Sunday, March 29, 2015

Your GOP: The Fiscally "Responsible" Party!

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American voters have been sold on the belief that the GOP is not only the best party to defend our nation (finally disproved by the Bush Administration) and the most fiscally responsible party (also disproved by Dubya's mishandling of the economy), but the second lie is harder to disprove, since the GOP is entirely made up of wealthy Conservatives who talk incessantly about fiscal responsibility.

(Fiscal Responsibility is a code word for "no more help for you!")

Yes, they seem fiscally responsible by their rhetoric, but the truth is that actions speak louder than words when it comes to Conservatives as we see that one of their first acts when they get into office is to steal even more money from those who need it - to pass it on to their wealthy benefactors...

"Senate Republicans Pass Sadistic Budget: End Medicare, Slash Food Stamps, Increase Military Spending."

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"Early Friday morning, Senate Republicans passed their version of the budget and it was a whopper!

"…an end to the Affordable Care Act; a Medicare system transformed, with vouchers for older adults to purchase private insurance; Medicaid and food stamps cut back drastically and turned over to the states; and a simplified tax code with a far lower top income tax rate..."
"The icing on top of this vomit flavored cake is the multibillion dollar increase to military spending. So while Republican bemoan the cost of feeding the hungry and caring for the sick, they’re gleefully throwing more money at the Pentagon to wage war. Thank you, Republicans, for so clearly spelling out what it is you stand for going into the 2016 election cycle..."

And it isn't just Conservative congressmen who are helping their rich friends to the best of their ability...



...and here is what the constituents get when they vote for someone who professes to be a great businessman and "job creator":



Sometimes the Cons miscalculate when stealing and lose out on more loot...


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...but they usually get to keep it.



The great thing about pretending to be fiscally Conservative is that your most rabid supporters agree with you and keep voting against their best interests!



For astute businessmen, Cons aren't very good with math...



...especially when they're pointing fingers at their betters...


...or ignoring mathematics when it tell us how we're in extreme danger.



Even science is beyond them when they're working on helping their rich industrial patrons out!



They may seem fiscally responsilbe, but they're really hell-bent on destroying everything the Founding Fathers stood for...



...so let's be honest about these "fiscally responsible" when we hear the American Taliban leadership lie to us...



...ESPECIALLY when they combine economics with morality.



Because this is how they show us how they are REALLY "fiscally responsible!"



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Conservatives legislate just like any sociopathic billionaire might, by taking from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich - all in the name of "fiscal responsibility."

Social responsibility is an anathema to the greedy rich that fund Conservatism, and anyone who votes against social responsibility should be punished to the max - except that it's not against the law to rob and steal when you're a Conservative politician.

Isn't it about time to criminalize Conservatism, anyway?

Joyce, Jnr.


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"I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied
corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of
strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

Thomas Jefferson.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Putting The "Con" In Conservatism, Part 3.


We've already talked about the "con" in Conservative here and here, and as we continue with this thread we wonder when the marks are going to understand that Conservatism is a huge con game as this gentleman explains...

"Paul Krugman: Republicans Are Running A Con Game On America."



"One of the best thing’s about Paul Krugman is how he regularly skewers Republican talking points. For instance, Republicans have been running around with their hair on fire for years now, insisting that Obamacare would destroy jobs and that raising taxes on the rich would finish the job. But, as Krugman points out:

"Well, in the first year of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation, the U.S. economy as a whole added 3.3 million jobs — the biggest gain since the 1990s. Second, half a million of those jobs were added in California, which has taken the lead in job creation away from Texas."
"You’d think that after years of being wrong, and one full year of being breathtakingly wrong, that Republicans would at least begrudgingly admit that maybe Democrats have a point. After all, California’s Governor Jerry Brown raised taxes on the rich. The result? After year’s of massive budget deficits, California has a massive surplus and the world’s eighth largest economy has exploded. Meanwhile, the dreaded Obamacare has dramatically slowed the growth of healthcare premiums, insured millions of people that lacked even basic coverage and even come in under budget. All of which is indisputably good for the economy.

"But, you’ll be shocked to learn, Republicans don’t care about these facts. Partly, I’m sure you’ve guessed, in the GOP’s unprecedented hatred of Obama and the fact that he even exists. But most of it is the mile high pile of bullshit that Republicans must sell the country in order to justify their very existence:
"At a deeper level, modern conservative ideology utterly depends on the proposition that conservatives, and only they, possess the secret key to prosperity. As a result, you often have politicians on the right making claims like this one, from Senator Rand Paul: 'When is the last time in our country we created millions of jobs? It was under Ronald Reagan.'"
"Actually, if creating 'millions of jobs' means adding two million or more jobs in a given year, we’ve done that 13 times since Reagan left office: eight times under Bill Clinton, twice under George W. Bush, and three times, so far, under Barack Obama. But who’s counting?"

