Republicans in Congress inconsistent on spending
“What, me worry?” Those of us who are in our 60s and older will remember these words of Alfred E. Neuman, the mascot and cover boy for Mad magazine. Such an attitude can be attributed to today’s GOP. Amazingly, this Republican Congress is so concerned about spending issues, yet when their party resides in the White House and is in control of both House and Senate, we see the Neuman mind-set emerge.
Let’s step back a few years to the Bush/Cheney administration when we were dragged into Iraq through a myriad of lies; coupled with that came Afghanistan and we were handed a tab of $8 billion a month plus the loss of thousands in our military. By the way, has this debt been paid?
Also, have we forgotten the tax breaks awarded to the most affluent in our society?
When Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ran for president in 2008, he stated that his own party spent like drunken sailors. Message here?
As the present commander-in-chief was taking his oath of office, Republicans were secretly gathered, discussing any means of obstruction possible. Would this sound like people who are willing to work with you ?
The Republican Congress has yet to pass a “jobs bill” but continues to scream, “Where are the jobs?” More than 7 million jobs have been created by this administration, no thanks to Congress. Through infrastructure, another 2 million could be created.
Congress abhors raising the minimum wage, though economics demonstrates that when people have more money, they tend to spend it. Imagine that. In other words, the economy benefits. Too bad the so-called geniuses in Congress can’t figure that out.