At this risk of enraging some of you, I have to say that all this Obama bashing is borderline ridiculous. The first half of his speech was decent in
my opinion, though he should have just walked off the stage after saying "but that won't happen as long as I'm President". The remainder was overkill
and ramblings that detracted from the overall message and apparently made poor Biden fall asleep.
As far as socialism goes, I really don't know how to put it other than you're a complete idiot if you actually think Obama is a socialist. The US has
used a mixture of socialist and capatilist policies for a long time now, as has every other western European nation. Labeling Obama a socialist is a
cynical and rather pathetic attempt by the Republicans to evoke memories of Cold War communist fears, because the unfortunate reality of America is
that the majority of our population know the fundamentals of civics and government as well as Joe Dirt, and they automatically buy into the idea that
being called a socialist is a bad thing, without even knowing what it means.
The Republican party is a parasitic worm in the collective American stomach. Honestly I don't even know what to say about it anymore, I'm running out
of appropriate superlatives. Seriously, the outrageous hypocracy of their actions right now makes my blood boil. They are literally trying to loot the
masses and have no interest in the survival of American society - or at least no interest in the survival of the middle and lower class. That's the
real conspiracy going on here, and I honestly don't know why people in the mainstream are afraid to call them out on it.
A 70% cut to clean energy. A 25% cut in education. A 30% cut in transportation. Cuts in college Pell Grants that will grow to more than $1,000 per
year. That’s what they’re proposing.
So instead of raising taxes on the richest bracket by 3% to return to Clinton Administration levels when we were able to raise a surplus, the
Republicans propose this steaming pile of poop and manage to propose an ADDITIONAL tax cut. Amazing.
(1) 25% cut in education
Those that comprise the republican party - white men - will be a minority before the first half of this century is over. Hispanics will probably be
the new majority. As the most recent immigrants, as a whole they are relatively poor, and thus can't afford private schools. They proliferate the
public schools, which have been deteriorating for some time now, especially in the cities. What they need is more money, but no, let's cut education
funding by 1/4!! Education is power, especially amongst groups that typically support Democrats, so let's cut college grants and just hope these kids
never make it out of high school, can't find jobs, and resort to crime. Pitting the commoners against each other and hoarding as much wealth as
possible is really our only hope of keeping power in the USA. While we're at it, let's lead a push to privatize prisons and make money off them on the
back end. Oh and while we are doing that, let's also take this chance to try and start busting teacher unions by acting as if they are responsible for
(2) 70% cut to clean energy
This one is self-explanatory. The oil companies aren't going to stop until every last penny is squeezed out of every last drop of oil on the planet.
Why would we try and develop technology that might stop the collapse of our society when it might prevent the oil companies' quest for trillion dollar
profits? After all, we owe them, without their campaign contributions we couldn't get elected, so let's throw something in to keep the money coming.
(3) 30% cut in trasnportation
This one makes no sense at all, not sure why anyone would want bridges falling down and roads falling apart. I guess all the private defense
contractors are too busy extorting taxpayer dollars in Iraq to be in the business of building American infrastructure.
On the other hand, we have Obama, who is directly implicated in the ridiculous abuse of the stimulus funds by Wall St. because his boys at the Fed
were the ones making the loans. Of course, Washington is just a necessary distraction for Wall St's profiteering, seeing as how there is a revolving
door between the SEC and brokers. And of course Wall St is likewise a slave to corporations, so of course they all fully support similar
psuedo-regulatory relationships elsewhere in the economy. And while all these greedy bastards are gaming the system and getting rich, the Republicans
are kind enough to offer to mortgage our future so they can save a few extra hundred K's every year. At least Obama is trying to get some of the money
returned to us taxpayers on the back end, even if it's only 3% in taxes.
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