Monday, March 30, 2009


The Rethuglican Party, aka the Party of No (also read as the Party of No Plan), hates the American worker. They have proved this time and time again during the last eight years, not to mention the hatred they showed for workers during the Reagan Reign of Terror. Read a previous post titled

Once again they are trying their best to keep the American worker, and their families, down by fighting the budget that President Obama is trying to get through Congress. I'm not saying that the plan Obama has is perfect, but at least with his plan the taxes of the mega-rich go up and those of the working class go down.

Yes, some taxes will go up, but not like the Rethuglicans would like us to believe. He wants to raise the taxes of those making in excess of $250,000 per year. This is personal income. The Rethugs want us all to believe that this would ruin all small business, but I don't think there are many 'small' businessmen who have an annual income of $250,000.

This is what I found that Sen. Judd Gregg through Capitol Hill Blue:

Republicans attack Obama's budget

Attacking President Barack Obama's grand spending plans, a GOP lawmaker who almost joined the Democrat's Cabinet said Saturday the U.S. must live within its means or risk its tradition of passing a more prosperous country from one generation to the next.

"We believe you create prosperity by having an affordable government that pursues its responsibilities without excessive costs, taxes or debt," Sen. Judd Gregg said in the Republican radio and Internet address.

So, Sen. Gregg, just where the hell were you the last eight years while Bush was running our country into debt after President Clinton left office with a surplus? All that money you voted on, and passed, for the War in Iraq was never figured into the Federal budget.Did you really think we wouldn't have to pay for it eventually?

Gregg, who accepted the job as commerce secretary but then withdrew his nomination because of "irresolvable conflicts" with Obama's policies, has become one of the toughest critics of Obama's handling of the economy.

The "irresolvable conflicts" mentioned here were a difference in who should be counted in the next census. Obama wanted everyone counted, and Gregg said the homeless shouldn't be counted. I guess Gregg figures homeless people don't count as part of the population. There are a lot of working people who are homeless. This is another strike by the Rethuglicans against the American worker.

In seeking to make the GOP case, Gregg said:

_"It is the individual American who creates prosperity and good jobs, not the government."

_"We believe that you create energy independence not by sticking Americans with a brand new national sales tax on everyone's electric bill, but by expanding the production of American energy ... while also conserving more."

_"We also believe you improve everyone's health care not by nationalizing the health care system and putting the government between you and your doctor, but by assuring that every American has access to quality health insurance and choices in health care."

The Rethuglicans say they have a better plan. Go take a look at what their plan is really going to do to the American worker, both the middle class and the working poor. The good folks at Citizen’s for Tax Justice crunched the numbers (PDF) (Click the link to read their report). They conclude that a quarter of all households, most of them poor, would pay more taxes under the GOP plan, while the richest one percent would pay $100,000 less.

Of the lowest 20% of wage earners 52.4% would see their taxes go up.

Of the next 20% of wage earners 32.3% would see their taxes go up.

Of the middle 20% of wage earners 20.3% would see their taxes go up.

Of the top 1% of those who make $1,467,200 per year 0.7% would see their taxes go up. That's 7/10ths of 1 percent. That means that 98.3% of those people would pay LESS in taxes. Once again we have Reaganomics, another failed conservatard policy that taxes the poor to pay for tax breaks for the rich, being brought back by the same people who brought us the economic disaster we have now.

But yet these Rethuglican assholes say they are looking out for the American worker. To that I say BULLSHIT! they are looking out for the rich who supply them with the money to run campaigns so they can keep their cushy jobs in Congress and get more tax cuts for their rich friends, again paid for by the poor.

Any working stiff in this country who believes that the Rethuglicans are looking out for them need to have their heads examined.THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU PEOPLE!


Nancy said...

Grandpa Eddie - Great post. It has been my experience in my neck of the woods that the under-educated folks here vote based strictly on ideology alone. They are the republican base. Abortion, stem cell research (even though they have no idea what that is), gay marriage, religion and racism thrown in are their issues. Never mind how their bank accounts will be or are affected. If George Bush and God said it, they believe it.

No wonder I'm reclusive!

Hope you're having a good day, Eddie. :)

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - Thank you for the complement.
My experience has been pretty much the same as your's, the less educated(or just plain dumber)they are, the more they tend to follow ideology. The dumber they are the more easily they are duped.

Yes, I am having a good day. I hope you are, too. ;)

Nancy said...

Yes, I'm having a great day despite the 40 mph winds, a 4.5 earthquake and those who live in my town!

Gordon said...

Nancy, you must be in the Bayarreah.

Repugs don't hate workers. They just think they should work for nothing to maximize profit.

Gordon said...

Oops. Nancy's a Valley girl. Heh.

Nancy said...

