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They cost you too…

The drop in payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2% results in a savings of about $1000 a year to every wage earner.

(If truth were widely known, that tax cut is actually a bad idea. It hemorrhages a dying social security fund, requiring the eventual death of the program or an expensive emergency last ditch surgery in the future.)

But it is hard not to give a $1000 present to every voter. Even if it only comes out as $19 dollars and change each week… But, still again, if your electric bill is $198 and you only have $189 in your account, that additional amount is, well, a lifesaver…..

But, Republicans in the House, even after Republicans in the Senate voted passage, overwhelmingly voted….. not to vote on the measure…

They didn’t vote against it… THEY VOTED NOT TO VOTE ON IT……
(speculation is that they lacked the votes to keep it from passing)..

So, how does that relate to you?

House Republicans (read Tea Party) just voted NOT TO VOTE on whether or not you will be losing an extra $20 a month out of your next paycheck.

Imagine what this is doing to payroll clerks around the country?
Imagine what this is doing to family budgets around the country?
Imagine what this is doing to businesses who rely on consumer spending around the country?
Imagine what this is doing to businesses heavily involved in the financial sector, around this country?

So what would normally happen?

Normally a group that can’t find agreement, acknowledges the sad fact, and long before the deadline, announces that they failed to reach agreement and that things would continue as they were on a temporary basis, to unfortunately allow for more time to solve differences.

But NOOOOOOOOOOOO, …. WE ARE STUCK WITH A TEA PARTY THAT FUCKS THINGS UP.

Instead, we have a vote not-to-vote, then get all sorts of very lame excuses from those who are delaying, none of which apply to the real problem that Social Security is doomed unless drastic action gets taken (higher rates, not lower), and we get nothing….

The tax cut will expire…

It is like sequestering a jury in a room, where everyone after much fact-covering argument has agreed to a judgment, except for one person who’s been bought off. And nothing, nothing, logic, emotional appeal, bullying, snuggling up to, befriending, produces any change. And you go years, every working day, to the same court house, the same jury room, they same chair at the same table, hear the same arguments, hoping against all odds, that today, he will see the light and switch. You go the next day.

That is today’s Congress. Held hostage by Tea Party Republicans who live in a dream world untouched by the reality of living under $185,000 a year. Like that bought-out juror, every day, they hold up progress with the unjustified belief that, if they wait long enough, the other 11 jurors will give up and sway over to the sole juror’s way….

Two things can happen… 1) return to the public and announce a hung jury, and do a complete retrial.. or 2) sneak up to that one juror, put a gun to his head, say nothing, pull the trigger, clean up the mess, dispose of the body, then go out to the public and announce what the 11 of you have decided…..

One is the nice way, sanctioned to due process of law. The other is the American Way.

It’s time to initiate the kavipsian policy of expression or what is otherwise known as “Show Us How You Really Feel”… Who knows? It could become the next great movement? The next time someone you know (or don’t), says anything about how millionaires should keep their tax cuts and the poor should pay, nod your head in agreement, smile a little bit, then hit them as hard as you can in their mouth, I mean as hard as you can! Put them flat on the ground holding their jaw… Then loudly say, “Don’t every talk that stupid way to me again!” Who knows, if 99% or all 303,930,000 would respond that way to our fellow congressional delegates, and the other 3.9 million of their like who advocate such madness, we might actually get the very progress we need, not because of intimidation, but because such policy is right….

For those who argue expression of violence is un-American, I’ll remind them that tonight, is John Wayne Night on AMC: view it!… I argue that such action is VERY American and perhaps it has been the lack of such spontaneous expressions of frustration from working American people, that has caused the logjam where nothing gets done because of one holdout, who thinks he can sway the world to his opinion and face no consequences… ….

Practice now, by punching brick walls.

