Friday, August 31, 2012

The White Republican Burden: Rolling back the Cancer of Progressivism

“We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” - Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican- SC)
So 90% of the Republican Party is "white". Why we still use 19th century nomenclature for Race constructs is the point of this post.

Conservatives are tied to the ideas of Race. It's why they became so angry about George Zimmerman being classified in police reports as "White Hispanic". Racial constructs, the hard-working races, the lazy races, the Martial races and so forth still factor heavily unconsciously and consciously in Right-Wing thinking.

The only way Right-Wingers and Republicans can view America is through the Perspective of White Privilege. And the mythologized one at that.
"I don't want to make blahh [black] people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money." Rick Santorum Republican
Only certain races receive welfare. Throughtout American history when "Regular" Jack Gilchrist or Mitt Romney at Bain Capital or any of the conservatives chanting We Built This!!! are shown to have received money from the federal government it isn't welfare because they're "White". Gilchrist told the RNC "This administration is killing us out here.” I guess Obama is killing "Regular" Jack by giving him only $89,000 in welfare, err Defense Contracts.

Just before Ann Romney's "I am Everywoman Speech", there were two big incidents which always happen when a bunch of Reactionary 'We want Our White Privilege Back' gather.

In the first, Two RNC attendees threw nuts at a black CNN Reporter, as they stated, "This is how we feed animals."

In the seond, the Puerto Rico National Committeewoman, Zoraida Fonalledas, the chairwoman of the Committee on Permanent Organization—took her turn at the main-stage lectern. Speaking in her heavily accented English, some in the crowd started shouting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”

Reince Preibus had to step in with the gavel and plead as the mass of pasty-faced, wide-waisted, falbby-assed cowboy hat wearing Real Americans shrieked at a Hispanic woman.
Now, according to Jack Hitt of Harper's who orginally wrote about this display he received a
letter from one of the delegates who stated he was among those who started the chant. The delegate claimed that it was directed at Ron Paul supporters who were trying to drown out the proceedings with hants of “Point of order,” and the “U.S.A.!”s spread from there. “The fact that the USA chant happened while the lady from Puerto Rico was being introduced was just bad luck,” he wrote, “and had nothing to do with her.” He added that the intent was simply to “drown out the two obnoxious delegates” who were seated near him.
During the insufferable Republican debates this year and since Romney won the primaries conservatives have been referring to President Obama as the Welfare President. It's been a deft jete away from the Socialist and Marxist attacks thrown at President Obama.
"I don't use the word Socialist or haven't so far..." Mitt Romney.
One of the main reasons Romney won't use the Sterm, "ocialism" is amongst the 18-29 year olds Socialism is not the scare word it is amongst Republicans.

In 2010 Glenn Beck interviewed Paul Ryan. They discussed the cancer of Government. Ryan, of course, at the same time was defaming President Obama and denouncing Government was secretly begging for Stimulus Funds.
Glenn Beck: Nice to meet you, sir. Tell me, tell me your thoughts on progressivism.

Paul Ryan: Right. What I have been trying to do, and if you read the entire Oklahoma speech or read my speech to Hillsdale College that they put in there on Primus Magazine, you can get them on my Facebook page, what I've been trying to do is indict the entire vision of progressivism because I see progressivism as the source, the intellectual source for the big government problems that are plaguing us today and so to me it's really important to flush progressives out into the field of open debate.

Glenn Beck: I love you.

Paul Ryan: So people can actually see what this ideology means and where it's going to lead us and how it attacks the American idea.

Glenn Beck: Okay. Hang on just a second. I ‑‑ did you see my speech at CPAC?

Paul Ryan: I've read it. I didn't see it. I've read it, a transcript of it.

Glenn Beck: And I think we're saying the same thing. I call it ‑‑

Paul Ryan: We are saying the same thing.

Glenn Beck: It's a cancer.

Paul Ryan Exactly. Look, I come from ‑‑ I'm calling you from Janesville, Wisconsin where I'm born and raised.

Glenn Beck: Holy cow.

Paul Ryan: Where we raise our family, 35 miles from Madison. I grew up hearing about this stuff. This stuff came from these German intellectuals to Madison‑University of Wisconsin and sort of out there from the beginning of the last century. So this is something we are familiar with where I come from. It never sat right with me.

