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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:16 PM

Hey republicans! A little secret about the economy and healthcare!

You may complain about freeloaders and people mooching off your paycheck, but there's a little secret in it for you. There's people who *ARE* mooching off your paycheck, but that danged "liberal media" won't report the truth! And why is that? You may point out that "illegals" and "the poor" are the ones who are mooching off your paycheck. But in reality that's simply not true. In reality you know the person who's really mooching off your paycheck? I'll give you a little hint.

IT'S YOUR BOSS!!!!

It's not the people you would think. You've been lied to and played for chumps the last 40 years. Because all you listen to is angry right wing pundits like Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reillly and Alex Jones - millionaires who live in gaudy mega mansions and high rise apartments. And guess what? They pay nothing in taxes! So of course its' in their best interest to keep the GOP in power. In reality the real "freeloaders" who are "mooching off your paycheck" are the millionaires and billionaires of this world. It's the Kochs and the Mercers. It's Rex Tillerson - who could make a hundred *BILLION* if sanctions against the Russian government are lifted and Exxon can begin drilling in the Russian arctic. It's the DeVos family - who live in gigantic mega mansions and pay next to nothing in taxes. It's the clergy - whose combined annual income is in the trillions - and they don't pay a dime in taxes. It's Bill Gates. It's Mark Zuckerberg. It's John Schnatter who lives in a giant castle with a private golf course and told his 30,000 employees and Papa John's franchise owners to go fuck themselves when it comes to health care. And it's your fucking president - Donald J. Trump. Who lives in a giant gold tower with his name on it, flies in a jet with his name on it, and spends his weekends golfing at a gigantic mega resort for the billionaire class. Oh but remember he was going to work so hard on the weekends that he wouldn't have time for golf? Yeah he made that promise. So who are the real elitists in this picture here?

So the next time you want to complain about freeloaders - the biggest freeloaders of all are the people who pay you that minimum wage that's keeping you in debt. It's the credit card companies and student loan debt that's keeping you from achieving prosperity. You know the clergy and people like Alex Jones rail on the fact that we liberals hate prosperity. We don't hate prosperity - we want you to be successful. What we hate is the "prosperity gospel" - which Jones and pastors like Joel Osteen believe in - you know the idea that you can pray for money and eventually you'll get everything you want. You know, it's "The Secret" for extreme right wing religious nuts. And we all know "The Secret" is a steaming load of bullshit.

And the next time you complain about healthcare - think about how much profit the health insurance industry makes per quarter. And this is acceptable to you? And our costs aren't going down any time soon. You know there's a difference between .01 and .02% growth per quarter - and it's the reason why our costs aren't going down. So think about that the next time you rail on "freeloaders". Because the real freeloaders aren't who you would think.

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Initech May 2017 OP
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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:26 PM

1. The 1% actually rake in a lot of our tax dollars. It's not just that they pay so little in taxes.

Many of them have to be way in the black on our tax dollars. Just about any high paid executive at a corporation that does a lot of business with federal, state and or local government for sure. Just the percentage of their salary, benefits and bonuses financed by tax dollars does it for them. Some it would all be easily covered by the right investments. I can't see why this angle doesn't get pounded! It's almost like the ruling class living off taxing the peasants in the middle ages.

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