Robert Reich: “In fact our biggest problem is the decline of the middle class and increasing ranks of the poor, while almost all the economic gains go to the top. ” And: “95 percent of the economic gains since the recovery began in 2009 have gone to the top 1 percent. The real median household income continues to drop, and the number of Americans in poverty continues to rise.” Our biggest problem is the fact that we all get paid less, and are expected to produce more, while our nation’s “owners” the 1% reap all the benefits. We are expected to be wage slaves, and if we don’t want to be a slave we are “takers”. Man this is screwed up. A Little More About Wealth In The USA (Wiki)…
From Meteor Blades at Daily Kos. Market myths and the real drivers of American economic progress: A must read. Everything our children need is being stolen from them by today’s dysfunctional system and the oligarchs who run our government for their, and only their benefit.
From The Article: “The kinds of progress we need are so far-reaching that we cannot expect them to emerge haphazardly from the scatter-shot entrepreneurial hubbub. We are going to need new infrastructures for social living and transportation; new education systems; new forms of energy technology, health technology, financial technology and information technology; and all must be executed and organized thoughtfully and in optimally efficient and rational ways.
This is going to take an enormous amount of work and intelligent strategic planning, as well as a lot of discussion, debate and experimentation. It is thus also going to require innovative new forms of democratic participation, deliberation and consensus building. And it is vital that as new infrastructure is created, the public retains ownership of the key systemic elements of that infrastructure instead of letting them fall into the hands of monopolists and oligopolists. Dismantling the plutocracy is itself part of the generational challenge.”
That is right. Give up. They won, haven’t you noticed. Most of the government works for them, or their campaign $$ in our failing democracy. Read: Let’s Get This Class War Started By Chris Hedges. Maybe you will get a better understanding of the “elites” that run our lives. From the article: “The sooner we realize that we are locked in deadly warfare with our ruling, corporate elite, the sooner we will realize that these elites must be overthrown. The corporate oligarchs have now seized all institutional systems of power in the United States. Electoral politics, internal security, the judiciary, our universities, the arts and finance, along with nearly all forms of communication, are in corporate hands. Our democracy, with faux debates between two corporate parties, is meaningless political theater. There is no way within the system to defy the demands of Wall Street, the fossil fuel industry or war profiteers.”
It’s not me saying this. The Koch funded political scumbag organizations are doing all they can to keep Americans from being able to buy affordable health insurance. Democratic Underground: Koch-Backed Group Targets GOP Lawmaker Open To Obamacare Medicaid Expansion… Think Progress: Billionaire Koch Brothers Spending Millions To Deny Health Coverage To Low-Income Americans It isn’t me saying it. It is simply true. They are using their billions, the billions their daddy made helping Stalin build nuclear power plants to destroy our democracy, and kill poor Americans that get sick. These Koch mother fuckers must be stopped.
Get ready for the next round. The Republicans will fight to the death to make sure the top 2% that have 50 trillion in assets pay taxes at lower rates than the bottom 98%. Remember Mitt Romney’s 13.9% tax rate? I do. He also makes his 20 million a year without even working. Must be nice. I remember Mittens also saying he could have paid less if he took all his deductions? I pay more than twice that rate on my income. Now asking the Mitt Romneys of this world to pay taxes of at least the rate of the middle class is absolutely not going to happen according to the GOP. Republicans don’t want the billionaires to help balance our budget. People like those on food stamps are supposed to endure the pain. Even if most Americans want the wealthy to pay more, Republicans will fight to the last man to make sure “the haves” pay as few of our nation’s bills as possible. Welcome to the dilemma. Just remember. One in 4 American corporations pay zero in taxes, while others that own fewer congress critters pay up to 35%. All those poor companies that haven’t bought enough congress scumbags to write them special loopholes. Woe be them….. Remember almost all the “gains” since the recession ended has gone to the top 1%. Now it is time for them to pay their fair share. I don’t give a damn what the Republicans they own think.
I tried to call Rand Pauls’ Senate office yesterday. I just got a message that due to the shutdown, they were unable to help, or answer they phones or something. I fear it the problem may be something else. The message should have been “due to all the people calling my office that are hurting, and pissed off because of my actions, and abusing my staff, we decided to not answer our phones”. Way to go Rand. Hang in there. Maybe you can hurt some more Americans trying to impress Tea Bag Traitors that want our country to fail.
That’s right. The wealthy in America have enough money to pay off our entire national debt, and they wouldn’t even miss the money. So when we go to war over the “budget” and “sequestration” remember. It is all a smokescreen. The GOP is fighting to the death to make sure the billionaires pay taxes at half the rate of working families. And when a Republican says they want to “fix” the tax code, well, I would rather trust the Nazis to do Jewish relocation than Republicans to write tax code. You can ask David Stockman how his trickle down plan worked. According to Forbes the wealthy even have 21 to 31 Trillion Dollars In Tax Havens…. IMF Says Tax The Rich….
Reich: “Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all. ” Read Entire Article…
Great article on the New Republic. The Last Days of the GOP We could be witnessing the death throes of the Republican Party Article… A lot spelled out of the power centers of yesterday’s GOP and today’s lunatic fringe, and “establishment” Republicans. Very good read!
Puhleeeeez. Go for it! I am sure the corporate ties of “mainstream” Republicans do not sit well with teabaggers. Paying taxes just to have them all go to corporate welfare has to piss off a few of these anti-government “gonna blow things up” tea party freaks. Please, take your 20% approval whack job angry freak show and turn it into a party you freaks. Us real Americans will have a great time laughing at you, and listening to you babble your Ayn Rand (another psycho) nonsense. One thing about teabaggers they should get credit for. They have every reason to be angry. The problem is the fact that they are too stupid to understand who to be mad at, and who is the cause of their, and our nation’s problems. The 1%ers that are robbing me are robbing them, and their families too. They are just too stupid, or blinded by hate to see it. Someone tell them it isn’t welfare queens driving Cadillacs, or Mexicans. TEA = Taxed Enough Already. News for you. You get to pay too much in taxes because corporations, and the billionaires who own them don’t pay their fair share. The wealthy make all the money and pay a far lower overall tax rate than us working slaves. The Mitt Romneys of this world pay 13.9% (he claimed he could have even paid less) and I pay more than that in just withholding before getting to income tax.
President Obama can reach out to Republicons all he wants, while they are stabbing him in the back every chance they get. I will be poking them in the eye non stop, until they change their ways. I won't hold my breath...
Keep checking back. I have more signs I will be uploading, and will be getting signs from others to put up as well.
Update: I changed the sign in my car's back window. Now I have a "Republicans Are A Disease" sign. I also have a "Republicans Are A Disease" sign on the back of my van, along with a "Hang Rove" sign. What I love most about Republicans is the fact that they think only the rich, and the lucky deserve health insurance. If you are not insured, and you, or a family member gets sick, you will be bankrupt in no time. Watching their neighbors go bankrupt seems to be the wet dream of every Republican. If they are not gutting regulations, encouraging companies to shift their jobs overseas, or defending criminal behavior by their friends, and supporters, they are cheating on their wives, staying at the "C Street" fake church. And then they pretend to be Christians, when every action a Republican takes goes against what Jesus taught. Sickening.
By the way, I am not all that happy with the "Scared of their Shadows" Democrats either. At least "my" Congressman kicks ass and takes no prisoners.
The only thing I hate more than Republicans is the Corporate Controlled Press, and Right Wing Hate Radio. Thank God there is now at least a little sliver of a voice on the airwaves from the left.