The economy is racing headlong for a cliff (another 600,000 jobs gone in January) and the GOP is working overtime to prevent the one thing that might help: deficit spending by the federal government. Unrestricted tax cuts would be the least likely way to promote spending, yet 36 of the 41 GOP senators voted for such a measure yesterday.
Even conservative economists don’t propose such crazy stuff. My theory is that they get it from folks like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. Did anyone see Beck’s latest rant on Fox? Yikes, these guys used to be restricted to weird monologues on public access television didn’t they? This is about 10 minutes long, but you can experience it’s essence by watching the first few minutes:
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When Mitch McConnell and other conservative Republicans hear from their constituents, they are listening to people like Beck. That’s why they act and vote like wackos.