Friday, December 23, 2011

The Swing Of The Pendulum

Life is cyclic in nature; so too is the swing of the pendulum.  America has felt the sting of a pendulum at its conservative right apogee.  We’ve had tax cuts for the wealthy, unfunded wars, and a coldness rarely seen in America.  The recent republican presidents have pushed taxes to the lowest they have been in fifty years. When were taxes this low before? When were they the highest?

In recent history we have to go back to the early 1920’s to see taxes as low as they are today. That should be shockingly prophetic to any who care not to return to the times of The Great Depression. It is horrific to think that so many would vote to neuter the federal budget enough to bring us to the brink of such an occurrence. And sadly enough, we are living through such a time. We are at a precipice. There are many paths from here. We as a country should tread carefully and remember what the past has taught us. Greed is not good. Compassion is just.

The highest taxes Americans have seen before were during the 1950’s and early 1960’s. The top tax bracket was over 90%! And yet; the economy, middle class, and stock market boomed. What was it that made those tax rates acceptable? Could it have been a World War? The specter of The Great depression probably had something to do with it as well. In the end it was Americans working together to make sure that our debts were paid and services were available for all Americans. What are we coming out of right now?

We are coming out of one horrific war and are still embroiled in another. The richest of the rich amongst us are making money by the barrel full. And the weakest amongst us are being disparaged, cajoled, and depleted; financially, emotionally, and spiritually. It just is not right. It is time to bring the pendulum back. It is time to make life better for all. There does not need to be recriminations. The Villagers do not need to pick up their pitch forks and storm the castles of America. We just need to remember as a whole that America is the greatest democracy our planet has ever seen; and it needs to be funded.

Americans need to be compassionate. It is in the long term survivability interests of our country to be the best that humanity can offer to the world. Recently it was reported that charitable contributions worldwide are up. And America is in the lead for giving. Not governmental assistance, but individual charity. When we hurt; we give.

With hate and venom some members of the political right have spit their disrespect towards our President. It is time to stop this enmity. It is time to work towards moving that Pendulum to the left. We need the charity of spirit in politics. Those that believe in the hard line stance that we are being pummeled with daily need to be thanked for reminding us, as Americans, what we do not want to be. And then us Americans need to push these partisans to the side so that we may make room to embrace those who wish to turn America into the dream our founding fathers meant it to be. We as a people need to remake the American Dream. We need to make the American Dream available to all Americans.

Let us all work together to remove the hate and prejudice from the American politic and work together to let all Americans work for the American Dream.

Friday, December 16, 2011

An Open Letter To Ohio

Dear Ohio,

The country needs your help. I know you like Mr. Boehner. But, instead of sacrificing the country for big oil, could you please vote this guy out of office? I know we’re asking a lot. There is pride in holding the speaker-ship for your state. I get that. But just this once, could you find someone else from your great state to represent 'your' interests. I guarantee the Keystone Pipeline is not in the best interests of Ohio. You can even vote for a Republican, Libertarian, or whatever.

Just... please send a message to congress that we want compromise that benefits the country as a whole; not just the top 1%. If you take out Mr. Boehner I swear I will root for your state sport franchises. Bengals (NFL), Reds (MLB), Browns (NFL), Cavaliers (NBA), Indians (MLB), Rockers (WNBA), Blue Jackets (NHL), Crew (MLS) will forever be known as American teams; for they will always be known as the teams that are from the state that saved America. Please?

America just cannot survive the tangerine man any longer. Taking Mr. Boehner out would send a very clear message to ALL of Congress. Compromise or go away. Please Ohio, can you do this for America? We will be forever grateful and forever in debt to you.

Thank you for your consideration,

Whatever Works.

03/'08/2012 PS. He just tweeted this:

What an unbelievable lie. The President is personally lobbying for higher gas prices? Sending jobs to China? How can he possibly believe this... America needs Mr. Boehner to be gone.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Is Michelle Bachmann right? 999 the devil is in the details.


No Payroll deductions? What about Social Security, Medicare, and Disability? Unemployment Insurance?

Something about this plan doesn't sound right. I switched from MSNBC, to Fox, to CNN... and the consensus is that there won't be enough revenue to cover spending. Doesn't this mean MORE deficits?

And, While it is not my situation, I'm part of the population that pays federal taxes, what about a family that is minimum wage earners? Their taxes effectively double; if not more. I don't want my fellow Americans to live in squalor. I do not want to be a part of a society that crushes the poorest of us for the benefit of the wealthiest. That's just sad and cold hearted.

