As our economy continues its downward spiral, contrary to what the Corporate Media Propagandists (CMP) spins as it daily tells us we have "turned the corner" based on how well Wall Street and the stock market are responding, our Congress is perplexed as it must make a decision with the tax situation we now face.
The situation has been termed a "trap" by Dan Bartlett, Baby Bush's former communications director, as he stated; "We knew that, politically, once you get it into law, it becomes almost impossible to remove it. That's not a bad legacy. The fact that we were able to lay the trap does feel pretty good, to tell the truth."
So, a "trap" is but another legacy of the Baby Bush regime among other destructive things which we won't get into in this article.
Trap, my *ss. The reality is, the decision on this should be a "no brainer" if not even intelligence, but just plain common sense were involved. If your expenses increase you do not decrease your income. That nonsensical scheme was tried 10 years ago as we illegally invaded two countries, thus increasing our expenses and cut the taxes to the wealthiest 2% of our citizens and the result is not even questionable.
If common sense is not enough, a look at the past 10 years would reveal the tax cuts to the wealthy did very little to strengthen our economy. This would give enough to make a decision of change, because to expect different results of a failed agenda would only reveal a lack of intelligence of those making such a decision.
Giving our politicians credit for having common sense and intelligence, or at least one of those (something I am only supposing as most of their prior decisions do not indicate either exists), then we can conclude their agenda is not to improve our economy, but some other goal is their end.
This, added to what Tim Geithner stated at the 2009 Bilderberger meeting, "The people will have suffered enough to invite a change to a World Treasury Department." This might indicate the agenda is to make 98% of citizens suffer in order for the politicians to "save" them by making a decision they already know what it will be, for they created the situation in the first place. Let's not forget Geithner was at the helm of monitoring the Wall Street situation that brought on the collapse of our financial institutions and the theft of tax dollars.
Meanwhile, as average Americans continue to suffer through seeing their homes going into foreclosure, no job, no unemployment benefits, no food on the table -- our politicians are "debating" whether to give the ultra-wealthy a continued tax break so they can build their personal wealth in order to "weather the storm" of the suffering Geithner promised.
Now, will eliminating these tax cuts continue to save our economic mess that has been created? H*ll no! It won't even come close, but at least it would give an image of "fairness," a concept that has been all but lost in the past three decades in America as Congress, along with the Supreme Court, have made decisions that have not benefited the average citizen as opposed to corporations.
Politically, there is absolutely no positive reason for continuing these tax cuts. All this "debate" will reveal is there is no intelligence or common sense leading this country. The dumbing down of America starts at the top. That's the trickle down.