How Do Average Republicans Tolerate These Things?

Republicans in Congress have blocked a bill for medical care for 9/11 responders because of an alleged concern that it would add to the deficit.

Yet, at the same time, Republicans insist on tax cuts for the most wealthy, regardless of the impact on the deficit.

I wonder sometimes if we live in a legitimate country or if we all exist and work so that a powerful few can prosper.

How do average working people who vote Republican tolerate these things?

Even if you disagree with Democrats on many issues, how do you stand something like this?

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  1. On the Today show this morning. Interview with Michelle Bachman over why the rich should get to keep their money and the unemployed should not.
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/14469139

    The thing is the republicans have been saying that unless the tax cuts are made permanent the wealthy people won’t invest. So how does this 2 year extension do anything except keep the argument alive. So if the economy doesn’t get any better then they will keep pointing to this as the reason. They will never shut up about it.

  2. On the Today show this morning. Interview with Michelle Bachman over why the rich should get to keep their money and the unemployed should not.
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/14469139

    The thing is the republicans have been saying that unless the tax cuts are made permanent the wealthy people won’t invest. So how does this 2 year extension do anything except keep the argument alive. So if the economy doesn’t get any better then they will keep pointing to this as the reason. They will never shut up about it.

  3. From Margaret:

    On the Today show this morning. Interview with Michelle Bachman over why the rich should get to keep their money and the unemployed should not.http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/…The thing is the republicans have been saying that unless the tax cuts are made permanent the wealthy people won’t invest. So how does this 2 year extension do anything except keep the argument alive. So if the economy doesn’t get any better then they will keep pointing to this as the reason. They will never shut up about it.

  4. the really interesting thing is that somehow they can fence “average” Americans that these tax cuts are the best thing for them. That our economy will collapse unless we give tax cuts to the rich. The sad part is that many Americans believe it.

    Thanks your comments.

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