Archive for September, 2012

Republicans…GO LIVE YOUR WORDS NOW!!! Go live the life you wish for. Go do it NOW! You won’t. You will NEVER willingly live the words that come out of your mouth.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Please send this to your Republican friends. What follows is their life on Republican policies. These are the most basic of policies that Republicans want for the nation. They touch every major station in life and there is no way around these truisms of Republican policy. There is no way around the effect that they will have on your Republican friends and all of us if implemented. It is so easy to win a discussion with a Republican…make them live their words. They will never do that….and as long as they are rational you win with simple logic and truth. They will invariably bring up Communism and Solyndra and Marxism and Kenya….no no….let’s apply Republican policy to the most basic of foundations of your life. Those who are rational cannot win this argument because this is a deadly mixture to anyone of average income. If….they are rational of course.
 
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Republicans…GO LIVE YOUR WORDS NOW!!! Go live the life you wish for. Go do it NOW! You won’t. You will NEVER willingly live the words that come out of your mouth.
 

If they have children the Republican plan is to voucherize Public Schools meaning the ACTUAL $10,000 to $12,000 per child it costs will be replaced by a voucher for a few thousand dollars. The remaining several thousand dollars will be made up where from where? That’s SEVERAL thousand dollars per kid per year….where are they going to get this money? You will pay more my Republican friend.

When your kid goes to college the chance of low cost Community College for the basics of college will be more difficult as the Republican plan is to cut CC funding drastically. This is the Paul Ryan budget plan and Romney budget plan. You will pay more my Republican friend.

When your kid goes onto 4 year college PELL Grants under Republicans will be drastically cut. This is the Paul Ryan and Romney budget plan. You will pay more my Republican friend.

Student Loans overall under the Republican plan will go back to banks to process. Student loans were more expensive to pay back when banks handled them. Republicans decry Obama for taking loans from banks which saved young adults and parents billions. You will pay more my Republican friend.

To keep your job you WILL need further training and the cutting of Community College funding will make it more expensive for you to keep up with the latest computer knowledge and if you decide to make a 180 change in your life the low cost Community College funding will not be there for your needed education or training in your new career. Again, this is the Romney Ryan budget plan. You will pay more my Republican friend.

As for your parents we just went through all last Summer with Republicans calling Social Security a PONZI SCHEME which is a felony which people go to prison for. This is not a description for something you support. Republicans do not want there to be Social Security. This is the Republican plan and they all agreed Social Security was a crime. You will be paying more to help your parents pay for the basics of life my Republican friend

And as for your parent’s Medicare the Republican plan is to kill Medicare and replace it with a voucher which will be only $8,000 annually for insurance for your elderly relatives…and it DOES NOT GO UP as the cost of insurance goes up in time. Since older people have many pre existing conditions it simply costs a lot more to simply get insurance for those people. Because the cost of care WILL RISE and the voucher WILL NOT RISE their costs will be going up and up and up each year meaning you will pay more and more each year. And if they ARE covered they will not be covered for their pre existing condition care because Republicans are also killing ObamaCare which stops insurance companies from denying people care for pre existing conditions. If you want to go price insurance now for a 75 year old you will be paying about $30,000 per year…per elderly person….and elderly people do not have that kind of money so they will need it from somewhere. This means you will be paying more to keep your parents health care covered or they simply will have no care and die much earlier than need be. So again, you will be paying more my Republican friend.

You see the Republican plan across the board is for people to literally pay their own way and not benefit from aggregate buying in a group. Their plan is not to have the people who benefit the most from our wonderful society and economy pay more but to make us all pay equally….which is a FLAT TAX…which are always aimed squarely at the poor. And the plan for the poor is…well…tough luck.

This is the plan….you will pay more.

GOOD NEWS FOR REPUBLICANS THOUGH…..you are MORE than able to live this life now. STOP living the Social Safety Net VICTIM lifestyle!!!!

1- Send your kids ALL of them to private schools. Ask your PRIVATE SCHOOL….yes the PRIVATE SCHOOL how much government funding they get annually per student and PAY THAT AS WELL as you refuse to be a 47% moocher. Right? You pay your way!

