Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kyl says it all

John Kyl made a great speech in Congress in which he complained that Obama was spending too much time talking about the middle class and not enough time focusing on the wealthy.

Rarely does a member of the GOP speak so openly about their plutocratic ideals, but Kyl provides some wonderful words that show just how committed he and his Republican allies are to the rich and well-off in our nation. Apparently, to focus all one's attention on the lowly middle class is missing the point, which is that the rich are the ones we all ought to be kneeling to and thanking for their tireless job creation.

Well, they aren't really creating jobs, but they could if, you know, they weren't paying taxes. Even though their corporate tax rates are effectively zero thanks to all the loopholes and deductions they enjoy. But still! In theory, they are being squeezed to the point of maybe, possibly, could be considering selling their third vacation home or downgrading to only two private jets. Truly, without the endless praise of the nation's workforce, the wealthy are feeling left out.

Kyl's speech was moving for many people. I, for one, feel his words resonated with some of the people who, like me, work for a living. I had no idea that I was remiss in my duties as an American citizen by not genuflecting whenever a millionaire went by. I did not know that I owed my very livelihood to a stingy old crone and should be thanking them by electing people who want to cut the support for the poor and needy to give the rich more money. How silly of me...

You know, this is probably one of the best things Kyl, or any other member of the GOP, has said in a long time. It was honest, clear, and easy to understand. According to Kyl, the POTUS should stop worrying about the little people, who the GOP is planning to step all over with their cuts to social programs anyway, and instead spend more time thinking on the values of the rich, and how they've contributed to our great nation.

Maybe Kyl will now be the benchmark for all future GOP speeches on the floor of Congress. Perhaps he is ushering in a new age of honesty about what the Republicans in the House and Senate really want. Maybe this is the end of the platitudes, the end of the verbal sidestepping, the end of all questionable claims as we know it!


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