15 Awful Things Republicans Would Do If They Had the Chance

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by walter4, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. By Dennis Rahkonen, Posted November 13, 2009
    http://www.alternet.org/story/143917/15_awful_things_republicans_would_do_if_they_had_the_chance

    The GOP's agenda, if fully implemented, would prove catastrophic. Here's what an unfettered Republican Party would do "for" America.


    1) Greatly reduce or entirely eliminate taxes on the rich, thereby forcing hard-pressed working families to painfully make up resulting revenue shortfalls.


    2) Bust labor unions, cruelly preventing the collective bargaining that's the key reason why US workers ever won decent wages and benefits.


    3) Stubbornly deny the existence of ominous climate change while blithely pumping more pollutants into the environment from lucrative, dirty industries and practices. Although reputable scientists say 350 carbon parts per atmospheric million is the safe limit for sustained life on Earth, Republicans dismiss the frightening fact that we're already at a carbon level of roughly 390 ppm.


    4) Remove "restrictive" regulations on everything from investment banks and credit card companies to a broad array of "profit-eroding" consumer protections, leaving the American masses exposed to a host of resulting abuses and dangers.


    5) Continue to criticize and insufficiently fund public education, advocating private schooling instead, thus entirely ignoring that progressive public systems are used in every country that has education outcomes superior to our own.


    6) Outlaw abortion, under a fraudulently moral guise, compelling the US to bloodily join those benighted, backward nations where thousands of already-born, living, breathing, socially functioning females perish because of sexist denials of their basic reproductive rights.


    7) Continue to recite a Pledge of Allegiance whose last six words are "with liberty and justice for all," while remaining numbly oblivious to the harsh hypocrisy of preventing our homosexual citizens from marrying.


    8) Speak often and loftily of freedom, but engage in secret wiretapping, repression of domestic dissent, neo-McCarthyite witch hunts, Red-baiting name calling, and a panoply of Patriot Act transgressions against the Constitution of the United States...all under the misused rubric of "national security."


    9) Show the rest of humankind nothing but bullying world-cop arrogance through endless US interventions and aggressions on foreign soil, resulting not just in countless lives extinguished in indefensible wars, and billions of badly-needed dollars flushed down the drain, but constant al Qaeda recruitment against hated Yankee interlopers.


    10) Generally drive down the income levels of America's working-class majority, as a purported cost-saving corporate measure, without appreciating that a populace that's too poor to buy back what society produces is doomed to economic ruin. A living wage is the ultimate "stimulus," but try to find even one Republican who favors it!


    11) Continue to lie about the alternative, affordable health care for all that some fifty world nations' people overwhelmingly support, thereby propagandistically leading Americans to think that having private insurance whose premiums are rising at rates three times higher than our pay -- and which routinely denies coverage when it's required most -- is somehow preferable


    12) Unleash de facto ethnic cleansing against 12 million immigrant men, women, and children, making them contemporary equivalents of the Jewish scapegoats that Hitler blamed for hardships Germans experienced during a prior period of capitalist economic distress.


    13) Shamefully try to lend credence to their avarice and social irresponsibility by revising the Bible to obscure passages that place human need before abject greed, attempting to turn it into a facilitating guide for modern peers of the temple moneychangers whose tables Jesus angrily knocked to the floor (and who undoubtedly wouldn't be mentioned in the amended version that one conservative group is actually, amazingly trying to put into circulation).


    14) Give full vent to the intensely bigoted hatred that has crazed extremists dreaming of literally tearing Barack Obama to pieces and gassing all liberals...if only they could.

    15) Place the livelihoods an
    d lives of over 300 million Americans in the hands of incompetent ideological "purists" such as Sarah Palin.


    While there are certainly Democrats who've yet to show spine in furtherance of vital change, let's be absolutely clear about the unmitigated disaster that would follow if Republicans, in their present ultra-rightist incarnation, ruled our country exactly as they wickedly wished.
     
  2. Ricter

    Ricter

    Well, we could reduce the size of government, reduce the need for revenue, and thus avoid revenue shortfalls, could we not?
     
  3. 54% of the cost is military, want to cut that too?


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    Total Outlays (Federal Funds): $2,650 billion
    MILITARY: 54% and $1,449 billion
    NON-MILITARY: 46% and $1,210 billion


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    Current military” includes Dept. of Defense ($653 billion), the military portion from other departments ($150 billion), and an additional $162 billion to supplement the Budget’s misleading and vast underestimate of only $38 billion for the “war on terror.” “Past military” represents veterans’ benefits plus 80% of the interest on the debt


    http://www.warresisters.org/pages/piechart.htm
     
  4. skylr33

    skylr33

    How about Obama bankrupting the country with his out of control spending, and watching our national unemployment rate go above 10 %. The great dictator and his minions vowed that the unemployment rate would never go above 8%. He also promises that anyone who likes their current health care coverage would be able to keep it if they choose. LIES, LIES, LIES!!!!
    ****Obama has spent more of our tax payer dollars in 10 months then Bush had spent in eight years. = One term! :D
     
  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    It's buffoons like you that make conservatives look good.
     
  6. maxpi

    maxpi

    Gee, a few decades ago one wage earner could support a family, now it takes two and that's not enough for lots of people... the difference? The tax bill! The combined budgets of all the public sector entities are nearly 50% of the GNP... get rid of the huge overarching burden of a tax bill and we could all relax and have a life... until then we have to listen to whiny brainless libtards blaming the Conservatives for our woes...
     
  7. They are not denying them the right to reproduce, they are denying them the right to kill an innocent unborn child. Any one that is willing to kill a child because they are afraid they are going to get stretch marks, or they dont want to pay to raise the kid, should perish with the same fate they gave to that unborn child. In my opinion if a murderer dies in the act of committing a murder on the innocent, i wont feel sympathy for them.

    If they dont want kids, dont have sex. Problem solved.

    Oh thats right...America is a nation of whores. In this country its next to impossible for a man to marry a woman that is still a virgin unless she is 15 (and even then he only has a 50/50 shot at that!)
     
  8. Well I'm an independent with a libertarian bent - - As I see it, the 'article' posted by the OP is incredibly moronic. I almost waited for the author to blame Reps of causing old age, hair loss, and Death itself. - - What an idiot.

    Politicians and voters on both sides (and in the middle) share the blame for where we are now. In fact, many of the things attacked as 'Republican' by the author are now being carried out by the current Dem administration. - - That guy is a blind fool.
     
  9. Ricter

    Ricter

    Frack's sake it aint the tax bill. I know, I was alive and working a few decades ago. Everything else's cost has risen far more dramatically relative to wages. Of course, much that was once a luxury is now viewed as a necessity.