And as I grew up, I learned more about the founders and reading the Austrians and others that this is really a cancer because it basically takes the notion that our rights come from God and nature and turns it on its head and says, no, no, no, no, no, they come from government, and we here in government are here to give you your rights and therefore ration, redistribute and regulate your rights. It's a complete affront of the whole idea of this country and that is to me what we as conservatives, or classical liberals if you want to get technical.

Glenn Beck: Thank you.
Paul "Classical Liberal" Ryan knows progressivism is a cancer and Big Government is the source of problems and an affront to America especially when President Obama wouldn't rescue the GM Auto Plant in Janesville, Wisconsin which closed in 2008 when George Bush was President. I wonder if professional bureaucrat Paul Ryan felt the same about evil Big Government when he voted lock-step for every article of the Bush Economy and the Bush Transfer of Wealth Taxes of 2001 and 2003.

The Heritage Foundation funded by Koch Industries and Exxon-Mobile rabidly cheered and promoted the Bush Transfer of Wealth Cuts. The Heritage Foundation's 2001 report proclaimed if the Bush tax cut legislation were to pass, it would:
1) Effectively pay off the federal debt;
2) Reduce the federal surplus by $1.4 trillion;
3) Substantially increase family income;
4) Save the entire Social Security surplus;
5) Increase personal savings;
6) Create more job opportunities.
None of these predictions came true. What did happen was the worst recession in American History, the biggest transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the 1% and the largest Income Inequailty gap in US History. But the effects of the Republican Recession gets forgotten when people recall Bush's bigger failures of 9/11 and the useless Iraq War debacle.

Of course, the entire Republican Party is engaged in the biggest swindle in American History. Republicans believe the Government shouldn't pick "winners and losers" except when Mitt Romney and Bain Capital are bailed-out of bankruptcy or when Curt Schilling gets $75 million in loans from Rhode Island [See My Post: No Welfare for Wrigley]. It's only welfare when it goes to cadillac-driving welfare queens and young bucks eating steak with food stamps.

So, the Right-Wing Great Con Game continues. What Republicans have done is convince "whites" the growth of 20th century America and the gains made by women and minorities came at their expense.

But, Republican voters are just "marks". And the "shills" at Faux News and in the Republican Party are pulling off a Huge Bait-and-Switch gambit where they will get conservatives to vote away their freedoms and benefits.

Having fooled them, the Republicans will steal Trillions of dollars from the 99% and funnel it into the coffers of the Very Wealthy. Of course, the 1% will then trickle down some largesse to the Republican Party Shills as their cut for a job well done.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mitt Romney and the Rich shouldn't have to pay Any Taxes. That's what the Poor are For!

“In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it.” — CNN, Romney Revealed. It was a simple clerical mix-up for the Pro-Draft Chicken Hawk Mitt Romney when he filled out his missonary visa after receiving multiple draft deferments. France instead of French-Indochina...
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan pay under 16% in Taxes. I would say they rountinely pay even less than that, but as Willard Mitt Romney refuses to reveal his tax returns prior to 2010, we can only reasonably infer Romney made Hundreds of Millions by eliminating American jobs, closing American factories, while he got millions in tax subsidies and corporate welfare from the George W(orst President Ever) Bush's reverse-robin hood Tax schemes.

But, Romney and Ryan really shouldn't pay any taxes because they are the "Job Creators". They are the Elect. They are the Social Darwinian Champions.

Only workers need to be pay taxes. Hopefully, as the Coal Miners from Murray Energy learned, it will be Mandatory to Vote your Bosses Pocketbook and a new tax on the Middle Class and Poor titled The Pleasure for Working and Voting for Romney Tax will be enacted.

Mitt Romney tould CBS News Scott Pelley what Government programs he'd cut. Romney rattled off, "the subsidy for PBS*, the subsidy for Amtrak, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Humanities."

Listening to Romney glibly discussing his plans to cut nickels from the Federal Budget what is more apparent and has been revealed often by Romney is his plan to turn the United States into a Giant Wealth Sucking Machine.

Willard Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will lower taxes on the 1%, raise them on the Middle Class and Poor, cut programs which aid the Middle Class and eliminate any and all regulations which hamper the small cadre of Elites, with whom they associates, to steal Trillions of Dollars from Us and funnel it into their off-shore Cayman Island and Swiss bank accounts.

