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The Mathematics of Misanthropy

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TomCat S (129)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:40 am
Willard Romney’s budget has a couple problems. They are math and misanthropy. Every time anyone asks him or his boy wonder to explain the budget, they change the subject. They do so, because voters would turn away in disgust, if they understood what Romney and Ryan intend. The math problem is that their numbers do not add up. The misanthropy problem is how they intend to make up the difference by shafting the burden to the 99% of Americans, who would not benefit from the huge tax cuts for the 1%.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:48 am

A revenue neutral tax plan, how exactly does that help growth? I know there is just not enough time to explain it, if it worked, we would not have had to deal with a Great Recession. It's not like this is new, it's been tried many times, and fails each time.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 10:06 am
I believe in a use tax. You pay taxes on what you buy and services you use.
Buy more,pay more and vice versa

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 11:04 am
His line is "I have explained it to you...." which is of course, a lie. He never explains anything, but does the double talk to confuse people because he has this cold squinty glare of "innocence" and "charm" but there is no soul behind the eyes------take a look at one of those close-ups in Time magazine. His party should be called the Orwellian Party. The only trickle down is their peeing on us from their self-made pedestals.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:17 pm
noted, thank you Tom

Elle B (84)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:30 pm
The U.S. is a stupid brain dead nation . . .

Just more fake budgets and useless garbage that the GOP always puts out. Re-branded Ponzi Schemes and Shell Games...GOP Racist Robber Baron Magical Market Cato Style. Doesn't adds up and it never did...never will. . .

But Hey America. . .you've always loved the CREEPS and letting them run things! Why stop... go for it again!
Let's have more wars, poverty and abuse. . .that ought to keep the party rolling. . .full speed in reverse . . .


Elle B (84)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:33 pm
FDR might as well be giving this address today . . .


"Of course we will provide useful work for the needy unemployed; we prefer useful work to the pauperism of a dole.

Here and now I want to make myself clear about those who disparage their fellow citizens on the relief rolls. They say that those on relief are not merely jobless--that they are worthless. Their solution for the relief problem is to end relief--to purge the rolls by starvation. To use the language of the stock broker, our needy unemployed would be cared for when, as, and if some fairy godmother should happen on the scene." ― U.S. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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David C (133)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:48 pm about we stop living scared of the rest of the world and just cut our military way back........Misanthropy is the general hatred, mistrust or disdain of the human species or human nature -- I think this absolutely a good description not just of the lack of math (and science), but of GOP policy in total..

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Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:35 pm

pam w (139)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:21 pm
Camilla....I owe you a star for this "The only trickle down is their peeing on us from their self-made pedestals."

Is THAT the warm feeling Republicans have?

Carlene V (202)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:30 pm
They are most probably busily getting ready for their next debate and figuring out how to answer that question, which I hope they are forced to answer this time. They have no solution that would work and they both know it, they may be liars but they are not stupid, they just hope their voters are. Obama/Biden 2012!

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:47 pm
So now we ALL know - Science has a Liberal Bias!;) That's why RepubliCONs Hate Science! Even their MBA candidates are woefully Ignorant in Math!!! I'm just surprised they didn't hire those two Quantum Physicists who proved a particle could be in two places at once! That's the ONLY way the burden of taxes could ever be shouldered Equally with the 1%!:( "Obama’s argument rests on an August analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington. That group sought to see if it was simultaneously possible to meet all of Romney’s principles: Cut tax rates, avoid shifting the tax burden to the middle class, don’t increase the budget deficit, and keep tax benefits for savings and investment.
The study found that, in 2015, $86 billion of the tax burden would be shifted to the middle class to keep the plan from increasing the deficit…"


Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:53 pm
..."they just hope their voters are...."

Yes, Carlene......and apparently.....there ARE a lot of lizard-brained, live-in-fear, hate-anyone-or-anything-that-is-'other', science-hating, women-hating, racist SOBs and their deluded, ignorant female counterparts out there that ARE exactly the way Rmoney and Ayn Ryan want.....stupid and easily led fools who will vote for the Fascist Bast**ds.

It is very, very simple....Rmoney/Ayn Ryan = FASCISM.......Obama/Uncle Joe = DEMOCRACY (such as it is)

I know how I am voting.

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:28 pm
Read and noted.

Evelyn W (15)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:45 pm
Camila - priceless !

Mary T (178)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:58 pm
Thanks Tom, Quoting Ann we have already giving you people everything you need, Trust us, Stop it, this is hard. Obama/Biden 2012.

JL A (281)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:14 pm
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SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 8:42 pm
Thank you TomCat. Camilla, you nailed it for me!

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 11:52 pm
A few key phrases from the Martin Bashir segment —

Medicare and social Security changes = cut them [the poor, disabled, elderly] off at the knees

Ryan's budget = massive Robin Hood in reverse

Ryan's budget and Rmoney's plan is radicalism disguised as moderation; a scam

As someone who has dealt with numbers for 40 years, looking at financial statements, budgets, and investments etc, I can tell you that the average person's eyes glaze over quickly, and understanding goes right out the window. It is hard enough for some to just deal with figuring out a personal budget. So figures on this magnitude, and economic principles . . . well they don't have a chance. But most of the time, it comes down to the math. But one thing that Sachs said, which I quite liked (especially from an economist) is the people aspect. In other words, each of those numbers has a face attached to it and government has a responsibility to the faces along with prudence towards the numbers.

There are times when 1 + 1 = 3!

Get out the vote!!!!!

Vote Democratic 2012!!!!! Vote Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!

Robert B (60)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:38 am
We simply cannot let these self deluded twits win.Their only plan is to fire Big Bird. Volunteer if you can. Vote OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!!!!!

Nancy M (197)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:03 am
Great article and great comments.

TomCat S (129)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:06 am
Thanks everyone. Kudos to Lynn, Yvonne, and Camila.
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