Why shouldn't the very rich provide revenues needed to support our country, instead of squeezing "blood out of a rock," and going after the poor and middle class?
That's just one question Chris Matthews asked Rep. Marsha Blackburn yesterday, who stumbled around that answer with "What you don't understand, is Washington doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem." No, it's just the opposite. But then, this is what you get when you enter into the Republican Bizarro World of contrarian conversation.
Stunningly revealing, Blackburn apparently has nothing in-depth to say to back up her clichéd talking points. For example:
Matthews: "The reason Medicare was passed in the sixties, is because the private sector wasn't providing medical care to for people in their 60's....you're saying a private company is going to go out and insure somebody in their 70's and 80's against them having big medical costs? They're going to think that's a good investment?"
Blackburn: "Ah, Chris, I gotta tell ya, we talk with our near seniors and with seniors, those that have more options like having more options..."
Dumb as a stump comes to mind. Matthews backed off once he saw Blackburn was on the verge of a mental meltdown. She was visibly teetering under the strain of his barrage of very simple questions.
This wasn't just embarrassing for Blackburn and the radicalized Republican Party, but it was also a scary look at those who profess to know how to manage our country and care for our grandparents.