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The American Dream, According To Republicans 16 Jan 2008

Posted by Jessa in Politics.
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I’m having a hard time understanding exactly how Rep. Michele Bachmann thinks this is good news:

Today, Rep. Eric Cantor (VA), the chief deputy Republican whip in the House, unveiled his proposal to stimulate the economy. His legislation — the so-called Middle Class Job Protection Act — does nothing for the middle class. Instead, it reduces the corporate tax rate by 25 percent.

At a press conference today unveiling the stimulus proposal, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) justified the conservative plan to give tax breaks to corporations — instead of working Americans — by arguing that people actually like working long hours:

I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We’re the workingest state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs.

Let me break this to you gently, Ms. Bachmann. People don’t work longer hours or have two jobs because they think 80-hour work weeks are peachy keen neato. They do it so their family can have food, clothing, and shelter.

The fact that people are working more is a bad sign, not a good one. For all you guys tout “family values”, you should be concerned that people have to work so hard that they barely have time to actually spend with their families.

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