Friday, June 12, 2015

How The Middle Class Conservative Base Helps To Kill The Rest of The Middle Class


Has the middle class been reduced to the status of Poor?  If so, it's with the help of the Conservative middle-class base of the Conservative leadership - and here are a few figures to prove that the middle class is tanking and tanking hard...



Here is one State that Conservatism transformed...

"How Sam Brownback Gutted Kansas: Life Under Right-Wing Zealot."



"By Sam Rosenberg.


"Conservatives double-down on extremism as a state's economy continues to collapse.

"'Our new pro-growth tax policy will be like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy,' Brownback promised in 2012, when the tax cuts were first passed.

"Brownback’s well-paid tax consultant, the legendary economist Laffer, promised Kansans that the cuts would pay for themselves in supercharged economic growth.  At the time, a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy showed that Laffer had things backward: over the previous decade, economic output per person had grown significantly faster in the nine states levying a 'high rate' income tax than it had grown in the nine states with no income tax at all. Without the promised faster growth, there was simply no way that cutting taxes could bring in more revenue, they would only bring in mountains of debt, as Reagan had done nationally when he first took Laffer’s advice in 1981.

"As Brownback’s tax-cutting fantasies predictable failed last year, there was a wave of hope that the state might change direction, by voting Brownback out. In March, a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities warned that 'Kansas is a cautionary tale, not a model,' explaining that 'As other states recover from the recent recession and turn toward the future, Kansas’ huge tax cuts have left that state’s schools and other public services stuck in the recession, and declining further — a serious threat to the state’s long-term economic vitality.'


"'Meanwhile, promises of immediate economic improvement have utterly failed to materialize.' The damage was inescapable—in March, the State Supreme Court ruled, in Gannon vs. State of Kansas, that under Brownback (in part resulting from his tax cuts) state school funding cuts had violated the state constitution..."

...and here is the kind of Brave New World they're trying to achieve using the same Conservative model for the New American Age of Feudalism...

"The United States Of Koch?"

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"By Ann Wemer.

"The Kochs are extremely skilled at manipulating events and people. They’ve got the billions to do it and they’ve learned from their mistakes in the last presidential election. They know how to game the system and will do whatever it takes to get what they want. What they want is a country that as Dick Cheney said so many years ago during the vice-presidential debate leading up to the Bush-Cheney disaster, 'I want to make this country good for business.'

"Well, he didn’t, didn’t he? At least it was good for those who profited from endless war. Not so much for the rest of us.

"To make this country good for business, in the minds of people like the Koch brothers, you have to gut any laws protecting workers, bust what’s left of unions, make certain you have an uneducated and fearful population that is easily manipulated by cloaking whatever it is you’re selling either in religious or patriotic rhetoric. It’s what was done in Kansas to re-elect a man who spit on the citizens of Kansas and it’s what Scott Walker has done in Wisconsin.


"Now the Koch brothers mean to take it national...

...which leads us to Conservative paradises like this.



But what kind of things has the Conservative base applauded to put us - and themselves - in this awful mess, you ask?  Things like this...



...and this...



...and this...



...and this...


...and this...



...and this...



...and this...



...and this...



...and all of this too...



...because the Cons are all family-oriented and wonderful role models for all of us!



And finally, to understand the problems, you have to understand who is pulling the wool over your eyes - it's people like this...



...and their propagandists, of course...



...and why? Because they all have your number!



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The middle class is on its last legs and few pundits have placed the blame where it belongs - on the Conservative leadership and its base.

If any organization was in the business of stealing, killing, and lying to get themselves placed in the highest echelons of power we'd call them criminals.

If that same bunch of people decided to ignore the Constitution and place themselves in positions of absolute leadership over everyone else, they'd be called anti-American.

Aren't those reasons enough to...

...criminalize Conservatism?

Joyce, Jnr.


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"I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out
who's hitting you? It's about time that the people of America realized what the
Republicans have been doing to them."

Harry Truman.

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