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When we had a surplus, the GOP’s answer was to cut taxes. When the surplus became a deficit (in large part because of the Bush tax cuts), the Republicans answer was to cut taxes. During times of peace they argued for cutting taxes. When we were involved in two wars, costing billions of dollars a month, then-House Republican leader Tom DeLay said, “Nothing is more important in the face of war than cutting taxes.”

Tax cuts define the Republican Party…. Yes, they do…

The Republicans are fighting against a tax cut for the middle class. And the President is supporting it?

A tax cut? Republicans against? The President for?
Is the world turned upside down?

Even twenty-seven Senate Republicans thought their own party’s stance was unconscionable, and voted against the Republican version of the middle-class tax cut, which deleted tax on millionaires and replaced it, with a federal pay freeze and draconian spending cuts.

The research firm Macroeconomic Advisers projects that the Obama middle-class tax cut will create 1.3 million new jobs by the end of next year and 800,000 more in 2013. Former Sen. John McCain’s economic adviser Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics says the payroll-tax cut has prevented us from slipping back into a recession. If an extension of the cut does not pass, he told MSNBC, “at the very minimum, we’ll likely go into recession.”

Voters are coming to the conclusion that the GOP cares more about protecting tax breaks for millionaires than the benefits that millions of middle-class retirees depend on.

Rush Limbaugh: “i hope he fails.”
Mitch McConnell: “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” And the single best way to defeat Obama is to sabotage the economy.

Republicans want to kill Obama’s middle-class tax cut, his American Jobs Act, his extension of unemployment benefits and everything else he’s advocating to revive the economy, and they want millionaires to pay no taxes….

Perhaps they are against extending the middle class tax cut, because they know it is a good bill, and it will improve the economy enough so we won’t then vote for them in 2012?

Why you have to do a reality check everytime Gingrich speaks……

Gingrich quotes describing President Obama as the:

“finest food stamp president in American history” because more people will end up getting government aid than new jobs.

Fact: George W Bush followed Newt Gingritch’s plan while in the White House.

Fact: The best remedy for less public assistance, is more jobs.

Fact: During the 8 years of George W. Bush, there was 0 net job growth…. Zero.

Fact: Under Obama’s tenure, 2.9 million new jobs have been created, (get this) in the private sector.

Truth. Gingrich’s taunt works better against his own policies. They certainly don’t apply to those of President Obama.

Bottom line; If you want more welfare and public assistance, vote Republican.. If you want jobs, vote Democratic.

History is all the proof you need.

The recession has popped a lot of dreams… It has forced a re-evaluation of priorities. It has put reality in the forefront.

So wiping off the table of everything, everything, and sitting down to a blank space, and asking myself, … what do I want, by the time I die.

It is:

A country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home and secure their retirement,”

After watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” you can be sure it can’t happen on a Republican’s watch….. For that dream to happen, we need protection from corporations and Big Money; not giving them more and more of what we make.

We need more money funneled away from big business, to be reinvested into the Middle Class… Since they haven’t done it voluntarily, we’ll have to force it.

Republicans can’t force anyone to do anything. They are putz’s. It will take a government of all Democrats to make Americans who die, at least die happy that they were able to secure:

“A country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home and secure their retirement”.


Right click to open full image… Pictograph Courtesy of Viral..

So, can someone tell me again, why we shouldn’t tax the rich, and instead, balance the budget on the backs of everyone else?…….

I seem to be missing that little detail where that all makes sense……

Lifted from the Occupy Planning Committee….

1. Eradicate the Bush tax cuts for the rich and institute new taxes on the wealthiest Americans and on corporations.

Strong economies have a system that recirculates income throughout the system. The Bush Tax Cuts interrupt that system, by rewarding the removal of excess (profit) and gambling it on riskier items with the potential of superlative returns. Translated: Putting Billions on Animal Kingdom to win, place or show, doesn’t create jobs.

2. Assess a penalty tax on any corporation that moves American jobs to other countries when that company is already making profits in America.

This is simple. Raise the wealthy’s taxes across the board. Mandate that income earned overseas by American corporations gets taxed by America too. Then, allow a 100% write off on all physical investment here in America. Translated: Corporations will build here, when it becomes cheaper for them to build here.

3. Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, placing serious regulations on how business is conducted by Wall Street and the banks.

We tried deregulation. It didn’t work. We reverted right back to where we were in the stock crash of 1929 after which Glass-Steagall was enacted to prevent that from ever happening again. Essentially Glass-Steagall says we need to separate our money that we require ourselves to live on, away from speculative investment… If you want to invest, do it by choosing to put your money at risk in an investment firm knowing full well that you could lose it all. However, safe money, needs to stay safe.

4. Join the rest of the free world and create a single-payer, free and universal health care system that covers all Americans all of the time.

There is a reason why other nations spend less on health care per person, and have much better results. THERE IS A REASON. One can wish for a lot of things; wish that private health care didn’t cost so much, wish that private insurance covered everything, wish that our doctor could keep giving us free samples all the time…. Switching to single payer, if we use Japan as a model, would save every American $4,800 dollars a year. A family of four therefore would see a savings of $19,200 per year…. Imagine what a family could do with an additional $19200 a year plopped into their lap? What’s really sad? The Japanese live much longer too… meaning we are paying more and getting nothing in return.

5. Immediately reduce carbon emissions that are destroying the planet and discover ways to live without the oil that will be depleted and gone by the end of this century.

Reducing carbon emissions is good for whatever reason. The idea that carbon fuel usage will deteriorate is not viable. The global energy requirements are growing exponentially. We need to insist that all new demand for power, be met by renewable resources (excluding ethanol). We will still need existing operations to continue just to keep our lights on.

6. We, the people, must pass two constitutional amendments that will go a long way toward fixing the core problems we now have. These include:

a) A constitutional amendment that fixes our broken electoral system by 1) completely removing campaign contributions from the political process; 2) requiring all elections to be publicly financed; 3) moving election day to the weekend to increase voter turnout; 4) making all Americans registered voters at the moment of their birth; 5) banning computerized voting and requiring that all elections take place on paper ballots.

b) A constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and do not have the constitutional rights of citizens. This amendment should also state that the interests of the general public and society must always come before the interests of corporations.

In April, May, and June, corporate America accumulated 1.7 Trillion in just corporate profits.

All that money could simply disappear, and it would have no effect on the day to day running of the economy. Loss of corporate profit? Job levels stay the same. Loss of corporate profit? Banks still solvent. Loss of corporate profit? Income levels don’t change…

Corporate profit is just another name for money left over after all expenses have been fufilled…

It’s extra, it sits on the outside of the economy, it is meaningless..

Let’s put that money into jobs, into business loans, into raising income levels… all which do have a benefit to the economy…

Then, once the economy is roaring, and everyone is again working, is spending freely, has more money than they can possibly use, then profits will be going through the roof…

When a business fails, the usual trend is for it not to pay it’s bills, accumulate and pocket all incoming cash it can, and then say… “Oops, sorry. We’re bankrupt….”

Allowing obscene profit during this economic depression is just as equally insane (except of course for those thieves legally skimming off the top before the upcoming inevitable collapse.)

A very good blog in Delaware that usually covers politics from the center (well perhaps to the right of center), is strangely silent on the debt crises now undergoing national, even international scrutiny.

Their last statement was a guest post by Urquahart, on charging ahead with default.

The comments at the bottom of that article aren’t too kind to the Republican party…

Sometimes you can more find truth in what is NOT BEING SAID, than you can in what IS being said.

Apparently there is no one defending the Republican position on the debt ceiling crises. Especially among Republicans.

It is 4 days since the Republicans walked out of talks with Obama and the stock market dropped 2%.. Already $2.4 Trillion Dollars have disappeared globally, stemming from reports that the Republican Tea Party will disrupt the forging of a compromise, forcing the US to default.

