The conservative blogosphere, led by up and coming right wing-nut Michelle Malkin have been frantically pushing to label the stimulus bill the “Generational Theft Bill,” and impressionable republicans on the hill are echoing this ill-conceived branding quip. Generational Theft? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Apparently in the eyes of these pundits and politicians all debt is not created equal…
When Bush nearly doubled the national debt from 5.7 trillion to almost 11 trillion dollars to fund the Iraq war and give tax cuts to the wealthy, that wasn’t “Generational Theft.” Even though we’ll be paying for his policies for years to come, he was investing in our future, and making the world a better, safer place.
When the Obama Administration proposes increasing the debt 7% to avert a potentially irreversible financial disaster, create jobs, build a more efficient infrastructure, and protect the environment, he’s robbing our children of their future?
Give me a break, that is akin to parents taking out a home equity loan on their home to fix a crumbling foundation, rusted plumbing and leaky roof so they still have a house to leave their kids, and calling that a crime.
Aside from taking out a second, third and fourth mortgage on our home, the Bush administration has also done some remodeling. They have left us with…
- More pollution
- Weaker drinking water standards
- Weaker air quality standards
- Weaker standards on BPA, PCBs, Arsenic, Formaldehyde, and harmful pesticides
- Less protected wilderness
- Weaker protections for animals
- More greenhouse gas emissions
The list goes on. So by John and Michelle’s standards the Bush administration’s rap sheet should include Generational Theft, Fraud, Vandalism, Murder and Rape.
[Matt is the editor of greenUPGRADER.com]