Saturday, June 6, 2015

The "New" Republican Agenda

It's impossible for the Cons to come up with any "new ideas" because they really have only ONE idea - to rob from the poor and the middle class and to give to the rich - and HERE is how their agenda works.

"The GOP's Anti-Elderly, Pro-Billionaire Agenda."

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"Few political advisors would suggest running on a platform of open hostility toward the elderly. Most families include an older person, after all, and everyone who lives long enough will become older themselves someday.

"Seniors vote in greater numbers, too.

"That may be why the GOP isn't openly presenting itself as the 'anti-elderly party.' But how else are we to interpret its deeds and actions? Its leading presidential candidates are pushing cuts to Social Security, while its congressional budgets would end Medicare as we know it.

"Most older Americans would lose out under these proposals. But billionaires would make out very well indeed.

"So far, only Mike Huckabee has said he opposes Social Security cuts. As for the other candidates:

"Sen. Ted Cruz has called Social Security a 'Ponzi scheme,' proposing an increase in the retirement age and other types of benefit cuts. He also wants to privatize the program, as George W. Bush and his fellow Republicans attempted to do in 2005.

"Marco Rubio agrees that it would be a good idea to raise the retirement age and impose other cuts, saying that younger generations must accept that 'that our Social Security and our Medicare is still going to be the best in the world, but it's going to look different than our parents' Social Security and their Medicare.'

"About that 'best in the world' part: It isn't true. Social Security's benefits are already close to the bottom when compared to those of other developed countries, and will fare even worse if the Republicans' cuts are imposed.

"Jeb Bush also says he wants to push the retirement age back to 69 or 70 (while displaying a woeful lack of knowledge about the current retirement age).

"Chris Christie has proposed increasing the minimum retirement age as well -- from 62 to 64. Christie's plan would reduce Social Security benefits for seniors making more than $80,000 per year and eliminate them altogether for those who make more than $200,000 per year..."

And here is what any Conservative agenda will bring to you and your loved ones.

"America Will Die Old and Broke: The Systematic Right-Wing Plot to Ransack the Middle-Class."

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"Despite what conservatives say, the safety net works—which is why the 1 percent wants to stage a hostile takeover.

"Through a quirk in state term limits combined with a terrible midterm election, the Nevada legislature has been taken over by amateurs and extremists. The legislature is now debating whether to dismantle the Nevada public employee pension system (PERS), a system that has gotten consistently high marks for transparency, responsibility and stewardship.

"This attack on retirement benefits follows a very familiar pattern of fabricating data to destroy retirements that work and that people really like. It’s the same nonsense and lies used to destroy private pensions two decades ago, but this time it’s being done as part of a partisan wet dream of 'limited government.' It’s a strategy as American as fast food and crumbling infrastructure.

"This latest skirmish in the retirement wars perpetuates the biggest lie ever foisted on America—that we cannot afford retirement benefits..."

So let's take a quick peek at how the "new ideas" are the same as the old ideas, like this old idea...

...and this old idea...

...and this old idea...

...and this old idea...

...and this old idea...

...and this old idea...

...and this "two in one" old idea...

...and this old idea...

...along with all of these old ideas too, like this...

...and this...

And finally, this is how the Cons and their paid propagandists push their "new" agendas...

...and THIS is what you get when you vote for that "new agenda."

Now we can see that there are NO "new ideas" emanating from any of the Cons in the GOP.

Each and every "idea" is created to either help their rich mentors and sponsors OR to proselytize new recruits from the ranks of the stupidest and meanest of our citizens.

But we can offer a great new idea to the Cons - and that is to...

...criminalize Conservatism!

Joyce, Jnr.


"Today's so-called 'conservatives' don't even know what the word
 means. They think I've turned liberal because I believe a woman has a
 right to an abortion. That's a decision that's up to the pregnant
 woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right.
 It's not a conservative issue at all."

Barry Goldwater.


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