Friday, March 13, 2015

You Know Austerity Doesn't Work, Don't You?

You've got to give it up to Arizona Governor Doug "Cup Or Waffle Cone?" Ducey and all of his ideologue Republican buddies in the free range madhouse we call the Arizona State Legislature. They have a plan and they won't let reality get in their way while they implement it.

No, because, like crazy people everywhere, they have their own reality, and by God, they aren't going to let facts mess with it.

It's like trickle down economics: 30 plus years of trying it, and what do we know? It doesn't work. It has never worked. It will never work. But let's keep doing it, OK?*

And so the state of Arizona is now officially embarking on an austerity program.

Because, uh, I don't know...stupid?

Naturally, this austerity program applies mostly to poor people, sick people, and students. Fuck 'em. Bring back the poorhouse, I say! Just make sure Charter schools and For Profit Prisons are funded. That's what makes a state "great" after all.

The fact that austerity doesn't work has been proved, and recently, too, in Greece and Ireland and several other European countries.

If that's too removed from "The Best Country There Ever Was Or Ever Could Be" (after all, what do foreigners know about anything?) then we need only look at Wisconsin and Kansas, where Genius Brownback and Genius Walker have tried it, to predictably disastrous results.

And do you know why that is?

It's really very simple.


But by all means, proceed Governor...

*To be fair, if you want to make rich people richer, poor people poorer, gut the middle class, destroy unions, outsource every possible job, then trickle down works like a charm!

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