“I think the administration has already demonstrated that it is not interested in focusing on private sector growth. What our list demonstrates is: Washington now has gotten in the way, and we’ve got to make it easier, finally, for small business people to grow.”
~Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Of course, when Cantor says “small businesses” and “private sector growth” he means more tax breaks for those who don’t need or require them – corporations and the wealthy – in his ongoing efforts to screw the have-nots in this country up the behinder.
In case you thought we’d see a softer, gentler side of the TeaBagger Party in Congress once their month-long vacation is over – while the rest of us have been slogging, non-stop, through economic ruin – well, you’d be sorely mistaken. Eric Cantor has laid out his battle plans and – *yawn* – they’re completely predicable.
The de-facto second in command of Congress will push for a 20% tax break for business owners, while at the same time pushing for deregulation and a block on the extension of the payroll tax holiday for the working and middle class. So, owners will get a huge tax break, while their workers will be forced to foot the bill.
On the deregulation side, it’s all aimed at the EPA and labor (I know, shocking!). From The Hill:
The first regulation to be targeted is born out of Boeing’s conflict with the National Labor Relations Board.
Cantor said the House will consider legislation the week of Sept. 12 authored by Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) that would forbid the NLRB from seeking to stop companies from moving work to new locations. The NLRB is alleging Boeing moved work to South Carolina to punish unionized workers in Washington state.
Later in September and in October, the House will consider rules meant to stop pollution that affect utilities, cement makers, coal companies and firms using boilers. In the winter, ozone rules and dust regulations will be considered before the House votes on legislation to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases to combat climate change.
So, while our economy goes to shit, if the TeaBaggers have their way, the environment will follow closely on its heels, while workers’ rights will be whittled away even more.
I’m so proud embarrassed to be an American right now…