It's not that Romney or any Republican wants to limit the size of Government. No what they want to do is to convince enough people to Vote away their own Rights and Benefits. Those Rights and Benefits will be lost but the monies won't be. Instead Billions of dollars which should go to 99% of the American people will then easily be transitioned into the pocketbooks of the Wealthy.

A Vote for Romney is a vote for his Tax Plan which raises the tax burden on the Middle Class and lowers it on the Rich. While not lowering any of the Government handouts to the Corporate Moochers. So you pay more in taxes and Romney gives that money to Corporations are People, my friend who then hide that money in their off-shore bank accounts.

A Vote for Romney is a vote to transfer Social Security into Wall Street, from whence it can be gambled away and lost into the bank accounts of Sheldon Adelson.

A Vote for Romney is a vote to transfer public lands and mineral rights into the hands of the Koch Brothers, who having no vested interest in keeping those lands pristine will rape, despoil and pollute the land and extract the funds for their private use.

A Vote for Romney is a vote to chain yourself and your prosperity into the shackles of Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage.
*- Every member on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) board was nominated by George W(orst President Ever) Bush...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coal Miners forced to attend R-Money Campaign Event

The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.
I never quite understood the Regular guy Romney strategy of photo-ops with R-Money shown rubbing elbows with working class joes, his Brooks Brothers jacket off and his silk shirt sleeves impeccably rolled up (illustrating he's ready to "work"). But, at this point it doesn't matter.

Romney had a photo-op with Ohio Coal Miners owned by Murray Energy. Multiple miners allege they were forced to attend. Many being forced to take an unpaid day off. Murray Energy CFO Rob Moore brushed aside the allegations,
"Our managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory."
See? They weren't forced! It was just mandatory they go there. Rob Moore did confirm pay was docked for all the workers.

Next on the Murray Energy Corporate Agenda is forcing the miners to take an unpaid day off to go vote and making voting for Romney "Mandatory" for employment.

Wage Slavery and Corporate Domination are here. And when your Corporate Owners tell you to do something you do it. It would be an awful shame if Murray Energy had to fire those miners for having the temerity to vote against R-Money...

Murray Energy has donated more than $900,000 to politicians in the last year — all of them Republicans.

With the Faux News and Mainstream Media pushing ceaselessly for Willard Mitt Romney his history as a cowardly Chicken Hawk, a slimy Vulture Capitalist, a swindler who has stolend billions of dollars and the livelyhood's of thousands of Americans are immaterial.

The 1% see an opportunity with Romney and Ryan to cement their strangehold upon the throats of the American people. Once they have implanted Romney in the White House the Rich will usher in an Era of Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The GOP 2012 Platform: We Built This! Using Government Funds!

Another glaring act of Right-Wing Hypocrisy in 2012 has centered around President Obama's powerful speech which sought to bring Americans together around the esprit de corps of the American ideal of the shared burden and sacrifice,
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” Obama said. “Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet, so then all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.”
As is their wont Republicans seized upon the President's words to divide the American People. Because the GOP places Party over Country and Profits over People every single time.

Even today a month later Mitt Romney is walking around Iowa claiming, President Obama thinks he's sooooooo great and that you didn't build it!

The sad, completely dishonest and shockingly myopic quailty of those suckered in by the flim-flam snake oil selling Romney and the Republican Party is highlighted by the venue the GOP choose for their WE BUILT THIS Convention.

The GOP Convention is going to be held in the Tampa Bay Times Forum Arena, which was heavily subsidized with tax-payer money. $86 million (62%) of the initial $139 million was tax-payer welfare. Just like Hank Steinbrenner and the Hundreds of Millions of welfare he received for Yankee Stadium III and the $300 million in welfare the billionaire Rickett's Family wants to re-build Wrigley Field.

Now the Republicans don't care because they know their stubbornly stupid, blantantly racist, battered and duped voting base doesn't care to know facts or simply side-steps the cognitive dissonance associated with being a moocher by ignorning or justifying their actions.

Jack Gilchrist, a businessman who stars in the "On His Own" ad for Republican presidential candidate Mitt R-Money, claimed in his ad:
“My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company?”
Of course, Jack Gilchrist conveinently fails to mention he's taken over $1.5 million in government loans since the 1980s, including $800,000 in tax-exempt bonds issued by the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority to build a new manufacturing plant and buy equipment.

