Day: March 19, 2010

Barack Obama, Taxes, And The Ignorance Of Tea Party Activists

The Tea Party movement has displayed its narrow minded nature and ignorance so often in the past year, but a new poll just further demonstrates that reality.

Wanting to believe that taxes have gone up under President Obama’s administration, the tea party activists by two thirds in a poll believe just that, although the facts are just the opposite!

They conveniently forget that 40 percent of the stimulus legislation was a tax cut ranging between $400 and $800 per taxpayer, and that 90 percent of all taxpayers received a tax cut!

And even more significantly, NO ONE had his taxes raised because of Obama Administration policies! But try to tell the Tea Party people that, or the conservative talk radio show hosts, or Fox News Channel! They would rather promote propaganda and lies and deception, with the view that if you tell a lie enough times, a lot of people will believe it! 🙁

This is what was called the Big Lie Technique as employed by Adolf Hitler, someone who these Tea Party people, Glenn Beck and others like to claim that Barack Obama is the image of, including ridiculous photos of Obama with a Hitler mustache!

Can anyone really with any brains in their head believe anything the Tea Party activists say? 🙁

Right Wingers, Health Care, And God: Hypocrisy Personified!

The right wing in this country will stop at nothing to defeat health care!

Now some of them are stating that promoting health care is affronting God!

How outrageous and despicable these people are! 🙁 Health care promotes and protects life, and supposedly the right wing is big on preserving life and preventing abortion and mercy killings.

And yet, the fact that 45,000 Americans die every year for lack of health care does not phase them, and they have the nerve to co-opt God and claim to be “good Christians”!

Anyone who claims to be “good” and “religious” is lying if he or she promotes the idea that we should not save lives, that people who have serious health crises should not get adequate health care!

It is another example of the problem of so called “religious” people being phonies, and utilizing God to their political advantage! But these people are to be understood for what they are: charlatans! 🙁

7 Years, $700 Billion For Iraq War, But No Money For Health Care?

Today marks seven years of the Iraq War, at the cost of $700 Billion, plus over four thousand dead soldiers, and 30,000 plus wounded, many seriously.

This war is now longer than any war in American History, except the Afghan War and the Vietnam War! We have lost so much in young lives and treasure. But we went ahead and continue to pay for it without question!

But the fact that 45,000 Americans die every year for lack of health care seems not to phase Republicans and conservatives, who claim we cannot afford the health care plan costs.

So because we blundered and got involved in a war that has sucked us dry, now the American people have to be denied what should be a basic human right to health care!

If we can, somehow, afford to wage wars that have no end and are bleeding us dry, then we must also find a way to have those who are more fortunate, and have evaded taxes in the past ten years, to start paying now for the good fortune they have had, and to start paying the higher level of taxes they should have been paying, if it was not for the GOP working to favor the upper class and harm the middle class, which they have done, now leading to the Great Recession!