Dec 132012
 

I’m afraid I’m no better.  I’m current with replies.  Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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Today’s took me 4:00 (average 5:02).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Hollywood Legend Ed Asner Has Outraged Republicans Over This Animated Short

 

Yes we can do something. We can tax the 1%, close loopholes that benefit only the rich, outlaw offshore tax shelters, and end corporate welfare.

From The Daily Beast: The poll comes from the McClatchy News Service and was conducted by Marist. It asked respondents what they would and would not support as part of a grand fiscal bargain. The top-line results are typical: People first and foremost want to see taxes go up on the high end.

But here’s the good stuff. Breaking down results to Republican respondents only, their positions are as follows. By 47-37, they oppose letting the current payroll tax cut expire (an Obama position). By 68-26, they’re against cutting Medicare spending. By 61-33, they oppose cutting Medicaid spending (yes, Medicaid spending!). By 66-28, they’re against eliminating the home-mortgage interest deduction. By 72-25, they oppose eliminating the charitable contribution deduction. And by 56-44, less overwhelming but still very much a landslide in political terms, they just say no to raising the Medicare eligibility age. [emphasis added]

The Republican party fools rank and file Republicans into voting for them, while not representing their voters. Republicans govern exclusively for the benefit of millionaires, billionaires, and corporate criminals.

From MSNBC: Republican Bullshitology on Taxes and Lincoln

 

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Since the Federal income tax was originally created by Republicans, raised for the first time by Republicans, and reestablished by Republicans, despite Republican lies to the contrary, perhaps we should rename the Federal income tax. Call it the Republican tax.

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  13 Responses to “Open Thread–12/13/2012”

  1. 4:01  I'll probably be last today.  I caught my feet in the reeds.  At least I am more than 1 minute under the average.  But you know, I think we had this one last winter.  If not, it is a lot like one last winter.

  2. Puzzle — 4:01  I'll probably be last today.  I caught my feet in the reeds.  At least I am more than 1 minute under the average.  But you know, I think we had this one last winter.  If not, it is a lot like one last winter.
     
    MoveOn — Excellent!  No wonder Republican/Teabaggers don't like"Lou Grant" — honesty in reporting!  Something they don't recognise, or should I say, refuse to recognise.  And what a great story telling voice.
     
    "Yes we can do something. We can tax the 1%, close loopholes that benefit only the rich, outlaw offshore tax shelters, and end corporate welfare." — AMEN!!!!!
     
    The Daily Beast — Sex education Republican/Teabagger style — screw the people!  No wonder they want abstinence only — abstinence from actually thinking.  In doing a poll like this and the numbers bear out the hoodwinking of Republican/Teabagger voters, why are they allowing themselves to be deceived?  The Republican/Teabaggers are so big on personal responsibility, yet do they take it themselves to educate themselves?  No.  They like to be fed pabulum!
     
    MSNBC — Since Republican/Teabaggers are so big on rolling back in history, I wonder if they want to go back to Lincoln's day and be part of the first income tax, brought about by Republicans to pay for the Civil War?  Sure beats putting it on a credit card as Baby Bush did for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan!  This Representative needs a history lesson — if you only have control of the House for 30 out of 100 years, odds are, you just may get away without raising taxes.  Slight little point ignored, not to mention that the Democrats were always cleaning up after the Republican financial debacles.
     
    Cartoon — Yup, look like a bunch of stuffy bankers.

  3. T don't usually do this but I feel, as a former victim of violence that this needs to be addressed. Please sign on to protect us from further abuse.
    http://signon.org/sign/hey-congress-reauthorize?source=sharemachine
     
    You can watch the video from MoveOn first if you care to do so.
    http://front.moveon.org/what-youre-about-to-see-is-incredibly-disturbing-but-so-is-what-republicans-are-doing-with-their-votes-on-it/
     
     

    • Signed Patty.  Thanks
       
      Women are not bargaining chips in the GOP's little games.

      • Thanks, Lynn. We need to stand up to these bullies who call themselves Republicans. They are not the party they used to be.

    • Patty, One of the purposes of the Open Thread is to provide a place where folks can post items not related to my articles that day, so your use of it is exactly as I intended. 

      Happily signed. 

      If you remember, I posted a strong condemnation when Republicans filibustered VAWA and prevented it's passage.

  4. MoveOn ~ Thank you, Ed Asner!
    Yes, they do tell the people to "Look over there!"
     
    The Daily Beast ~ The fools are these people who voted against their own interests by voting RepublicanT even though they do NOT believe in anything the elected jackasses stand for.
     
    MSNBC ~ What? The RepublicanTs created taxes? Don't tell them that! They would have fits of apoplexy.
     
    Cartoon ~ A bunch of fat cats sitting around a table thinking "Boy did we ever screw them!"
     
     
     

    • Another word for "look over there" is projection.

      Fools sums it up nicely.

      I can see Bought Bitch Mitch's panties bunching up from here. ;-)

      YUP.  The fed is a necessary entity, nut there needs to me more oversight and less control by Banksters.

  5. Wonderful cartoon video from Ed Asner – utterly wonderful and truthful!  Thanks TC – so sorry you are still so poorly!