After months of a laser like focus on capture and control of every uterus in America, the Republican Party decided to pretend to talk about jobs with a word salad garnished with pretty pictures. Nothing in it was new. In fact it was just a re-tossing of the same “tax-cuts solve everything” talking points that have become the Golden Calf of wingutopia.
Look at it and marvel at how silly it is:
It is being widely mocked. Last night Rachel Maddow had some fun with it. Steve Benen, Paul Krugman, Ezra Klein and many, many others are pointing out that it is a bad joke–devoid of any new ideas. It is a plan that will explode the debt while killing jobs. It is a plan that has been tried over and over again and one that has failed every time. The last time it was tried was in the Bush years and the economy has yet to recover.
And yet, this is all they have to offer. The shock is that anybody treats this as a “serious” document. I know that IOKIYAR is the rule for media coverage, but the way some folks treat these stale word salads as “ideas” is really getting silly.
This should be mocked and anybody who defends it should be celebrated as a fool.