July272014
holesinthefoam:

Yeah clueless plutocrat-supporters, look right over there… 
http://goo.gl/EOyRFV


A public union employee, a Republican and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the Republican and says, “Watch out for that union guy he wants a piece of your cookie.”

holesinthefoam:

Yeah clueless plutocrat-supporters, look right over there…

http://goo.gl/EOyRFV

A public union employee, a Republican and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the Republican and says, “Watch out for that union guy he wants a piece of your cookie.”

September242012
“One of the great wonders of the conservative movement is how effectively they’ve constructed this inverted narrative in which the rich are victims, and the poor are perpetrators. They’ve managed to convince tens of millions of decent Americans—many of them poor—to ignore any evidence that contradicts this worldview. You can jump up and down and scream, ‘Hey, the Americans who don’t pay income tax are dirt poor, or serve in the military, or are aged!’ Or, ‘Listen, the top ten percent of our country controls 75 percent of our wealth, while the bottom half controls 1.1 percent!’ These are factual statements. But they don’t register. The reality conservatives cling to resides in their hearts. The poor wind up poor not because they lack access to opportunity—to good education and good jobs—or because they lose their jobs, or get sick, but because they’re parasites. The rich are rich not because they were born that way, not because they’ve rigged the system in their favor, or because they’re ruthless or unethical, but because they’re braver and more noble than the rest of us.” Steve Almond (via azspot)

(via other-stuff)

July192012
June242012
amprog:

Your Cartoon of the Day!
By Ann Telnaes From the Cartoonist Group.
These cartoons represent the opinions of their authors and not necessarily the official position of the Center for American Progress.

amprog:

Your Cartoon of the Day!

By Ann Telnaes
From the Cartoonist Group.

These cartoons represent the opinions of their authors and not necessarily the official position of the Center for American Progress.

May122012
“Hello one percent! More power to ya!”

Sarah Palin today at a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas.

CLASSIC

(via think-progress)

(via politicsplus)

May72012
“I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” 
—Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to his personal financial disclosure (January 2012)

“I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.”

—Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to his personal financial disclosure (January 2012)

(Source: gop-circus)

December202011

Jobs with Justice, a partner of walmart Watch, is holding its annual Scrooge of the Year competition, and guess who made the short list?
 
Heir to the Walton fortune, consummate 1%er, and Chairman of Walmart’s Board of Directors Rob Walton!
 
Join Walmart Watch in voting for Rob Walton as the Scrooge of the Year. Under Rob’s leadership this last year, Walmart announced it would be slashing health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Walmart employees and their families. And Walmart executives and the Waltons have yet to meet with and address the concerns of those who work for them, such as scheduling (especially during the holiday season).
 
Christmas isn’t an excuse to pick a man’s pocket every 25th of December, but you wouldn’t know it to ask Rob.
 
So let’s vote Rob as Scrooge. Maybe he’ll get some ghostly visitors and change his ways, because 1.4 million Walmart Associates don’t deserve to be treated like Bob Cratchit.
 
Best Holiday Wishes,
 
Walmart Watch

(Source: jwjblog.org)

September32011
Rich Lifestyles of the GOP’s Starve-the-Poor Presidential Candidates
With housing foreclosures at an all-time high, the top tier of Republican presidential candidates is living high on the hog.
According to a May 2010 Associated Press investigation, Texas Governor Rick Perry “has spent almost $600,000 in public money during the past two years to live in a sprawling rental home in the hills above the capital.” Texans are forking up over $10,000 a month to cover Perry’s rent, which includes “utilities and upkeep to house Perry in a five-bedroom, seven-bath mansion that has pecan-wood floors, a gourmet kitchen and three dining rooms.”
The AP breaks down the costs:
His 6,386-square-foot rental sits on more than three acres and was advertised in 2007 for sale at $1.85 million. Perry’s state-paid expenses at the home include $18,000 for “consumables” such as household supplies and cleaning products, $1,001.46 in window coverings from upscale retailer Neiman Marcus, a $1,000 “emergency repair” of the governor’s filtered ice machine, a $700 clothes rack, and a little over $70 for a two year subscription to Food & Wine Magazine. Maintenance on the heated pool has cost taxpayers at least $8,400, and the tab for grounds and lawn maintenance has topped $44,000, the records show. All told, taxpayers have spent at least $592,000 for rent, utilities, repairs, furnishings and supplies since Perry moved in.
While charging the Lone Star state a steep fee to maintain his fancy abode, Perry has kept busy slashing funds to public education and the social safety net to solve his state’s budget woes. In 2011 alone, he cut $4 billion from public education and $4.8 billion from Medicaid to fill a $27 billion two-year budget gap (even as one in four Texas children are living in poverty).
He also put in place a state tax structure that redistributes wealth from the working class to the rich, a conclusion reached in a recent analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
This article also looks at the enormous wealth and lavish lifestyles of Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.
READ MORE

Rich Lifestyles of the GOP’s Starve-the-Poor Presidential Candidates

With housing foreclosures at an all-time high, the top tier of Republican presidential candidates is living high on the hog.

According to a May 2010 Associated Press investigation, Texas Governor Rick Perry “has spent almost $600,000 in public money during the past two years to live in a sprawling rental home in the hills above the capital.” Texans are forking up over $10,000 a month to cover Perry’s rent, which includes “utilities and upkeep to house Perry in a five-bedroom, seven-bath mansion that has pecan-wood floors, a gourmet kitchen and three dining rooms.”


The AP breaks down the costs:


His 6,386-square-foot rental sits on more than three acres and was advertised in 2007 for sale at $1.85 million. Perry’s state-paid expenses at the home include $18,000 for “consumables” such as household supplies and cleaning products, $1,001.46 in window coverings from upscale retailer Neiman Marcus, a $1,000 “emergency repair” of the governor’s filtered ice machine, a $700 clothes rack, and a little over $70 for a two year subscription to Food & Wine Magazine. Maintenance on the heated pool has cost taxpayers at least $8,400, and the tab for grounds and lawn maintenance has topped $44,000, the records show. All told, taxpayers have spent at least $592,000 for rent, utilities, repairs, furnishings and supplies since Perry moved in.


While charging the Lone Star state a steep fee to maintain his fancy abode, Perry has kept busy slashing funds to public education and the social safety net to solve his state’s budget woes. In 2011 alone, he cut $4 billion from public education and $4.8 billion from Medicaid to fill a $27 billion two-year budget gap (even as one in four Texas children are living in poverty).


He also put in place a state tax structure that redistributes wealth from the working class to the rich, a conclusion reached in a recent analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

This article also looks at the enormous wealth and lavish lifestyles of Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.

READ MORE

August192011
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook

This is one of the best segments of The Daily Show I have ever seen. Jon Stewart comments on Fox “News” and their derogatory statements about poor people. If you don’t watch anything else all day, watch this.

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