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Tom Perkins – ‘Billionaire Douchebag of the Day’

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personal thought:

Jeez, these guys are coming out of the woodwork!

I figure it’s because of all the talk of ‘class warfare’; and damn right, they should be scared.

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February 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wilbur Ross – ‘Billionaire Putz of the Week’

Via: Huffington Post

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Take heart, downtrodden rich people of America: Another famous rich guy has heard your cries of persecution and is joining the small but growing 1st Percent Defense Brigade.

Billionaire bottom-feeder Wilbur Ross on Tuesday declared that “the 1 percent is being picked on for political reasons” and that poor people should stop their gripin’ and get themselves an education if they ever want to stop being part of the 99 percent.

“Education is the way that people get out of the ghetto and into, if not the 1 percent, something close to it”. (See photo)

Ross pledged his allegiance to another billionaire, the gnome king Sam Zell, who last week told Bloomberg TV that the 1 percent are “being pummeled because it’s politically convenient to do so” and because the poors are simply incapable of working as hard as the rich, leaving them seething with jealousy.

Lazy, lazy jealousy.

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February 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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– U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders – (I-Vermont)

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July 28, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Re-ELECT Obama/Biden!

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May 21, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Obama | , , , , | Leave a comment

Class Warfare Exists – Bill Maher

Via: Lavitaebella

http://lavitaebela.tumblr.com/

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October 20, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Mitt ‘Corporations are People Too’ Romney – GOP Moron of the Day

Via: Think Progress

Ongoing protests on Wall Street are in their third week, as demonstrators continue to speak out against corporate greed and growing income inequality.

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“I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare,” said Romney — who has become a favorite of Wall Street donors — when asked about the protest.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/10/04/336089/romney-wall-street-protest-dangerou/

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personal thought:

I seldom agree with Romney, but I think the 1% who own 40% of the wealth in this country, should be scared, very very scared.

And NO, we don’t want their money; all we want is for them to pay their ‘FAIR SHARE’.

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October 5, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

6 Ways the Rich Are Waging a Class War Against the American People

Via: Alternet

There hasn’t been any organized, explicitly class-based violence in this country for generations, so what, exactly, does “class warfare” really mean? Is it just an empty political catch-phrase?

The American Right has decided that returning the tax rate paid by the wealthiest Americans from what it was during the Bush years (which, incidentally, featured the slowest job growth under any president in our history, at 0.45 percent per year) to what they forked over during the Clinton years (when job growth happened to average 1.6 percent per year) is the epitome of class warfare.

Sure, it would leave top earners with a tax rate 10 percentage points below what they were paying after Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts, but that’s the conservative definition of “eating the rich” these days.

I recently offered a less Orwellian definition, arguing that real class warfare is when those who have already achieved a good deal of prosperity pull the ladder up behind them by attacking the very things that once allowed working people to move up and join the ranks of the middle class.

But there’s another way of looking at “class war”: habitually vilifying the unfortunate; claiming that their plight is a
manifestation of some personal flaw or cultural deficiency. Conservatives wage this form of class warfare virtually every day, consigning millions of people who are down on their luck to some subhuman underclass.

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You can read the rest of the article including details of the SIX ways, HERE:

http://www.alternet.org/economy/152512/6_ways_the_rich_are_waging_a_class_war_against_the_american_people/?page=1

1. Registering the Poor to Vote is ‘Un-American’

2. Unemployment Benefits Have Created a ‘Nation of Slackers’

3. You Can’t Really Be Poor if You Have a Color TV!

4. Food-Stamps: ‘A Fossil That Repeats All the Errors of the War on Poverty’

5. ‘The Main Causes of Child Poverty Are Low Levels of Parental Work and the Absence of Fathers.’

6. Taxing Working People Less Than the Rich Is ‘Perverse’

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September 27, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Palin, Perry, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum, teabaggers, We Are the 99 Percent | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Notes on Class Warfare – Krugman

Via: NYT

I’ll be saying much more on this. But for now, partly as a note to myself, some notes on the actual class war that has taken place over the past THIRTY YEARS – namely class warfare for the rich against the middle class.

1. Major tax cuts for high-income Americans, much larger as a percentage of income than for the middle class; CBO data here.

2. Decline in REAL minimum wage.

3. Union-busting, aided and abetted by federal policy.

4. Financial deregulation, which has fed inequality because very high incomes come disproportionately from that sector.

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And now shrieks of outrage over the prospect of even a slight reversal of these trends.  (Fuck ’em all!)

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

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Via: The State Column – September 16, 2011

Michael Bloomberg to Congress: ‘TIME to EXPECT RIOTS’

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned Congress Friday, saying members  should expect riots if the nation’s rate of unemployment remains above 9  percent.

“We have a lot of kids graduating college, can’t find jobs,” Mr. Bloomberg  said on his weekly radio show. “That’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what  happened in Madrid. You don’t want those kinds of riots here.”

Mr. Bloomberg also noted that the nation’s poverty rate, which rose to the  highest level in over a decade, was the latest indication that Congress is  failing America.

“The public is not happy,” he said. “The public knows there is something  wrong in this country, and there is. The bottom line is that they’re upset.”

Riots have hit a number of nations, including Greece and countries throughout  the Middle East, as workers continue to search for jobs. A recent Labor  Department report found the U.S. failing to add a single job in the month of  August as the rate of unemployment remained above 9 percent.

Mr. Bloomberg focused on college students, saying the next generation of  workers are lucky to find any jobs in the current economic climate. Mr.  Bloomberg noted that the ramifications of the economic crisis are likely to be  felt for years to come.

“The damage to a generation that can’t find jobs will go on for many, many  years,” the New York mayor said.

Speaking Friday, Mr. Bloomberg PRAISED President Obama’s attempts to grow the  economy, saying Congress and politics have contributed more to slow growth than  the policies put forth by the Obama administration.

“At least he’s got some ideas on the table, whether you like those or not,” Mr. Boomberg said. “Now everybody’s got to sit down and say we’re actually gonna  do something and you have to do something on BOTH the REVENUE and the EXPENSE SIDE.” (will they? highly unlikely)

Mr. Bloomberg, an independent, criticized the partisan politics of Congress,  saying the inability of Republicans and Democrats to compromise on ways to fix  the economy has eroded confidence. Mr. Bloomberg endorsed the notion of  increasing taxes, saying it was necessary for balancing the nation’s budget.

“The only way you solve this problems is that everybody pays a little more  and everybody gets a little less,” he said.

http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/michael-bloomberg-to-congress-time-to-expect-riots/#ixzz1YeQzQBNw

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personal thought:

I’ve always been somewhat surprised there hasn’t been a ‘middle-class’ Howard Beale screaming out the window,

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it this anymore!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q

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September 22, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment