Anyone with half a brain knows the Republican Party is for the rich and for big business. Now, with almost 2.5 million Americans about to lose or have already lost unemployment benefits because the Republicans are filibustering the Unemployment Extension Bill, the Republican Party had the audacity to say while they’ll vote “No” for unemployment aid, they’ll vote “Yes” for tax cuts for the rich. Tax cuts the rich don’t need and many didn’t even ask for. Republicans say funding the Unemployment Extension Bill won’t help the economy, whereas giving the rich even more money in a tax cut will. The only question I have is this – “What planet are the Republicans living on?”
In just about every economic study over the last 10 years, it’s been proven time and time again giving money to the rich does not improve the economy. Giving money to the working and middle-classes does. Now you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure this out, but obviously the Republicans don’t have a working brain among them, as they just don’t get it.
Look at it this way. If you’re a man or woman taking care of or helping to take care of a family and you’re unemployed, you need the Unemployment Benefits Extension Bill to pass. When it does and you get your $300 weekly check, what are you going to do with your money? Will it go in your savings account in the bank or will it be spent on groceries, utilities, rent, mortgage, car payments, school supplies, clothing and any number of other tangible goods or services? Well, the latter of course.
But, when someone who is already rich is given a tax cut that they didn’t ask for and don’t need, where will that money go? Nowhere. Every reputable study done shows the wealthy, when getting additional tax cuts, don’t do the way the same money would if given to a working-class or middle-class American.
What makes this whole Republican fiasco even crazier, is now the Republican Party is trying to explain why it wants to give more tax money to the rich while scamming the unemployed working-class man.
According to Republicans, the reason they don’t want to vote to fund the Unemployment Extension Bill is because the national deficit is too high and the $33 billion needed for the Unemployment Extension Bill will just be added to the deficit. But……they say, it’s still okay to add $678 billion to the deficit to pay for tax cuts for the rich. Now, I scraped by in school with a C average in Math, and even I know those numbers just don’t make any sense.
So, the next time one of you thinks the Republican Party is out to help ‘save America’, think again. The Republican Party is out to save the wealthy and big corporations, the people who give them most of their campaign money. With this logic, the Republican Party is saying “Screw the average American, who just needs a $300 a week unemployment benefit check so he can feed his kids and put a roof over their heads, we don’t care. We’ll help Richy Rich, who’s already sitting on a few million dollars in cash and would love just a small slice more”.
And let me repeat that one more time – the unemployed are asking for $33 billion in extensions for unemployment benefits. The rich will get $678 billion in tax cuts.
Now that’s just f*cked up! On any planet.
Mike Pence explains why America can afford tax cuts for the rich but not unemployment aid – Huffington Post