Fiddling While Rome Burns!
Not only are the Republicans trying to block economic recovery (with the “moderates” stripping the bill of everything it takes to actually create more jobs while the conservatives want to kill it altogether), they also keep saying, “Slow down! Let’s take more time on this!” But this is fiddling while Rome burns, Nero. The current recession ALREADY entails more job losses than either of the previous two. It’s a snowball going downhill and soon it will be too late to stop or reverse it. If the moderate version of the stimulus passes it will be too little and will need additional work before June. If it all fails, we could repeat Japan and be in recession for 10 years! Below is a chart of current job losses compared to the 2 previous recessions–all while the Republicans in the Senate keep blocking anything useful.
This ought to be a poster in front of the Senate Floor and on the screen of every news show while the “debate” rages on about how infrastructure and education are “wasteful spending,” food stamps are “evil socialism,” and how we desperately need more tax cuts for the rich! I’m so angry I could scream. I need to stop blogging and start praying now.
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