Republic’s Patron Saint McSame to offer more of the Same

Well, Saint McSame has some good news and some bad news for Americans.  I would love to do a “first the good news and then the bad news” sort of diary, but with McSame, it is all bad news for those of us that pay attention to current events once again.

From CNN:

An end to earmarks, a gas-tax holiday, government-backed mortgages — they’re all part of GOP Sen. John McCain’s “big and ambitious” plan to revive a flailing economy, a top aide said Tuesday.

OK.  Big and ambitious usually means someone is making money, and that someone isn’t you or me.  Hmmmmmmm.  Could it be Corporations again?  You make the call.

The senator from Arizona is proposing an income tax system that offers two basic rates and a “generous standard deduction,” according to his prepared remarks. McCain is proposing letting Americans choose between the new system and the present one.

“Americans do not resent paying their rightful share of taxes — what they do resent is being subjected to thousands of pages of needless and often irrational rules and demands” from the Internal Revenue Service, he will say. “We are going to create a new and simpler tax system — and give the American people a choice.”

The presidential candidate also will call for doubling the federal income tax for dependents, from $3,500 to $7,000.

Well, gee!  That sounds nice, doesn’t it?  Except for the part that, of course, he does not say how we as a country will pay for it.  

I suppose he has a plan to continue the George W. Bush Personal US Tresuary Money Printing and Inflation Building corporate welfare account.  

There is more, unfortunately.

McCain also will say he wants Congress to declare a summer gas-tax holiday, suspending the 18.4-cent gas tax and 24.4-cent diesel tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day this year. Because so many industries rely on gas for production, “these immediate steps will help to spread relief across the American economy,” he will say.

McSame didn’t mention that during this gas-tax holiday that fuel prices will no doubt rise beyond the possible 18.4 cents for gasoline or 24.4 cents for diesel fuel that his “plan” will call for.  Not to mention, how is that money going to be replaced in the National coffers?  

I’m guessing it will come from the George W. Bush Personal US Tresuary Money Printing and Inflation Building corporate welfare account.

Now, we know many promises are made in Campaigns, and quite a few of them are never meant to be kept.  

All of a sudden, Saint McSame wants to help the American homeowner.  

Oh YES!  After not giving a shit for some time now, the polls have his Wingnut Wurlitzer message machine spouting out new lies to tell us.

And he plans to address the subprime mortgage crisis by offering people at risk of foreclosure a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage loan backed by the federal government. People will be able to pick up applications at any post office, he will say.

“Citizens will keep their homes, lenders will cut their losses, and everyone will move on — following the sounder practices that should have been observed in the first place,” he is expected to say.

On March 26, 2008, Saint McSame had this to say about the sub-prime mortgage mess:

“It is not the duty of government to bail out and reward those who act irresponsibly, whether they are big banks or small borrowers.”

Only a couple of weeks ago, his AssHoliness was telling Americans to SUCK IT UP.  

Today, he plans to read the tea leaves and lie to us about What we Want To Hear and tell us what he would do if elected Presnit Bush (third term) while every second knowing he would do nothing of the sort.

But of course, the coup de grĂ¢ce is again corporate welfare.  

Despite the promised assault on corporate loopholes, McCain will say he will use the money saved via his proposals to ease the burden on employers by lowering the business income tax from 35 percent to 25 percent.

The lie.  The money saved via his proposals.

The pitch to rally Corporate America.  To ease the burden on employers by lowering the business income tax from 35 percent to 25 percent.

If this were a movie, it would be sub-titled

Evil returns, the Third Term.


    • brobin on April 15, 2008 at 17:13

    is the second coming of the third term of George W. Bush, and I simply cannot fathom our country at the end of said term.  

    I lived through Ronald Reagan and I put up with Bush the 1st, but please, powers that be, do NOT allow this to happen to US!!!

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