On yesterday’s show, I played a soundbite from the 11/18/12 edition of This Week with George Stephanapolous, in which George Will suggested that we look at the looming fiscal cliff as the realization of the Democrats’ left-wing base’s fondest dreams; that is, hobbling the U.S. military and raising taxes.
Here’s the audio:
So, what should come over the transom this morning? Why it’s a note to Barack Obama from Michael Moore, who apparently is not as despondent about the Twinkie shortage as I thought he would be. After the usual nauseating slobbering sucking up to the One, he offers some advice for the second term. Here’s the first one:
1. DRIVE THE RICH RIGHT OFF THEIR FISCAL CLIFF. The “fiscal cliff” is a ruse, an invention by the Right and the rich, to try and keep their huge tax breaks. On December 31, let ALL the tax cuts expire. Then, on January 1, put forth a bill that restores the tax cuts for 98% of the public. I dare the Republicans to vote against that! They can’t and they won’t. As for the spending cuts, the 2011 agreement states that, for every domestic program dollar the Republicans want to cut, a Pentagon dollar must also be cut. See, you are a genius! No way will the Right vote against the masters of war. And if by some chance they do, you can immediately put forth legislation to restore all the programs we, the majority, approve of. And for God’s sake, man – declare Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid untouchable. They’re not bankrupt or anywhere near it. If the rich paid the same percentage of Social Security tax on their entire income – the same exact rate everyone else pays – then there will suddenly be enough money in Social Security to last til at least the year 2080!
So, there you have it. George Will was correct, and so was I, when over the last year I have been telling you that our country is like Thelma and Louise, ready to go “forward” right over the cliff.