Mocking Democrats’ Deficit Concerns, GOP Passes Permanently Unfunded Tax Cuts

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Any American paying attention to the GOP over the past decade would agree that there are myriad, largely unprintable, negative adjectives to describe the un-American religious fascism they are pushing on America. Some people may errantly conclude that Republicans, as typical conservatives, are so set in their ways they are naturally unwilling to change, but although that is a very accurate conclusion, it is not the case when it comes to the nation’s deficit.

If nothing else, Republicans are capricious when it comes to adding long-term debt depending on which of their benefactors stand to benefit. Now that their primary benefactors, the Koch brothers, have bought Republicans control of Congress, their heroic deficit hawk once again changed his tune and mocked Democratic concerns that passing more Bush-era unfunded tax cuts for the rich and corporations will unnecessarily add to the deficit; something phony deficit hawk Paul Ryan supports with religious fervor.

 

On Friday, House Republicans, led by Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Ryan, passed the first in a long line of permanent and unfunded tax cuts for the rich he admits will blow up the deficit. This is the same deficit Ryan has spent the past six years screaming is the reason the nation is so desperately broke and in debt, that slashing absolutely all domestic spending was an existential necessity to the country’s short and long-term economic survival. In fact, Republicans enacted austerity rules that included not one penny for natural disaster relief unless they could cut an equal, or larger, amount from domestic programs that benefit other Americans. It is why there has been absolutely no spending on anything except the perpetual war machine, still unfunded and in-place Bush tax cuts, and hundreds of billions of dollars in church and oil subsidies.

Yesterday represented a remarkably Republican turnaround and rapid return to Bush-era economic malfeasance; except that Republican tax cuts are not only unfunded, they are permanent and only benefit the largest corporations and the richest one-percent of Americans. Ryan even took the opportunity prior to passing deficit-increasing tax cuts to chastise and mock Democrats for expressing their concern that the permanently-unfunded tax cuts will permanently increase the deficit Republicans claim is destroying America.

 

Ryan had the temerity to call the Democrats’ concern about permanently unfunded tax cuts for the rich blowing up the deficit “baloney” after spending six long years calling spending on infrastructure, Veterans, schools, and Medicaid absurd because they added to the deficit; even when they were revenue neutral (funded). Ryan also mocked Democrats for objecting to tax incentives they once backed on a temporary basis to stimulate the economy after Bush-Republicans created the Great Recession. Nearly a third of the new tax cuts are taxpayer gifts to the uber-rich with no impact on the economy whatsoever except they reduce revenue the government needs to operate.

 

The Republican deficit hawk champion berated Democrats for reiterating, on unfunded tax cuts, precisely what Republicans have said for six years about spending on disaster relief, healthcare and food assistance, Veterans’ jobs bills, and infrastructure repair. He mocked Democrats saying, “If you dare try to make these things in the tax code permanent, it’s ‘You’re not paying for it; it’s a budget buster; you’re being irresponsible; you’re jeopardizing tax reform.’ Process, process, process. Here’s the problem. What we’re trying to do here, we’re trying to grow the economy. We’re trying to get people back to work.”

 

Anyone with a pulse and semi-operational brain knew it was coming and there it was; the failed thirty-plus year trickle down argument. The same one Republicans spent the entirety of George W. Bush’s administration destroying the economy with to enrich the wealthy elite and blow up the long-term debt. Debt, by the way, that is still accruing including the Bush-era tax cuts still in place after the 2012 budget deal negotiated in a “bipartisan mega-deal.”

 

Ryan’s hypocrisy was on display as well when he accused Democrats of saying about unfunded taxation what Republicans say about disaster relief; “if you try to make them (tax cuts for the rich) permanent you better make somebody else to pay for them.” He said that was an “inconsistent position in his mind.” He also denied that Democratic claims that reduced revenue will make tax reform more difficult is a lie and reiterated the Republican position that Americans and both sides ultimately wanted the unfunded tax cuts for the rich to be permanent.

 

He defended the Republican position with more typical Republican bovine excrement saying that the only thing Republicans are trying to do in giving permanently unfunded deficit raising tax cuts  “is produce certainty. We need to give businesses certainty. We need to help them plan for the future. We need to stop this crazy game of extending a tax benefit that was temporary.” Yes, temporary to give unwarranted relief to struggling businesses a chance to survive the Great Recession. Over a third of the unfunded tax cuts are to allow the super-rich to write-off donations no American in the bottom 90% of income earners will never see in a hundred lifetimes and are unrelated to businesses whatsoever. Even the permanent corporate tax cuts are for the largest businesses and industries to write off capital expenditures that most likely include investing in robotics and mechanization to replace the human workforce.

