From Pine View Farm

Making the Rich Richer (Well, Maybe Not Any More), and Shafting the Poor 1

It’s the Republican way.

If they can’t make the rich richer, they will still shaft the poor.

This is not a commentary on the stimulus bill. Whether it will undo the damage of years of Republican rule is still a great unknown.

Rather, this points out what this kerfuffle reveals about Republicanism.

Deadender Republican Governors are talking about rejecting portions of the stimulus bill.

Not surprisingly, the portions they are talking about rejecting are the portions designed to help the unemployed.

Nothing better shows that the Republican Party does not care about working–or in this case, out-of-working–persons who are in that condition because of Republican Economic Theory.

John Cole sums it up.

The Republican Party–The Party of Privilege since 1868. A pox on the lot of ’em.


1 comment

  1. Karen

    February 28, 2009 at 11:47 am

    See Cole’s point by point description of the ways the Republicans would create their own package. It was done today, I think. I like the way he explains it.