Thursday, November 18


Here's proof of just how aligned BushCo and the Republican Party are with those fundamentalists who "won them the election." It's a tale that should arouse some sound and fury, signifying something:

This article proves I was right a couple of days ago when I said Bush's agenda was more about preserving the investment class and Republican Party as permanent elites:

Instead the administration plans to push major amendments that would shield interest, dividends and capitals gains from taxation, expand tax breaks for business investment and take other steps intended to simplify the system and encourage economic growth, according to several people who are advising the White House or are familiar with the deliberations.

The changes are meant to be revenue-neutral. To pay for them, the administration is considering eliminating the deduction of state and local taxes on federal income tax returns and scrapping the business tax deduction for employer-provided health insurance, the advisers said.
[emphasis mine]

Eliminate the business deduction for employers who offer health insurance to their employees, and you eliminate that worker benefit, guaranteed. That'll at least double the current number of Americans without health insurance. Think that includes a few right-wing Christians? Great trade-off, the wealthy get more tax breaks and the rest of us pay increased taxes and surrender our health insurance to make it happen.

Meanwhile, AmericaBlog points out that the Repugs have already turned their back on the gay opposition crowd:

Kiss the religious right goodbye. Now Bloomberg has caved on [gay] marriage. A day after Jeb Bush refused to endorse a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. A week after Karl Rove reiterated that George W. Bush was fine with civil unions. You get the picture. These guys may or may not think the religious right won them the election, but now they don't really care.


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