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Republican Intellectual Incoherence on Full Display

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So, let’s get this straight: this is “all about jobs,” even though Republicans shutting down the government will cause hundreds of thousands of federal workers to be furloughed, will harm the economic recovery, and will cause jobs to be lost. Also, this is simultaneously “all about jobs” but also about “important policy riders” like funding for women’s health services through Planned Parenthood — a miniscule amount of money, by the way, with almost none of that money going towards abortion services. How does any of that have anything to do with “jobs?” Who the heck knows. Finally, how does cutting non-defense discretionary spending, which makes up a tiny portion of the federal budget and which has NOTHING to do with the long-term, structural deficit, have anything to do with “jobs?” Answer: it doesn’t have anything to do with jobs. Period.

The utter intellectual incoherence of the Republican’t Party and its affiliated Tea Partier wingnut wing on full display for all to see. What a sight to behold, huh?

  • pontoon

    lame they sound?  They can’t even make a coherent argument to support their stance.

    If you are a voter in the 5th District, please go to Robert Hurt’s Facebook page and let him know how upset you are about this issue.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.p

  • Say What

    Mikulski… she ought to be the Senate Majority Leader!!

  • KathyinBlacksburg

    You said that “like funding for women’s health services through Planned Parenthood — a miniscule amount of money, by the way, with almost none of that money going towards abortion services. ”

    Almost?  By law, federal funding can only be used on health care, including family planning. But no federal money funds abortion services, period.  There may be some confusion in that 3% of PP’s overall budget goes to abortion services, but those moneys, indeed MOST of Planned Parenthood’s money comes from other sources (foundations, grants, individual donations, etc)..  

  • Catzmaw

    Too bad we’re not likely to see it much on TV where it would take too much time away from the useless talking heads peopling Newsland with their pointless false equivalencies.