Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Compassionate conservative ?

Well, King Georgie has shown us again what a compassionate conservative he is. Yesterday, Georgie was speaking in Cleveland, Ohio. When the question & answer period went a little longer than he expected it to, Georgie popped off and said, "Anybody work here in this town?". I know he meant it as a joke, but that is a part of the country that is hurting because of his policy of outsourcing american jobs.

In fact, while Georgie has been in office, the unemployment rate in Cleveland has climbed from 4.5% to 5.8%. In the entire state of Ohio, the rate has gone from 4.0% to 5.3%. Obviously, the "great economy" touted by Georgie only applies to his rich buddies. The poor, working class and middle class in this country are all worse off since Georgie took office, and are still losing ground every day. Of course, the figures above do not count those who have exhausted their benefits or those who have just given up on trying to find a job.

Georgie and his crowd ascribe to Reagan's "trickle-down" theory. This means if you give rich people more money, some of it will trickle down to the middle and working classes. Baloney! Money does not trickle down in our society. It rushes upward. When the poor and working classes get some cash, they must spend it because they need so many things. The money still winds up in the pockets of the rich, but it has made everyone a little better off. Because of the "trickle-down" theory, the outsourcing of american jobs, the refusal to raise the minimum wage, and a general lack of empathy for anyone who is not rich, Georgie is destroying our country.

With his economic policies, Georgie has made life harder for most americans. How can he possibly turn around and make jokes about nonexistent jobs? Is this how a conservative shows compassion? Will he go to Rwanda next and tell genocide jokes?

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