Our president proposes to extend the tax Bush Era tax cuts for the first $250,000 of earned income. The remaining income in excess of $250,000 will be taxed at Clinton Era levels or 3% higher than the first $250,000. Now let’s do some math, shall we? Presenting, Mr. Austan Goolsbee the White House chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.
Henry Ford when asked why he paid his employees more than his competition. He said, to keep his best employees and so that they could afford to buy his cars. What has happened to the to the business community that once made this country great? They believed in the middle class. They had the wisdom to see that if the middle class thrives then, they will have more consumers for their products and thus increase their profits and thus increase their income.
I’ll tell you what happened to them. They left the guidance of businesses to spoiled and greedy children who know nothing of a work ethic or the value of the middle class to the country as a whole. To them the middle class are the great unwashed. “Poor people pay taxes, we don’t” This quote can be attributed to any member of the plutacracy that has evolved in this country since money has found a mate in government – goes back too far to know.
Forbes Magazine counts 403 billionaires in this country. Most of whom acquired that wealth from the decimated middle class. There are those billionaires who do good, Buffet, Gates, Winfrey. OK 3, what about the other, 400? Oh yeah and Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerburg who has found philanthropic religion since the movie about him paints him in an unflattering light. I praise him for his generosity but wonder if not for the movie…
Dammit, how much is enough? When the average American family is in many cases homeless, unemployed, and hopeless, what does the bode for the prospects of this country as a whole? I for one think that a billionaire would not even miss an additional 3% tax which gets paid by their accountants. Buffet once said he pays a lower percentage of tax on his wealth than his maid.
Sleep well, plutocrats and enjoy your wealth while you have it. Who will pay you tomorrow if you destroy your customer today? I will leave you with the following video courtesy of Mr. Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman who oversaw our economy during the best of times, the Clinton years, for more common sense:
President Obama signs a bill that will allow small businesses to grow and hire new workers by providing tax breaks, better access to credit and other incentives. September 27, 2010.
As I pray daily, at every opportunity, for the country which bore me, I can no longer suppress my urge to address the fake moral equivalence that the Republican “leadership” is claiming regarding their refusal to condemn the cancerous rhetoric spewed by their minions. Is it not enough that due to this rhetoric, lives were lost? This from the group of people who claim to love America more than Democrats. This from a group who claim the US Constitution as their exclusive document. How dare they soil our Constitution with their pathetic excuse of moral equivalence?
“I reject that the incident in Tuscon had anything to do with anything political”, “The liberals did it to Bush” is what they say. Excuse me, I don’t recall the spewage of hate and lies that this group has shown toward everyone who is not straight, white and “christian” coming anywhere near George W Bush. I don’t recall anyone showing up at appearances with guns. And even if they did, does that make what they are condoning with their silence and indifference right? Aren’t they supposed to be the better alternative? Isn’t that why you voted them in and gave them a “mandate” to twist the knife in the gut of our country?
Once again, the Republican “leadership” has shown you, the people, who they are. And how will you respond at the polls my straight, white and christian brothers and sisters? You will never let me down will you? You will once again listen to the lizard part of your brain who is so afraid of everyone and everything that is not like you that you will likely hand them control of the Senate and White House too. Because the black guy in the Oval Office has got to go. He has got to fail if we are to get our country back. Because those who work for a living do not matter as much as the greedy millionaires, billionaires and corporations that these sad excuses for American leadership perform fellatio on while we the people get raped.
So, again, I ask Are You Satisfied? To say that this country is becoming a “third world hell hole” is an insult to “third world hell holes” around the planet. The ones who have led us on this path to oblivion, have played on the basest and worst of your fears and you fell for it yet again. You elected people who not only do not care about you and your issues but are doing everything they can to dismantle protections that were the backbone of “the great society” we once were. They have decimated the middle class, who are really the engine that made America great and respected world over. Our children cannot compete head to head with 30 other countries. 30? They have you believing that trampling on our beloved Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence is patriotic. That you are supposed to show up at the appearances of any elected official with whom you disagree, with guns. With Guns? They will have you believe that our republic, after enduring and persevering through so much; the country that guards and cherishes freedom; the country that has never been conquered by any armed force, does not work as designed and that what is required is not internal debate but eternal bloodshed.
How many more must die because of these fear merchants we allow to pollute our midst. How long will you perpetuate the American stereotype known outside of this country? The classless, boorish, ignorant American cowboy who would sell his mother for a buck? Unless you have accepted that this is who you are, inundate your representatives messaging, who engage in this hate speech, which falls on the ears of the psychotic, with your screams of “NO MORE, NOT IN MY COUNTRY”!!. Boycott their celebrities, Stop listening to these people who mean you no good. Ask yourself, the next time you whack off to visions of bullseye Sarah Palin, give head to Limbaugh, Beck and O’Reilly, sit in the mindless indoctrination camp that is Fox News, the next time your elected representative spews garbage that you know in your heart is a lie, the next time you sit, stewing, in stupidity, fear and hatred, just ask yourself, “what have they ever really done for me but take my money?” You will not need to look far to find absolutely nothing but the empty pockets you have and the empty shell that was once your country, your America. YOU ALLOWED THIS!!
Your job has been sent overseas. You have been thrown out of the home you grew up or are raising your family in. You have not worked in more than a year. You and yours have no more unemployment benefits. You and yours have no access to a doctor. Your child is fighting in the longest wars, based on lies, in American history. You have buried your child as a victim of those wars. Your social security is about to become privatized to profit some corporation. Your retirement has become a myth that your dad told you about as he enjoyed his. You are eating pet food because you can’t afford people food. Your babies are cold. Your babies look to you for answers and you have none. AND YOU ACCEPT THIS SH*T!!! YOU SQUANDER YOUR SACRED VOTE FOR THIS?!!! TO PUT THESE ASSHOLES BACK IN POWER? We have become a nation of suckers with the attention span of gnats. My apologies to gnats everywhere.
You are being herded about by an Australian robber-baron, Rupert Murdoch, who cares nothing about this country or you. His minions preach division and play to your ignorance and fear. You are being played as this Australian anti-christ and his demons laugh all the way to the bank, as we kill each other and hate each other and destroy the greatness that once was American Exceptional-ism. I personally like Australia as a country and do not cast aspersions on her or her people, but this MOFO. I’m just sayin.
I have seen the enemy and he is us! If you love your country, truly; if you really want your country back; if you really believe in our Constitution as the living and breathing testament of American greatness, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, FOR THE LOVE OF EACH OTHER, FOR THE LOVE OF AMERICA, LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS BULLSH*T STOPS WITH ME AND IT STOPS NOW!!
If you don’t; if you continue to provide and audience to the worst that is America, we may as well get used to seeing the black guy in the oval office and his wife in scenes like this, while the Republican traitors claim moral equivalence:
I still pray for us. I still believe in us. DO YOU?
This just in, Lindsey Graham wants us in Afghanistan forever. God help us all!!
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