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HughBeaumont

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If anyone's wondering why I haven't been here much lately, it's because I feel no one is learning anything from 2016. Neoliberalism is a thing and it doesn't win elections in the 21st Century. People want a candidate that's going to take strong, non-waffling stands on human rights the rest of the world enjoys. Enough living in the goddamned Reagan 1980s. Enough taking solar panels off the roof. Enough introducing more rightwingedness into American economics. Enough medical bankruptcies. Enough governing by mythology. Enough science denial. Enough of spitting on women, children, veterans and the LGBTQI community. Enough kicking the can. ENOUGH. America needs to move past it's "everything has to be about making a buck" bullshit. I'd prefer a candidate not born during the FDR/Truman administrations. No offense, but you had your time . . . and you got us Trump. Plus, I can't take another one of these still-Capitalist Boomer codgers yap on about "bootstraps" when college now costs a mortgage, necessity costs have been outpacing wage growth for 20 years and automation promises to kill more jobs than it creates. I don't want to hear what is or isn't "politically achievable". Kick-the-Can economics was never asked "How is it going to be paid for?". Tax Cuts for the rich were never given a spending limit. Folly wars were never asked "Why is this necessary?". Corporate Pork by the billions was and is always approved. America's safety net needs to be greatly expanded and retirement age needs to be drastically lowered. This country throws out far too many people that still have a decade or two of prime contribution left. If life doesn't get fairer for you or I pretty goddamned quickly, we aren't going to have much of one.

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I see that Conservatives are getting tired of reliving the past.

That they want teh lib'ruls to talk about something other than a racist cloth of treason and sedition

. . . FINE.

LET'S DO THAT.

1. Explain to me how job offshoring, job inshoring, union-busting, wage suppression, corporate tax breaks, the shareholder value myth and automation, all business practices America (particularly conservative America, regardless of political affiliation) wholeheartedly supports, are conducive to the long term health of a consumer-based economy.

2. Explain to me how keeping, lowering or even more hilariously, eliminating a wage that already represents a buying power LOSS over time is a smart and economically sound move.

3. How do thousands upon thousands of debt-strapped millennials purchase big-ticket necessities such as homes, cars, education, health care, day care and appliances?

4. Is governing by mythology a sound idea?

5. Why do we still feel the need to be the world's cop when our infrastructure is crumbling?

6. Say a political party puts forth a serious candidate for President. How does anything get accomplished with a gerrymandered Republican House that controls all of the purse strings?

7. Why do Conservatives feel that any action that could help America is a giant waste of money, but are perfectly OK with allocating tax dollars to help destroy things (like human rights, a foreign country, etc.)?

8. Do Conservatives still believe there's no such thing as racism, sexism, human rights suppression, privilege, patronage or luck in 2015?

Hey, NO one wants to talk about an ugly and stained past, amirite? What's important is that we make them examine themselves on America's counterproductive present and inevitably ugly future.

Peasants are funny.

The funniest peasants are the kind of peasants that refuse to accept that they're peasants.

These peasants are extra hilarious when they ridicule other peasants they deem lesser than them for not remaining in their station and raising awareness about a wage that's LOST real-dollar buying power since 1968.

Rather than have every peasant unite for better wages for everyone, these better-than-thou peasants instead absolutely cannot sleep at night without assurance that the lesser peasant's life MUST SUCK worse than theirs does.

"Because absolutely NO ONE ON EARTH works harder than ME, Goddamnit! THEY are the stupid and lazy ones!!!"

The owners wholeheartedly thank you for carrying their water and keeping the heat off of them. Peasants.


"YEW WANT BETTER THEN 8 BUCKS AN HOUR, STUPED? MEET YER REPLAECMNT!! HAW HAW HAW HAWWWW!" - someone who's super-assured THEIR job cannot be automated.
Posted by HughBeaumont | Wed Jun 3, 2015, 01:17 PM (2 replies)
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