This "deficit crisis" has been manufactured by excessive tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, an inexcusable war in Iraq, a corporate give away to pharmaceutical companies, a fake bank crisis and bailout brought on by the Republican deregulation of banks. Why did Republican's try to block finance reform after the banks brought this country to near collapse? Why are banks sitting on trillions of dollars and not lending it to American Small Business the real engine of economic growth? Why are they speculating on oil markets that are driving gas prices through the roof for the average American?
This manufactured "CRISIS" has been engineered by the Republicans from top to bottom, so they can say "See We Told You So, Government Doesn't Work." Their constant undermining of the American peoples trust in their government started with a lie that the government "is the problem". It began under Reagan when the Republicans decided that in order to cut the size of government they would need to reduce the governments revenue stream—taxes. It was refered to as "starving the beast".
"Starving the beast" is a fiscal-political strategy of some American conservatives to create or increase existing budget deficits via tax cuts to force future reductions in the size of government. Prior to being elected as the President, then-candidate Ronald Reagan foreshadowed the strategy during the 1980 US Presidential debates, saying "John Anderson tells us that first we've got to reduce spending before we can reduce taxes. Well, if you've got a kid that's extravagant, you can lecture him all you want to about his extravagance. Or you can cut his allowance and achieve the same end much quicker." It appears the earliest use of the term "starving the beast" to refer to the political-fiscal strategy was in a Wall Street Journal article in 1985 where the reporter quoted an unnamed Reagan staffer."
[from Wikipedia under starving the beast]
But why would they wanted to bankrupt our Nation?
Its thirty years later and now we know "WHY?"—so they could gut every social program that this Nation has. They intend to balance the budget on the backs of average Americans. The so-called Ryan DEFICIT REDUCTION Budget was crystal clear.
Paul Ryan's—"DEFICIT REDUCTION BUDGET"—(shock)—DOESN'T REDUCE THE DEFICIT—for seventy years,—(double shock)—because it contains another 10% tax cut for the richest people in the country. But it does cut Medicare-it cuts back Social Security–and severely cuts every other government program and regulatory agencies that protects the American people against fraud waste and abuse—(triple shock)—but doesn't touch one dollar in government "tax spending" for corporate welfare or raise one dollar of taxes on millionaires and billionaires.
"Economist Paul Krugman summarized the strategy in February 2010: "Rather than proposing unpopular spending cuts, Republicans would push through popular tax cuts, with the deliberate intention of worsening the government’s fiscal position. Spending cuts could then be sold as a necessity rather than a choice, the only way to eliminate an unsustainable budget deficit." He wrote that the "...beast is starving, as planned..." and that "Republicans insist that the deficit must be eliminated, but they’re not willing either to raise taxes or to support cuts in any major government programs. And they’re not willing to participate in serious bipartisan discussions, either, because that might force them to explain their plan — and there isn’t any plan, except to regain power."
[from Wikipedia under starving the beast]
THIS WAS A DELIBERATE ACT OF SABOTAGE NOT SOME FINANCIAL CYCLICAL EVENT: It was planned and executed by a core of Ultra Right Winged Republican's and their very wealthy bosses, like the Koch Brothers. If it had been carried out by the old Soviet Union or some other foreign entity it would have been considered an act of war. These men who have done this are NOT American patriots they are TRAITORS guilty of SEDITION and TREASON. They have risked the national Security of this Nation solely for their own financial benefits. Look at the history—its all there. Research it yourself.
They hate the poor and label them as leeches.
They want to pay for the "deficits" they created—on the backs of the old.
They spew anti government remarks that incites treason.
They hate the power of the vote.
They hate union workers.
They hate the middle class.
They hate women's rights.
They want to RULE like KINGS not govern as representatives of the people. They SERVE their corporate masters and conspire to bring down America.
They want a New World Order where they are MASTERS of the masses.
They see the average American as a tool they can turn against each other.
They use the propaganda tactics of nations at war to turn countrymen against one another with labeling stirring up hatred and jealousy.
Why would anyone who claims to love America do what they are doing to America?
Jesus said you would know his followers—not by what they said—but by how they treated one another—with love and respect.
The same can be said of the Republicans who wrap themselves in the flag and profess their love of the Constitution and then say they want to drowned our government in debt and starve it by cutting taxes on the rich. We know they hate America by what they do—they are suppressing voters rights in Wisconsin, and abrogating local city governments by silencing duly elected officials in Benton Harbor Michigan so they can take over valuable land that belongs to the City of Benton Harbor. Every Republican held State is in the process of passing state laws that are Un-American and Un-Constitutional. They are defending the indefensible at the highest halls of government when they propose to defend DOMA—a clear cut attack on individual human rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
Republicans hate "average" Americans and consider them unworthy to determine their own destiny as laid out in the Constitution. If they hate the average American, they also hate the document that lays out their rights. If they hate the document that lays out those rights they hate the America. If you are reading this Republicans hate you, because I can guarantee they don't have a clue of your existence.
Commentary: If you are supporting them out of some sort of misguided notion you are in their class or could be, you are deluding yourself, they are laughing their asses off and wondering what the poor are doing? The poor includes you. Their contempt is obvious—their most famous talking douche bag calls his followers "dittoheads"—as in you are too stupid to form a thought—so let "me" tell you what "you" think.
The question is.
Is the Master of "DITTOHEADS"right?