Senate Democrats Accuse Republicans of Sabotaging Economy for Political Gain
4:17 PM, Jun 22, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
There's a conspiracy theory floating around some of the fever swamps on the right that goes something like this: President Obama's economic policies aren't merely misguided; his policies are designed to hurt the economy in order to bring about a more socialist state and consolidate power. "This is a well thought out plan to collapse the economy," as Glenn Beck has said.
Now a similar charge is being made against Republicans--not by a left-wing radio talk show host, mind you, but by the Senate's Democratic leadership. Here's Chuck Schumer theorizing today at a press conference on why Republicans are opposed to short-term payroll tax cuts:
At least Beck has the courage to be straightforward about his conspiracy theory, while Schumer couches his with a craven "it almost makes you wonder..."