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Monday, September 03, 2012

Things Overheard at the Republican Convention and What They Really Mean


I’m proud to be an American. (I’m completely ashamed of every other aspect of my life over which I have had complete control unlike where I was born.)

Soccer is gay. (I don’t have a passport and my idea of a dream vacation is going to Disneyworld.)

He hates America. (My own misguided sense of patriotism is strictly symbolic as I have never served my country in any way except to be a narrow-minded bigot.)

Why don’t that Mexican speak good English? (I couldn’t manage a single coherent paragraph in my native language yet I expect my gardener to master two.)

America is the greatest country in the world. (Compared to all of the other countries I have visited which is zero.) 


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 The Republicans are the angry party. The force that drives their ideology is that some people out there are getting something for nothing and this drives conservatives insane. Fox News calls them the mooching class, among other even more repugnant things.  Most of this started with good old Uncle Ronnie Reagan and his highly fictitious welfare queen.  The welfare queen never really existed but everyone in the Republican Party thought they knew her, a woman who drove around in a new Cadillac paid for by your tax dollars. And I mean your tax dollars because another tenet of the Republican platform is that they are the only people in the country who actually work and pay taxes. They’re always going on about how the government is wasting their tax dollars.
 
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Well, Republicans complain that 45%, or 47%--or some other statistic they pull out of their ass--of Americans don't pay income tax, therefore they are the "moocher" class.

This begs several questions that any rational, dispassionate, and well-reasoned person would pose:

1. Why are 45% or 47% or whatever of American workers not getting paid enough in wages that their income doesn't qualify for them to pay ANY federal income taxes? Isn't that in and of itself a tragedy if true for the American working class?

2. These same "moochers" as Republicans call them, these working wage earners who don't qualify to pay federal income tax STILL pay FICA, Social Security, Medicare, state & local income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes (directly as home owners and indirectly as renters), so they are, in fact, taxpayers...or am I wrong here?


Why do Republicans hold the poor and working class in such haughty disdain? But THEN give a pass to the ultra-wealthy who are STEALING hundreds of billions of taxpayer money.

The true moochers are the banks and investment houses who gobbled up TRILLIONS of taxpayer money to save them from their own mendacity.

Public assistance programs are a miniscule fraction of this.

And entitlements: well, people PAY for their entitlements. Look at everyone's pay stubs, you stupid fucks. Since only (officially) 8% of Americans of working age are unemployed, that means the other 92% are paying all these taxes that finance their entitlements.

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  1. Well, Republicans complain that 45%, or 47%--or some other statistic they pull out of their ass--of Americans don't pay income tax, therefore they are the "moocher" class.

    This begs several questions that any rational, dispassionate, and well-reasoned person would pose:

    1. Why are 45% or 47% or whatever of American workers not getting paid enough in wages that their income doesn't qualify for them to pay ANY federal income taxes? Isn't that in and of itself a tragedy if true for the American working class?

    2. These same "moochers" as Republicans call them, these working wage earners who don't qualify to pay federal income tax STILL pay FICA, Social Security, Medicare, state & local income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes (directly as home owners and indirectly as renters), so they are, in fact, taxpayers...or am I wrong here?


    Why do Republicans hold the poor and working class in such haughty disdain? But THEN give a pass to the ultra-wealthy who are STEALING hundreds of billions of taxpayer money.

    The true moochers are the banks and investment houses who gobbled up TRILLIONS of taxpayer money to save them from their own mendacity.

    Public assistance programs are a miniscule fraction of this.

    And entitlements: well, people PAY for their entitlements. Look at everyone's pay stubs, you stupid fucks. Since only (officially) 8% of Americans of working age are unemployed, that means the other 92% are paying all these taxes that finance their entitlements.

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