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  •  the problem with the TeaPartiers' knowledge (3+ / 0-)
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    is that they don't act on knowledge.  They act on belief, and brown and black people, women, LGBT, are all more dangerous than corporate tax dodges, so they vote their hate not what they know.

    •  You haven't been (0+ / 0-)

      listening to what they've been complaining about.

      They sound exactly like us when it comes to economic issues, such as jobs and the power that corporations hold.

      Unfortunately, the dems have decided not to run, or even promote policies, on improving the lot of the lower 3/4 peeps.

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 12:45:44 PM PDT

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      •  really (0+ / 0-)

        I hear them everyday.    They complain about Obama, endless emails about Obama.   They complain they are oppressed.   They do complain about TARP, which was all Obama's idea, don't you know.  They also complain that Obama raised taxes on everybody.  They complain that Obamacare is an unfair tax and deprives them of their freedom, even when they get social security.   They complain that Social Security is broke, which isn't exactly accurate, and that is because Obama took the money to spend on poor people.  They complain about welfare, though it hasn't existed for years in the have more babies, get more money form they complain about.  They complain about medicaid and are shocked if you tell them that it pays out more money for old folks in the nursing homes, disabled adults that can't work and babies than it does able bodied adults who could work.   They complain that the minimum wage doesn't need raising, people should work more hours. They complain about the property tax and want a fair tax, not knowing it means raising the taxes on all poor, middle class and upper middle class people while the top 2% get a tax break.   They want more jobs, but defend the right of corporations to not pay a living wage.   They think people don't need an extension of unemployment aid.  People should be cut off of food stamps.   They believe every government program is overrun with fraud and waste but never talk about the military.  They support the troops but not paying them better so they don't the food stamps and subsidized housing they want to cut out for people too lazy to work.

        They are a walking contradiction held together by hatred and false notions of freedumb sold to them by the likes of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. And if you asked them to vote for an economic populist who didn't oppose abortion or hate on brown people, immigrants and women,  they wouldn't do it.

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