Friday, August 12, 2011

Job-killing de-regulation is strangling people all over the country

Republican Presidential hopeless Mitt "How's My Hair" Romney had the following to say when asked why he supports entitlement "reforms" over progressive tax reform as a means of deficit reduction:
"Corporations are people, my friend... of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings my friend."
Everything corporations earn goes to the people? I guess I missed the memo on that one. As a public employee for the state of Wisconsin, one of "the people," I'd like to know where the hell my cut is, Mitt. I'd like to know when Charles and David Koch are going to stop their hostile takeover of my state and pay me. I'd like to know when our ass-hat Governor is going to go to his corporate handlers and convince them to put some of the millions they've used to destroy fair elections in my state to work feeding, clothing, housing and caring for the people who will soon be unable to do those things for themselves.

I am sick to death of hearing how the evil unions and liberals are at fault for the screwed up mess our political system and economy are in, and how the nice corporate fascists are everybody's friend. I had nothing to do with it, yet I take the blame because I have the audacity to belong to a union (which is essentially castrated for now). The kinds of overt attacks we're seeing today were perpetrated on working folks in the 20s and 30s. Think for a minute about where THAT ended up. In his Ignorance Index post of 7/15 on Campaign for America's Future, Robert Borosage answers the coporate meme that "job-killing regulations . . . are strangling employers all over the country" with the following:

Borosage opines: 
In reality, the whole mantra of “job-killing regulation” could only come from a party command center that rivals Orwell's Ministry of Truth, touting “ignorance is strength.”

We just lost 7 million jobs in a devastating recession largely caused by Wall Street’s excesses – aided and abetted by what turned out to be "job killing DE-regulation." 
So . . . repeat after me:
Job-killing de-regulation is strangling people all over the country . . .
Job-killing de-regulation is strangling people all over the country . . .
Job-killing de-regulation is strangling people all over the country . . .
Job-killing de-regulation is strangling people all over the country . . .

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Profit Margin

Tea party republicanism, which means ALL republicanism today, is based entirely on, and driven entirely by, profit. Greed, if you will, has become so central to the party's philosophy that they felt compelled to attack the US economy, make that world economy, simply to prevent taxes being raised on the Ayn-Randians, corporatists and fascist scumbags who overwhelmingly populate the top 2% of the economic food chain. Their handlers see themselves as the ruling class and have since the turn of the LAST century, so this is nothing new. (Google "plot against Roosevelt").

They are launching attack after attack on the common people and workers of this country, both nationally and at the state level. While they characterize themselves as the entitled cream of the crop, it's important for the rest of us to remember: Shit Floats.

Time to flush.