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Useless Commandments: Steve Deace commandments are useless for now. Team Obama has already defined the Romney-Ryan Team as Right-Wing extremists who will dismantle environmental protections, slash Medicare and Social Security, ban abortions, and be lapdogs for big business. Romney is defined as a dangerous zealot, a zealot who will do the bidding of even more ideological zealots whose Right-Wing agenda will put the country on the road to the poor house. The Right Wingers are committed to the same old doctrines and institutions that produced our economic problems. What is new that they are talking about? Instead, they offer the same old doctrines without concealing they are brutal uncompassionate social Darwinians. The irony is Romney is..
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ZenPower3 Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 5:56 PM
....Republicans. Many on the Right compare Obama’s remark about bitter gun-clingers with Romney’s 47% remark. Obama made his comment in the spirit that his policies will help the gun-clingers who will then stop voting against their own interest. On the other hand, Romney made a blanket condemnation of all ‘freeloaders’ without specifying who they are, what are their circumstances, or attempting to win them over. The Right-Wingers want to divide up Americans into moochers and looters, makers and takers, when most Americans, through no fault of their own, are struggling in the worse economy since the Great Depression, an economy inherited from the Bush era. Z
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...heavily Republican not Democrats. Like a typical Right-Winger, Romney wants to attack so-called ‘freeloaders’ without saying who exactly they are. That is left to the imagination. Most on the racist Right think of them as minorities of color. But if you are an injured war veteran back from Iraq, Romney just insulted you. If you are a student struggling to pay college tuition, Romney just insulted you. If you are disabled or elderly without any other means of support, Romney just insulted you. Even the largest group sucking on the welfare state teat, senior citizens and white males with high school degrees should be offended. But most are not because they do not know or refuse to believe they are ‘freeloaders.’ And most of them are ....
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Who are the 47%? Judge Andrew Napolitano says Gov. Romney is correct. He is correct about what and who? He trashes 47% of Americans he say are ‘freeloading’, do not pay federal income taxes, and are all Democrats. On all three points he is incorrect. First, we should ask Romney did he pay his fair share of taxes. His most recent tax return shows him paying only %13 compared to the higher rates for the average Joe and Jane. A common mantra on the Right is how the Rich pay half the Federal income taxes. What they overlook is the regressive payroll taxes that working Americans pay, which accounts for 40% of the government’s income. The 47 percent of households that don't pay federal income taxes are concentrated in red states and skew....
...mobilized for war production. The Romney-Ryan budget forgets these important lessons of history. The Romney-Ryan Budget cuts and Road Map to the Poor House are not about reducing the size of the deficit. They are about turning over more benefits to the top 1%. It is all smoke and mirrors to benefit the top 1% at the expense of poor and middle-class Americans. Z
...to reduce the size of the deficit as well as the debt to GDP ratio. In 1937, Roosevelt sent Congress a budget (today we would call it the Romney-Ryan Budget) that slashed government spending and attempted to balance the budget. The results were catastrophic. After the summer of 1938, the economy collapsed. Increased unemployment followed, and the capitalist classes turned on Roosevelt for reviving Keynesian economics. Like President Obama, FDR also faced obstructionist Republicans in his second term. Right-Wingers like to point out that it was WWII that got us out of the Great Depression. Actually it was the ultimate application of Keynesian economics. The debt to GDP ratio was forgotten and the economy went into overdrive and....
Misrepresenting and Forgetting the Lessons of History: Michael Barone has misrepresented FDR’s second term. He should retake his history and economics 101 classes. FDR’s second term shows what can happen whenever the federal government cuts spending during times of economic crisis. After a slow reviving of the economy during his first term, the US slide back into the Great Depression in 1937-38. As Barone states, unemployment went from 25% to 17% during the first term, and then rose again during the second term. During his first term FDR ran large annual deficits. But during his second term, FDR gave up on Keynesian economics to apply Right-Wing economic theories and practice. Yielding to pressure and fear of bankruptcy, FDR attempted....
...Federal Departments that serve and protect all Americans, like the Departments of Education, HUD, or EPA, and Labor Department. And if they cannot eliminate them or reduce their budgets, then appoint people who will sabotage them and claim government programs do not work. And finally, billions of dollars cut from non-defense discretionary programs. All that money saved will go back into the pockets of millionaires and billionaires. This is truly ‘Robin Hood’ in reverse or ‘Romney Hood.’ But the final act of destroying the welfare state in order to save it, will be the appointment of more conservative Tea Party Supreme Court Justices. All of it in the name of a platitude called ‘individual responsibility.’ Z
...designing these programs to put more and more of the cost of these programs on the backs of the poor, elderly, and uninsured. As the Right destroys Medicare, more and more of the cost of the program will come out of the pockets of the elderly. As the Right destroys supplemental nutrition programs, more and more of the cost of feeding, especially women and children, will come out of their pockets if they have the money. As the Right destroys public housing and rent supplement programs, more and more people will become homeless if they cannot pay out of pocket. As the Right destroys access to higher education, Pell grants will be reduced or not funded at all. Another brilliant Right-Wing move will be to eliminate or destroy all the ...
Taking Individual Responsibility: Let us count the ways the Right-Wingers are planning to destroy the welfare state and New Deal Programs, and force us all to take ‘individual responsible.’ But the irony is how they attempt to fool us by saying they want to destroy the welfare state in order to save it. The Right-Wingers are now redesigning many programs so they are under strict budgetary limitations, reducing the amount of benefits received, or making them difficult to access, e.g. giving the cash strapped states the power to determine eligibility. It shows how far to the extreme right of ‘compassionate conservatism’ the Right-Wingers have gone. In addition to reducing benefits and limiting accessibility, the Right-Wingers are ....
....Federal Departments that serve and protect all Americans, like the Departments of Education, HUD, or EPA, and Labor Department. And if they cannot eliminate them or reduce their budgets, then appoint people who will sabotage them and claim government programs do not work. And finally, billions of dollars cut from non-defense discretionary programs. All that money saved will go back into the pockets of millionaires and billionaires. This is truly ‘Robin Hood’ in reverse or ‘Romney Hood.’ But the final act of destroying the welfare state in order to save it, will be the appointment of more conservative Tea Party Supreme Court Justices. All of it in the name of a platitude called ‘individual responsibility.’ Z
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