What caught my attention this week was Boehner's quote in the Wall Street Journal that most Americans are clueless about the economy and how to resolve our economic problems. Here's what he had to say:
“People in Washington assume that Americans understand how big the problem is, but most Americans don’t have a clue,” Mr. Boehner said, speaking in his Capitol office. “I think it’s incumbent on us, if we are serious about dealing with the big challenges, that we go out and help Americans understand how big the problem is that faces us.”I have to agree with Mr. Boehner that most Americans are indeed clueless about a great many things, but I'm not so sure about this particular one. I think that most Americans are fully aware that Republican economic policies were what brought our economy to the brink and that doing more of what got us into this mess in the first place may not be the best solution for recovery.
- We know that Boehner and his cronies are determined to cut Social Security and Medicare even though fewer than 25% of Americans support doing so.
- We know that the majority of Americans support raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires, repealing the Bush tax cuts, and eliminating government subsidies to big oil.
- We know that Boehner is lying when he blames public employee unions for state budgetary problems.
H/T to Think Progress
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