America Now Officially a Banana Republic

Truth: America is a banana republic — which, I hasten to add (and Teabag Partiers try and note if you can) exactly what Republicans have wanted and worked for for decades. Patirotic pride? Pretty perverted if it is…:

The richest 0.1 percent of taxpayers would get a tax cut of $61,000 from President Obama. They would get $370,000 from Republicans, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. And that provides only a modest economic stimulus, because the rich are less likely to spend their tax savings.

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Likewise, an obvious priority in the worst economic downturn in 70 years should be to extend unemployment insurance benefits, some of which will be curtailed soon unless Congress renews them. Or there’s the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which helps train and support workers who have lost their jobs because of foreign trade. It will no longer apply to service workers after Jan. 1, unless Congress intervenes.

So we face a choice. Is our economic priority the jobless, or is it zillionaires? (Link.)

Doomed! It’s now official that Our Leaders will do nothing to help the economy.

Doomed! The only job growth is awful and inadequate, which is to say of minimal help.

An obit for Big Media journalism. Since it’s all crap now, we can ignore it all.

Assholes: Texas’ leaders. Blatant liars, even by the standards of Republican pols.

The original viral viddie reinforced my feelings that Jon Hamm ain’t quite America’s finest actor. This is better:

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