GOP Wants the Best of Times for the Rich, the Worst for the Poor

Republicans want to throw unemployed Americans on the streets to save billionaires' tax cuts.

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In the Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Why in Washington is it the best of times for wealthy Americans, and the worst of times for poor people and unemployed Americans?

Why is it so easy for Republicans to throw millions of unemployed Americans out on the streets and under the bus so bankers and billionaires don’t have to pay their fair share of taxes on their incomes?

Why does the media pay so much attention to the extension of Bush tax cuts for rich people and so little to the end of unemployment benefits for working families? [Check out a roundup of GOP political cartoons.]

Are we really going to end unemployment benefits to 3 million jobless Americans to pay for Bush bonuses for the bankers and billionaires and corporate bad boys who scuttled the economy in the first place?

What’s wrong with this picture? The poverty rate at 14.3 percent is higher than it has been since 1944, and corporate profits are at an all time high. So why is the Party of Tea (POT) so concerned about the problems of business people while caring so little about the problems of the poor?

Why do Republicans describe the end of the Bush tax cuts as a job killer when companies are already making record profits and not using any of that money to hire more workers anyway? [See an Opinion slide show of the GOP's rising stars.]

Will the POT, formerly known as the GOP, be the Grinch that stole Christmas for millions of unemployed Americans who can’t make mortgage payments or feed their families?

Will Mitch McConnell play Scrooge in the Senate Christmas pageant? Will Tim Cratchitt get anything more than a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking this year?

Since pols and pundits have all the answers, I’m just asking the questions. Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Check out a roundup of Tea Party political cartoons.
  • Follow the money in Congress.
  • See an Opinion slide show of the GOP's rising stars.