2-NEVER work for a company that takes government program dollars. Government dollars are redistributed income from tax dollars…which is…SOCIALISM. Go ask the Controller or the Financial Director at work if they get government dollars or grants or rebates. Also ask if they take tax writeoffs. Socialization of losses is…SOCIALISM. You cannot have that so confirm your company is not doing it. And of course NEVER EVER EVER mark that last question on job applications. EVERY job application has the same question as the last question. NEVER EVER mark that you were a military veteran…even if you were….you cannot mark it because you do not want to benefit from Affrimative Action do you? That last check mark is the notice to the company hiring you that they will get a tax break (once again SOCIALISM) for hiring you. So because you are not a Socialist…do not benefit from this Socialistic program the government provides to veterans and the companies that hire veterans.

3-Insure your parents and ALL OF your other elderly relatives yourself…out of pocket or just line them up with a plan for them to pay themselves. Shopping for insurance plans is fun isn’t it so just go do it for all of your elderly relatives. Of course tell them they cannot rely on Social Security to pay for any of their costs. Tell them that their Social Security checks are again PART OF THE SOCIALISTIC SOCIAL SAFETY NET and Republicans are against it. So those checks are going back to where they came from every month.

You can do this now…my Republican friend. LIVE THE LIFE YOU SO LOVE TO CROW ABOUT!!!! DO IT TOMORROW…call the insurance agent and get Grandma’s insurance lined up and all of your other elderly relatives….especially the ones whose minds have been gone for years because SOMEONE will have to do it. If you don’t do it WHO WILL? Call the private schools and transfer your kids next month. And remember…

4-TAX DEDUCTIONS are Socialism so stop writing down your “expenses”. Shoulder the burden yourself. No more home mortgage interest expense written off…no more “business lunches” and no more using your work car for personal use….NO MORE WORK CAR…your small business should shoulder ALL COSTS ITSELF rather than living off the teat of Uncle Sam. Why were you EVER allowing yourself to be sucked into the SOCIALISTIC GULAG THOUGHT PROCESS to begin with? Writing off expenses to be covered by Uncle Sam is the road to you losing FREEDOM! It is un-American at its core. Right? Right!

Let’s see the results-

Doing any one of those will throw you into a state of financial failure so fast that you will not be able to recover for a decade. Doing them all will see you in debt to the tune of many tens of thousands of dollars per year and every year going forward until you die. This is the Republican plan. You CAN LIVE IT NOW! Your parents can live it NOW. Your children can LIVE IT NOW!!!!

GO….LIVE….YOUR…..WORDS!!!!!!

I just told you how to live this and it is not that difficult so GO DO IT NOW!!!!!

I will not hold my breath that you will EVER live your words because when you do you will wish you were never born.

This is your life on your Republican ideas.

GO LIVE IT!!!!! Or shut up. You won’t do either.

@JoeWo

Romney stands for EVERYTHING. Regardless your stance on a topic Romney stands with you.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Anyone familiar with Mitt Romney, including many of his supporters, realizes that he has changed his positions many times, on just about every issue. I decided to search YouTube to see how many of his flip-flops I could find, and instead found this compilation video showcasing many of his flip-flops over the last 20 years. The video is 20 minutes long, but it’s definitely worth watching, and sharing, because people should know what type of candidate Romney really is.

Video is located here

I am a job creator: A manifesto for the entitled

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

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I am a corporate chief executive.

I am a business owner.

I am a private-equity fund manager.

I am the misunderstood superhero of American capitalism, single-handedly creating wealth and prosperity despite all the obstacles put in my way by employees, government and the media.

I am a job creator and I am entitled.

I am entitled to complain about the economy even when my stock price, my portfolio and my profits are at record levels.

I am entitled to a healthy and well-educated workforce, a modern and efficient transportation system and protection for my person and property, just as I am entitled to demonize the government workers who provide them.

I am entitled to complain bitterly about taxes that are always too high, even when they are at record lows.

I am entitled to a judicial system that efficiently enforces contracts and legal obligations on customers, suppliers and employees but does not afford them the same right in return.

I am entitled to complain about the poor quality of service provided by government agencies even as I leave my own customers on hold for 35 minutes while repeatedly telling them how important their call is.

I am entitled to a compensation package that is above average for my company’s size and industry, reflecting the company’s aspirations if not its performance.

