Since he was caught revealing his true feelings Lord Willard has been etching his sketch at a frantic pace trying to deceive voters into believing that what he said wasn’t true. Fortunately, there is ample evidence, not only that the 47% gaffe was completely accurate, but also that it is representative of the Republican leadership. Lets start with an excellent piece by Paul Krugman.
By now everyone knows how Mitt Romney, speaking to donors in Boca Raton, washed his hands of almost half the country — the 47 percent who don’t pay income taxes — declaring, “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” By now, also, many people are aware that the great bulk of the 47 percent are hardly moochers; most are working families who pay payroll taxes, and elderly or disabled Americans make up a majority of the rest.
But here’s the question: Should we imagine that Mr. Romney and his party would think better of the 47 percent on learning that the great majority of them actually are or were hard workers, who very much have taken personal responsibility for their lives? And the answer is no.
For the fact is that the modern Republican Party just doesn’t have much respect for people who work for other people, no matter how faithfully and well they do their jobs. All the party’s affection is reserved for “job creators,” a k a employers and investors. Leading figures in the party find it hard even to pretend to have any regard for ordinary working families — who, it goes without saying, make up the vast majority of Americans.
Am I exaggerating? Consider the Twitter message sent out by Eric Cantor, the Republican House majority leader, on Labor Day — a holiday that specifically celebrates America’s workers. Here’s what it said, in its entirety: “Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.” Yes, on a day set aside to honor workers, all Mr. Cantor could bring himself to do was praise their bosses… [emphasis added]
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No wonder I think Krugman should replace either Timmy the Tool or Bankster Barry! I have no doubt that Lord Willard already realizes he wasn’t referring just to people on welfare.
Ed Schultz provided more examples of how Lord Willard regards workers and talked with CWA President Larry Cohen.
Note that the only way for Lord Willard to have workers appear with him was to have them forced to do so. The Chinese factory gives us a window into the Republican ideal for workers in the us. Is it your ideal? Vote accordingly!