Jesus. I have never been a democrat, by registration or self-label, but I am increasingly comfortable to be called one these last few years. There is (as I often note) a fair amount of what was once considered typical "conservative" ideology that I value, as well as some typically associated with "liberal" that I don't. But so many of the "right" demographic that I meet/read/hear/ seem to live in such a perceptually distorted world (before we even get to rigid biases on positions) that it's both fascinating and distressing.
I mean the left has it's share of the delusional, and Chris Mathews is one of the fine figureheads for them, but it seems epidemic on the right. And it's also a bit like watching amateurs on the left, going against seasoned pros on the right. I blame the Great Satan, Jon Stewart.
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Actually, /I'm sure minorities don't want that. You sound a little wobbly on that point.I'm sure the minorities that live here don't want the country to end up like Greece.
You just wrote these things above and then claim the Democrats are the class warfare guys?The Democratic party has successfully implemented class warfare and racial division.
I'm surprised you left out "welfare queens" and "real Americans" and "food stamp president" and "black panthers." All of these memes ring very strongly to the GOP base - the white male working class voter. And that is why the GOP will continue to blow the dogwhistles that appeal to those voters, even though the dogwhistles can be heard by minority voters just as easily, and piss them off so badly.
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Income Gaps Between Very Rich and Everyone Else More Than Tripled In Last Three Decades, New Data Show
Here's a thought... Maybe... Just maybe... the reason the economy is so stagnant is because 99% of the population has less money to spend on goods and services... Because the rich already have it. So how in the name of whatever you call holy, are less taxes for the rich going to create new jobs? Think about it. If you handed Donald Trump an extra billion dollars and said "go build some businesses and create new jobs" what new business could he create that will make people with no money buy products or services?
People... This isn't the Reagan era. THERE IS NO LACK OF MONEY FOR THE RICH TO CREATE NEW JOBS. What there is, is a lack of money the rest of us can spend to support new businesses and jobs.
I've heard once again real pessimism that Obama will budge on his own ideas much at all. This time it's second hand, but from one substantial leader in business and one nationally known analyst. Both are saying that it's more likely than not that we go over the fiscal cliff. Neither believe that either Rs or Ds in Congress would vote in big enough numbers for a grand bargain even if Obama wants them to. The theory is that both parties have agreed to so many poison pill pledges that they won't act until the crap is already being sprayed out of the fan.
The two areas where they said we might have some chance are taxes and immigration.
One note of interest to me was that one guy from business is predicting that 25% of businesses drop health insurance when the ACA is implement. Official administration estimate is 10%. Delays and problems might make both predictions moot.
Coal company announces layoffs in response to Obama win
A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Obama's election victory.
Murray Energy said Friday that it had been "forced" to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal industry during Obama's second term. In a prayer circulated by the company, CEO Robert Murray said Americans had voted "in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom."
"The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals [sic] of our Founders," Murray said in the prayer, which was delivered in a meeting with staff members earlier this week.
"Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corporation for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build."
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