Gilchrist also received a U.S. Small Business Administration loan of around $500,000 in the 1980s, and said that to this day about 10 percent of his business comes from defense-related projects.

Iowan Farmers receive millions in farm subsidizes every year from the Government. But, this can easily be rationalized. It's never Socialism when you're receiving Government Money it's only when those other people do!

UI political-science Associate Professor Tim Hagle said of the "You didn't build that", “It struck a nerve among the small business community and fit right in with the message that Republicans are trying to portray [during this election].”

So, this is going to be the theme of the Republicans in 2012. They are going to play to the rationalization aspects of their voters and massage their egos. Two-faced, Hypocrisy, Shameless Lying, Rationalization core components of the Republican Party.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The GOP 2012 Platform: Steal your Vote, put "Y'all back into Chains" and then Rape you with an Ultrasound Wand

And the Final Plank: Paul Ryan's Tax Plan would Lower the Taxes on the 1% to 1%.

In the wake of the Todd Akin/Paul Ryan spectacular admission of their heinous Rape-Apologia: The Republicans revealed their Party Platform in anticipation of the 2012 RNC. The Most Reactionary and Vicious Ever publically announced.

The Brutal policies the Republicans would enact will enshrine a Neo-Feudalist Dream State where millions of Americans have their vote stolen from them, poor people pay higher taxes than rich people, Social Security is transferred to Wall Street stolen and then funneled into the 1%'s Cayman Islands and Swiss Bank Accounts, all women are forced to get medically unnecessary ultrasounds and can never get an abortion even if their lives are endangered, Medicaid and Medicare are eliminated and the Middle Class only exists in American History.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Career Politican and Rape Expert Todd Akin and the Republicans are the Party of Legitimate Rape

Republican Sente Candidate Todd Akin made the inexcuseable mistake of actually telling the truth about what right-wingers think when it comes to Rape and Women's Bodies.
"If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Only Bad Girls who wanted it and dressed like sluts, asking for it get pregnant.

Sadly, the Right-Wing War on Women continues. Akin is stating mainstream conservative thought. In 2011 Tea Party and House Republicans vote en masse to change the definition of Rape to only be "legitimate" when it was "forcible". Because every conservative knows if the woman didn't die trying to fight off her attacker she wanted it.

But, Congressman Todd Akin has nothing to worry about in Missouri. Akin recently made the right-wing pilgrimmage to Chick-fil-A to demonstrate his worthiness to right-wing bigots. In fact, Todd Akin is staying in the Mo Senate Race and has a legitimate chance of winning unless Missouri female bodies have ways of shutting that whole thing down!

Todd Akin is a career Republican bureaucrat. He's been a US Congressman since 2001 and served in the Mo House from 1988-2000. So, it's been 25 years since Akin had to worry about his healthcare coverage or next paycheck.

Despite Akin's recent "some people say" Only Bad Girls who Wanted It Get Pregnant. He's also espoused other standard pillars of Right-Wing ideology:
"I have a very serious concern about erosion of states rights. Very serious concern of that, and this, reversing this decision might pull that balance back. I am, as I’ve mentioned, a strong conservative, I don’t think the federal government should be doing a whole lot of things that it’s doing and it may well be that a repeal of the 17th Amendment might tend to pull that back but I haven’t written any thesis on it or anything like that." State's Rights! Of course, Akin wants to disenfranchise voters. Todd Akin also thinks it's time "to take a second look" at "the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act". State's Rights! Without taking the vote away from legitimate voters Republicans can't win elections!

Todd Akin told reporters in Sedalia today that he isn't sure the federal government should be involved in the school lunch program. “Is it something the federal government should do? I answer it no. I think the federal government should be out of the education business.”

Akin made the statement outside the 60th annual Governor’s Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair on the week many students are heading back to the classroom.

Because as Akin noted, "the right to food is a communist ideal." Just remember Akin doesn't have to worry about where his next meal is coming from as he's wined and dined by lobbyists, paid an enormous salary by Government and provided FREE Government Healthcare.
The Republican Party stands for nothing more than Oppression, Subjugation and Slavery. As Vice President Joe Biden correctly pointed out, the Republican Party wants to put "Y'all back in Chains..." It's just that "Y'all" the Republicans want to enslave includes more than just black people but every woman, poor and middle class person in America who doesn't kow-tow and genuflect to them and Plutocracy.