At $10/hr for two adults and a child, we'll have a family living on $40K/year. While they can survive with the current situation, it's not lavish in any sense of the word. 9% off the top? $3600. Rent? 800? That's another $9600... So that leaves our couple with $26800. That $26K is going to be further reduced by a national sales tax... if they spend $24K throughout the year... they will spend $26K after the 9% national sales tax. How much do you spend each month? How does this person save for their future? They don't, they will be destitute in their golden years. They will not be able to ever retire. They will work until death... and like it? I don't think so.

For once Michelle Bachmann has said something cogent. 999 the devil is in the details. This will be a catastrophe for many Americans. I think we can do better. I am even willing to pay more in taxes to see our country be better off.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The goober in gubernatorial?

 Ha ha ha... Jim Hightower is the best!
At 06:29 he says Rick Perry puts the goober in gubernatorial. I almost spit coffee on my keyboard.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

What is wrong with Rick Perry?

1.) Rick Perry's "new" apostolic church movement is more formally known as the 'New Apostolic Reformation' founded by Charles Peter Wagner (born 1930). As Mr. Wagner is still alive, and this reformation is considerably less then a century old, it is a considerably new movement.

And of course they look to bring about the rapture. Now, I am not a religious scholar. However, I am pretty sure revelations was predisposed to be occurring in an unknown time frame. Also, man can not bring it about. Man can not predict it. And, anyone saying otherwise, is a heretic.

So, perhaps it might be dangerous to have someone as "The Commander In Chief" who believes him and his can bring about the end of the world as a means to bring "The Rapture". These guys are willing to destroy us all in order to bring Jesus back.

That's scary.

2.) uhmmm... see # 1.) That shit is scary enough to preclude any other need to say what is wrong with Rick Perry.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dear Mr. Romney...

Corporations are not people, my friend. And on second thought, you sir are not my friend, nor are you a friend of the American people, sir.

My Friend? What a joke!
*Responding to Fehrnstrom, Jon Huntsman spokesman Tim Miller took a shot at Romney on Twitter, replying "Was American Pad & Paper Company a person/friend?" Romney's firm, Bain Capital, acquired American Pad & Paper in 1992 and closed two of its American plants, laying off 385 workers. It later went bankrupt.
*Quoted from:

I think it is better to not have Mitt Romney call you "a Friend".


*From "The Making of Mitt Romney,"
Boston Globe, June 26, 2007

In 1992, Bain Capital acquired American Pad & Paper, or Ampad, from Mead Corp., embarking on a ''roll-up strategy'' in which a firm buys up similar companies in the same industry in order to expand revenues and cut costs.
Through Ampad, Bain bought several other office supply makers, borrowing heavily each time. By 1999, Ampad's debt reached nearly $400 million, up from $11 million in 1993, according to government filings.
Sales grew, too - for a while. But by the late 1990s, foreign competition and increased buying power by superstores like Bain-funded Staples sliced Ampad's revenues.
The result: Ampad couldn't pay its debts and plunged into bankruptcy. Workers lost jobs and stockholders were left with worthless shares.
Bain Capital, however, made money - and lots of it. The firm put just $5 million into the deal, but realized big returns in short order. In 1995, several months after shuttering a plant in Indiana and firing roughly 200 workers, Bain Capital borrowed more money to have Ampad buy yet another company, and pay Bain and its investors more than $60 million - in addition to fees for arranging the deal.
Bain Capital took millions more out of Ampad by charging it $2 million a year in management fees, plus additional fees for each Ampad acquisition. In 1995 alone, Ampad paid Bain at least $7 million. The next year, when Ampad began selling shares on public stock exchanges, Bain Capital grabbed another $2 million fee for arranging the initial public offering - on top of the $45 million to $50 million Bain reaped by selling some of its shares.
Bain Capital didn't escape Ampad's eventual bankruptcy unscathed. It held about one-third of Ampad's shares, which became worthless. But while as many as 185 workers near Buffalo lost jobs in a 1999 plant closing, Bain Capital and its investors ultimately made more than $100 million on the deal.
*quoted from:

So one question comes to mind. Do corporations go to jail when they break the law? No, they are a liability shield for the actual people who create them. They are a legal entity, yes. But corporations are not people.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thank You Wisconsin! And Thank You To All Progressive Women Everywhere!

@whttevrr tweets

Thank You Wisconsin! And thank you to all progressive women everywhere.  Oh... and can you help us out of this mess?

