A lot of why’s

Why do republicans seem to see things in such simplistic, black-and-white terms?
By Nathaniel Brown | May 03, 2012

Mr. Ruthrauff’s April 19 letter raises some very interesting questions.

Why is it that the elitist, republicans spend, start two wars, raise debt to an historical highpoint, and then cut taxes – and call this “fiscal responsibility”?

Why do republicans love to give laws new names, such as calling the Affordable Health Care Act “Obamacare”?  (Who but a republican ever heard of “The Obama Tax”?)

Why is it that when republicans screw up for eight years, they simply say “no” to everything to divert attention from the mess they landed us in?  (Anyone remember when they promised to focus in on jobs?)

Why do they feel that "The Rich" should pay less taxes than the rest of us?

How many times have they refused to add any taxes at all, even when there is enormous need in education, infrastructure, development of new industries… and then rave about “Luxury Taxes”?  (Because they want to kill the government.)

If the "so-called Buffet Rule" will only bring in $4.7 B – where are alternative republican plans?

Why do republicans seem to see things in such simplistic, black-and-white terms?

 

Nathaniel Brown

Comments (1)
Posted by: Jim Shelton | May 03, 2012 11:24

This naming of things is a normal (and I agree irritating) politic thing to do.  Using a perjorative term to describe something a party or faction doesn't like is not unique to one party. Let's see: "Bush tax cuts," "Clintongate, "Reagonomics" to name a few.  Just like at the playground, a little name-calling can really stir up the emotions.



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