Today’s GOP has bet the proverbial farm on Grover Norquist’s ‘No New Taxes’ mantra above and beyond everything else going on with our nation today.
Aside from supporting state’s with new and continued GOP majorities on attacking women’s healthcare, and any attempt to grant LGBT’s equal human rights (All causes that only a small portion of society supports) — as well as a brief debate on how to change a light bulb – today’s GOP’s number one priority is no new taxes.
That’s right, not job creation, not the environment, not alternative energy, not the foreclosure crisis, the homeless, those who are in need of help to feed their families or even retraining the unemployed in fields that are more likely to have job openings. The GOP is putting their political futures on the line by protecting the richest 1 percent of Americans who now take home almost 24 percent of income in the United States.
The GOP would like us to believe that leaving the wealthy alone and not increasing their taxes will create new jobs. Are you seeing a lot of new job creation? Have you seen a lot of new job creation since Bush cut taxes? Of course not.
The auto industry has become viable again, but that’s only due to Obama stepping in and preventing the complete collapse of America’s ‘backbone,’ which 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain did not support. At least he didn’t until the last few days before the 2008 election.
Surely by now you’re saying “Okay, what’s this about hookers??”
Well, what is it that the wealthy are doing with their money that is so damned important to the GOP that their taxes should not be raised? It seems that when they’re not buying gold-plated trash cans, they’re paying for hookers. Expensive ones.
Seventeen people were indicted on Wednesday on charges of running a high-end prostitution ring that catered to Wall Street clients who often spent more than $10,000 in a night, authorities said.
The ring pulled in more than $7 million over three years, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said at a news conference.
“The business of high-end prostitution is enormously profitable,” Hynes said.
The prostitution service, named High Class NY, was run 24 hours a day out of an office in Brooklyn and charged from $400 to $3,600 an hour for its services, according to the 144-count indictment. It also provided customers with cocaine and other narcotics, the indictment said.
Hynes said clients often spent in excess of $10,000 in a single night.
They were “all high-end customers coming from the financial markets. People with nothing but money,” he said.
A recent Quinnipiac poll showed 67% of voters said any debt ceiling deal should include tax hikes on the rich. If the Wall St. folks don’t have any better way to spend their money than on hookers, drugs and gold-plated trash cans…perhaps the GOP should listen to those 67%? If nothing else, to save the wealthy from lives of crime…
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