Nov 22, 2010

Even Being Buffetted by the Truth Won't Change Republicans

I'm pleasantly astonished that Warren Buffett finally fessed up to ABC News' Christiane Amanpour that tax breaks for the rich don't help the economy.

"The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you," Buffett said. "But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on."

God bless him. But it won't make a lick of difference.

Republicans, at least, will NEVER be convinced.

Tell them that pink angels have signified that the end of the world is nigh, and they'll be stocking up on distilled water and handguns by week's end.

Try to explain to them that a government can't expect to pay off a massive national debt and still meaningfully cut taxes, and they'll give you the hand... or worse.

Tell them you want to spend trillions of tax dollars on fighting a destructive war and they'll just smile and yell Hoorah!

Tell them you need tax money to improve education... and you're gonna be labelled with a bleeding heart... or nose.

As cool as it is that Buffet and others of his ilk are testifying to what some of us have always known to be obvious, it shouldn't be expected to have any affect on the bulletproof biases of the American Right Wing.

No comments: