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Does this asshole, a former CEO who probably built his pizza pie kingdom on the shoulders of minimum wage earners, know anything about the distribution of wealth in this country?  The answer is likely yes.  But he’ll continue to pander, pander pander to his newly-minted rich Republican friends because he thinks he has an actual shot at winning the White House.  And Republicans will continue to support him because for the GOP, one African-American in their party is as much diversity as they think they need — and probably all they can take.

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Does this asshole, a former CEO who probably built his pizza pie kingdom on the shoulders of minimum wage earners, know anything about the distribution of wealth in this country?  The answer is likely yes.  But he’ll continue to pander, pander pander to his newly-minted rich Republican friends because he thinks he has an actual shot at winning the White House.  And Republicans will continue to support him because for the GOP, one African-American in their party is as much diversity as they think they need — and probably all they can take.

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The gentleman pictured here is at the Occupy Wall Street protests.  Last night, I saw him at the Trinity Place side of Liberty Park, with that $20 bill dangling from one side of his face, partially removed so that he could converse with a fellow protestor.
Drudge, in typical “Hey, look at these liberal slackers” fashion, uses this photo to illustrate a Wall Street Journal story headlined “Nearly Half Of U.S. Households Receiving Government Benefits.”  Because, you know hippie washouts like this guy do nothing but subsist on government handouts.
The story goes on to cite those favorite conservative complaints: that 34% of households received benefits such as food stamps; that 46% of them won’t pay any income tax.  BECAUSE THEY’RE MOOCHERS, OF COURSE.
But are there any conservatives out there willing to admit that at some point, they’ve received Medicare benefits?  Medicaid?  Social fucking Security?  
That the taxes they pay go towards infrastructure, police and fire services, schools?
That their collective health and well-being is looked after by government agencies focused on public health, food safety, and even provision of EMS services?
No, instead, lets focus on that bunch of nogoodniks hooting and hollering on Wall Street and trying to change the way things are done, starting with banking reforms and regulations, closing corporate tax loopholes, and getting job creators the rich to pay their fair share of taxes.  (Also maybe stop spending on wars, LOL!!!)
After all, look at that dirty hippie.  He’s defacing a perfectly good $20 bill.

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The gentleman pictured here is at the Occupy Wall Street protests.  Last night, I saw him at the Trinity Place side of Liberty Park, with that $20 bill dangling from one side of his face, partially removed so that he could converse with a fellow protestor.

Drudge, in typical “Hey, look at these liberal slackers” fashion, uses this photo to illustrate a Wall Street Journal story headlined “Nearly Half Of U.S. Households Receiving Government Benefits.”  Because, you know hippie washouts like this guy do nothing but subsist on government handouts.

The story goes on to cite those favorite conservative complaints: that 34% of households received benefits such as food stamps; that 46% of them won’t pay any income tax.  BECAUSE THEY’RE MOOCHERS, OF COURSE.

But are there any conservatives out there willing to admit that at some point, they’ve received Medicare benefits?  Medicaid?  Social fucking Security? 

That the taxes they pay go towards infrastructure, police and fire services, schools?

That their collective health and well-being is looked after by government agencies focused on public health, food safety, and even provision of EMS services?

No, instead, lets focus on that bunch of nogoodniks hooting and hollering on Wall Street and trying to change the way things are done, starting with banking reforms and regulations, closing corporate tax loopholes, and getting job creators the rich to pay their fair share of taxes.  (Also maybe stop spending on wars, LOL!!!)

After all, look at that dirty hippie.  He’s defacing a perfectly good $20 bill.

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In retrospect, because of the controversy it has created and because of the different interpretations that it could have had, yes, that probably — that would have been appropriate.

GOP presidential candidate HERMAN CAIN, when asked on ABC News This Week if he should have defended a gay soldier who was booed by the conservative crowd at the last Republican presidential debate.

Yes, Herman.  You should’ve spoken up for him “because of the controversy” and not because he’s a human being who is putting his life on the line for you in Afghanistan.

Fucker.

(via the New York Daily News)

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However, if calling for an end to millionaires having lower tax rates than their secretaries is class warfare, Obama is only the latest class warrior to occupy the Oval Office. In a June 6, 1985 speech at Northside High School in Atlanta, Georgia, then President Ronald Reagan explained that tax loopholes allowing a millionaire to pay lower taxes that a bus driver were ‘crazy,’ because they allowed the ‘truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share.’
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“A deal involving Iran?  It’s okay,” said the Tea Party Republican Party, “At least there were no Contras involved.”

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At the Reagan Library debate in California, attendees memorably broke into a spontaneous round of applause in support of Rick Perry’s record on the death penalty. At last week’s debate in Tampa, a handful of audience members cheered the prospect of a man without health…

that veteran has as much right to fight once more for his country as rick has to stand up there and pretend to be doing the right thing