Friday, January 11, 2008
Deep Dark Recession Excessive Misery
The Republicans candidates had another debate Thursday night in South Carolina with much more posturing in response to the alleged Persian Gulf incident, with all candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul)
promising war if they were president.
When the topic turned to the impending recession, they all tried to top each other with what they would do to help out the economy. Like going to war? One of the factors in the current economic state is the fact the high oil prices (caused by military misadventures) is driving up the price of everything else. McCain, who in ads portrays himself as an outsider in Warshington says he would make Bush's tax cuts (which has increased the deficit) permanent, Huckabee and Romney promised tax cuts as well, and Ghouliani, not to be undone promised he'd push through the "biggest tax cut in history."
Either these people are complete morons, or they're hoping the people of South Carolina are. Six years of Republican economic policies have put us in the situation we're in, they're not going to get us out of the hole. Maybe their plan is to follow Ghouliani's lead and ask people to work for free.