I just heard a man on television say the world is not divided by religions, races or politics. It’s divided by stupid people and intelligent people.

Well, I keep hearing Republicans running for office who tell us the solution to all our troubles is to lower taxes.


I just heard a man on television say the world is not divided by religions, races or politics. It’s divided by stupid people and intelligent people.
Well, I keep hearing Republicans running for office who tell us the solution to all our troubles is to lower taxes.
They seem to think that is the magic solution to creating more jobs, reducing the national debt and reclaiming America for the people.
I guess they all have very poor memories or they are just plain stupid.
Remember when George W. Bush came into office. He and the Republican Congress immediately lowered taxes. They said they would expire in 2011.
Well, in the next eight years of the Republican control of our government we lost more jobs, grew the highest debt in history and refused to pay for the war George started by borrowing money from China and turned us into a debtor nation.
Then, of course, because Republicans also believe regulations strangle the economy, they gutted all the regulatory agencies and let them flounder while the big-money companies and the big-oil companies and the whole military industrial complex went wild.
We were on the verge of the worst depression since 1929.
Most of the members of my family saw their 401K savings lose money big time.
State budgets were crippled by the financial crisis.
Then President Obama came into office and, with a lot of courage and praying, our economy began to slowly stop falling into the pit of depression and began a slow recovery.
And every step of the way the Republicans in Congress refused to help in any way to bring about a recovery.
Some of them even said out loud they wanted Obama to fail.
Only if the Obama administration fails could they regain control again and do their lower taxes and deregulations all over again.
And there are some who evidently still believe them.
— Gwen Tolbert,
Newton