REFLECTIONS

Posted on December 6, 2010

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HOSTILITY TO COMMON SENSE

The GOP has taken its hostility to common sense to its ultimate end (“GOP warns: Tax cuts or else,” from Washington Post.) They will shut down government if that’s what it takes to let the super wealthy pay a ridiculously low tax rate.

The Republican line is far more dangerous to America then their past two years Pelosi/Reid campaign tag team lines. They would reduce the deficit by cutting Social Security and Medicare.

It would be far better, and far more in keeping with the democratic “ethos” to simply let the entire Bush tax package expire than to cave in to the GOP demands. While integrity is exceedingly rare in politics, one does hope that there is some small shred of integrity left in Washington, and Democrats will have the moral courage to practice what they preach.

For Tea Party Republicans it is the old saying: “Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax the man behind the tree.”

To quote a long dead man so many claim to follow: “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul.”

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