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How gullible are we?

How gullible does the GOP think the American people are? That’s not a rhetorical question. For 30 years the GOP has parroted the mantra of cut taxes, cut spending, cut regulations and jobs come. They haven’t come and those policies will never create jobs.

The only two results seen of cutting taxes, cutting spending and eliminating “bothersome” regulations is 1) the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” has increased; and, 2) the degradation of our national infrastructure. More wealth and power is concentrated in fewer hands. The middle class has mostly disappeared, with real purchasing power down while their wages have stagnated.

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., says we can’t afford more stimulus. What we cannot afford is a continuation of GOP policies. Failed policies that have created the problems we face. We must demand that both houses of Congress stop playing politics and begin – “at long last” – to govern.

So, just how gullible does the GOP leadership think we are? Apparently, that answer is “very” for they haven’t changed their tune. It’s time we informed them that we aren’t that gullible. Call, write, email or tweet your representatives. They need to know that we want jobs now.

Gil Beyer



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