I am entitled to have the company pay for breakfasts and lunches, a luxury car and private jet travel, my country club dues and home security systems, box seats to all major sporting events, a pension equal to my current salary and a full package of insurance — life, health, dental, disability and long-term care — through retirement.

I am entitled to have my earned income taxed as capital gains and my investment income taxed at the lowest rate anywhere in the world — or not at all.

I am entitled to inside information and favorable investment opportunities not available to ordinary investors. I am entitled to brag about my investment returns.

I am entitled to pass on my accumulated wealth tax-free to heirs, who in turn, are entitled to claim that they earned everything they have.

I am entitled to use unlimited amounts of my own or company funds to buy elections without disclosing such expenditures to shareholders or the public.

I am entitled to use company funds to burnish my own charitable reputation.

I am entitled to provide political support to radical, uncompromising politicians and then complain about how dysfunctional Washington has become.

Although I have no clue how government works, I am entitled to be consulted on public policy by politicians and bureaucrats who have no clue about how business works.

I am entitled to publicly criticize the president and members of Congress, who are not entitled to criticize me.

As unions decline, inequality rises

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The passage in 1935 of the National Labor Relations Act, which protected and encouraged unions, sparked a wave of unionization that led to three decades of shared prosperity and what some call the Great Compression: when the share of national income taken by the very rich was cut by one-third. The “countervailing power” of labor unions (not just at the bargaining table but in local, state, and national politics) gave them the ability to raise wages and working standards for members and non-members alike. Both median compensation and labor productivity roughly doubled into the early 1970s. Labor unions both sustained prosperity, and ensured that it was shared; union bargaining power has been shown to moderate the compensation of executives at unionized firms.

However, over the next 30 years—an era highlighted by the filibuster of labor law reform in 1978, the Reagan administration’s crushing of the PATCO strike, and the passage of anti-worker trade deals with Mexico and China—labor’s bargaining power collapsed. The consequences are driven home by the figure below, which juxtaposes the historical trajectory of union density and the income share claimed by the richest 10 percent of Americans. Union membership has fallen and income inequality has worsened—reaching levels not seen since the 1920s.

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Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs

Monday, September 24th, 2012

About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006.

Story is located here….but there’s more…..

You completely missed the hidden corporate/business welfare of Food Stamps and Medicaid. Low wages mean many working families qualify for these programs. About 85% of Food Stamp users work at these low wage jobs so more profits can go to business owners. It’s estimated that Walmart employees alone use about $2 Billion a year via this hidden subsidy to corporate profits.

If the minimum wage can be eliminated then the middle class can pay even larger subsidies to corporate profits.

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Corporations are pyramid schemes. They funnel money from the sweat of the workers into the pockets of the CEOs. And that should be illegal, because as a worker, you deserve a fair wage, a living wage, and equity in whatever business you are helping to build. Democratic socialism ensures that everyone profits, not just a few greedy pigs that live off the labor of their fellow man. Do you know why minimum wage exists? Because if a business owner could pay you less, they would.

Jon Stewart on Bullshit Mountain

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Basically the REAL Welfare Queens are the people at the top.  Jon Stewart explains it well.

Video is located here

Capitalism Hits the Fan – Richard Wolff

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Video is located here

This is Richard Wolff.
He gives an address in 2009 about the economic collapse of America in 2007 and what to do about it. He also covers the history of America’s economy and how we got here as far as the stagnant wages since 1978.
I warn you this video is one hour and 45 minutes long.
Go to the 7 minute mark to avoid the introduction.
This video really is great.
Why are our families collapsing?
Why are our people obese?
Why is the educational system failing?
Why are ZOMBIE movies so popular?
Why did wages stop rising in the 1970s?
America has turned inward over the past 30 years and this is why.
I hope you watch it.
The video is here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZU3wfjtIJY&feature=related

A Teabagger supports people who do not support him.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Your acceptance of being robbed is amazing!  Everything that you pay for has gone up in cost but overall the paycheck for average workers has not…and you are urging the top to take more. Oh…..you are a silly silly boy.  The thing is that you believe you will make more without a fight when in fact it has been a fight by the top that was needed to take your money in the first place.  A fight was needed for the Middle Class to even EXIST along with fights and DEATHS for WEEKENDS, paid time off, SIMPLY TIME OFF FROM WORK AT ALL, child labor laws, MATERNITY LEAVE and so many more things.  Average income Conservatives are saying that somehow their pay will go up without a fight….so….tell me when that has EVER happened in the history of the world as it did not happen here FOR SURE!!!!! 

