Thanks to the energy of the Tea Party, the 2010 midterm elections established a mandate for reducing the size and scope of government by way of spending cuts. Evidence of this mandate is readily found in the record number of anti big government Republicans who replaced ”progressive” Democrats in the House of Representatives. It’s also important to note that newly elected proponents for smaller government ended a filibuster proof majority held by ”progressive” Democrats in the Senate.
Over the past twelve months, forked tongued, two faced pathological liars in the White House, Congress and OWS; hugely aided and abetted by the “progressive” Party Pravda; have revised history to fictionalize that the 2010 election mandate was simply to balance the budget.
According to “progressives”, balancing the budget “fairly” requires increased taxes on the rich. It matters not to “progressives” that such a tax will have next to zero impact on America’s budget problems, which are directly caused by excessive deficit spending which will continue to vastly exceed any amount collected by new taxes on the wealthy. It matters even less that America has historically been the land of opportunity, and that such taxes are counter productive to America’s being the best place on earth for the possibility of economic advancement.
“progressives” assail Conservatives for defending Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy, while resisting attempts to extend payroll tax cuts for average American workers. Never mind that the Bush era tax cuts apply to all income brackets, including that of the average American worker. Forget that the payroll tax is what funds that untouchable holy grail of ”progressive” politics: Social Security. “progressives” are willfully choosing to de-fund Social Security by extending the payroll tax cuts. They will continue to lie, twisting and distorting reality about what’s causing America’s budget woes and about the cure.
Why do “progressives” want seniors to face economic hardship due to reduced Social Security benefits? Why do “progressives” want seniors to eat dog food?
For political gain, nothing more.