Moby checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@moby) on Friday (September 24), reacting to the Republicans new “Pledge To America” and his fears about the right returning to power in congress. The 45-year-old tells readers:
There are a few problems with this ‘pledge’.
1. The Republicans were in power for 8 years and they raised government spending and created a huge federal government and made government as un-transparent as its ever been.
2. The spending cuts they talk about are around 1% of the federal deficit. So they want tax cuts for the wealthy, defense budget increases, and small, token cuts to the federal budget.
3. They only give passing lip service to the pressing issues, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, saying that these will be dealt with. But they already had 8 years and they essentially just created deficits, a huge federal government, and a redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy.
Going back to 8 years of failed Republican policies after 2 years of Democratic governance is like going back to an abusive boyfriend after 2 years of trying something new. The republican party in 2010 is like an abusive boyfriend saying, ‘no baby, really, I’ve changed’, and hoping that his girlfriend doesn’t remember just how bad it was when he was beating her up. The Republicans had EIGHT YEARS to prove themselves. And they failed.