So just to understand: the GOP are a bunch of socialist plotting bastards and they are intentionally f***ing up the economy?
Sort of. To say the entire GOP are socialists isn't true, mostly they are suckers.They, like most sheeple, follow the leader. Their speech and even thoughts have no originality, simply regurgitated crap memorized from the writing and utterances of their leaders.
The Neo Con faction is so called because they used to be a faction in the Democratic party. The faction was created by Irving Krystol who was a socialist while a university student. The faction changed parties because they felt the Democrats weren't tough enough on Communism.
Irving Kristol and other Neo Con leaders adopted an economic policy that was in place before and during the Great Depression, culminating in the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 2000. This led to the Great Recession of 2008. Also, despite their claims, when a Republican president (with enough clout in congress) is in office we are in deficit spending. At the end of Clinton's and Obama's tenures the country was no longer in deficit spending. Even our current president has managed to get us back into deficit spending, and he isn't (supposed to be) a Neo Con
The point is Krystol knew
these policies were crap. They had been proven wrong by FDR and his New Deal that pulled our nation from the Great Depression. The Glass-Steagall Act was a part of that rescue. The funny thing is, even after the 2008 crash that simply reaffirms what economists already knew, right wingers are still holding on to the lassaiz-faire deregulation crap they've been fed by their Neo Con leaders and right wing mouth pieces. It's truly comical.
Further, what no one seems to grasp is this is intentional. The most opportune times for revolution in a nation is a time of economic hardship, eternal war causing social unrest. This is the environment Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco and other dictators took advantage of to put themselves and their kind into power. This has been a continuous trend in our politics since the Neo Cons took over the Republican Party. If I want you to go to the left I do so by pushing you as hard as I can to the right.