Nov. 16, 2017 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.
COUNTDOWN: With deep regret, I must state that an awful 1,162 days still remain in this insecure, confused, and deluded LIAR-IN-CHIEF President’s term in office…
The modern Republican Party controls all of our federal government. Bankrupt of beneficial ideas, but overly wealthy with deluded billionaire-supplied donor cash, it is scrambling to pass a tax cut bill before Congress recesses for Christmas. This tax cut has been toutled as “tax reform”, but that is a LIE. It is instead a massive giveaway of wealth which will be stolen from our shrinking middle class and funneled upward to the richest 1% if the population and the corporations they own. This isn’t just my opinion. A wide range of economists share my view, including such notables as senior UN advisor and world-renowned professor of economics Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs of Columbia University,
Dr. Sachs confirms my belief that this bogus plan is merely one more example of the discredited “trickle down” economics which has plagued the world since the Reagan administration of the 1980s.. Considered by many to be a foremost expert on worldwide economic development, Sachs has done notable work on ending poverty and promoting economic growth , so if he says this latest GOP tax cut plan is a loser, I definitely take notice. On the conservative side, there are also numerous concerns about the feasibility of this tax legislation. Retiring Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee has grave worries that this bill would greatly expand our national debt, and he is joined by others. Clear-thinking David H. Brockway, the former chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation from 1983-10987 , says, “Without massive budget gimmicks, there’s no way they can do what they want to do.” Comservative economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who advised John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008 and who previously served in the Bush II administration, adds,“there’s no evidence anywhere that a tax cut of that magnitude, regardless of composition, will offset” the entire $1.5 trillion that will be lost by implementing this current GOP-Trump-Paul Ruin (Ryan) proposal. Ruin (Ryan) has repeatedly lied about GOP legislation, including his miserable failed attempt to repeal Obamacare as well as this current tax nonsense. He and the Liar-in-chief President Donald Chump both claim that the current GOP bill is a “tax reform package” which will enable companies to hire more workers and to increase wages, but that is just another LIE: experience has shown time and again that the only workers which will be hired is through increased investment in foreign, low-wage countries and that American workers will see extremely minimal change in their paychecks, as billionaitrs’ incomes will rise tremendously. These CON-servative Republicans are trying to pull yet another con-job with this tax bill, and numerous economists are seeing through their ruse this time and are speaking out.
David Wessel, a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the moderate to conservative Brookings Institution, warns that “If you change the rules in ways that allow you to make the debt grow larger, it’s a bad thing,….all that’s doing is putting on blinders and pretending tax cuts will pay for themselves.” This, along with record-setting profits among corporations and record-setting highs in stock markets on Wall Street, make this current tax cut unneeded and laughable. All Ruin is trying to do is to massively award billionaires who don’t need it, like the scheming Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, the Mercers, and others – all at the expense of the poor and middle class. Thankfully, after 35 long years, people are finally beginning to realize that the Republican trickle down theory is a LIE!
The Republican Party, which has been anti-labor, anti-government, snd especially anti-regulation for nearly 100 years now, has long stated that government is inefficient and cannot legislate away many negative situations, and should not be viewed as a solution to the problems we face. Mind you, I am not talking about your friends or relatives who may refer to themselves as being Republicans: I am talking instead about their fanatical, backward-thinking county, state, and national organizatons which actually run this wretched organization. Through their current in-fighting and misdirection, they are proving their theory to be true – but only when THEY totally control the government! Over the years, they have elected wacko, extremist legislators like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, and their current loser is the Steve Bannon-supported ex-judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate in Alabama. An alleged cowardly pedophile who, according to numerous women who have spoken out, preyed on teenage girls while he was in his 30s; is now desperately trying to win election to the Senate there. He is, however, being slowly abandoned by numerous top Senate Republicans, and is pleading innocence to these allegations. Notably, though, he is accusing all of his attackers with Democratic Party-sponsored political bias against him. His defense seems to lack credibility, but it is curious to notice how incredibly long it has taken his fellow national Republicans to rescind their endorsements of him.
We have been besieged with massive LIES since the start of this administration, and it is getting VERY sickening! Chump LIES about every other word which comes out of his mouth; his Attorney General Jeff Sessions has LIED at least three times to Congress, under oath; Chump’s press secretaries (first Sean Spicer and now Sarah Huckster Slanders, and before her, Kellyanne Con-job) LIE at every press conference; his Secretary of Education Betsy Vos has LIED like a rug; former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was fired for having LIED to vice president Mike Pence; the vice president himself LIES repeatedly, or plays dumb to avert suspicion – the list goes on seemingly endlessly. All the while, leading Republicans in both houses either keep their silence, ignore probing questions from reporters, or tell their own whoppers to cover for the President, his family, or other administration officials, and even Chump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his actual son Donald Jr. have constantly withheld vital info and/or have LIED! When the hell is this continual GOP lying going to come to an end?
Could it be that the once-great Republican Party – the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower – has fallen so far as to now be the party of massive LIARS and PEDOPHILES? Let us hope not, but, if it IS indeed true, then let the elections of 2018 and 2020 herald the arrival of a new, PROGRESSIVE-majority era of officeholders who will restore credibility and economic justice to this nation!
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