Thursday, January 17, 2008

Republican Congresswoman: "Work harder, not smarter!"

It's no wonder that the American people feel jaded and cynical when it comes to politicians' promises. I mean, just take the new Republican proposal to jump start the economy, called the Middle Class Job Protection Act, which does nothing for the middle class. From ThinkProgress:

Today, Rep. Eric Cantor (VA), the chief deputy Republican whip in the House, unveiled his proposal to stimulate the economy. His legislation — the so-called Middle Class Job Protection Act — does nothing for the middle class. Instead, it reduces the corporate tax rate by 28 percent.

At a press conference today unveiling the stimulus proposal, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) justified the conservative plan to give tax breaks to corporations — instead of working Americans — by arguing that people actually like working long hours:

I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We’re the workingest state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs.

Bachmann’s version of the American Dream is apparently working two full-time jobs and struggling to get by.

Next I suppose we'll be hearing how much better behaved our children were when they had jobs, too.

Those were the days!

1 comment:

Mauigirl said...

This is so sad on so many levels! It all goes back to that annoying Puritan Work Ethic this country was unfortunately founded on!