We’re So Screwed, Part I
As August 2nd creeps closer, more and more people are realizing that the Republicans are more than willing to send America into a massive depression, rather than give an inch on their principles. Even if it means the end of America as a world power, the Republicans are convinced that their actions are the best course. The question I have: Who is it best for? America, or the Republicans.
The worst part is, Republicans could agree to the current Reid bill (which has already failed), and the US will still spiral down into a double dip recession. People will blame Obama and the Democrats for not doing more, and the Republicans will have a realistic shot at winning the next election. In addition, America won’t be in as bad a shape for the Republicans to push their vision of America through. However, the Republicans don’t know a victory when they see one. And as such, rather than having a crappy time coming up, we’re looking down the barrel of a repeat of 1931.
In this case, when Student loans are cut, when Pell grants are cut, and people find their 401Ks being gutted, the Republicans may be shocked to find that they won’t avoid the blame quite as easily. Whatever pithy quotes and messaging they come out with. It will be obvious who has been the most obstructionist. At least I hope.
(with the news of the potential agreement, I’ll go into more detail on how the current ‘deal’ helps the Republicans more than the Democrats)
(Originally posted at blog.bloodstar.org )