( – promoted by Michael Bersin)
Today, Roy Blunt shows why we Missourians should be appalled that he represents us in the US Senate.
The following is taken from a posting on the Huffington Post.
As we all know, the CBO report did not say jobs would be lost because of the ACA. So the new talking point is that the ACA discourages work. Today, on Fox News Blunt said the following:
“I think any law you pass that discourages people from working can’t be a good idea,” Blunt said. “Why would we wanna do that? How does that allow people to prepare for the time when they don’t work?”
If Blunt really believes that, then why do we have ANY law that discourages people from working?
After all, Social Security and Medicare allow people to stop working. Personally, both laws will allow me to retire before I die. Likewise, limiting the working week to 40 hours discourages work. And, let’s not forget we have laws against child labor.
As we will see this week, Republicans used to think something must be done about job-lock, but not anymore.
Now, because the Republican MUST oppose anything Democrats propose, a law that makes it easier for people to change jobs or choose to retire before they die is destroying the American Dream (as (re)defined by the GOP).
I did not know that the American Dream was for all of us to work literally all of our entire lives.
Why is ANYONE a Republican today?