Is the Republican Budget an April Fools Joke?

This post was written by marc on April 1, 2009
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I’m still waiting for the Republicans to say “April Fools” after presenting their “Alternative Budget”. Surely they can’t be serious. What the Republicans are proposing is the old Bush budget that got us into this mess in the first place. Surely they don’t think that going back to the Bush era policies are going to fix the economy. But perhaps when you have a party that advocates failure as success, as Rush Limbaugh has done, then this budget proposal of theirs is consistent with that goal.

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“Surely they can’t be serious.”

A serious person strives (not just in his own mind, but in reality) for integrity. Are there any serious politicians, of either party, left at the national level? Or is it all just corrupt, theatrical bullshit? I may be too cynical, but I think national politics, including holding elections, has become an almost totally irrelevant sideshow. Ironically, the greatest power that the poor still wield may be the power of their collective private purses (after taxes, of course). The servitude of the poor may be unwitting and it may be affected by extensive manipulation, but it is still voluntary in this respect: The survival of the abusive, exploitative corporate state still depends on the collective discretionary behavior of consumers. The question is how can that slumbering giant be mobilized for the good? A clue may lie in the history of rural cooperatives, credit unions, and such. Micro credit as well. If the poor can become entrepeneurs, it may be that the “crisis capitalists” precious free market is actually their achilles heel.

Written By Poor Richard on April 15th, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

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