Following on some remarks I made yesterday, here is my proposal:
The “Yet Another
Criminally Horrendous Tax”
Act of 2010
Respectfully submitted for your consideration
by Kent Pitman
Whereas, the middle class of America is just pretty much doomed to pay for the excesses of the rich, and
Whereas, the news media of America has melted down to little more than an echo chamber for partisan talking points, and
Whereas, the Democratic Party often is too clueless, inept, or lazy to generate talking points of its own, resulting in ubiquitous Republican spin about these things, and
Whereas, the allegedly Liberal-controlled news media therefore spews little more than Republican talking points 24 hours a day,
Be it therefore resolved, that no change in budget shall be accepted as “payment” for any extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy without a firm commitment to send a letter to each each and every affected citizen explaining that the resulting denial of service was made in order to pay for these tax cuts, as illustrated in the following sample:
It is with all due regret that we must deny your request for
[ X ] extended unemployment benefits.
[ ] health insurance.
[ ] a tuition loan.
The money you requested was needed under the provisions of the YACHT Act of 2010 to support an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. I'm sure you'll agree that at tricky financial times like these, we mustn't risk perturbing the wealthy, whose potential financial losses from a change in policy would make your present woes look trivially small by comparison.
You can rest assured that the tax savings created by this policy are already hard at work benefiting the only people capable of creating jobs in the US—wealthy private citizens. We're confident that the benefits of that policy will trickle down to you at some point.
Thank you for your support of the Tea Party and the new Republican Party in the mid-term election of 2010. We just wanted you to know we heard you loud and clear in the recent election. As you can see, our mission to cut unnecessary spending and increase self-reliance is well under way.
We look forward to your continued support in the 2012 elections.