Former chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden, Jared Bernstein claims Republicans are hypocrites about the federal budget deficit, pretending to care when the Democrats hold power, shrugging it off when Republicans pass tax cuts for the wealthy. The truth is Republican elites haven’t cared about the deficit for decades, Democrats would do well to do the same and stop claiming to be the Party that “really cares” about the deficit. That politically attractive pose is not simply dishonest and financially illiterate, it is also a trap.
Our problems will not be solved by the victory of one party over another, or of one ‘ism’ over another. Changing lawmakers from ‘conservatives’ to ‘liberals’ or ‘liberals’ to ‘socialists’, without reforming how the laws are made is like asking the orchestra to play a happy tune whilst the ship goes down, writes Mark GB. Our problems arise from the centralisation of power and money in the hands of unaccountable vested interests. We need fundamental reform of the political and monetary system itself.
We need an open investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the entire ‘fake news’ Russian collusion affair and James Comey’s fake FBI investigation, and not for the reasons you think. Congress has failed to take responsibility for its bevy of problems; and its unshining example has corrupted all our other national institutions. Partisan bickering and political spin is simply a diversion from the action that American people deserve — and the truth that the American people require.