"We have the best politicians money can buy." — Will Rogers
Friday, February 7, 2014
Cruz, Rubio, Lee, et al: Easy to Dislike Their Methods
GOP Sens. Rubio (FL), Cruz (TX), and Lee (UT)
(plus, five other GOPers)
These three and five others make up the “group of eight” (or
as I prefer to call them, the gang of eight, since they act like thugs). The
others include Sens. Cornyn (TX); Hatch (UT); and Portman (OH); plus, three GOP
House Reps. Camp (MI) and Issa (CA). They have filed an amicus brief (friend of the Court brief) on behalf of
businesses and individuals who sued to stop the subsidies from flowing through
the Obama-care Federal website, the Washington
The case, being heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
D.C. Circuit next month, will center on whether people can receive tax
subsidies on-line through the Federal website, known as Health Care gov.
Right now, more than 30 states rely on that site while 14
others plus Washington, D.C.,
set up their own websites for the same purpose.
I say, okay, guys, we will consider that if, and now,
here's the kicker: Will you also file an amicus to stop these Corporate
subsidies? Um ... tic toc, tic toc:
May I suggest you start here with your research, since you
obviously have given this some thought, but apparently not in depth that you
should. Glad to help. That headline is: “Government
Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs.”
Now on to the next research project for youas we
remind you that you all like the term “givers and takers” and that nasty awful
47% of low-down Americans whom Mitt Romney introduced to the country to in 2012.
Yeah, those Americans.
FYI: That lousy idea put forth by Romney is again in the
minds of many GOPers even since the Welfare Queen days of Ronald Reagan – the topic
“du jour” as it were. Look closely at this one area in the story to get the
Section 5010 of the U.S.
tax code is a very interesting piece of federal law. Not to pick on the liquor
industry, but taxpayers subsidize “flavored” liquors to the tune of $1.1
billion every 10 years. Think about
Years ago drinking-age folks could only find plain vodka,
plain rum, plain gin, etc. Today, however, walk into any bar and there are thousands of
flavors. Why is that? Because that Section 5010 of the IRS Code gives
distillers a “discount” for adding flavor. That is refreshing but is it worth
So, okay, how about you all try and remove subsidies for big
oil, gas, energy, tobacco, and other giant corporations. I mean, if you cut
them then maybe we can start talking about your asinine health care subsidy cut
Now, don't get all huffy and defensive. But, some rationale
might be okay, okay?