By DEFINITION you are making LESS pay than you should as your productivity HAS TO BE HIGHER than your pay in order for there to be a profit from you.  You need to crank our $75,000 in productivity to make $50,000 and without that overhead you will be making a LOT less.  This is the DEFINITION of Capitalism….you are screwed as you work…but how badly is the question.  And the answer is that you are being screwed worse and worse and by your posts you agree with the SCREWERS of you.  Headshakingly amazing!!!!  Even Reagan and Bush economists disagree with what they did back then.  Romney wants to put Bush concepts on Steroids.  And you support this as it directly hurts you and your family? 

Here are several articles on the topic

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/05/437441/one-percent-2010-income/

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/19/552821/bottom-half-americans-one-percent-wealt/

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/14/852061/wealth-gained-pays-for/

http://www.alternet.org/story/145705/the_richest_1_have_captured_america’s_wealth_–_what’s_it_going_to_take_to_get_it_back?paging=off

BY DEFINITION you are screwed…the 99% movement has said ENOUGH OF YOU GETTING SCREWED ….the Teaparty says SCREW YOU MORE…he will take it and fight for us to screw him harder. It is not the immigrants and gays and women that are your enemy.  Obama isnt TAKING YOUR GUNZZZZ…. It is the top 1% whose incomes have gone up 237% since 1980 and the bottom 90% have seen incomes rise by basically less than inflation.   You are not the top…ya know….so you get screwed.  Fight  for yourself for God’s sake and quite being lied to.  When Average people fight for more pay Teabaggers call it COMMUNISM…when the top fought  for tax breaks and weaker regulation on what they did with their cash that is somehow called GOOD BUSINESS.  Where are you?!?!!? Where are all of your $77,000 tax breaks for your horses?  I mean THOSE ARE YOUR PEERS RIGHT???  What about the tax breaks for your 4-5 homes around the country….and the writing off of every dinner as a business expense as well as your house payments being written off because you hold 2-3 parties for do workers every year.   Do you make at the LOW END of the Middle Class at $200,000 or are you more in line with the rest of us closer to $250,000 or above like Romney said?

Keep fighting for the 1% ….when you cannot work anymore they will love you back to health and take care of you…just like that “Outsourcing Pioneer” Romney did for thousands of workers….IN CHINA!!!!  Excellent plan my man!!!!

Thurston Howell Romney

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Story is located here

In 1980, about 30 percent of Americans received some form of government benefits. Today, as Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute has pointed out, about 49 percent do.

In 1960, government transfers to individuals totaled $24 billion. By 2010, that total was 100 times as large. Even after adjusting for inflation, entitlement transfers to individuals have grown by more than 700 percent over the last 50 years. This spending surge, Eberstadt notes, has increased faster under Republican administrations than Democratic ones.

There are sensible conclusions to be drawn from these facts. You could say that the entitlement state is growing at an unsustainable rate and will bankrupt the country. You could also say that America is spending way too much on health care for the elderly and way too little on young families and investments in the future.

But these are not the sensible arguments that Mitt Romney made at a fund-raiser earlier this year. Romney, who criticizes President Obama for dividing the nation, divided the nation into two groups: the makers and the moochers. Forty-seven percent of the country, he said, are people “who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.”

This comment suggests a few things. First, it suggests that he really doesn’t know much about the country he inhabits. Who are these freeloaders? Is it the Iraq war veteran who goes to the V.A.? Is it the student getting a loan to go to college? Is it the retiree on Social Security or Medicare?

It suggests that Romney doesn’t know much about the culture of America. Yes, the entitlement state has expanded, but America remains one of the hardest-working nations on earth. Americans work longer hours than just about anyone else. Americans believe in work more than almost any other people. Ninety-two percent say that hard work is the key to success, according to a 2009 Pew Research Survey.

It says that Romney doesn’t know much about the political culture. Americans haven’t become childlike worshipers of big government. On the contrary, trust in government has declined. The number of people who think government spending promotes social mobility has fallen.

