Has everyone in this country lost their minds? Today I read two straight forward, fact based, statistic rich, articles on Yahoo! Finance, and was completely stunned by the comments that were attached to the articles. Unfortunately, as I write this Yahoo! has rotated the articles out of their list, and I can't post links to them any longer, but BOY I wish I could.
Even though each of these articles posted statistic, numbers, and fact after fact, showing that the middle class is falling into poverty, and the upper-class is moving into the Uber-upper-class. That The economy has favored the wealthy for 30+ years, and has been dumping on the middle class at the same time. The comments went on and on about how we should slash taxes for the "Job-Creators", and "Unburden Business", so they can fix our economy! ...... More under the Fold ......
Has everyone been so completely, and totally brainwashed that even in the face of the most unambiguous, straight forward, and un-biased statistics, they can just shout out a "talking point" and fold their arms in satisfaction.
Are the people in this country SO STUPID, that that can't even add and subtract, and see that the corporations are earning record profits quarter after quarter, have billions of dollars on hand, and EVEN IF THEIR TAX RATE WAS ZERO, would only put the $$$ in their pockets and still not create one single more job!
That they currently enjoy the lowest tax rates since the 1950’s and still, NO JOBS ARE BEING CREATED! What exactly does it take for these mindless dumb-asses to understand that they are preaching against their own interests!?!?!
Have we become THAT FREAKING STUPID? I mean, come on, can we not even smell what’s being shoveled on us anymore? When did we decide we didn’t want to “owe our soul to the company store”, but instead wanted to have their credit card, tee-shirt, and be their friend of Face book! The corporations in this country are bending us over in a thousand ways every day and have convinced a huge part of the population that it’s a good thing, and we should sacrifice of ourselves for THEM! I mean folks…WTF!?!?! I realize this county is stuffed full of totally uniformed, ignorant, bastards, but how exactly did we get so STUPID that we got convinced that pain is good?
NOW, My second bone for the day!
I’ve been reading many progressive and liberal diaries and blogs today as well. Everyone is railing against what’s going on in D.C. these days. Of course, I’m referring to this whole HORSE SHIT debt ceiling vis-a-vie budget cut “debate”. I read lots of anger, angst, wailing and gnashing of teeth. I hear people yelling that “we progressives” should do this, that, and the other thing… To make sure our position is known, publicized, and elevated.
Here’s what I don’t read. How do we organize like the Teabaggers!?! When the healthcare debate was going on they were surrounding the Capitol by the tens of thousands with their signs, flags, chants, and demands…. Where are WE? Who is organizing us this weekend? Why aren’t WE swarming the mall right now? We talk, yell, blog, and generally bitch a lot, but where the hell is OUR organization? HUH? I’m ready to march on D.C., I’m Ready to wave to silly flag, and hold some poster. I’m ready to confront someone on the steps of the Capitol… ARE YOU? Or are you just a talker? A Blogger? A griper? WELL?
WHY AREN’T WE DOING WHAT THEY DO? They are now a political FORCE that is pushing the GOP around the map… What are WE doing other than expending HOT AIR?
I’ve joined the “Coffee Party” , the PCCC, and 10 other “Progressive/Liberal” organizations, and what do I get? Talk, Blog, Email, Petition, WIND! Let’s DO FREAKING SOMETHING! I don’t see the Teabaggers blogging, and sending petitions, they’re standing in the Mall by the tens of thousands and getting on the news, every day! When are WE going to do that? HUH?
All of you who are SO PISSED OFF, like me, let’s organize, and stop talking, and DO SOMETHING!