Because as I stand here slack jawed and staring at my TV, I am dumbfounded by the cruelty of the republican party and specifically; The "Tea Party Terrorists". The past years assault on women's rights, the elderly, our children... and the infirm? Really? Picking on the sick and tired among us? How cold can this country get?

Wisconsin... I never knew. So many thousands of people standing out in the bitter cold have been an inspiration. It gives me hope that a new page is turning in our history. We The People, certainly need a win. And how fitting would it be to see it come from our mothers, sisters, and grandmothers? Progressive women need to once again teach their children what it means to be nice. And, what it means to protect our future.

And would one of you kind yet ferocious women please shut Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh up? Please... I know, it is tangential to the Wisconsin fight, but my god, why do we need to hear his protestations, and fake concern for his children and grandchildren? We need the women to stand strong in Wisconsin and tell the Joe Walsh's of that state, in that uniquely feminine way: "How Dare You?" With just enough derision in your voice to let them know they have stepped over the line in their quest to root for those who have exalted the almighty dollar to the rarefied coffers of the ultra rich.

But mostly, no matter what happens, Thank You Wisconsin Women for teaching us once again what it means to be Human and how to fight peacefully for our future.

You're Awesome!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Republicans declared WAR on US!

The damage has been done... it was made to be seen as being done by the hands of the "Tea Party Terrorists". But the reality is, the "Tea Party Terrorists" were used by the Republicans to Declare WAR on U.S. working class families. The Republicans declared WAR on US!

Any one of one hundred Republicans could have stepped up at any moment and said: NO! But none of them did. They egged on their "Tea Party Terrorists" with devilish grins and back room high fives.

This episode of government dysfunctionality shines a glaring light on the Republicans party and their desire to make President Obama a one term president. The President of The United States is a black man and the "Tea Party Terrorists" and racist Republicans will do whatever they can to see to it that he does not succeed.
The only problem is, they brought checkers to a chess game. The old school Republicans are wincing now because they know they let the "Tea Party Terrorists" control this debate and it will blow up in their face. The Republicans will lose Congress.

Joe Walsh, the deadbeat dad, needs to be one of the first to go. The House will be easy. Two years. 2012. America will vote most of the "Tea Party Terrorists" out of office.

The Senate is more difficult because of the 6 year term and American Adult ADD short term memory. Luckily Kyl is not running again. He is the vile and despicable one. I can not believe a US Senator got on the Senate Floor and railed against Planned Parenthood while saying that 90% of what they do is abortion. Then, the chickenhawks office said: "That was not intended to be a Factual Statement". Then why say it? He said it to lie to the American People in the war on women and the working class that the Republicans have declared on US!

Vote The Bums Out!

Republicans Shut Down FAA to Break Unions

Google this "Republicans Shut Down FAA to Break Unions".

Ok, fine... I'll do it for you Republicans Shut Down FAA to Break Unions


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Tea Party Terrorists

Too Bad the Tea Party Terrorists will be out in force to destroy the economy just to defeat a black democratic president. They would rather blow up the economy and destroy America, than allow our current president one iota of respect.

The Tea Party Terrorists are a blight on the American political landscape. It is really a shame that moderate and sane republicans do not have the courage nor inclination to stand up for the American People.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Now is the time to act :: The beginning of Debate.

While America sighs a breath of relief and slumbers peacefully, the reality will soon be revealed. The Tea Party Conservatives have just brought their checkers to a chess game. I know, your saying 'whttevrr, you're just mixing metaphors'. And I say 'Shut up and listen'.

The committee that is to be assembled will have the responsibility for the future of our country squarely on their backs. Also, they will not be constrained by the whims of the Speaker of The House. Because the proposals they make are fast tracked for a vote. No one can filibuster the recommendations. They don't need a quorum. They just get voted on. In other words: They will not have to kowtow to the extreme right. The Tea Party can be ignored. Completely. They can find common ground.

Think about it, no one can threaten to cut our baby in half. This is now a debate of common sense. And I know, common sense is not always so common, but in this particular situation: Common Sense Can Prevail.

One nice thing that is apparent is the fact that The Bush Tax Cuts will expire in 2013. And, this committee can retain the lower tax rates for lower income people by raising the Standard Deduction. Talking heads say the lower brackets will rise by 5%. We can raise that up just a little in a common sense approach.

