I just purchased a pair of New Balance shoes that were made in the U.S.A.

I went to SRI Shoe Warehouse here in Raleigh to look for a new pair as my old ones were worn through the soles. I like New Balance so I went to that section and found at least five different models that are made in the U.S.A. Fortunately one of those was what I needed and they had a pair that fit.

Note that not all New Balance shoes are made in the U.S. They do have five factories producing American Made shoes. The ones made in the U.S. have a tag that says “Committed to American Workers.”

The GOP — That’s Greedy Old Poops to you — is now fighting against the very thing they campaigned for:  tax cuts.

But these aren’t tax cuts for the grossly rich, which they still defend vigorously and will gladly destroy the economy to protect. These are tax cuts for the people that need them the most. They want to let expire an existing tax cut for regular working folks.

To quote from the article in today’s News & Observer:

Many of the Republicans who fought hammer-and-tong to keep the George W. Bush-era income tax cuts from expiring on schedule are now saying a different “temporary” tax cut should end on Jan. 1 as planned.

The tax break extension they oppose is sought by President Barack Obama. Unlike proposed changes in the income tax, this policy helps the 46 percent of Americans who owe no federal income taxes but who pay a “payroll tax” on practically every dime they earn.

There are other differences as well, and Republicans say their stand is consistent with their goal of long-term tax policies that will spur employment and lend greater certainty to the economy.

“It’s always a net positive to let taxpayers keep more of what they earn,” says Rep. Jeb Hensarling, “but not all tax relief is created equal for the purposes of helping to get the economy moving again.” The Texas lawmaker is on the House GOP leadership team.

This bozo is using typical Republican convoluted illogic to contradict himself in a single sentence. Please, Jeb, explain to us how tax cuts for the poor and middle class is so different from tax cuts for the grotesquely rich.

Apparently voodoo economics is like  voodoo science. Can you say “There is no global warming?” When repeated frequently enough by idiotic, wacko talk show hosts and moronic, power hungry politicians, makes it true in the minds of the . . . idiots and morons who say it.

And like second-hand smoke, which has been banned in many places, it poisons many who have to listen to it too frequently as well.

So the Greedy Old Poops think that tax cuts for the obscenely rich are the only ones that can help “get the economy moving again.”  How can you people live with yourselves?

I just love it! The Greedy Old Poops think it is OK for the super-rich to get or keep tax cuts, but not for the rest of us. Did you vote for these <place disparaging name of your choice here, such as shitheads> because you thought that they would cut your taxes? I sure didn’t.

Read the complete N&O article below, but do so at your own risk. It will increase your blood pressure and put you at risk of a stroke — which you can’t afford to get treated thanks to the damn Republicans. I sure could use some Obamacare right now.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/22/1427548/gop-fights-tax-cut-that-obama.html#ixzz1Vl6Lq1oh