"That’s why, no matter what is happening in the real world, Republicans will never EVER deviate from their talking point that Democrats are 'job killers.' Here we are, 5 years into a record breaking job growth streak and they’re STILL saying that Obama is destroying the economy. They can read a chart just as well as you or I so unless they’ve all sustained severe brain damage (a possibility from spending all that time on Fox News), Republicans are clearly lying through their teeth.

"But the last part of the con game is the most obnoxious because it leads directly to the most suffering:
"As a number of observers have pointed out, however, for big businesses to admit that government policies can create jobs would be to devalue one of their favorite political arguments — the claim that to achieve prosperity politicians must preserve business confidence, among other things, by refraining from any criticism of what businesspeople do."
"In other words, we must never ever say anything mean about the greed, corruption and sociopathic behavior of the rich or they’ll take their toys and go home..."

Conmen often form a "team..."



...and the team makes sure that you lose touch with reality...



...making you wonder if they are right or just lying to get something from you.



But the team works VERY hard to pull the political wool over our eyes...



...by turning your fears into the kind of hate they can manipulate.



And one of their biggest cons will probably kill us all.



Sometimes their hypocrisy comes close to the truth...



...and sometimes it's all a lie...



...because in the end it's still the same old con game.



And finally here is who they REALLY are...



...no matter how they try to tell you otherwise.



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The whole Conservative "movement" is a complete con job.

Conservatism is ONLY about giving the rich as much of our money as they can get their hands on, while assuring the voters that trickle-down is helping to increase our jobs.

Conservatism is ONLY about the other social issues when those issues can be used to make you want to support Conservatism against your best interests.

And Conmen can only survive by lying, something that Conservatism has to rely on too.

Isn't it way past time to criminalize Conservatism?

Joyce, Jnr.


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"The central con of the political coalition assembled by Ronald Reagan and
maintained by his successors was that government was a common enemy."

Timothy Noah.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Conservative Secret: Follow The Money


Conservatives like to say that Conservatism is all about liberty and personal responsibility and religion and all that stuff that they don't really believe in.

And why? Because they don't want you to see that Conservatism is all about money.

So let's take a look and see some examples of their greed and relentless class warfare.

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We've seen Nestle in the headlines before, but recently its chairman let loose with a statement that suggests another violation of their Big Secret: Follow The Money...

"Nestlé Chairman: Water Not a Right, Should Be Given a ‘Market Value’ and Privatized."

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"Hmmmm, we wonder why he would say that?   Nestlé’s 68-year-old former CEO and current Chairman, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, says he wants to privatize the water supply because people have a sense of entitlement that causes them to waste copious amounts of water.  That all sounds well and good until you realize that, as the #1 seller of water in the world, 8% of Nestlé’s 2011 sales were from bottled water.

"From The Guardian:

"'Activists accuse Nestlé, the leading seller of bottled water – which accounted for nearly 8% of its total 2011 sales of 83.6bn Swiss francs (£58bn) – of being more interested in lining its own pockets through a back-door privatisation of countries’ water supplies, than in saving the planet.


"'Last year, a documentary film, Bottled Life, accused Nestlé of extracting ground water for its bottled brands at the expense of local communities, often in poor countries. While the company refused to take part in the film, it did post online a rebuttal of the allegations.

"'Where I have an issue is that the 98.5% of the water we are using, which is for everything else, is not a human right and because we treat it as one, we are using it in an irresponsible manner, although it is the most precious resource we have. Why? Because we don’t want to give any value to this water. And we know very well that if something doesn’t have a value, it’s human behaviour that we use it in an irresponsible manner...'"

It's usually not too hard to spot where the money leads us when a Con is doing the talking...



...but when you ask them about the money trail, they usually don't want to talk about it...



...especially when the money trail leads to their own back yard.


When you follow the money that the Republicans have total control of, good things happen to the Cons' benefactors...



...because Jesus is on their side.



But somehow you can always tell a money-hungry Con...



...but you can't tell them much.



Sometimes even science gets in the way of their sponsors' money woes...



..but it's all in good fun and no one gets hurt anyway.



So remember that the Cons HAVE to distract you from following the money...



...no matter who gets hurt...



...or why...



...as long as they can protect their own!



So the bottom line is that the underlying Conservative strategy is to attack our leaders...



...to distract us from following the money.



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Nothing has changed since we started calling the lackeys of the rich "Conservative," except that that they seem to have taken even more of our money and stuffed it in their pockets.

The core of the "Conservative philosophy" is the theft of the money of the poor and middle class by the rich, something that would have horrified the Founding Fathers.

Everything else is smoke and mirrors to attract the meanest and dumbest members of our polity, and if you don't follow the money trail, you'll never find that out.

Isn't it way past time to criminalize Conservatism?


Joyce, Jnr.


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"I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote."

Ann Coulter.

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