Unstable Isotope jarred my memory with his factual statement.

One thing we’ll have to look forward to if Republicans retake the House is silly investigations. Some of them won’t be so silly, like partisan war on climate science. Rep. Darrell Issa is rubbing his hands in glee at the havoc he can cause as head of the Environmental Committee:

I then remembered the stupidity with which we put up with year after year. Nothing got done, and we had our newspapers full of nonsense because that was all the republicans gave us to talk about.  It’s funny,  two years have not yet passed, and without the constant reminder, I had forgotten all about that!

Now, … as compared to then, it seems like major actions affecting millions of Americans are being fixed.  Health Care Reform, which will become as important to our financial planning as is Social Security, are actually debated and passed.   Real problems actually get addressed; not Republican issues that serve only to  take our money away from us, turn it over to large corporations, and stick our children and grandchildren the bill.

If Republicans take back either chamber, what can we expect?

Here is their previous track record.

The Republicans’ top priority is retaining $700 billion worth of tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans,  money that “we’d have to borrow . . . because we don’t have it – likely from countries such as China and Saudi Arabia.

Republicans have “no good answers” on how to pay for their economic plans. One of their proposals, is to cut back education spending by 20 percent, eliminating about 200,000 Head Start programs and reducing student aid for college for about 8 million students.

If you like deficits, you love the Republican plan.   The president and the Democrats want to reduce the deficit, and the Republicans want to return to the policies that got us into this mess to begin with.

The last decade was about giving more and more to “The Corporations.”   Where did that money come from?  Have you checked you bank account lately? Guaranteed it came from you.  Since the Republican loss, These past two years have been about giving their own money back to the people.

The same Republicans in Congress who mentioned small businesses eighteen times in their “Pledge to America” voted against the Small Business Jobs Bill in the House on the same day..  Here’s what the Democrats actually got signed into law.

1 Businesses will be able to immediately write off its first $500,000 in equipment investment next year.
2 Investors in firms would receive zero capital gains on their investments.
3 A new Small Business Lending Fund will make capital more available to firms.
4  By expanding successful SBA lending programs,  firms will have expanded opportunities to get the loans they need to grow.

In addition to hiking taxes for 110 million middle-class families and millions of businesses, the same Republicans in Congress who mentioned small businesses eighteen times in their “Pledge to America” consistently opposed these 8 small business tax cuts that the President had already signed into law:

1  A New Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
2  A New Tax Credit for Hiring Unemployed Workers
3  Bonus Depreciation Tax Incentives to Support New Investment
4  75% Exclusion of Small Business Capital Gains
5  Expansion of Limits on Small Business Expensing
6  Five-Year Carryback of Net Operating Losses
7  Reduction of the Built-In Gains Holding Period for Small Businesses from 10 to 7 Years, allowing Small Businesses Greater Flexibility in Their Investments
8 Temporary Small Business Estimated Tax Payment Relief to Allow Small Businesses to keep Needed Cash on Hand

With Democrats comes Hope for a better future. Unfortunately as each day passes, it becomes harder and harder to remember how terrible Life was, under the Republicans.