Monday, May 01, 2006

Now that's chutzpah (updated below)

I have to give credit to the Bushies and their crews, they always come up with reasoning that defies reality stunning the opposition into paralysis. There was the Swift Boating of John Kerry the war-hero being made into a war criminal. There was the mission accomplished as Iraq burned for three more years. (Note: Today is "Mission Accomplished" pronouncement three year anninversary.) There was and is the position of the President that his job to execute the laws of the land are just that, to actually execute or kill the laws of the land so he can rule without those inconvenient pieces of paper that, you know, govern the government. If the country were to be based upon "trust me" we wouldn't need a constitution and in fact we may find out how running the U.S. looks without one. Now we have another example of an administration position that defies belief.

The U.S. says it fears deatinee abuse in Repatriation. Get it? The Bush Administration claims it would like to send home detainees it has at Guantanimo. (wait, I thought according to the armchair generals like Rush and O'Lielly and Sean that they are all dangerous terrorists there. How can we release them from Gitmo? 267 so far. Guess Bush is soft on terrorists.) But it argues that they have concerns that the released prisoners may not be treated humanely by their own governments. Once again I tell you this isn't a story from The Onion. This is the front-page of the New York Times on Sunday, April 30. The right column no less which in newspaper terms means it's the most important story of the day. So we gathered up all these so-called mastermind terrorists. Then we abuse them at Gitmo which I'm sure will win hearts and minds when we release them. Then we say we want to release them but we can't because their own governments might abuse them. Now that's chutzpah.

What's next? I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the reason why tax cuts were given to the wealthy in America, a majority of which benefits the top 1%, is because the rich know how to spend it while the middle and lower-class would just "blow it" on foolish things. It's as reasonable argument as any the administration has for cutting taxes repeatedly on people making over a million dollars a year. In fact, this year the alternative minimum tax will cost the middle class $13 billion in extra tax payments while those making over $1 million per year will get a $13 billion tax cut. Who says there isn't class warfare? There is it's just that the upper-class is winning. Or shall I say won. There is a redistribution of wealth going on in America. It's going from those making under $100,000 to pay for tax cuts for those making over $1,000,000 a year. Of course you could believe that it makes good economic and tax policy. But now that really would be chutzpah.

Update Post: Didn't take long for the latest Bush administration's The Daily Show/Colbert/Onion-like declaration. Not only that but Andrew Sullivan gives it a "Chutzpah award!" Could he have read me before he posted?


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Of course it makes sense - Mo' money - gimme mo' money!

11:19 AM  
Blogger rMatey said...

Hummm. Looks like time is ripe for another revolution.

2:40 PM  

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