Friday, August 17, 2012

On Right-Wing Voter Fraud and "Real" Racism

"I don't trust Obama. I have read about him and he's an Arab..."

"No ma'am, no ma'am. He's a decent family man..." - John McCain, 2008 Campaign Trail. With that exhange John McCain lost the 2008 election. Senator McCain still possessed a sense of honor and wouldn't stoop to race-baiting attacks. Mitt Romney and the Republicans of 2012, however, have no problem and are firmly engaged in Dog Whistle Race based attacks on the President.
The Push for Voter ID has become the cause célèbre of right-wingers around the country. With all manner of know-nothing wingnut welfare writers turning out libraries of fainting couch material.

Only as Steve Benen of the Rachel Maddow Show notes it's a solution in search of a problem. In person voting fraud is non-existent. The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000.

So it happens as often as NASA lands a rover on Mars.

But, it's not really about the faux outrage of conservatives over the phantom problem of Voter Fraud. Voter ID is fraud. But, the fraud is that it serves as a useful vehicle to accomplish the true goal of conservatives; To literally steal the vote away from millions of voters.

It's about disenfranchising millions of voters because the heavy perponderance of those whose legal voting rights are being stolen from them by Right-Wingers don't vote for Republicans.
"Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done." - Pennsylvannia House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, Republican.
But, oddly when millions of legal voters having their rights stripped away is pointed out, the conservative reaction is, 'Oh the real bigots are leftists who think blacks are too dumb to know how to get an ID'.

While this is, of course, an insulting Straw Man Argument is does illustrate several things about the right-wing lizard brain. 1) everything must come back to race and 2) they hate that black people will not vote for Republicans.

Never would conservatives argue that "Mormons" are biased unless they vote 50/50 for Romney and President Obama but because blargh people vote for Obama it's wrong.

The constant conservative refrain, 'liberals are the true racists and blacks just don't realize it because of the creation of the dependence welfare state has ensnared them and if they only listen to conservative ideas they'll self-actualize freedom' is really only to convince the lizard-brains of righties that they aren't racist. But, what it actually is, is a more insidious level of bigotry.

However, Phony Voter Fraud isn't just about minorities having their votes stolen from them; although the genesis of this push does stem from histroical efforts to disenfranchise freed Slaves.

As Vice President Joe Biden pointed out, the Republican Party wants to put "Y'all back in Chains..." It's just that "Y'all" the Republicans want to enslave includes more than just black people but every poor and middle class person in America who doesn't kow-tow and genuflect to them and their Moneyed Masters. You won't bow down to the Plutocracy? Fine, Republicans declare, we will simply remove your vote from you.
"I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the people. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." - Paul Weyrich

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Two-Faced Paul Ryan secretly begged Obama for Stimulus Funds and publicly blames Obama (Updated)

Paul Ryan is blaming President Obama for failing to save an auto factory in his Wisconsin Congressional district which closed in 2008, under President George W. Bush.

If only President Obama had the retroactive powers of a Mitt Romney he could have averted all the evil shit Bush and Cheney did to America!
Republicans love to proclaim the Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers. What they really mean is the Republican Party should be the Government in charge of picking winners and losers.

And the "winners" Republicans choose are the Rich.

Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan, like many of his hypocritical right-wing brethren, loudly and publicly blasted the Stimulus and spent years pronouncing it a waste and failure while at the same time secretly requesting those evil federal dollars be spent on their districts.
Rep. Ryan wrote letters in 2009 to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis seeking stimulus grant money for two Wisconsin energy conservation companies. One of them, the nonprofit Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., later received $20.3 million from the Energy Department to help homes and businesses improve energy efficiency, according to federal records.

In a letter to Chu in December 2009, Ryan said the stimulus money would help his state create thousands of new jobs, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That contrasted with his public statements denigrating the stimulus program as a "wasteful spending spree." It also conflicts with his larger federal budget proposal, which would slash Energy Department programs aimed at creating green jobs.
Cowardly. Shameless. Disgraceful.

But, it's all acceptable in the right-wing universe where a Republican can proudly speak with forked tongue, 'Government can't create jobs!' and 'Mr. President where are the Jobs?'

