Who Moved the GOP’s Cheese?

Instead of focusing on fixing programs like Social Security and Medicare, the Republican Party suddenly is arguing these programs are somehow unAmerican and unconstitutional.  Rick Perry calls Social Security a Ponzi scheme and a monstrous lie.  Michele Bachmann declares we have to wean people off Social Security.  Marco Rubio claims these programs have weakened us as a people.  Paul Ryan wants to end Medicare as we know it.

This hasn’t been the party’s position before.  Ronald Reagan reformed Social Security, he didn’t seek to destroy it.  George W. Bush grafted a new prescription drug entitlement onto Medicare.  Now extremists have taken over the party, and their views are presented as the new mainstream, the new normal.  If you disagree, you aren’t a Republican anymore.  Who are these people?  Where did they get this authority?  Their fringe views don’t represent most rank-and-file Republicans, let alone most Americans.

The truth is that we are not victims of a Ponzi scheme, we are victims of our own government’s theft when it comes to Social Security.  There should be $2.6 trillion sitting in the Social Security trust fund, enough to last till 2036, but the government has spent that money.  Where is your Social Security?  It went to Iraq and Afghanistan.

We need to prevent another Great Depression, not fight the battles of the last one.

The Republican Party seems determined to drag us back to the 19th century, rather than face the challenges of the 21st.  What will they oppose next — indoor plumbing?

4 comments on “Who Moved the GOP’s Cheese?

  1. The current republican candidates for the presidency possess no ideas to cure America’s ills and America is sorely ailing. This bunch of mobsters is doing more harm to America than anyone in American history who has ever been charged with treason. F.D.R. and his advisors thought through and solved the great depression wifh

  2. The cure for the great depression was the innovative creation of mega public works projects like the TVA which created infrastructure, jobs for those who built the infrastructure and funding that went back into the system when the workers made a living, paid their bills, put food on the table and a roof over their family’s head.
    The morons who seek the presidency today are fabulously wealthy politicians whose only goal is not to fix America, but to get elected.

  3. As the tea party came upon us like the spontaneous combustion of oily rags in a hot closet, their fire must be extinguished by people of reason and true patriotism who will enter the presidential race with solutions, common sense, and an obvious desire to help us out of the multitrillion dollar hole Dubya dug in Iraq and Afghanistan into which he sent young American lives and America’s future.

  4. These caricatures, Palin, Perry, Bachman, and Romney must be seen for who and what they truly are. Come on Americans, show the grit that is your birthright and throw these bums out.

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