posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 07:49 PM
I'll tell you what sucks; It's the fact that our educational system has failed us to the point where an entire political party actually embraces
ignorance and eats up garbage, (like that presented in the OP's video) as if it were brain candy. Yup, I'm talking about the modern day neo-con
fortress called the Republican Party.
It became instantly apparent to me that the "theme" of the video was "Nothing is Free" but the narrator somehow failed to mention the "Free
Ride" that the wealthy elite have been enjoying for quite some time. You don't think that our little debt problem could have anything to do with
the "revenue" side of the picture, do you? Like the fact that the rich are currently paying the lowest marginal tax rate since the 1930's.
Or how about the fact that they are allowed to pay even less in taxes if they disguise their income as "capitol gains." You know, the "Warren
Buffett" syndrome. Or better yet, just tuck it away in some off shore tax shelter. The hypocritical part of this story is that the whole time
they're doing this, they're continually preaching the values of hard work and job creation while their actions reflect just the opposite.
I've never in my life of 55 yrs., seen such a large group of people who are willing to accept the opposite of truth as reality. I don't know if
anyone else has noticed, but it seems like nowadays when I hear a Republican present their side of an issue, the exact opposite of what he/she said
ends up being closer to the truth. Sometimes, I almost think they're being satirical, but then I'm reminded that they don't even understand
satire. As Jeff Dunham's Peanut would say; When Republicans listen to Stephen Colbert, it goes "Swoosh," right over their heads.
Anyway, the whole reason I even checked out this thread to begin with was because I liked the title so much.
Then, when I noticed it was
authored by my good friend Beezer, well there was no turning back.
Thanks Beezer, as usual I couldn't disagree more.