You know how John Boehner, Eric Can’tor, and other Teapublican’ts like to flap their gums about how the “American people want” whatever their latest cockamamie scheme happens to be? Well, another day, another strong piece of evidence – this time, an ABC/Washington Post poll – that it’s more like the American People VERSUS the Teapublican’t Party. Check this out.
That’s right; by a 2:1 margin, Americans do NOT – repeat, NOT! – want the “cuts only” approach offered by the Teapublican’ts. Instead, by a 2:1 margin, they want what President Obama and the Democrats have been pushing, namely a “combination of both,” balanced approach, with BOTH spending cuts and revenue increases. That’s what “the American people want,” so why are Boehner, Cantor, etc. ignoring them? Do they not care what “the American people want,” as they always claim to? Or, do they care more about ensuring that they defeat President Obama in 2012, even if it means destroying the United States economy in the process? Apparently it’s the latter. Shocker.
In related news, check out the “flip” for more poll results, this time indicating that the American people don’t want almost anything the Teapublican’ts are selling. For instance, the American people resoundingly say NO to Medicaid cuts (72%-26% oppose), and they’re not too thrilled about raising the eligibility age for Medicare either (54%-46% oppose).
So what DO the American people want? By WIDE margins, they want what most Democrats want: increased taxes on rich people (72%-27% support), raising Medicare premiums for the wealthy (61%-36% support), raising Social Security taxes for the wealthy (66%-30% support), raising taxes on hedge fund managers (64%-25% support), and raising taxes on oil and gas companies (59%-39% support).
That’s right; in every one of these cases, Teapublican’ts like Eric Can’tor and John Boehner are opposing the clear will of the American people. In stark contrast, Democrats are clearly in sync with the American people, as they have been for a long time. The question is, why do we, the American people, put up with this crap from the Teapublican’ts, even as they threaten to trash our country’s economy and plunge us into another deep, global recession? It’s infuriating, and I personally am very angry at the people who voted for these extremists in 2010, and deeply frustrated with everyone else who sat on their butts and didn’t come to the polls in 2010.
Anyway, what’s past is past. Today, it’s time to boot these people out of office at the earliest possible opportunity. Unfortunately, the next national election isn’t until November 2012, so we have until January 2013 to suffer with these freakazoids. In the meantime, call your nearest Teapublican’t (mis)representative and give them a piece of your mind. I’m sure they’ll be very happy to hear from you, as they always claim they care so deeply what “the American people want.” Heh.