Let's face it, no one is living 'high on the hog' while making minimum wage. $7.25 X 40 = $290.00, Now don't think for a minute that minimum wage earners are taking two week vacations so: $290.00 X 52 = $15,080.00. That, should be the new Standard Deduction. So no one making under $15,080.00 should pay any taxes what so ever. And if the number of people who are in this group are in a 50% range then so be it.

Because it is the right thing to do.

So, basically what we've got is the opportunity to remove the revenue sapping Bush tax cuts and raise the Standard deduction. Then we can attack Fraud, Pork, and Million Dollar Missiles. That last one is more metaphor than literal. But do we really need so many Million Dollar Cruise Missiles?

Also, a reasonable Social Security reform could start of with the removal of the contribution limit which is currently at $106,800.00. Look, I get it, no one wants to pay more in taxes. But some times we need to help our brethren, because it is the right thing to do. So yeah, the debate begins, but let's not lose sight of the goal.

A Stronger America, because it is the right thing to do.

What do you think?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Protect Women :: Vote Democrat!

First, as an independent voter, I choose the lesser of two evils in most elections. However, the right wing fanatics have hijacked the Republican Party, and it is time to send moderate republicans a stark message: "You will lose your job if you attack women!"

Example: Planned Parenthood! I suggest you use your favorite search engine and place the following into the search box: Republicans attack Planned Parenthood.


You will have reading materials for days. Sort the results by date and go back 10 pages. There are pages upon pages of stories about how republicans were so upset that Planned Parenthood spends any money at all on abortion that they actually had a Senator lie on the Senate Floor. Search for Senator Kyl and amongst the first few results you will find this phrase: "Not Intended To Be Factual Statement".

That is in reference to Senator Kyl's statement that 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortion. The reality? 3%. Do the math and you will immediately notice that 97% of what Planned Parenthood does is beneficial to all. There is Health Screening for potential medical problems, STD prevention, Pregnancy Prevention... I wish a couple women would post some of the reasons they have used Planned Parenthood for...

But who wants to admit health issues or sexual preventative medicine in this day an age? I mean it is only the 21st Century, right? Are we going to have to wait another 500 years before we can openly talk about women's health issues without pejorative labels being spewed?

The Republican Party today is not the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln. The only power we as people have is the vote. Please. You can vote Republican in the next election cycle if you choose, or this one as well [it is after all, your choice]. But at some point, we as citizens need to vote to protect what is right. And what the Republicans are doing right now, Is Not Right!

Please re post this somewhere, anywhere. Ridicule it or support it, it doesn't really matter. We as a nation need to actually open a dialogue and hopefully repudiate the Republican Assault on Women. From Representative Allen West to Senator Jon Kyl, we need to let them know that what they are doing will not be accepted! Vote them out of office if they do not get the message. Unfortunately, it seems as if all they listen to is their wallets.

Friday, July 29, 2011

218 - 210 Passage of The Boehner Boondoggle

So, apparently, we only need 8 republicans to vote in a reasonable manner to raise the debt limit, protect social security, and put forth a modest tax increase. Now that Boehner has  moved this piece of legislative dross to the Senate, hopefully they will erase every word but the bill number and put forward a balanced solution to this economic quagmire.

Please don't blink now Mr. President!

This is the moment that precipitates the solution. I envision that we could get 50-60 republicans to do the right thing for the American People. Could. But definitely we could find 8! 8 republicans. 8 members not willing to sell out the American people. Can we do that? I hope we can in the next 72 hours.

The best of this situation would be to see at least 300 votes for a balanced approach... but it would be good enough to just find 8 republican congress members to vote with their heart instead of their... I don't know... What are the republicans voting with?

John Boehner's Lost Opportunity To Lead

John Boneher's actions show the lack of strength that is inherent in his political acumen. Instead of finding a bipartisan plan that would appeal to both sides of the house, he chose to go along party lines and pander to the radical right.

Thinking he could force an embarrassment onto the President, he chose to rely only on the republican majority in the house of representatives. Eschewing bipartisanship has left him weaker than ever. Instead of relying on the 256 republicans in the house, he should have been pursuing the 178 democrats to get a deal. The 60 Tea Party members would then be irrelevant.

Think about it. If he could get 50% of both parties, he would still have a majority rule. Because it looks to me that 89 + 128 =  217! Huh, go figure.  So not only is Boneher a rich mans ideologue he apparently is not so good at math. I believe there are at least a majority of congressman who would vote for a balanced approach to this debt crisis.

John Boehner gambled on the American peoples future for an ideological farce. Because make no mistake about it. It is a farce to think that this debt crisis can be solved without a combination of taxes and spending cuts. It is inconceivable that all republicans want to see the elderly, poor and infirm suffering needlessly.