And their duped and battered conservative voting base eats it up while the Republican Party steals Trillions and subjugates 99% of the world into Corporate Bondage and Wage Slavery.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Romney/Ryan Presidency would be an Implacable Foe of the Working Man

The Only Americans who will Vote for Romney and Ryan are the Rich, the Racists and the Lazy Wingnut Welfare recipients.

Mitt Romney spent some time in Iowa after his disasterous trip to Europe. I'm not really certain why Mitt went to Britian and Poland anyway, after all every conservative hack here slams President Obama for his "European Socialism". Maybe lizard brain right-wingers think London and Warsaw aren't in Europe.

But, over the weekend Romney made news by his statments in Iowa and his choice of a Vice-Presidential Condidate Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.

Romney's buffoonish trip to Iowa put the state firmly in play for President Obama. Romney as a Vulture Capitalist doesn't know shit about farms. Mitt spent his Iowa trip playing to the Washington DC wingnuts with his calls to end subsidies for Wind Farms.

As Mitt doesn't prepare meals or purchase produce he doesn't know that America is in the worst drought in 70 years and crops everywhere are failing. (Don't say Global Warming!) So Mitt is unaware that farmers in Iowa whose corn crops are not going to succeed this year have also invested in Wind Farms. Those wind farms are going to be the only thing which let the small farmers keep their farms.

But the small farmer isn't who Mitt cares about. Sure Romney knows he can slit the throat of the working farmer and some will vote for him because President Obama is black, but Mitt is playing to the Koch Brothers and Big Oil Conglomerates.

So, it's no surprise that the salt of the earth farmer Mitt Romney met with last week was Lemar Koethe, a multi-millionaire, owner of 54 different farms, primarily soybean and corn, who blames the crop shortages of this year on government regulations. (Don't say Global Warming!)

As for Paul Ryan, he is a quintesstienal conservative. He never worked a day in his life. He never served a day in uniform. He's never had a real job as he immediately went to work for Republican bureaucrats after he graduated. Ryan has spent his whole adult life in DC, enjoying his government funded healthcare, his government funded pension, and his generous taxpayer funded salary.

His families fortune and business where not built by their hard work, but by graft and government contracts. Ryan's father tragically died when Paul was a teenager. Paul Ryan made it through school on SSI benefits. Ryan's Path to Penury and Deathcare Budget are designed to permanently pull up the ladder he used to get an education and enjoy a comfortable life. See My Post:The Paul Ryan and Republican Budget is a Trojan Horse by a Flaccid Party.

Romney and Ryan only care about the 'Job Creators'. If you work for a living you know that Romney and Ryan will do everything in their power to make things harder for you.

However, if you're a poisonous scribe, like Jonah Goldberg or Brent The Bigot Bozell, who "earns" a living by sitting around on your expansive derriere writing despicable lies and slanderous hit pieces you're going to vote Romney & Ryan.

But, if you're a Rich Plutocrat who despises the high cost of American Labor and wants the working man and middle class ground down into dust and perpetual servitude you'll stencil in Romney.

For Romney and Ryan are explicitly promising to cement the widing gulf of income inequality between the 1% and America while they cradle their Plutocratic Brethern in the bosom of the Federal Government.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Worshiping the Intolerant Chick-fil-A as a Religious Pilgrimage (Updated)

I'm a Thief
I'm a Liar
There's My Church
I Sing in the Choir
- Pearl Jam, Do the Evolution

Chick-Fil-A is still a corporate bully. Dan Cathy came out and proclaimed proudly what many have known about Chick-Fil-A, that they are a group determined to undermine the basic liberties of Americans because the Bible says so.

I'm betting that Cathy and his Board made a conscious decision to broadcast their Gay Hate proudly as a Marketing Strategy. The company has gotten free advertising from Sarah Palin (Sarah's astonishing ignorance of the 1st Amendment was great reminder of her utter lack of ability to be VP), Rick Warren, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, Faux News, and thousands of conservative bloggers to trumpet their chicken sandwiches.

This is the same company who stole the "Eat More..." phrase from the VW Boys who had popularized the phrase "Eat More Possum" in the 1950's and then threatened Vermont artist and small business-man Bo Muller-Moore with multiple lawsuits for his "Eat More Kale" t-shirts.

