Thursday, June 28, 2012

The 5 Craziest Policies In Texas Republicans’ 2012 Platform

From ThinkProgress:

The Republican Party of Texas released its 2012 platform this month, outlining its policies on taxation, education, and a host of other issues related to the economy. Texas Republicans, according to the platform, support eliminating the minimum wage and the prevailing wage, doing away with the Department of Education and Department of Energy, and “reducing taxpayer funding to all levels of education” — but those aren’t even the most damaging positions.

More here.

Do click through to read about the craziness because, well, it's pretty fucking crazy. Included are opposition to critical thinking in the schools and virtually all taxes, as well as support for beating children in the schools and a return to the gold standard, which necessarily freezes economic growth simply because there is not enough gold to cover all the economic transactions you need to grow the economy. This is some fucked up shit.

I've been writing a lot lately here at Real Art about how conservatives have moved away from simply being conservative and toward total delusion and fantasy. And the Texas GOP 2012 platform stands as a quick and easy documentation of that. No, I'm not asserting an opinion: this is reality; conservatives have gone absolutely nuts and are embracing crazy crackpot shit that will destroy the nation.

I mean, really, opposition to critical thinking because it impedes parental authority? We're doomed.