By Bill Glynn
Everything the Democrats have done before and after the election and are now doing is about the mid-term elections and the media is their weapon - the most powerful weapon of the 21st century. They never get out of campaign mode. Can you imagine if the Republicans lost the House? America would never recover from the massive social changes that would be rammed down our throats. This is not about the massive reforms and changes that must be made in order for America and the capitalism experiment to survive. It's all about politics.
I agree that roads and bridges can create jobs. So, what needs to be cut to pay for it all? The Republicans' stance (again, horribly articulated and miserably marketed) is the right plan: spend for programs that work and eliminate others that do not. Pull back on programs that incentivize people to stay at home and live off the fat of the land, and cut the heck out of the budget far more than the sequestration and drop all taxes to ZERO - 0 corporate, 0 personal and 0 capital gains. [more...]