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Monday, May 16, 2011

The Cruel and Unusual Things Republicans Talk About When They Talk About the Rich and the Poor

You know, it really is cruel what the Republicans say about how unemployed people are lucky duckies and poor sick people deserve their suffering and how public teachers struggling to make ends meet while literally saving the nation last minute to last minute from an idiot tide of blank-eyed blood-letting are wantonly wallowing in unearned luxury and stealing food from the mouth of baby Jesus and on and on and on.

And, you know, it really is unusual what the Republicans say about how CEOs who get billion dollar bonuses for laying off their employees and then get bailed out with taxpayer money the moment their enterprises go bankrupt are heroic risk-takers and how the nation's top priority is larding self-promoting entrepreneurs and vulture investors with ever more and more treasure as average incomes stagnate and fall and social mobility evaporates and wealth concentration assumes feudal dimensions and how welfare for the richest of the rich in the form of "Defense" that defends nothing but the wealth of the richest of the rich is the only kind of welfare that smells like liberty and yet millionaires and especially billionaires are a persecuted minority in America and on and on and on.

But, you know, it really is insane that Republicans say both of these things at the same time, describing rich people as poor people and poor people as rich people and hating poor people for their riches and weeping at rich people's poverty and on and on and on. Honestly, what are you supposed to say in answer to this endless awful, idiotic, crazy Republican fart aria?

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

One despicable line of note that gets bandied about "rich people in this country aren't lucky, poor people are.". That kind of thinking is a surefire ticket to the life expectancy that Russians currently enjoy.