Last month Secretary Paulson and President Bush went before the American people and said (I’m paraphrasing) “OMG, the world is about to end. Drastic action is needed. There is no time to look at alternatives. There is no time to build consensus among experts. My small cadre of experts tell me the world is about to end, therefore we must ignore all the other experts who say otherwise and pass the brash and expensive bailout package NOW NOW NOW or the world will end”.
And by and large, the fools in the GOP, both elected leaders and grassroots, fell for it.
By that logic, we should pass a massive Carbon Tax. We should not question whether or not carbon is causing climate change. We should not have debate. We should not study the effects of this Carbon Tax to see if it will make the problem better, or hurt our economy in such a way that we’ll be unable to mitigate the effects of rising sea levels. We need not listen to the climatologists who say that Carbon is not responsible, or that the issue of Climate Change is not the impending doom that other experts say it is. If we don’t act NOW NOW NOW the world will end as we know it. Therefore Senator Obama, when you take office in January, the GOP will be solidly behind whatever hair-brained scheme of carbon-taxation your administration proposes. The consequences of inaction are too grave. Senator Isakson & McCain will support you. You might have to make your case to Senator Martin though.
While I’m thinking about it, Governor Perdue, you should pass a massive tax hike. Georgia faces at catastrophic budget shortfall of almost 1.6 Billion dollars. Tapping our reserves will weaken our AAA bond rating. All you have to tell the Georgia GOP is that the consequences of losing our AAA bond-rating are so dire, that it would be the end of life as we know it. Georgia Republicans will be happy to support your massive tax hikes. You don’t need to worry about finding so-called experts to make your case. Just sound really scared at the prospect, and have your budget director sound really confident that his tax-hikes will work. Lt. Governor Cagle and Speaker Richardson will fall right it line.
Finally, to the Commissars on the Gwinnett County Soviet. The ignorant masses here on Peach Pundit don’t seem to be too willing to pass the Constitutional Amendments on the ballot allowing for TADs and IDDs. You need to quickly tell your subjects that failure to approve those amendments will mean that their property values will fall. In fact, the reason their property values are so low right now is the fact that those amendments haven’t already passed. The people who elected you are too stupid to understand the concept of causation vs correlation. They will believe that lie if Comrade Bannister repeats is enough times. If the voters of Gwinnett County don’t approve TADs and IDDs then there will be nothing stopping 10 billion Mexicans from taking up residence in Gwinnett. All the street signs will be re-printed in Spanish, and all the phone menus will say “Press 1 for Spanish and press two for English”. The terrified bigots in Gwinnett will gladly pass whatever emergency measures you need.
We no longer need rational debate in this country. We no longer need to consider alternative proposals. As long as our elected leaders scream the sky is falling, the GOP will fall right in line.
See you all in the labor camps. Obama Macht Frei