03
Dec
10

even john boehner aknowledges the republican party is full of shit

You have to take what you can get these days, folks. To have a top Republican like future House Speaker John Boehner acknowledge reality (even if only for a second) should give every Democrat strategist a raging boehner.

The Republican rallying cry behind extending the Bush Tax Cuts to the super-wealthy has so far been that the $200,000/$250,000 cap on tax cut extensions will seriously fuck with small business. This is, of course, ludicrous. Every economist in the world has touted the figure that only 3% of small businesses would be effected by the necessary tax hike; the Republican response to this reality: just don’t mention in that much.

That may have changed with this (sort of) concession from the tan man from Ohio in a conversation with Bob Schieffer:

BOB SCHIEFFER: Do you quarrel with that figure [3% of small businesses being effected]? Is that a right figure or a wrong figure?

BOEHNER: Well, it may be three percent, but it’s half of small business income. Because, obviously, the top three percent have half of the gross income.

Last quarter, American corporations boasted record profits, while the most recent job report found that only 39,000 jobs trickled down to the masses, raising the funemployment rate to 9.8%. At some point we have have an adult conversation about how insane it is to argue that giving money the government doesn’t have to wealthy dicks in the blind hope that they’d spend it on employing folks is, as Rahm Emanuel might say: fucking retarded.

While Michael Steele and John Boehner have continued to roll back from that comment, the substance of their acknowledgment should (keyword: should) provide for some nice fodder for the Good Guys in this debate. I mean for chrissakes even the wealthy are telling us that they’re not using that saved money on employing people.

(Story via The Plum Line)

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