And the Right has fallen into their hands faster than the 6 minutes it takes their deep-fryers to fry one of their signature chicken breast sandwiches. When people pointed and were upset by Chick-Fil-A's discriminatory bigotry right-wingers became mad because Liberals were shakin' their fists at god and all. Bigotry, Hatred and Intolerance are considered by right-wing buffoons to be okay but pointing out, ridiculing and boycotting them are the true crimes.

Chick-Fil-A as a business has the right to spend money on any campaign they wish. They do not have the right to discriminate aginst employees and customers. But, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago Aldermen Proco "Joe" Moreno do not have the political power to restrict Chick-Fil-A from building a new franchise in Chicago just because they are rightly insulted by the rank bigotry and blinkered ignorance on display.

But, I'd make sure every application, zoning document, and building blueprint is double-checked for errors. Any violations of building code, failed health inspections, workplace harassment or discriminatory violations by refusing service should be investigated and if it found to be true should be used to sanction or close the fast-food joint.

Also if Aldermen Moreno wants to begin legal proceedings to have the proposed 1st Ward building site rezoned to not accommodate any commercial restaurant then he should. As long as it is done in accordance with the law.

But, it's already too late. This is just another front in dividing people with this issue. Dan Cathy knew precisely what he was doing, rallying the bigots around him by exposing and waving his religious bigotry for them to see. It's just so shameful so many hypocritical conservatives continue to deny basic freedoms and liberties to their fellow Americans.

See My Previous Post: Eat Less Chick-Fil-A Corporate Bully.

Hmm, I thought it was all about the Holy $$$.
"While we don't release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day," said Chick-fil-A's executive vice president of marketing, Steve Robinson, in a statement.
But, it also has become a pilgrimage site for the Religious Bigots in Office who never wanting to let a pious photo op go to waste let every one of their Zealous supporters know they partake of the Most Holy Chick-fil-A.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lying Tax Cheat Mitt Romney's Plan will Raise Taxes on 19 out of every 20 Americans

Can you guess which 1 in 20 Americans gets a Tax Break? Yes America, Mitt Romney will raise your taxes and lower his own. From the Tax Policy Center Urban Institute and Brookings Institution August 1, 2012 Report,
However, on average, after-tax income for taxpayers earning less than $200,000 would need to decrease by 1.2 percent, an effective tax increase of $500 per household.
95% of Americans, those who earn $200,000 or less, will see their taxes go up under the Romney Plan, but those Americans earning $1,000,000 or more (like R-Money himself) will see an average tax break of $87,117.

Mitt Romney wants to steal from the Poor to Give to Himself and his Plutocratic Brethren, "I pay all the taxes that are legally required and not a dollar more.” Hey when you are engaged in Class Warfare and trying to grind down the middle class into Wage Slavery you make your system of oppression "legal".
"I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires."
Ah... Mitt Romney has taken advantage of 30 years of Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Trickle Down Economics. But, when Mitt or Ann Romney says people they mean the Rich 1% with whom they assoicate not "you people".
“We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life,” Ann Romney.
The Whole Republican Party and Pro-Business Democrats have engaged in the business of making the Reverse Robin Hood Theft and Transfer of Wealth from the 99% up to the 1% "legal".
"I don't pay more than are legally due," Mitt Romney has often said.
It's a telling statement. When criminals are confronted with their crimes, they often resort to answering questions in an exactness which belies that they've committed a crime, but want to convince you they didn't.
“Was there ever any year when you paid lower than 13.9 percent?” David Muir of ABC News asked Romney.

“I’m happy to go back and look but my view is I’ve paid all the taxes required by law. From time to time I’ve been audited...” Mitt Romney’s campaign has said he’s never been audited.
WTF? Romney has to go back and look to know what he's paid? Is this answer designed to make Americans believe Romney has so much money he doesn't know what he's paid? Or does it reveal that Romney's secret off-shoring, Roth IRA legerdemain, and all-around tax paying shenanigans indicate he's probably paid ZERO in taxes for 10 years as Senator Harry Reid contends a high level Bain Executive told him?

But, don't worry America, the Stock Markets are going up NOW because in a 100 days Mitt Romney will be elected President. So make sure to check those stock options, everyone! You do have a diverse stock portfolio, right???