Oops yourself, Gordon! LOL. Yes, I am a valley girl, but spoons don't "gag me." We felt the quake slightly here about 80 miles north. A shake, a rattle, but no roll.

Gordon said...

I'm in Truckee and I'm a smartass, but not fool enough to say what it takes to gag a YC girl (wink)! Glad there was no damage.

I like to put on airs and kid about earthquakes. "4.5? Won't get outta bed fer less than a 5.8..."

Nancy said...

Gordon! No wonder you said 'Valley Girl.' The 'Hill People' up there in beautiful Truckee do refer to us girls down here as valley girls.
Yeah, so true. A 5.8 would be a real wake up. A 4.5 is kinda ho hum!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Hey, Gordon! Glad to see ya stop by.

And I know....the Rethugs love the working class, but only to get out of us everything they more taxes to cover the asses of the rich.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - I would think it would be a lot easier to deal with a 7.2 earthquake and 80mph winds then it would be to deal with those bat-shit crazy wing-nuts that live out there by you.

Gordon said...

Thank you, Nancy. The term 'hill people' is much kinder than the usual 'simple hill folk' which is probably more accurate.

Ed, you don't wanta mess with a 7.2. Those'll hurt ya! The one that laid waste to Frisco some years back was only in the high 6s. The numbers aren't linear. A 7 is double the intensity of a 6.

My only earthquake advice is, if the ground opens up beneath yer feet, pick a side! Quickly. Also, earthquakes don't hurt people like hurricanes and tornados, but falling buildings do.

I've gotten so remiss in visiting blogs that I was feeling guilty. There's a lot of fun to be had and friends to be made that I thought I'd better go blog-trippin' before I forgot how.

Nancy said...

Well Eddie, let me put it this way - dealing with bat-shit crazy wing-nuts has made this Valley Girl one strong Mama! I can deal with just about anything if I HAVE to.

Nancy said...

Gordon - I love it! Simple Hill Folk! The same can be said for the Idiot Valley Folk down here. Nice to meet you Gordon. You don't sound so simple to me.

Gordon said...

You don't sound so simple to me.

It ain't fer lack o' tryin'!

Nice to meet you too. I only refer to people as Idiots for two reasons:

a) They're Repuglican'ts, and

b) Watchin' 'em try to drive in the snow. They still think they're on a Bay Area freeway during rush hour. You don't even have to mix it up with 'em on the road to see it. They shop in Safeway exactly the same way. Most folks are very nice, but a few Rude Pricks give 'em all a bad name.

Folks from the semi-hinterlands like Yuba City and Marysville are a lot calmer in their approach, seems like. I won't discuss them crankin' Orovillians...

Nancy said...

Gordon - OMG..."crankin' Orovillians". Too funny! Eddie must realllllly be wondering what kind of hell hole we live in! There are some positives here....wait, I'll think of them in a minute.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - I know that you and Gordon don't live in a "hell hole". I've been to California. I just know you two live in the land of "Fruits & Nuts".

Grandpa Eddie said...

Hey Gordon, ain't Nancy a nice lady?

Kinda fun meetin' new people, ain't it...and doin' it without alzheimers!

Gordon said...

Yes, she's very nice, and she knows her neck of the woods 'cause she got the 'Oroville' reference! Ha!

For those who may be wonderin' WTF?, O'ville is the crank (meth) capital of NE CA, although Susanville is trying hard to catch up. I have nothing to do with that stuff myself these days, but say hi to my teeth if ya see 'em...

Here's a 'positive' for ya - it's fun to meet up with someone a hundred miles away on a blog outta 'Sconsin! I wouldn't doubt me 'n Nancy listen to the same good liberal radio station, KVMR out of Nevada City.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Now I'm gonna give that liberal radio station a shot, too.

Thanks Gordon!

BTW, glad to help my bloggin' friends meet....even when they're just down the road from each other.

Gordon said...

Here's the station. You can listen to in the stream, or something like that...

Grandpa Eddie said...

Thanks, Gordon.

I had already Googled it, but thanks for the link, and for thinkin' about me anyway.

Gordon said...


Nancy said...

Hey you two are purdy special yerselves! Amazing to meet someone who lives up in them thar hills via Wisconsin without leaving our homes. These dang computer machines are really somethin' ain't they? LOL. Thanks you guys! Gordon you are so right about listening to KVMR! Us libruls* all seem to be kindred spirits.
Gordon you should also join us on my blog as well. Just click my face!

Grandpa Eddie said...

I'm sure I will, Gordon.

Nancy, are you sure that was wise to tell Gordon to "click your face"?

Nancy said...

Ha ha...very funny, Grandpa. Good thing you typed in the c in word click. You scamp! ;)

Gordon said...

I very much enjoyed Clicking her face!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Dat be me sweetie, a wittle scamp. ;)

I figured you would, Gordon.