Trying to teach newbie fiscally conservative Republicans a few speaking pointsby Stephen Gordon
The Hill reports:
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted “tea party” protests yesterday, labeling the activities “despicable” and shameful.”
“The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,” Schakowsky said in a statement.
“It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt,” she added. “Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”
Here’s a response from the guy who alerted a significant amount of Americans that they are considered right-wing extremists: I’ll be happy to trade my miniscule tax decrease for repayment of my share, as well as that of my children and their children, of all deficit spending which has occurred since President Obama took office.
I’m sure a lot of you can think of additional appropriate responses.
I’ve a more than a handful of libertarian friends who used to work for Ronald Reagan. The GOP might wish to think about hiring some of us again.