While I’ve put up 13 posts regarding the deficit calamity, hmmm, I wonder what the other side has been saying. let’s see what the Republican leaning blog Delaware Politics has had to say……

A Heat Advisory For Friday…

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Atheists Attempt to Bully NY 9/11 Memorial Committee

Kevin Wade vs. Tom Carper?

Another Democrat Scandal

90 days

An Appeal To Our Guest

Ways and Means Server Overloaded

These are all good writings and I certainly do not wish to knock anyone at this site, but I find it remarkably strange that there is zero, nothing, nada, zappo, zed, of anything that has kept the rest of America up at night…..

Don’t you think it odd that not one word, not one post, not one mention of the debt ceiling crises ever since it has become apparent that maybe the Tea Party led by Eric Cantor is really off their rockers, and is definitely attempting to destroy the United States by forcing us into default?

It stinks a lot of like someone one asking their spouse, “…. have you been out seeing someone else?”

Silence………………………………………….

The story goes that Warren Buffet, rather worried about his investments early 2008, wanted to talk to God… God told him to use his phone and he’d send him the bill… He got and paid the $333 million dollar charge. His investments flourished, too… That would be the end of the story, except he was down in Sussex County recently, following up first hand on a corporate case being processed out of Georgetown… once again, he asked God for the right to call, and agreed to accept the charges… When he got his bill, he was fuming… He was only charged 25 cents… “God”, he said, “you ripped me off on that first call, big time!”… God said, “Warren, don’t you get it? In Sussex County, that’s a local call…”

Local call or not, Sussex County is weighing in on whether to say a prayer before County meetings or to not… Here are a few takes on that policy: one, two, three, four……

As someone who grew up where prayers were always said before football games and county meetings, it isn’t a big deal…… That is, as long as everyone agrees it isn’t a big deal. You don’t see prayers before meetings conducted in New York.

Not because New Yorkers are heathens, but because in New York, you have a multiplicity of religions, so praying a prayer from one of them, is a slap in the face for all others…

Why it’s even an issue in Sussex County is because the Positive Growth Alliance, has been building condo’s like ants, and lots of people who did not grow up in Sussex County, now live there. Many have different ideas of religion than those who’ve always been there all their lives…

If everyone believe in the same version of God as does David Anderson, then of course, duh, why are we even arguing about it… Of course we’re going to pray to God to guide us through this meeting.. That’s what He’s for!

Suddenly, thanks to Rich Collins and the Positive Growth Alliance, we have tons of people who do object to having David Anderson’s version of God, one who dislikes Homosexuals, and one who casts pox on Democrats, one who believes married people should have sex only when they have children, one who believes sex between animals is immoral, one who believes taxes are caused by the devil, one who believes that nature was made to bulldoze and pave with a combination of petroleum and gravel. … one who believes that oil companies have the divine right to pollute oceans, one who believes that animals were made for us to kill. … one who believes a national religious holiday should fall on the first day of deer season.. one who believes pick up trucks and baseball caps are proof that homosexuality is a sin,… on who believes killing someone with a gun is not a sin, but taking that gun away for the safety of others is…

(yes, I’m having fun and talking tongue in cheek)…

The point I’m making is that Sussex County is changing; and it is changing mostly thanks to Rich Collins and the Positive Growth Alliance.

Can you make new citizens join the current religion? If so, then by all means, just like the days of old, they will see no qualms in having a tiny prayer before the meeting.

But if they don’t want to join that religion, then, to force one group of religious people to impose their prayers on others, is not American…In fact, it’s kinda creepy…

If in an effort to show fairness, the Sussex County decided they would do prayers from all religions in alphabetical order, when they came to “B” and hit Buddahism, giving an Buddahist prayer before the session, most of those in the audience would be saying WTF! This is our nation, why do we have to listen to such crap…

Which is… exactly what those Buddahists think, who have opened a business in Millsboro, and have come before the county to ask for a variance on something or other that is in their antiqued code….

