There was a time, long ago, last century, to be exact, that the Republican Party, the GOP, was a party of ideas. The ideas were bullshit, but they had ideas. Cut taxes for the rich, raise taxes on everyone else, and the economy will improve. Cut taxes and the tax revenue will increase. Punish people for being poor and the poor will bootstrap themselves right up. Deregulate industry and industry will regulate itself. These policies have given us huge deficits, a wider gap between rich and the rest of us, businesses bankrupting themselves for lack of regulation, and a government which does not have the money to provide the basic services Americans expect. This is all the direct result of the GOP’s ideas.
Now, the GOP has become the party of no. No ideas. Just say no to everything. Loudly. Read the rest of this entry ?