.  But, more offensive than Republican lies – they’ve been doing that for years! – is how the media just continue to let them get away with their bold-face lies and glaring hypocrisies.

 

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O.Hank! is a local writer, who works in the private sector and has worked in policy positions in local, state and federal levels of government.

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