By Greg Sargent
House Speaker John Boehner just gave a speech outlining the GOP’s ideas for jobs creation and its prescriptions for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. I thought I’d highlight two sentences from it. There was this:
If we want to create a better environment for job creation, politicians of all stripes can leave the “my way or the highway” philosophy behind.
And there was also this:
Tax increases, however, are not a viable option for the Joint Committee. They are off the table.
The juxtaposition of those two sentences perfectly encapsulate the last two and a half years of United States political history.
Republican’s talking out their ass about their mythical bipartisan efforts, yet constantly working blocking any significant efforts to get the economy moving.
I don’t know what’s more pathetic, the fact that they can’t see the obvious contradiction found just paragraphs apart or the fact that so many of their loyal supporters can’t.
Source: WP’s “the Plum Line”