martinibuster - 10:23 pm on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
they need to reduce non-essential liberal spending
The fact is we can reduce many of those things but it won't make an impact. You have to dig in hard and start picking away at Social Security benefits. Everything else is a fantasy, including reducing "non-essential liberal spending." That's empty sloganeering.
the taxpayer gets to foot the bill to bailout GM.
We're getting paid back. Saving American jobs is a good thing. Propping up Iraq or Afghanistan doesn't look like a good idea but it is in our OIL interests to help keep the region stable and U.S. friendly.
Those slogans are wool over taxpayers eyes. It's meant to make us feel there is something to do, it's meant to hide the truth. The real scandal those on the right don't want us to contemplate is multimillion dollar American corporations paying little to zero taxes. It's time we stopped carrying them on our backs and made them pay their fair share. I pay my taxes. Those fat cats should pay their fair share, too.
I'm against raising the taxes on oil. That's just another tax on the regular folk.