Saturday, December 04, 2010

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit, Republicants Do Their Best Ebenezer Scrooge Impression

By “Pintface” Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

The GOP (Greedy Old Pricks) have delivered on their promise to block an extension of tax cuts that would benefit most Americans because the wealthiest few – Republicants’ primary benefactors – aren’t included. (It should also be noted that many Senate Republicants themselves would be directly affected, given their own high economic stature.)

I’ve long considered Republicants the party of greed (and xenophobia), and they’ve confirmed their motivation by choosing to obstruct all legislation until the über-rich become a little richer.

How exactly will giving a few dollars back to people who already have plenty help the economy? More important: Will you ever give a shit about the "little" guy? Please do be specific.

Merry Christmas, motherfuckers!


Jack K. said...

I guess they get caught up on the concept of giving. Potential recipients of these benefits should do what the rich did, get rich. Bald-R-Dash. What a crock.

It seems appropriate to assist others in developing the skills, to "get rich" too. Perhaps the rich realize that there is only so much money in the pie. To share in the pie means that those who have some, don't want to give up what they have.

Shame on them.

Pete Bogs said...

Jack - Well we know how they feel about "spreading the wealth around" aka "socialism."

PS: Bald-R-Dash? I didn't know there was a Republicant named Bald from the state of Dash! ;-)

Good to hear from you. Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

It's a little bizarre that rich people in the US (say those who earn over $250K) should be considered for tax cuts.

We have a hard and fast rule in the UK that anyone earning between £37,401-£150,000 is taxed at 40% - and anyone earning over £150K gets taxed at 50% (Source UK gov't )

Those who earn more should, by right, pay more: as they can afford it. The middle class in the US covers a lot of economical territory - and consequently they make up the vast majority of US tax payers; to prevent them from being strangled in debt, and house repossession (what in the US is call 'foreclosure'), they need to be given every assistance where tax is concerned.

If the US maintains this 'rich first' stance, and fuck the rest, then it will reap the whirlwind it has created. It already 'enjoys' the largest wealth-gap in the Western democratic world.

People/tax-payers need to feel that they have/enjoy a stake in the country in which they live - if they don't, that country crumbles as disaffection becomes the norm - cf. Russia circa 1917 (and we all know how that ended - absolute monarchy, followed by absolute dictatorship, followed by - today -, an absolute FSB/Mafia-run state).

Other Western countries have sense of 'commonwealth' - whereas the US has a state of personal wealth, me-first and fuck thy neighbour.

Knowing that this model has failed repeatedly throughout History, is this what the US wants?

Pete Bogs said...

Cosmic Navel Lint - You said it better than I ever could've. Our "family values" party here quickly says "fuck the family" when they see there is a dollar to be lost or gained. Make no mistake - that is the sole driving force behind some of our "finest" leaders.

It has failed again and again, as you said, but pride and greed are very powerful with some.