Sunday, July 17, 2011

Was Grover Norquist born an @-hole?

First of all, Obama doesn't want to raise taxes on everyone, just on the very wealthy people; but the Republicans want everybody earning $50k a year or less (the median household income) to believe that it's THEIR taxes that will go up. A bold face GOP lie.

Secondly, the Republicans keep saying (verbatim, all) that the voters voted them in to office last November to cut spending, such as entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. Not true! The voters were unhappy with the economy and voted Republicans in to office to cut WASTEFUL spending - - - they weren't voted in to office cut Social Security and Medicare. Nor were they voted in to dismantle labor unions, impose anti-abortion laws, vote English as the national "official" language, tell us who can legally get married, or to put GOD into the pledge of allegiance. All bold face GOP lies! The GOP promised jobs. "Hey mister butt-face John Boehner, where are the damn jobs? You got your damn tax cuts for the rich extended!"

Finally, instead of arguing with stingy and greedy idiots like Grover Norquist about his false "tax reforms" and his moronic tax pledges (and the morons that sign them), why not just come right out and ask Mister Norquist to provide a few answers for us...such as:

1) Should there be ANY taxes at all?

2) And if so, how much, and what percentage paid from who?

3) Once the tax is collected, how should it be spent?

The Republicans want to collect enough taxes to keep the defense budget fully financed because those tax dollars go to making profits for corporations and well-connected defense contractors with no-bid contracts. But the Republicans don't want to fund Social Security and Medicare for average working people.

The Republicans don't want ANY taxes going to the old, sick, and retired workers in the form of Social Security, Medicare, and SS disability - - - even though it was these regular working people who were the ones who made others in the corporations so rich.

The Republicans also think that collecting taxes to subsidize big profitable corporations that pay multi-million-dollar salaries to their CEOs is quite ok, but spending tax revenues on food stamps for the unemployed and poor people is NOT ok...a waste of tax dollars - - - wasteful spending - - - BIG government.

It all boils down to this: The Republicans think it's ok to collect taxes to make some people rich, but it's not ok to use ANY taxes to help poor people in need.

The Republicans think that Social Security for an old woman with arthritis is an "entitlement", but government subsidies for Exxon-Mobil is a "corporate right". people with tax breaks don't create jobs, ordinary people with extra money in their pockets to spend are the REAL job creators. CEOs aren't job creators, WE are job creators when we buy the CEO's goods and services. But the Republicans keep telling us that the more tax cuts we give rich people, the better off all the poor people will be. Doesn't that sound more like a fairy tale to you?

"Wealth is like seawater; the more they drink, the thirstier they become." - Arthur Schopenhauer

I get so sick and tired of always hearing the same old Republican lies being told over and over and over and over again...

"We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem!"

"We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem!"

"We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem!"

"We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem!"

"We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem!"

1 comment:

  1. Through the rough times my boss is not taking a salary so that his employees can still work even though some had to be let go.

    I don't see anyone in the government cutting back, but they are even trying to get increases. I am glad that I am not a child having to face the future because the future of America is in danger. The danger is not all about money, but the deterioration of family values, honor, integrity, self-reliance and duty which the founding fathers embeded in the constitution.

    I don't want to blame the people of the US as most of them do not know how America works but hoped that its leaders would handle such matters. The middle class will eventually collapse - all the workers who support the upper as well as the lower classes. So it will become a free for all, in that everyone will try to keep what they can, get what they can just to survive.

    I am not sure if there is a fix. When something becomes so broken it may become non repairable. How in the world is this government going to pay the pensions coming down the line? I only know that I had a great time when I was young and had great pride in being American.