The people who receive the disproportionate share of government spending are not big-government lovers. They are Republicans. They are senior citizens. They are white men with high school degrees. As Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution has noted, the people who have benefited from the entitlements explosion are middle-class workers, more so than the dependent poor.

Romney’s comments also reveal that he has lost any sense of the social compact. In 1987, during Ronald Reagan’s second term, 62 percent of Republicans believed that the government has a responsibility to help those who can’t help themselves. Now, according to the Pew Research Center, only 40 percent of Republicans believe that.

The Republican Party, and apparently Mitt Romney, too, has shifted over toward a much more hyperindividualistic and atomistic social view — from the Reaganesque language of common citizenship to the libertarian language of makers and takers. There’s no way the country will trust the Republican Party to reform the welfare state if that party doesn’t have a basic commitment to provide a safety net for those who suffer for no fault of their own.

The final thing the comment suggests is that Romney knows nothing about ambition and motivation. The formula he sketches is this: People who are forced to make it on their own have drive. People who receive benefits have dependency.

But, of course, no middle-class parent acts as if this is true. Middle-class parents don’t deprive their children of benefits so they can learn to struggle on their own. They shower benefits on their children to give them more opportunities — so they can play travel sports, go on foreign trips and develop more skills.

People are motivated when they feel competent. They are motivated when they have more opportunities. Ambition is fired by possibility, not by deprivation, as a tour through the world’s poorest regions makes clear.

Sure, there are some government programs that cultivate patterns of dependency in some people. I’d put federal disability payments and unemployment insurance in this category. But, as a description of America today, Romney’s comment is a country-club fantasy. It’s what self-satisfied millionaires say to each other. It reinforces every negative view people have about Romney.

Personally, I think he’s a kind, decent man who says stupid things because he is pretending to be something he is not — some sort of cartoonish government-hater. But it scarcely matters. He’s running a depressingly inept presidential campaign. Mr. Romney, your entitlement reform ideas are essential, but when will the incompetence stop?

MUST-WATCH: Paul Ryan’s Dazzling Speech In Favor Of Keynesian Stimulus

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has unearthed a straight-up gem of a video from February 14, 2002, wherein Representative Paul Ryan gives a full-throated defense of stimulus to get the country out of recession.

What’s key here is not just that Ryan supported stimulus then, it’s that he supported it for explicitly Keynesian reasons, including the idea that spending money during a recession would then juice the economy to improve government revenues down the road. And in addition to supporting tax cuts, he explicitly supports things like unemployment insurance and ongoing support for healthcare.

The whole segment will blow your mind.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/paul-ryan-support-of-stimulus-2012-8#ixzz26hmYFkWu

Rick Santorum: ‘Smart People’ Will Never Be On Our Side…and with that this is the first time I agree with Rick Santorum.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

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Smart people are called smart for a reason and that’s because they are less prone to gullibility, tend to use facts, know what they are talking about, know that Republican lies just don’t stack up against reality, know when Republican arithmetic is aimed at those that refuse to go through the numbers so they bank on innate stupidity to sell phony numbers and manufacture phony stories  Read More…
Republican Smart people have mastered the art of propaganda to the highest level ever but it’s aimed at the lowest level thinkers in America and smart people just don’t fall for it.
That’s what smart people do, they are smart, well educated, believe far more in provable facts, science is one of man’s greatest achievements and the only viable path to the future and the only hope of correcting what not smart people have been allowing to be done to the environment, planet and in the divisiveness that comes from intolerance through ignorance.
Smart people want to put people to work to create a smart future and to lift people out of their ignorance through education, that’s why smart people are teachers, professors and humanitarians.
Smart people don’t believe in dumb wars but are prepared to fight against ignorance blanketing the world in religious wars bent on sending man back to the dark ages again.
Smart people invented everything that has made your lives better, by using their intellect, clear sightedness and hard work in conceiving, designing and producing the future we now live in with things like computers, high-speed rail, TV and all forms of communication and the internet, they made communication possible internationally and the gathering of real information just a few mouse clicks away. Things that would have seemed impossible a few  decades ago.
Smart people work on cures for diseases that have plagued humanity, they’ve added years to life expectancy.
Smart people practices religious tolerance but are against deliberate attempts to create an inferno of religious driven war.
Smart people in fact are on the side of our better angels and then there is the Republican Base.
You can have them Rick but then you end up in a bitter world of ignorance and enmity, of lies believed as truths and fear of the new and evolution.