I can just imagine the strength of a political commercial that has a solemn person speaking into the camera and saying. "I could not stand by and let our country decimate the weakest amongst us. That is not what America stands for. Rugged individualism is one thing, but human decency means more. The economy is stronger now because of the votes we made. And the individuals with hopes and dreams can still succeed beyond their wildest dreams in America. We are a strong country that truly cares about all our citizens..." Ad infinitum.

And... it could even sound honest... of course that is if the politician was not a parasitic narcissist.

Who would not want to vote for a fiscally conservative humanist with an actual heart and soul?  I would... too bad Boneher is not cut from that cloth, or is too politically inept to see the value in the appearance of being such a politician. The polarization he has fostered in the house has proven that he is not a leader worthy of the position he now holds.

It is time to make sure he can not hold America hostage for the benefit of a minority of ultra conservative congressmen. 60 / 435 = 13.79% It's been a while... but 13, even 15% is not even close to a majority. And in America, Majority Rules.

Make the Tea Party Irrelevant!

Make the Tea Party Irrelevant!

With 435 members of congress, it should be easier to ignore the Tea Party Obstructionists and find a deal that can pass with bipartisan support. This whole "Appease the Tea Party" boondoggle is a blight on the American political landscape. Hit one down the middle. Get moderates on both sides to work together to take America out of these perilous economic straits.

It is time to give up on trying to satisfy the Tea Party. It is time to satisfy the needs of the American people. Get it together congress!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Republican Tea Party Destroys America

News at 11.

This Debt Limit Crisis situation is appalling. Who is Grover Norquist and why is a pledge to him more important than an Oath of Office? If we remove the Bush [temporary] Tax Cuts and cut defense spending we would be well on our way to creating more jobs through the ability to invest in America's Infrastructure.

Whoa... bold words you say? No? Lefty, commie, pinko?

I think not. Obviously this problem is predicated by a lack of common sense. When bills come due, sometimes you have to curtail your charitable giving. And make no mistake about it. The Bush Tax cuts are a gift. A huge gift that we can no longer afford. So while it is not a tax increase, it is a loss of a gift. So I say to those who would protest:

I am sorry kind person but I need the money to buy some medicine for my grandmother. I know she will die soon, but does that not entitle her to a little comfort and succor. I am sorry that you will not be able to buy that gold plated toilet seat with my tax cut gift, but grandma needs depends now. So, I need the money to take care of the ones who took care of me when I was a child.

I am sorry you can not afford to vacation in some exotic locale because I can no longer afford to starve my budget by giving my lunch money to you, but... Grandma does need to eat now and then. I'm not asking for much. I'm just asking to let the temporary Bush Tax Cuts expire so that I can use the money to buy grandma some 'ensure'.

You see, she can't eat solids as well as she used to, her health is failing, and her appetite wanes. So what I do is blend some fruits and an 'ensure' together so that she can get some nutrients into her body. Sure, you could probably spend that money in much better ways... Like investing in overseas production facilities that utilize slave like conditions to prosper you, but... I need to buy grandma some insulin.

You will be ok, right?

Just one extra home instead of two? Because medical bills are gonna force me to sell grandmas house to pay for her existence... So, you're ok with that, right?

If not? Well it's just too bad. I don't want to see my country abuse the Elderly, Infirm or Poor in order to continue ruinous tax policy that mostly benefits only 2% of our population. Greed is not Good. That was a movie. Very entertaining, but still just a movie. The real world just doesn't work that way. So, buck up little rich boy... we need the money to pay our bills.


Friday, July 22, 2011

What The ___!? Boehner is not fighting for jobs!

I just saw Boehner Thumping his throat on the congressional floor shouting that he is fighting for jobs. I am appalled, bewildered, and extremely disheartened. This person is in no way fighting for jobs. Cut, Cap, and Balance will put 700,000 actual people out of work in its first year!

The Republicans have lost all touch with reality! This indeed is a sad day in American history! And, if President Obama caves in on supporting our grandparents, mothers, and fathers? He does not deserve a second term. We should not ask the poor, the infirm, and the elderly to pay for the previous administrations unfunded tax cuts. The Democrats need to get out there and shout these heartless Republicans down.

We need to raise the arbitrary Debt Limit and repeal the Bush unfunded Tax Cuts! Period. No cuts to Social Security, No cuts to Medicare, and No cuts to Medicaid!