So… If it is unnatural for a Baptist to suffer a Buddahist prayer, it is equally unnatural for a Buddahist to sit through a Baptist prayer…

It’s not about one religion being right and the other wrong. It’s about who the citizens are that make up Sussex County. If you want to blame anyone over this controversy, the blame solely lies with those who built up Sussex County and brought in all these new people to begin with… Now that they are here, we have to make Sussex County as fair to them as New York, is fair to us, when we take our business up there……

Positive Growth, huh? Depends on your version of positive I guess………….

The world has seen this already….

Just in case you didn’t know, O’Donnell shows a moment of weakness and the campaign sued WDEL to stop that video’s release..

Or at least that is what it looked like for awhile. After all the dust had settled, the attorney for the O’Donnell campaign apologized to the attorney for WDEL, and without saying it, implied what young people these days would say, that those running the O’Donnell campaign, just happen to have had too much crack that day…

Hearing the backpeddling going on within the O’Donnell campaign itself, one must wonder it that attorney’s assessment was accurate…

First we have Matt Moron, the O’Donnell campaign manager, threaten to “crush” WDEL under a massive lawsuit… Those kind of words aren’t misinterpreted. He now says “he never said no such thing”… He meant to say he would RUSH (as would a fraternity pledge) WDEL in a double breasted twill pattern tailored suit… He says he was totally misquoted by the liberal media…

We would rush WDEL in a massive suit…. Certainly not “crush” WDEL in a massive suit…..

This is obviously the first time Matt Moron has dealt with the press… Contrary to popular reports, he did not.. repeat did not… “tell CNN the robocall (attacking her on Election Day) is yet another desperate, blatantly false claim and act by a big spending, liberal, career politician and his ruling class elite.”

And despite reports to the contrary… it is not the same Matt Moron who, as for the charge that O’Donnell misappropriated campaign funds in 2008, denied it and added if there had been a problem then Ms. Kristin Murray “should have filed her grievance with the proper authorities long before the day prior to the primary.”

Repeat.. This is not the same Matt Moron who denied that Christine used former campaign funds for rent, a charge she herself has stated was true… No.. this is not that same Matt Moron.

And no, not even the entire Republican Party, can put the anus on Matt Moron at this rally… This following event, of course, never did occur… It is another misrepresentation of the liberal media who doesn’t understand that to win elections, one must cover up the truth…

The video shows O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moron approach the unidentified cameraman and block his view. Moran then puts his hands in front of the camera and begins to push on the recording device. The images were captured by a second camera.

Evan Queitsch, an O’Donnell volunteer, is then shown walking up, identifying himself and then placing his cap in front of the camera.

“Hi, how you doing?” he says. “My name is Evan Queitsch, and I’m blocking your view, so enjoy. Enjoy your shots of nothing.”

Queitsch is then shown holding a camera in front of a woman who had also been video taping.

The edited video then shows Moron, with his hands behind his back, block the cameraman who is standing against a barrier.

At the end of the video someone who can’t be seen says, “Let me just get a picture of you right here. Psycho.”

That Mike Moron says… never did occur… The video was fabricated by the CIA, who in kahoots with the North Koreans, is intent on destroying the candidacy of one said Christine O’Donnell… He emphatically claimes the women with the video camera, said,…”Damn sonny, you’re a handsome hunk,…come over here baby and stand if front of MY camera… ”

Usually the Campaign Coordinator becomes the winner’s chief of staff… Hitler would have been an alright guy if he hadn’t put Himmler in charge of security. Upon investigation, I’m afraid Christine O’Donnell’s campaign coordinator, has shot the Tea Party movement while nursing in its crib. Not since King Herod tried to purge Bethlehem of Jesus, has their been a more tragic consequence from a misguided human, which ruined a movement just as it was beginning to take off..

Voters will pull the lever for Coons.. but be voting against Matt Moron.. He, singlehandedly, killed Republican’s chances to take back the Senate. Obama, Biden, Coons, Pelosi, Reid, should come to Delaware and shake his hand…