Stating the obvious – Republicanism has become a religion:
The Republican Party is no longer a political party—it’s a full-fledged religious movement. The political ideology fueling this movement is religious to the core; and while it might be easiest to label the religious element “Christian,” that designation is too broad and generous for the true complexities at work here.
The article covers four elements of the Republican brand of religion:
One of the elements of Republican mythology is supply-side economics, also known as trickle-down economics. The mythology is pushed relentlessly by Republicans even in the face of facts demonstrating that the idea is bankrupt:
The theory of supply-side economics tells us that if you cut taxes on rich people and corporations, the newly liberated moguls and businessmen will take their windfall and invest it, creating jobs and accelerating the rate of economic growth. The benefits of a light hand on the upper class, therefore, will “trickle down” to the working man and woman.
Ever since Ronald Reagan first attempted to make supply-side economics a reality and proceeded to inaugurate an era of persistent government deficits and growing income inequality, it has become harder and harder to make the trickle-down argument with a straight face. But we’ve never seen anything quite like the disaster that’s playing out right now….
Adherence to this mythology is complete in the Republican party, even though all actual evidence tells us that supply-side economics is harmful.
This is exactly what we would expect from a group of people who believe in an imaginary “god”. The same delusion that powers the belief in an imaginary person powers the belief in imaginary economic benefits. When you are delusional, evidence doesn’t matter.