 

It is true that during the past six years while Republicans were slashing any and all domestic spending due to “deficit worries,” they ignored the deficit to perpetuate Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, billions in unfunded oil and church subsidies, or wars to enrich the private defense industry; that is in part because Democrats failed to call out the rank hypocrisy because many are heavily invested themselves. Now that some Democrats are beginning to turn the tables and parrot the Republicans’ regard for reducing the deficit, Republicans cry foul and mock them because deficits just don’t matter. Deficits have never mattered to Republicans if they increase to benefit the rich and corporations, or pay for wars to enrich the oil and defense industry; that is just how America operates.

 

No Democrat should be shocked when Republicans begin more spending cuts in the very near future due to make up revenue from the permanently unfunded tax cuts they claim will create jobs and grow the economy. It is too bad Democrats are too timid to cite the deficit increase unfunded tax cuts wreaked on the nation during the Bush era. Or the current economic damage Republican states like Kansas, Texas, and Louisiana to name a few, are suffering from tax cuts Ryan still says will “grow the economy and get people back to work.”

 

What is pathetic is that many Americans, including about 30 wealthy Democrats who voted for the unfunded tax cuts, continue falling for the thirty-year lie that raising the deficit to enrich the one-percent will do anything other than add to the richest Americans’ fortunes. The lack of outrage among the population proves that as a whole, Americans are inherently stupid, not gullible, uniformed or foolish; just plain stupid.  It is likely that behind closed doors Paul Ryan is mocking the American people’s idiocy the way he mocks Democrats for being concerned about blowing up the deficit.

29 Replies to “Mocking Democrats’ Deficit Concerns, GOP Passes Permanently Unfunded Tax Cuts”

  1. And when you Republicans have finished giving buckets of money & resources to the people who don’t need it and taking food out of hungry children’s mouth, then what, craven geniuses?

    Answer: you’ll be swept into the dustbins of history like every other culture they allowed such lopsided inequality to fester unchecked.

  2. Since I been on here the first thing out of the rights mouth is deficit. Obama is blowing up the deficit. My children and their children will be saddled with the deficit. The deficit brought back Godzilla.

    I will waiting those same voices to rail against this real deficit

  3. never thought I’d miss Dave Camp. Ryan is the Devil Incarnate being put in charge of the tax code. Lord. I do hope the Senate has some sane people left in it.

  4. Bush tax cuts were passed with reconciliation’s 50 votes
    The 2003 tax cuts were also passed by reconciliation. These were more controversial, because at this point the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had started, and later the same year Congress passed a Medicare prescription drug benefit. The vote in the Senate was 51-50, with vice president Dick Cheney breaking the tie. (The vice president is technically the president of the Senate and can break ties.) In this vote, only two Democrats joined the Republicans.
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/mar/04/alan-grayson/bush-tax-cuts-were-passed-reconciliations-50-votes/

    Much ado about nothing. The granny starver had to propose this but even his zombie eyes knows it will not pass. NEXT

  5. I see only two options left in our Nation. Either the Teajihadist and their ilk go down in flames. Or the good o’l USA goes down in flames, and we become a Third world country.

    I feel like we are fighting a “cold war” and isn’t the USSR this time.

  6. Republicans are total hypocrits and exceptional liars.

    How is unfunded “permanent” tax cuts that add to the deficit that they have bellyached over the past 6 yrs going to set with the extreme conservative fiscal hawk right wing?

    Are tea baggers okay with this? Or is this the beginning of the squeeze to get them out of the party. They were useful in 2010 and 2014, but are a pain in the ass to the party. And probably not valued now by the wealthy donors.

    Is the republican party trying to rid itself of the crazy trouble making extremists?

  7. Are tea baggers okay with this?
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    Just say the President is against it and the 10 of them with media coverage will be out demonstrating their support
    Tonight on the news real Americans are in favor of making the rich richer and your dumb white ass will pay for it

  8. It could develop in to a full blown civil war in 2017 after the Teahadist GOP is voted out of power in the Congress, and the Dems have won the White House again.

    These right wing whack jobs have no love of country or patriotism.

  9. Don’t blame the blatantly greedy Hypocritical republicans blame the ignorant people who continue to elect them. We are hiring hit men to represent us ;paying them to destroy us; why one may ask; because we are a nation of stupid people; listening to our enemies instead of getting rid of them.

  10. The sad part is that there are so many gullible people out there who never question these people like Ryan, they believe every lie they are told.