I solve the nation’s tax problem simply and easily

Sunday, September 16th, 2012
The way to morally and simplistically solve the debt issue as well as taxing going forward is to move the vast majority of tax responsibility to the top. Up to $50,000 or so no one is taxed or there is a $100 minimum tax at most for workers. Meanwhile there is a very gradual climb to about 40% which arrives at $200,000 and then continues to grow faster as pay grows. This tax can be adjusted as need be but the point being that the people at the bottom are doing the WORK to make the people at the top rich so the people at the top have responsibilities to the people NOT GETTING RICH but who work to make them rich. It is wrong to get all the benefits in a relationship as the rich are getting today…they simply owe more than they are paying.
This also enhances businesses as that extra money in the hands of average people will be spent at businesses on average things meaning more workers will be needed and the top income earners earn more instead of a Swiss Bank Account. AND at the same time money will be kept in businesses and invested instead of being taken out in CEO pay etc which is EXACTLY why the 91% top tax rate was kept by Republicans in decades past. At the extreme are CEOs making $1Billion per year….which is obscene and actually hurting the buisnesses they work for. Even Mel Karmazian at SiriusXM is making $50million at the company that almost declared bankruptcy….talk about a scam he has going!!!!! It is just wrong at every level. Having money is fine but when it hurts the nation it is wrong. The rich are hurting the nation….which was not allowed in decades past when we were much stronger as a nation…BECAUSE we did not allow the rich to hurt us. Tax the rich to pay for the poor….how much simpler and logical can it be?
As far as tax deductions are allowed in my world…why is the poor guy subsidizng the rich guy AGAIN? Tax subsidies are cut off gradually and stopped totally around $150,000. It is like subsidizing the oil companies who are making billions in profit and we still pay them subsidies? They still get massive tax writeoffs for exploration and corporate dinners which is wrong. It is the corporations and the rich writing off everything from power to travel to dinners to their actual WORK who are the welfare queens of America because we are paying for it. Why are we paying for them? Can I write off the gas it takes me to get to work….can I write off my food which I need to work….can I write off clothes which I need for work….can I write off my electric bill which awakens me so I can go to work in the morning? No. But corporations can write them all off. Meanwhile the benefits of the poor are being taken away and pay is being lessened as well. So we PAY for them and we are PAID LESS by them. And people agree to this? OMG…..as a nation we have lost….our…..minds.
We believe the VOODOO ECONOMICS of Reaganomics and we are surely paying for it.

I watched the entire Republican convention. Some things stood out:

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

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It is blatantly obvious to me by now that my “friends” who keep sending me RMoney for President stuff ’cause he’ll “save the country” know NOTHING in truth at all about how the government works OR WTF is actually going on. I do. I’m REALLY informed FULLY because I put the EFFORT into being an informed citizen..my bad GOP folks who know NOTHING and yet simply believe false sound bites. That is the definition of “delusional.” Here’s what I finally wrote to one of my “GOP friends.” I’m certain she won’t understand one word of it!
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I watched the entire Republican convention. Some things stood out:

1) absolute lying so much so that even FOX NEWS called Ryan out (I did not think that was possible!)

2) What is the GOP platform? They stated nothing. I’ve never seen a convention in my entire life that didn’t state the platform of the party…and I’ve watched each one for both parties since 1976. The GOP stated nothing other than platitudes. When they did bring out a few numbers, such as Ryan saying the current administration was taking $716 billion out of medicare and therefore “from” seniors…well that’s 100% a total lie.

It closes the donut hole and the HUGE giveaway TO for profit insurance companies by Bush that was NEVER paid for. And that $716 billion is NOT taken “from” medicare but rather from the profit that insurance companies and hospitals make. THESE were negotiated WITH the insurance companies and hospitals…and THEY wanted it. The insurance companies were VERY HAPPY to make $716 billion less over 10 years in EXCHANGE for 30 million MORE customers that will be buying private health insurance. THEY want that because it is MORE lucrative for them..as it is for the hospitals. Paul Ryan’s “budget” has the same $716 billion in it…but TAKES it away from medicare as in LITERALLY lessens the amount of care seniors get (how do you suppose Ryan just happened to come up with the same number as Obama? He copied it exactly is how). BUT Ryan then TAKES that money away FROM medicare to lower the amount we as a nation invest in medicare WHILE simultaneously forcing those over 65 to have to PAY another $6000 per year out of pocket themselves while getting vouchers…in other words…ending medicare by making it a voucher system AND at the same time TAKING $716 biillion out of it. So, if you paid into medicare for your whole life…tough shit. I guess you should do P90X…that will work for you.

