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The 47%

Dear Friends and readers,

There's yet something more to say that I've not seen made explicit. What's particularly ugly about Romney's sneering at the 47% of people who don't pay federal income tax (and he did not call them moochers, he called such people deadbeats, feedloaders, and the big no-no in the US, people who think themselves victims) is the situation has been engineered to be that way over the past 30 years, starting with the Reagan era. The republicans with help from conservative democrats put in place policies that created this situation. Removing and exporting all social and gov't jobs (and keeping that up now), stopping taxing the wealthy & corporations so no money could circulate, putting huge amounts in the military to back this up by violence. And then you despise those outside the privileged coteries whom you've engineered into this, and now of course seek to stop them voting..

Sylvia

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misssylviadrake
Sep. 25th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
A friend: This fascist doesn't need Jews.

Me: Yes. It's also part of the military world that we must be pro-Israel no matter what that atrocious gov't does. Not so hiddenly Romney has the black (mass incarceration in prisons, solitary confinement common) and immigrants. I'm sure you've read about Arpaio.

He: "Arpaio--what kind of a name is that? Birth certificate? Hahahahahahaha. He's a real human"
misssylviadrake
Sep. 25th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
"George Monbiot has a good column on the Guardian webpage today about the way parasites of great wealth, such as the Romneys, need to mythologize themselves as wealth-creators."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/24/mitt-romney-self-creation-myth?newsfeed=true
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