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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Old, Numb & Full Of Conservative Dumb

This picture above is your Senate my fellow citizens. The average age of a US senator in 2008 was 62. There are 11 Senators over the age 75 and 26 who are at least 70 years old. The profile for the average Senator is rich, white and supposedly more educated than most. That last part about being educated I really have a lot of doubt about seeing some of the latest laws and decisions they have made but for arguments sake lets just say its true. Is it any wonder that they are so vehemently opposed to tax hikes and the rescinding of those enormous tax breaks for the 1% of the richest Americans and corporations for that matter? You hear them on the news crying about a class war they are winning handily. OMG just think how they would feel if they really had to pay their fair share! You poor well not so poor guys! They would rather let the country go broke than to even think about new taxes. Apparently this is only when a Democrat is in the Whitehouse though. From PERRspectives:

Here, then, are 10 things the GOP doesn't want you to know about the debt:

  1. Republican Leaders Agree U.S. Default Would Be a "Financial Disaster"
  2. Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt
  3. George W. Bush Doubled the National Debt
  4. Republicans Voted Seven Times to Raise Debt Ceiling for President Bush
  5. Federal Taxes Are Now at a 60 Year Low
  6. Bush Tax Cuts Didn't Pay for Themselves or Spur "Job Creators"
  7. Ryan Budget Delivers Another Tax Cut Windfall for Wealthy
  8. Ryan Budget Will Require Raising Debt Ceiling - Repeatedly
  9. Tax Cuts Drive the Next Decade of Debt
  10. $3 Trillion Tab for Unfunded Wars Remains Unpaid
I don't know about you but I am sick of all the "politricks". I love #4 about how the republicans voted 7 (seven) times to raise the debt ceiling for George "the decider" Bush. I would also have to mention #10. America was involved in two simultaneous wars and a lot of covert actions supposedly aimed at keeping America safe from terrorism, spent trillions which 3 trillion is still unpaid, and for some reason I still don't feel as safe as I did since never. Remember before the "War on Terror" coming to DVD and BluRay soon, I had to live through the"Cold War" where I was constantly worried about someone bombing us back to the Ice Age and Nuclear Winter.

I do know of a way to get these old rich white guys attention though and while it's not that hard for most Americans, some of the "1% wannabes" might have a little trouble with it but it is a "no spend nothing day". We do not even have to do it for an entire day, maybe just 3-4 hours I bet them Senators and their corporate masters will notice then. I did say that most Americans will have no trouble with a "no spend nothing day" because they really have nothing to spend anyway, but the corporate machine is strong and they have a lot of the citizenry hypnotized by their slick ass psychological advertising and people are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt they cannot live with out the latest pad, phone or pill. However, if the republicans "no new taxes" blackmail scheme fails and that would take the democrats getting a spine and not giving in, default would be a big problem for old, rich white guys too. See item #1. At least my way would only last for a few hours or until they fixed the problem. Or we could take door number 2 the republican gamble that could have ramifications for decades. Can you say Great(er) Depression?!

Simple Solutions for Stubborn Senators

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