Friday, October 18, 2013

Jim DeMint: Frontman for the Rich?

Is Jim DeMint really a frontman for the mega-rich, those who really pull the strings of our "leaders" in government, and who really controls the policies of the United States of America?

The far-right-wing think tank Heritage Foundation was co-founded by the President of Coors beer in 1973 --- not long after the Powell Memo was released.

* The Heritage Foundation received foundation grants from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the John M. Olin Foundation, Castle Rock Foundation, JM Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.

The former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint is now president of Heritage Foundation. In a recent op-ed piece at the Wall Street Journal DeMint writes why the Tea Party had shutdown the government in a failed attempt de-fund Obamacare:

"It's worth explaining why my organization, the Heritage Foundation, and other conservatives chose this moment to fight --- and why we will continue to fight. The reason is simple: to protect the American people from the harmful effects of this law."

But the real reason why DeMint and the other rebels want to get rid of Obamacare (which was the Heritage Foundation's idea in the first place), is because multi-billionaires will be taxed 3.8% on their capital gains to fund the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).

DeMint, via the the top one percent's foundations (and others) who support the Heritage Foundation, use and support the 501c tax-exempt Tea Party to push for an agenda representing ultra-rich people, but yet, they call themselves a grassroots organization that represents regular hard-working, honest and patriotic Americans. (The word "freedom" is a code word for the Tea Party.)

After witnessing recent events, I've come to the conclusion that Mister DeMint must now be representing the majority of American voters...

DeMint gets most of his policy information from multi-millionaire talk radio jocks like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. Then Demint orders Texas Senator Ted Cruz to do what he wants, and then Cruz tells Speaker of the Houser John Boehner what he should do, then Boehner decides what goes to the floor for a House vote (by using an unconstitutional policy called the Hastert Rule).

So basically, we have the crazies advising a fanatic, who instructs a radical, who in turn directs a corrupt politician what to illegally vote for in the best interests of Southern Dixiecrats (not the entire nation).

I was once concerned that our democracy had become a plutocracy (note all the previously listed foundation grants). But now I fear that we're living in an insane asylum, and all our government leaders have flown over the cuckoo's nest.

Take this country back...from the inbred wackos.


  1. Ted Cruz, the tea party senator, declared that "virtually every person" in the US has seen health insurance premiums rise due to Obamacare --- but Tweeps across the land say otherwise.

    Once the government shutdown and debt ceiling deal went down, "mainstream" GOPers immediately blamed the "suicide caucus" for harming the Republican party and pledged to block future shenanigans --- and Tea Party wackos in and out of Congress dismissed the "surrender caucus" and vowed to continue the fight.

    As the Tea Party wackos in the GOP-controlled House were forcing a government shutdown, some House Democrats sent a private message to House Speaker John Boehner: If you need to break with the die-hard crazies to keep the government running, we might be able to help you save your sorry-ass job.

  2. UPDATE:

    Walt Disney Co. is offering full-time employment to the 427 part-timers at Disney World who work at least 30 hours a week — giving them guaranteed health benefits as part of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). While other companies like Papa John’s and Forever 21 are cutting hours and slashing benefits, Disney’s move puts workers rights first. The more companies that use the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to expand worker hours and increase benefits, the less others can get away with cheating employees — and the less critics can claim Obamacare creates a part-time economy or discourages hiring.

  3. Senator Jim DeMint's outfit is supporting a Senate candidate who addressed a neo-Confederate conference and costume ball that hosted by a group that promotes the work of present-day secessionists and contends the wrong side won the 'war of southern independence.