Our Toker-in-Chief told us today in his first press conference in three months that we either tax people with corporate jets or our children won’t go to college (even though most of them can’t actually AFFORD to) and we won’t be able to do any really kewl science experiments (even though very few of them actually DO any of us any real good)…oh, and we’d have to kill the National Weather Service (even though they rarely get the weather forecasts right).
No, really-he did.
It occurs to me that he must be smoking some really good weed to think we should be blaming Republicans for not going along with his master plan to increase revenues on the backs of the wealthy and successful in order to pay for all his spending on the victims of his own policies since taking office. And he wants these things without making any “real” cuts on the other end; in his mind, the GOP is the problem with this country-there is no harm whatsoever in any of his trillion dollar a year lifestyle. Everyone else’s million or billion dollar a year lifestyle, however, must be curtailed; there are handouts and special interests (Unions) to tend to dontcha know…the election campaing is heating up and he needs them all in his pocket A.S.A.P.
In my house, I don’t have the luxury of spending money I don’t have on things I can live without…not true in that mansion we were, collectively, stupid enough to give him the keys to however. Imagine any of US spending that far outside our means; there may be no debtor’s prison, but we certainly wouldn’t end up living in the White House…now would we?
I’m not sure who the bigger dope is anymore, but after his presser I think he’s just regained the lead. It’s moronic of the first order to think we only need to minutely trim spending while just looking for fat targets from whom to steal more money. And it’s the basest of class warfare to conflate, on national tv, the issues of college scholarships and business loans and Medicare/Medicaid entitlements with Oil companies and corporate jet owners. He knows he’s lying, and he smiled (with his pretty blue eye shadow) through every word of his tripe.
If the Republicans fall for this bait and switch, they deserve what they’ll get from us out here in the hinterland; increase revenues at the expense of one class to sustain unsustainable handouts to the other class is going to get some people hurt…in the polling places…and I’ve a feeling they all know, already, who each of them is.