So, under tremendous pressure from their own party members, the House of Representatives graciously decided to grant the payroll tax extension for those in the 99%. And, incidentally, prevent us from paying $1,000 or more in taxes next year.
This action was taken reluctantly, with Speaker Boehner stating “We have fought the good fight. Why not do the right thing for the American people even though it’s not exactly what we want”. Now, I don’t know about you, but I didn’t elect anyone to do what they want. I elected them to work in my best interests. They work for me (and you).
This doesn’t seem to matter to the egocentric Republicians. They want only power and more money to the rich. Because we all know, if the rich have lots of money, they quickly spread it around to the middle class. That’s why they came to our rescue so quickly when families were faced with losing their homes. The rich banks quickly rewrote loans to meet the reduced incomes of the families. Now everyone has a roof and food and can pay their bills… Oh wait, that’s not what happened.
So, what prompted the sudden about face? According to Republican strategist Ford O’Connell, “If they had continued to dig in on this they risked losing the Senate in 2012 and handing President Obama the election without even having a fight”. Ahhh.
Contrary to Speaker Boehner’s smooth words, this is about tricking the American public prior to the election in hopes that the Republican candidate wins and then they can begin truly trouncing us with back-breaking budgets that favor only the already-wealthy.
Well forewarned is forearmed. As stated in the Delacration of Independence:
“But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
Remember this moment in history when you go to the polls. No matter what honeyed words are spouted by the Republican party members, they cannot be trusted. Vote Independent, Democrat or write in your own candidate. Just be sure to send the Republican liars a firm message that America is hopeful, not gullible.
Merry Christmas. Occupy Forever.