I’m sorry, Arizona, but we can’t stupid our way out of this mess either

26 Jan 2010 01:47 am
Posted by: Donna

A commenter to a local RW blog vomited forth this pearl of wisdom:

You can’t tax and spend your way to either a recovery or a balanced budget. jan (sic), please step aside with the other RINO’s and let the fiscal conservatives fix the mess Napolitano made and you continued.

Why are they getting away with this? So let me get this straight: We’re supposed to believe that decades of GOP rule in the AZ legislature and the tax cuts and loopholes they wantonly and stupidly gave out to rich people, corporations, and real estate developers – through thick and through thin, no matter what was going on in the economy, no matter what the state needed to maintain a solid infrastructure, and with no accountability whatsoever for delivering on the jobs they promised – had nothing to do with the trouble the state is in now.

Yeah, right.

Oh noooooo, it was that one recent Democratic Governor who caused it all, because she harshed the Republicans’ mellow on more than one occasion, though she did let them have a few of their stupid tax cuts when they threw enough hissyfits. Said Governor had the annoying propensity to want to spend some money on trivialities like “science and research” and “children” and “developing other economic engines besides housing and strip malls”. Pffft. Yeah, that’s it. It was all her fault, her and her fancypants 76% approval rating. Just ask the current Governor, who enjoys a 37% approval rating. She’ll tell you how it was all that popular Governor’s fault, as will her detractors from the Right. Not the decades of Republican legislators and their stupid awesome tax breaks to millionaires and developers. Just ask any Republican politician, talking head, or blogger in Arizona. It was all her fault, that fancypants popular recent Governor. Not anything they did. Nope. No way. IOKIYAR.

Why on earth is this obtuse, errant, historically oblivious nonsense being treated as a legitimate opinion?

BTW, Arizona, if you vote for more of the same, you will get more of the same.


  1. Comment by Timmys Cat on January 26, 2010 9:53 am


    Napolitanos programs magically appeared.(she turned me into a newt!) No, and I repeat no (just ask them) Republican voted for them. Goopers seem to think a constituent is something the doctor uses to sew up your boo-boo.
    “No donation or vote for me? No soup for you!”

    I still blame Bill Clinton.

  2. Comment by Zelph on January 26, 2010 10:52 am

    Yes, this is all because Bill Clinton got a blowjob.

  3. Comment by BruceJ on January 26, 2010 2:33 pm

    Again, repetition 3,456:

    The current budget crisis is not a problem for the Killer Klown Konservatives running the lege, it’s a FEATURE.

    This is the “Government IS the problem”, “Drown it in the bathtub” crew.

    The eventual bankruptcy of the state is their goal, not something to be avoided. Witness the current plan to slash business taxes, foisting the burden onto homeowners.

    In a year or so, once people have gotten their new, higher tax bills, they’ll proclaim that we’re being taxed too much and roll back property taxes in some insane version of Prop 13, and we’ll end up with the wingnut paradise: Somalia on the Santa Cruz.

  4. Comment by Timmys Cat on January 26, 2010 3:01 pm

    Prop 13!!!

    Does this mean we have to find an Austrian to be governor?!!!!

  5. Comment by Alan Scott on January 31, 2010 12:02 pm

    Why do you liberals always blame tax cuts for any state’s money woes ?

    In Pa, fortunately we had a Republican State Senate to balance out a Democratic State House and a Democratic Governor. Every Democrat liked to be Santa Claus with the taxpayers money.

    Our last State budget was held up in a spitting contest between Gov. Ed. and the Republicans for months. In the end some painful cuts in State spending were made.

    You liberals always believe in just raising taxes. None of you has a clue about the economic effect they have.

    Even with the evidence slapping you in the face like a tire iron, you won’t see it. The evidence of New York State and California.

    Is that why you California liberals all went to Arizona ? You needed a fresh State to destroy ??

  6. Comment by Alan Scott on February 2, 2010 6:35 pm

    Oh, by the way, do you progressives think that your hero Obama can just continue to print worthless money as he fails to spend his way out the recession ? Or when do the deficits become Obama’s deficits ?

  7. Comment by Donna on February 2, 2010 10:35 pm

    Alan, since a large percentage of the deficits are tax cuts, either Bush’s to the wealthy or Obama’s to the vast majority of American wage earners, are you willing to give your tax cut back?

    I’ll wait.

  8. Comment by Benyamin on April 9, 2010 6:32 pm

    Your thoughtfulness shows in everything you do.

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