Astonishing political views

reed with chartAstonishing political views that we hear so frequently they may no longer seem absurd.

  • Government can’t create jobs (Tom Reed’s handout 2013-2015)
  • Social Security is unaffordable, unsustainable, bankrupt
  • Low taxes for the rich and super rich benefit all
  • Our children will have to repay the National Debt
  • Corporate taxes are too high
  • Federal budget should balance in good times and bad times
  • Private spending creates jobs, but government spending does not
  • The Federal Government spends too much
  • Rescinding environmental regulations creates jobs
  • Tax breaks for corporations directly fight hunger.
  • Anyone can be rich unless they are lazy
  • People could find jobs if forced by extreme want
  • Reduce college cost by cutting salaries of teachers and administrators
  • If students fail to pass tests, teachers must be incompetent
  • Private is always better than public
  • The smaller government, the better
  • More should be left to the states.
  • Professional economists are wrong
  • Property owners deserve compensation for losses due to regulations.
  • A laissez-faire economy serves the best interest of all

Do these ideas sound familiar? I associate them all with Tom Reed.

© William Hungerford – February 2015


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2 Responses to Astonishing political views

  1. josephurban says:

    And Number 1 on the list…(drum roll)…Human activity has nothing to do with climate change. Ka -Ching !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. solodm says:

    Here’s why these talking points may be all too familiar, and why Tom Reed dances away from answering questions:
    “The following information is designed to help you navigate away from those tough questions and get back to talking about policy,” says the memo, which was obtained by the public interest group Common Cause and provided exclusively to The Huffington Post. “If you are asked any of these questions, acceptable responses are provided, but please then direct the conversation back to the policy to which you want to discuss.”

    “Common Cause’s Surgey said he was amazed to see the memo, with all the stock responses laid out in one place. “But also it made sense,” he said, “because we have heard a lot of these statements being repeated by legislators.’ ”


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