Call me an American Dissident. I believe in democracy and government of, FOR, and BY the PEOPLE. I do NOT believe in the plutocratic corpocracy this country is today, wherein government is made and administered of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy. I believe in wealth which is HONESTLY attained through hard work and merit. I do NOT believe in wealth attained by means of deceit, exploitation, or leverage. There is enough for all in this world. Greed is the major cause of poverty, and both are totally unnecessary.
The President has been taking an unprecedented amount of grief from his own party for having abandoned his pledge to let his predecessor's generous corporate welfare plan for the rich expire at the end of the year, as it was supposed to.
The Republicans, the PARTY OF THE RICH, appear poised to start the new year with not only control of the House, but their dearest and fondest hope about to realized: continuation of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. They have told us all along that cutting taxes on the wealthy would end uncertainty and lead to the creation of new jobs. We here in the sane world know that this is absolute rubbish. Having had these cuts in place since 2001, the only real job growth we have seen has come under the Obama administration, and that was due to his controversial Stimulus Plan. Job growth rates for the entire Bush presidency ranked the LOWEST of any President since the Great Depression. Still, the Republican Party clings to the myth that tax cuts for millionaires = jobs. OK, Rrpublicans: I'm calling your bluff. Starting with my January 3, 2011 post, I will ask at the very top of the page, "WHERE ARE THE JOBS, MR. BOEHNER?" I will continue to ask this question until the national unemployment rate falls below 7%. I know this may not happen at all during the next 2 years, but here is the challenge nonetheless.
So consider yourselves forewarned, Republicans. You won't have the Democrats or anyone else to blame if these tax cuts do not produce the jobs you say they will. For now you've been granted the second chance you've been hoping for. No longer will you be able to hide behind or blame anyone else. Now it will be up to YOU to put ip or shut up. Will you be up to the challenge?