    I know a lot of people who used to be really decent human beings, but over the years hate radio, Rush Limbaugh and Fox propaganda network have brainwashed them. It is very disturbing and I’m not sure what we can do other than vote and try to inform as many people as possible about the truth.

    That is another reason why we need net neutrality, so the corporations can’t monopolize the internet like they have newspapers, radio and television.

    Eventually, I believe, when enough people are hurt by Republican policies, the tide will definitely turn, I would just rather see it turn before we get to that point.

  11. I used to tell Republicans I know that the Bush debt was going to be passed on to their children and grandchildren but they just went along like it didn’t matter. When Saint Reagan of Alzheimer was in office deficits didn’t matter either. The sheer hypocrisy of the right just blows me away, even after having seen them in action for all these years.

  12. Liberals founded the USA, conservatives were too busy helping the British.

    Same today. Reagan, lover of death squads, taught republicans deficits and the national debt don’t matter long as the filty rich, hoarders one and all, get a tax break. The filty rich suffer from the same mental hoarding disease as prople who fill their houses with newspapers. It is the sickness that enough is never enough. The filty rich should not be admired, they should be treated as mentally ill people suffrring from a form of OCD.

  13. Ryan is the biggest POS of all. Hypocritical and beholden whore of Koch.

    Ryan has lived off the gov from cradle until now.

  14. So its been over 3 hours and not one deficit lover has commented. Please make this a sticky so when one of them talk out of the side of their necks this thread should be an automatic reply

  15. People are stupid, just like the GOP. All they see is “today.” No clue as to what the consequences are for making poor choices. Even if they lived in hell economically, and were stripped of all they ever owned, they would say it is President Obama’s fault. That is what this is all about.

    The GOP is shredding this country, so that in campaigning for 2016 they can say..see? what a mess..this is what the Dem president did..this mess. And, the fools will believe them.

  16. I don’t know about that. I’ve read pissed off rightwing fiscal conservatives vow to not vote or never again vote republibcan if any of the repub politicians don’t hold the line on fiscal issues.

    I guessing the party leadership doesn’t give a crap anymore. I think they believe they need to come across as less extreme and more reasonable. I think leadership wants jeb as their candidate.

  17. Optics. Come election time they will pull the R lever even if its Manson on the ballot. The problem with the left. well not a problem but if a candidate don’t meet our giving golden unicorns to everyone will stay home and say fuk it. The right can talk all the shit they want but they will still pull that R even though they are pimping them out without Vaseline or even condoms to protect themselves

  18. It’s baaaaaccccckkkkkk! The Ryan Stunt “Budget” – it’s not a budget, it increases debt and deficit radically, and not even conservative economists bother to defend it and it’s a stunt because there’s no way in hell it gets enacted – rears its ugly head again, amidst a flood of Republican DNA all over the House floor. Wear your hip waders if you plan to visit any time soon and step very carefully, as it’s mighty sticky down there.

  19. And that’s precisely why this phony “budget” was passed at all: It’s jacking off for the base. It’s not really a budget, with its deficits and resulting indebtedness increases, but it doesn’t have to be if it’s never going to pass under any circumstances. The best way to view it is as a Campus Young Republicans circle jerk, consisting of every rightwing juvenile fantasy in one easy-to-digest paperback volume. So long as the thing covers the virtual elimination of caucasian-tax dollar benefits for dark-skinned freeloaders, that’s pretty much enough for the base, and the GOPTP Congress members can congratulate themselves that they pulled one off FTW, even though this never was intended actually to be implemented.

  20. Well, a lot of these traitors, are loyalists to the Confederacy… It never died, it just went underground…

  21. A single mother(with a decent job) knows how to pay mortgage, car payment(s), insurances(home, health, and vehicle), college intuitions, and still have money left over for food, clothing and various other special interests.

    Any mother worth her salt knows how to budget their home – and can probably teach these boys how to do it.

    Taking away half their money for war toys would help. Spending that money on the veterans of those wars would be good too.

  22. As a person that has been around the block a few times I only have one question:Why in the hell do people keep re-electing these totally corrupt,useless,lying idiotic fucking frauds in plain English? For the life of me this only translates into the definition of insanity. Especially with the trickle down lie that stupid ass Americans keep falling for. The only thing that has trickled down in the last 30 years is what you didn’t shake out at the urinal.

  23. Darn right, single mothers have themselves and themselves only to depend on, and the children come first.

    Been there, done that, and what really angers me is these GOP idiots are CLUELESS and don’t care. Such narcissistic bastards.

    When our budget was low, we either went without, or had to have cheaper ways to survive. These jerks know nothing. It angers me that they want more, but taking out of the mouths of kids, and elderly, and don’t bat an eye.

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