What is wrong with these heartless and greedy Republicans!?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Did Obama just Punk the tea Party?

It looks to me like an extremely intelligent man out maneuvered a group of extremely ideological children. Obama spanked the republicans into a corner because they chose to threaten Americans for the benefit of... what again?

Was Eric Cantor really fighting for corporate jet tax breaks over our mothers, fathers, and grandparents? Unless he ditches his Tea Party Anchor, he will never be speaker of the house. Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan have disrespected The American President, The American People, and The American Psyche.

I'm surprised they are not asking for tax breaks for BP.

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's not "Tax The Rich" : It is, 'We scratched your back, ya mind not peeling the flesh off ours?'

Our economy and country grew strong and very well when the upper tax brackets were much higher. Not until the onslaught of 'trickle down' economics were completely unleashed upon us while coinciding with major kinetic military engagements... really? They used to be called wars. But I will endeavor to not digress.

I am not saying "Tax The Rich" but, the upper income brackets can adsorb the hit better and with less living standard reduction than the middle class. Wanna fix Social Security and Medicare? Remove the 100k input limit. I know, it's 108k. Don't get all persnickety.

Whenever I see these republican lap dogs say "Job Creator" I immediately think "Wealth Hoarders".  And I also think "wow, this tool is just sucking up for a big campaign contribution." "Job Creators"? Really? How many years of this have we seen and experienced?

In all this hysteria of the debt limit, budget crisis, "jobs, jobs, jobs" talk... neither side is doing anything to create jobs. Our infrastructure is deteriorating daily and a lot of jobs could be created by repairing our streets, freeways, bridges and the basic structures of our interstate commerce.

We the American People just got done bailing out the Banking Industry and Wall Street. The Oil Companies are making record profits. And all these billionaires and millionaires really need to give back to the people who make their luxuries so possible.

 It's not "Tax The Rich" : It is,
 'We scratched your back, ya mind not peeling the flesh off of ours?'

Saturday, July 2, 2011

What Would Jesus Vote For?

Just out of curiosity...

How many people think Jesus would vote to shut down government services that many people rely upon in order to give away tax breaks to the wealthy.


I mean... The GOP, Republicans, Democrats, Elephants, Jackasses, Right Wing, Left Wing, Conservatives, Liberals, Anyone really... Even Atheists have heard of Jesus. And, the dude got one hell of a press kit going for him. What? 2000 years and he is still in the buzz. Almost... Yeah... hourly, or better yet, minute to minute. He always has someone somewhere singing his praise, right?

I only ask because a good majority of congress and the senate [lowercase naming intentional] proclaim to be God Fearing Christians, right? I mean... we haven't elected any admitted Satanists... have we? I'm sure there's a couple of Atheists and some Jewish, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists... etc., but no admitted Satanists. Near as I can figure, 85% of the senate and 86% of the congress are Christian.

Or are they? Because if you say you're a Christian and don't act it, are you really a christian? Or are you... yeah... Anti-Christian. Maybe there are some Satanists up there in Washington.

Do you think anyone who votes to favor the rich at the expense of the poor and the middle class is a good christian? How do the rich get more sympathy from John Andrew Boehner than say... *75% of the voting public? Because who do you think is using the airports, buses, trains, freeways, and roads every day to get back and forth to work? 50%? 

Wait! The poor don't go to work. Unless they make the federal minimum wage. Who is the poor? Well the 46 million people out of work might need some help... but pffft, thats only 9%, right? Screw them... 


You mean Jesus would not begrudge a family who's income is devoured by rent or mortgage a little assistance with some food? 

Yeah... but you can't tell me Jesus would want these same ne'er-do-well's to have health care right? Didn't Jesus banish lepers? Oh, no... wait... he washed their feet and cared for them. Damn. That's more math.


Well, uhm... the numbers don't really add up here. What if it was only 10 million people?

Right? We can blow them off. Besides, they're probably too hungry to vote. And, I hate math.

So really... 


{hmmm, maybe I should sell bumperstickers}

*[that's an ass number derived from reading that only 25% of household income in the US is over 80k.... so I figure 75% of us are not what anyone would consider 'rich'. Sure, it's more than past the middle in "middle class" but you don't want to get all socialist here. Obviously the poor choose to be poor. The middle choose to suck at the tit of their corporate overlords, and well hell! Corporate overlords need a buffer zone so they don't have to interact too much with the great unwashed masses. So, I guess that's what Congress and the Senate is for, right? I mean... they all make over $100k per annum.]  

  What do you think?