Tue. Nov 29th, 2022

OK, New Kiddies on the Congressional Block, we have yet another, simple, one question quiz. We’ll make it easy, not that any of you are smart enough to pass anyway. The choices: true or false, and all are false. Get it? Ah, why the flibbertygiberts does Scribe even bother?

A. Your family, or your country, doesn’t have enough money. Things are tight. So you…

____1. Tell everyone to work less, make sure there’s less incoming. Got money coming in? Give it back! That will make everything better!
____2. Give money you don’t have to everyone else: especially the well to do. Borrow it from a loan shark or a country that doesn’t believe in freedom. Nazi. Communist.
____3. Spend, spend, spend on fighting your neighbors because you don’t like them, are suspicious that they might come after you; someday, maybe. Borrow to do that. From? See #2.

OK, boys and girls! Stop squabbling… as if that’s going to happen… and take the damn test. Behave while Scribe is gone. He really needs a goddamn drink. Or two. Or three. Or…

By Ye Olde Scribe

Elderly curmudgeon who likes to make others laugh while giving the Reich Wing a rhetorical enema.

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RS Janes
12 years ago

YOS, according to Teabagger Deep Thinker Rand Paul, there are no poor or rich and we should just work and keep our mouths shut, since we’re really working for each other.

“Well, the thing is, we’re all interconnected. There are no rich. There are no middle class. There are no poor. We all are interconnected in the economy. You remember a few years ago, when they tried to tax the yachts, that didn’t work. You know who lost their jobs? The people making the boats, the guys making 50,000 and 60,000 dollars a year lost their jobs. We all either work for rich people or we sell stuff to rich people. So just punishing rich people is as bad for the economy as punishing anyone. Let’s not punish anyone. Let’s keep taxes low and let’s cut spending.”
— Rand Paul to Wolf Blitzer on CNN via Think Progress.

[Emphasis mine.]

The guy who wants to abolish Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits for both rich and poor doesn’t want to ‘punish anyone’ — he’s a compassionate conservative!

Joyce Lovelace
Joyce Lovelace
12 years ago

Well yes Rand we ARE all interconnected, but if the rich won’t pay fair wages or fair prices, most of us are screwed.

Jamika Vielman
12 years ago

Evey American should be taxed at the same rate. What’s not fair about that? Oh I know it’s not fair that some people work harder,sacrafice more for thier future, save more, spend less, studied in school and applied themselves and became self made in this wonderful country where you can strive to do better. To the communists that’s just not fair!!

Ken Carman
Admin
12 years ago

Jamika,

This assumes that everyone who earn more, make more, have worked harder, saved more, sacrificed more… Remember the woman who worked three jobs a few years ago that President Bush called on and praised? Do you think she would claim she was rich? Probably just the opposite.

Here’s the problem: our “reward” system does not actually reward that. Ironically it rewards CEOs who kill their own companies, off shore their companies and gamble on our economy/ a business failing.

We need to change our priorities as a society and how we view each other. If the housekeeper was as much a hero as the rock or sports star that might help some.

RS Janes
12 years ago

True, Ken. Our system, regardless of the hype, doesn’t necessarily reward thore who work harder or really support or encourage small business, either. In the same year that GE paid NO federal income tax even though they earned massive profits, my friend with a small business was scrimping and saving to pay off her business taxes under lien from the IRS on her very modest profit margin, and the exemptions routinely claimed by big corporations were hot available to her. That might be a good campaign issue for Dems, but nether party ever mentions it. After all, small businesses don’t contribute much in campaign money.

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