Thom Hartmann: How the GOP used a two Santa Clauses tactic to con America

Santa Claus

The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus. -Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976 The Republican Party has been running a long con on America since Reagan’s inauguration, and somehow our nation’s media has missed it – even though it was announced in The Wall Street Journal in the 1970s and the GOP has clung tenaciously to it ever since.


2 Responses to Thom Hartmann: How the GOP used a two Santa Clauses tactic to con America

  1. Imhotep February 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    That’s a good con, but here’s a better con.


    The balance of power has already shifted irreversibly in the Middle East.
    So, if Israel wants to go to war with Iran then they should go to war with Iran.
    Without U.S. help or support.

    But……the Republican controlled Congress just gave General Mad Mattis 15.5%, or $94 billion dollars, more in his military budget for 2018.

    The last time the Republican controlled Congress spiked the military budget like this was in 2002. Republicans, along with compliant Democrats, increased the military budget that year by 26.6% or $92 billion dollars. Then Bush lied us into wars with Afghanistan and Iraq which top Democrats voted to support.

    Is Mad Mattis planning on a war with Israel’s favorite enemy, Iran?

    Over the past 7 weeks, Israel has attacked Syria no less then 6 times.

    Over the weekend Israeli F-16 fighter jets flew into Syrian airspace and bombed “terrorists and Iranian infrastructure.”
    The Syrian military shot down one of the Israeli F-16’s, prompting Netanyahu to fly another sortie into Syria just to randomly blow shit up as punishment.

    We are all being conned by the warmongers into starting a war with Iran.

  2. joel hanes February 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    Jude Waniski wrote How The World Works, one of the early explications of supply-side economic theory. It’s arrant nonsense.

    Every attempt to actually apply the prescriptions in that book in the real world has shown that supply-side measures NEVER deliver the benefits predicted for them (see Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma, and the end of the W years)

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