Ryan’s budget in ten years’ time increases the national debt MORE than the current administration’s plan.  Why on earth do people NOT know that? Oh yeah, they haven’t read the whole thing (like I always do…you know because I want to actually know WTF is really going on instead of just “buying” some disingenuous sound bite…my bad).

3) RMoney said, “I have a plan to create 12 million private sector jobs in the next 4 years.” The TRUTH is at the current rate of private sector job hires there WILL be an excess of 12 million more jobs created in the next 4 years…if nothing happens. That means that Mitt’s promise of 12 million new jobs in the next four years is LESS than our current trajectory. That it the TRUTH…which is pathetic. And RMoney said NOTHING…nada…no platform…no plan…as to how he’s going to do that. That is beyond weird!  I’ve never seen that before EVER since 1976 in any convention—> NO statement of your platform? Nothing? Oh yeah, we are just supposed to believe he “has a secret plan” that he’ll reveal after the election…yeah right.

He has ALL of Cheney’s cronies from the BUSH years running his show…RMoney will be George W. Bush’s third term…when the national debt was tripled by going into two wars…for the first time in our nation’s history without increasing revenues to pay for them…NOPE…rather Bush simultaneously DECREASED revenue at the same time. Any President previously in the ENTIRE history of the USA would believe that to be insanity…they’d NEVER have done that. And Bush did TARP ($800billion) and he did his give more money FROM medicare TO private insurance companies without paying for that ($760billion).

OH yeah…Remember Cheney, “deficits don’t matter.” That’s right! Clinton created a SURPLUS. Had we stuck to that plan we’d be out of debt in 10 years. NOPE. See, “deficits don’t matter” if you are a Republican…ONLY if you’re a Democrat. And Paul Ryan IS THE ONE that personally SHOT DOWN Bowles-Simpson by VOTING against it…and he has the audacity to blame Obama for what he —> Paul Ryan did???

Whenever you decide you believe in the truth…let me know…in the mean time enjoy the delusions of the GOP…they just make it all up…divorced from reality…it’s just a “dream.” Oh, can I come by and see your unicorn when you get it.

HEY spend the time to actually know what all the bills are..what each House Representative does and what each Senator does. You’d really be surprised. Get real with the FACT that so called “red states” ALL receive more money from the government than they pay into it…THEY are getting more than they give.

The “blue states” pay more to the government than they get back.  I live in California. For every dollar Californian’s pay in taxes we get back $0.77 cents.  So just what do you make of that? I mean…what do you really make of the TRUTH?

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Ignorance is bliss for the ignorant.  The rest must suffer the consequences

Trickle down failed in the bank bailouts and the old method of percolating up worked in Cash for Klunkers

Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Imgaine if the bank bailouts would have been a bailouts of people’s mortgages as cash for klunkers helped people with their cars!!!!
They would have had either a rebate from what the house WAS worth to what is IS worth NOW or…..the plan would simply drop the amount they owed on their house to what the new worth was. So no one’s home was underwater or if it was here is the cash equivalent to make it even for you.
No….the plan was to bail out the banks (send the money to the top) and guess what happened….the multi million dollar bonuses continued AND the banks stopped lending to people. WHY? BECAUSE THEIR COLLATERAL….THE WORTH OF THEIR HOUSE….FELL!!!!!!!! Meanwhile the laws were deregulated so no laws were broken…..and when the bad loans were sold there was no recoure if they went bad. The Trickle Down Theory failed in the bank bailout…..which is how it failed in the economy overall
This banking bailout and the flipping of eocnomic theory on its head is the greatest crime scene ever.
And yes cash for klunkers worked just as giving money to the bottom percolates up through the economy benefiting all…which was the economy of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.  Which is why every GOP politico says IT FAILED.