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GOP Claims Poverty

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Budget, Class Warfare, GOP Lies, Faux Noise, TEAbuggery, Video, Vulture Capitalism )

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TomCat S (129)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:37 am
As absurd as this may sound, an anchor from the Republican Ministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, had the audacity to claim that the reason Republicans are intransigent about their economic stance is that America does not have the money to do otherwise. Horse feathers!

David C (29)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:59 am
you said it TC

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:22 am
The top 1% has enough money to live for 500 years if they never made one cent of income again. So let them pay their share of taxes and take away the Social Security cap too.

divergent r (309)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:50 am
Horsefeathers, almost named the boat that
Glad I minimized it to feather.
I was watching real time, and the statistics about denying global warming were insane, one jerk even tried to play the poverty billionares and oil companies and there's the money.
It's such a crock!
Thanks TC

P A (117)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:35 am
"Of course, its standard for Republicans to say that they are not doing what they are doing, while projecting what they are doing onto Democrats.

"As far as their poverty is concerned, I can not only say that Americans do have the money, but also, tell you where it is. Vulture capitalists have rat-holed enough money in offshore tax havens to pay off the entire national debt several times over."

You are so right TC! That is true of every country in the world! That brilliant video expose of offshore (and one in the Netherlands) tax havens a few days ago (by Kit B) gave us chapter and verse on the subject. I think the Vulture capitalists want to get stronger than nations maybe they already are the politicians certainly do their bidding all over the world (

Kit B (276)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:27 am

Thank you Pat, I thought too that was an excellent documentary that made my eyes pop. We know in detail where the money is, proposals have been made to tax that money no matter where it is, and still nothing is done. Sweden said, just ask us, we will hand over the information, which is surprising. Even the Cayman Islands do not want to be subject to investigation of holding illegal funds. We have a mess here and like or not, we need to turn attention to reality and clean up all of this abuse of taxation.

Gene J (290)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:13 am
"Of course, its standard for Republicans to say that they are not doing what they are doing, while projecting what they are doing onto Democrats.

As far as their poverty is concerned, I can not only say that Americans do have the money, but also, tell you where it is. Vulture capitalists have rat-holed enough money in offshore tax havens to pay off the entire national debt several times over."

I think the key part of the quote is something I"ve been saying for years. When it comes to republican's you have to watch what they DO, not listen to what they SAY, because the two things are most often opposites. Of course, we have the money, the problem is republicans will not support any way to bring back home what was "earned" here and instead, despite their TALK about reforming and simplifying the tax code, they have no intention of doing anything of the kind because it is THAT tax code that protects their base from paying its fair share. And they don't give a rip about the safety net because no one they know will ever need it.

David C (133)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:10 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:04 pm
Thank you.

Mike M (43)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:30 pm
They only have mental and moral poverty the rest is BS

Monday April 8, 2013, 6:23 pm
read and noted on 4-8-13 well image that the gop is crying poverty for who it is not for them they are living high off the hog while we the working class still are struggling everyday to make ends meet and then they want to to do the name calling grow up and take your bliders off and see the real picture here we are not welfare queens as far as i can tell most of us do hold down jobs and we are not asking for any hand outs we just want all your rich friends to pony up and start paying their fair share we did not cause any of this mess so quit the name calling and finger pointing not one of you in office knows what a real job is everything has been handed to you on a silver platter so grow up and do your jobs and fix this mess that you all caused in the first place.

Mary T (178)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:15 pm
Tom I think you mean horse hockey we all know where the money is and who it is going to, It is sad that they always find a way to to give away trillions of dollars to big companies that are hiding it all over the world without paying taxes on it.

JL A (281)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:04 pm
Perhaps their feet are stuck in the mud maybe mixed with tar sands from their dirt and that is the politically correct reason they haven't moved?

Lynn S (235)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:36 am
"So Van Susteren is saying, in effect: Republicans are refusing to raise taxes because tax revenue is so low."

Or is she saying that the 1% and corporations can't afford to pay more? . . . which to me is more likely. Considering that American corporate profits have been very good, I think she has been into the insaniTea! That, and of course tax revenues are down because there is too much in off shore accounts and too many middle and working class workers either unemployed or underemployed.

I think you could put the full collection of Faux Noise employee's brains in a thimble, and still have enough room left to add those of all the Republican/Teabagger politicians.

TomCat S (129)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:26 am
Thanks everyone.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:36 am
Noted, thanks.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:53 am
noted and agreed, thanks Tom

divergent r (309)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:04 am
Can we leave horses (tasunka in Lakota) out of it?
Don't want the remote suggestion.

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 9:40 am
The GOP does have poverty - of mind and spirit. I just read an article about a homeless man in Greece, who when given food, fed his two dogs first and then ate what was left. Yeah, I can see the top 1% doing that, can't you? Right after the pigs fly over Milwaukee and the sky falls....

Robert B (60)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 10:49 am
I actually had a right winger tell me in all seriousness that taxing people with incomes over $500,000 a yr is causing hardships. A million $ isn't what it used to be with gas costing around $4 a gallon. Republicans simply have no clue as to what reality is,

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:25 pm

Robert K (31)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:47 pm
The world would be so much better off if every Republican politician and every one of their supporters were poverty stricken. Maybe then they would be amenable to public funding. I think there should be a million dollar fine for telling a lie either in congress or in a campaign, each utterance to be a separate offense.

Mitch McChinless, John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan would each owe enough to pay off the national debt

Theodore S (56)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:34 pm
This from the party with its head so far up Big Oil and Big Fracking's wazoo they can't see for the turpitude that blinds them in covetousness and avarice? I say that all the young Turks suppressed by their parties resign and sit with the rest of the independents. Form a coalition and rule the country by popular consensus. Give government back to the people who elected you. Deal with the issues plaguing the US and do what's right for the world.

Bryna P (139)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:35 pm
Thank you!!!! Horse feathers, indeed! I am going straight to "The Growlery" (I'm channeling Dickens) Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
The Republicans make me so mad; I could spit nails! Grrrrrrrrrrrr :(

James Maynard (84)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 9:47 pm
The GOP is impoverished.
They have no ideas.
They have no compassion.
They have no concern for anyone except the rich.
This list could go on and on and on.......

TomCat S (129)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:45 am
Thanks to all but one. On his worst day, Obama, with all his problems, is the man holding back the Republicans.

Winn A (179)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:21 am
Really? They are living with ET and Peter Pan in Never, Never Land.
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