JIM RILEY: Half-truths, untruths abound
San Angeloan Jim Riley is a Democratic candidate for Congress.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
SAN ANGELO, Texas — One can’t really blame them, but Republicans keep trying to change recent history to put the onus on President Obama and the Democrats instead of where it really belongs.
Two guest columnists in Saturday’s Standard-Times are the most recent example. They can’t even agree on how many trillion dollars of national debt Obama is “responsible” for.
One conceded that George W. Bush initiated two wars and created the expensive homeland security complex.
What he conveniently forgot to mention is that Bush also initiated massive tax cuts, mainly for the already very wealthy, and cutbacks in most government regulation of business, all of which was supposed to “free” the economy and lead to greater wealth for all.
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Jim’s Personal Comments
4liberty, you guys [Republicans] keep taking about the Bush tax cuts for the uber-wealthy like some kind of super grail, to be adored and worshipped, something holy and untouchable that will surely bring us jobs. But the only jobs it has produced are in Burma, Communist China, India and Pakistan where these same very rich are using child and slave labor, human trafficking to take away American jobs…and it hasn’t done the average American any good at all. Amazingly, you forget that the republithugs in the House of representatives forced our president’s hand, he had to extend those cuts to get anything through that body.
Now, oddly, your party tells us if we just cut education, if we fire teachers and grow class sizes, if we give our children less opportunities than we had…and if we cut Pell Grants and Tex Grants for working-class college students, because our kids don’t really deserve or need that education anyway…oh and if someone is on social security, if we just cut those benefits by 10%, and agree to kill Medicare for people who have paid into the system for decades…if we just do these things, the jobs will come, and only if we keep all the loopholes and tax breaks for the benevolent uber-rich who have been so good to us already.
The American people are tired of this foolishness and the lies republican’ts keep spreading like fertilizer all over our country through entertainers like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck (their listeners are leaving in droves, and Beck already lost his show) and FOX News run by the corrupt, dishonest, and scheming Murdoch family who through their efforts in Great Britain to run their government will hopefully bring them down.
No 4liberty, Thomas Jefferson would challenge modern day republican leaders to a duel. See he was for America, he was for education, he was for freedom and liberty…and he and our forefathers were true patriots. They didn’t want to surrender to the mediocraty republican leaders are trying to sell us into.
God Bless America and God Bless the President of the United States of America!
Candidate for Congress
11th District, TX.