REPUBLICAN APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

There is an old Arab folktale entitled, “An Appointment in Samarra.” According to the tale a servant went to the marketplace to shop and saw Death standing on a corner. The servant returned home and told his master that Death awaited him in the marketplace. The master packed and told the servant he was fleeing to safety in Samarra. The servant returned to the marketplace and told Death it was wrong to frighten his master. Death replied: “I’m sorry. I was just passing through, I have an appointment in Samarra.”

In 1980, when St. Ronald Reagan became president, the national debt was $900 Billion. When he left office it was, $2 Trillion.

When George Bush became president in 2001, the national debt was $5 Trillion. When he left office it was $11 Trillion.

Republicans insist reducing taxes results in less deficit. Do the figures lie?

A society in which the top 5% of wealthy own 45% of the wealth has a rendevous with Death.

The purpose of health care if Life. Eleven nations have a higher life expectancy than America, but Republicans insist we have the bestr health care system. Based on which criteria?

Cutting taxes results in less money coming into the Federal government. Do the math as to how this influences debt.

Every president in the past hundred years has promised to “cut government waste.” That expression invariably results in MORE government waste. Check the record.

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT ONCE SAID: A NATION THAT WAS ONE-THIRD ILL HOUSED, ONE THIRD ILL FED, ONE THIRD ILL CLOTHED WAS DOOMED TO DISASTER. STILL TRUE.

A political party which offers Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann as candidates for president definitely wants America to have an appointment with Death.

Saying “no” to reality results in saying “yes” to economic disaster.

Remove legal or illegal immigrants means someone has to pick up the garbage, mow the lawn,and do the dirty work of society. Republicans, who does these jobs when immigrants are gone? Death?

Alexander Hamilton was Not born in America and he created our banking system. I challenge Republicans to produce copies of birth certificates of Washington, Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Andrew Jackson.

Republicans believe “a sucker is born every minute” and that’s why we have candidates like Sarah, Michele, Mike, Mitt, Newt and Mitch. Unfortunately for America if any of these bozos are elected president America will be the sucker.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA WE BUILT TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROADS, BUILT GREAT DAMS, AND TODAY THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY SAYS WE CAN’T BUILD A TUNNEL UNDER THE HUDSON RIVER–TOO EXPENSIVE!