The Not So Secret Conservative Agenda

KEVIN DRUM, sums up the Republican party’s strategy for the 112th congress pretty clearly:

Just a quick note for the DC press corps: Republicans don’t care about the deficit. They care about cutting taxes on the rich and shifting spending from the poor to more deserving corporate recipients. Understanding this will collectively save you thousands of hours of time writing chin-scratching op-eds and analysis pieces that try to explain why Republicans are doing what they’re doing.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me.

This isn’t meant to slander Republicans or spread “liberal talking points”. The conservative philosophy very clearly states that the ideal approach to government involves a smaller government that keeps taxes lows  and promotes economic activity by spending huge sums of money on tax breaks and subsidies for a deregulated private sector.

Lowering the deficit is not at all part of their core beliefs. Lower deficits have always been apart of the “starve the beast” strategy which hypothesizes that a government without access to revenue, either tax dollars or deficit spending, will inevitably be forced to shrink in size and power.

Making this point clear should be an important part of any journalists writings. Because no matter what conservatives promise people about lower deficits, it ultimately comes down to lip service.

But why not just be honest about their intentions?

Because the American people might say that want lower taxes and a smaller “less invasive government” their actions suggest otherwise. Tea partier’s are on Medicare,  most conservatives support programs that provide health care to children (SCHIP) and seniors overwhelmingly voted against privatizing social security.

Long story short, it’s easy to be seduced by silver tongued talking points, but once shit hits the fan, government action is always what they call for.

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One thought on “The Not So Secret Conservative Agenda

  1. Republicans highlighting the whole political agenda
    where all the media attention asks the /QUESTION
    WHOM ASSASSINATED (OBAMA) though chance it
    40% HILLARY in being the one to be asssassinated.

    We live similar time as KENNEDY was assassinated
    another matching time// where the focus needs be
    removed from corrupt politics // corrupt politicians.

    The situation so bad it needs maximum distraction
    thus t’will be President OBAMA getting the bullet in
    his brain /if failing to get him most like be HILLARY.

    Such taking the focus of corrupt politics as allow
    the politicians taking to the media // where state
    THE NATION ITS PEOPLE’S // SHOULD UNITE IN
    THE FIGHT TO DEFEND DEMOCRACY / FREEDOM
    ETC ETC // THE REPUBLICANS TAKING IT MUCH
    FURTHER IN SAYING ASSASSINATION WORK OF
    TERRORISTS /THAT ONE MUST NOT SURRENDER
    TO TERRORISTS. / SUCH AS THE IRANIAN GOVT
    WHOM NOW PREPARING A NUCLEAR ATTACK ON
    THE USA / THAT AN INVASION OF IRAN IS VITAL
    IF TO SAVE FREEDOM DEMOCRACY / IN SAVING
    WESTERN VALUES OF/ COMPASSION / JUSTICE.

    Such the times of corruption allowing the public
    to be distracted // in allowing corrupt politicians
    taking military control / where times so corrupt
    it allows another president sacrificed /getting a
    bullet in the brain. // Of course OBAMA being a
    black president adds unto an media outpouring.

    WAS HE KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK ????.

    The answer of course being NO NO/ he was killed
    because the situation called for a media diversion
    allowing republicans to get back on track justifing
    the invasion of the Middle East /greatly increasing
    propaganda against IRAN preperation of invasion.

    All being done in defence of Freedom /democracy.

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