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(Washington Post)   Businesses groups are discovering to their dismay that all those radical tea-party Republicans they helped elect last cycle, actually believe that BS they spout-even when it comes to corporate welfare spending   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 60
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2012-07-09 10:15:22 AM
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2012-07-09 10:16:05 AM
Those business groups just need to get ahead of the news and tell the world how they're struggling and need trillion dollar bailouts to survive while, in comparison, people who don't have enough money to eat lunch can go pound sand.
 
2012-07-09 10:19:19 AM
Step 1. Run on platform of government being terrible.
Step 2. Get elected on said platform.
Step 3. Govern terribly.
Step 4. Divide by zero.
 
2012-07-09 10:23:32 AM
Ridiculous.
 
2012-07-09 10:23:59 AM
really?
 
2012-07-09 10:24:49 AM
Who does it better than Tom? You can get a bigger image here.

images2.dailykos.com
 
2012-07-09 10:26:33 AM
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
 
2012-07-09 10:26:34 AM

Serious Black: Those business groups just need to get ahead of the news and tell the world how they're struggling and need trillion dollar bailouts to survive while, in comparison, people who don't have enough money to eat lunch can go pound sand.


Bailed-out Enough Already.

BEA Party.

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2012-07-09 10:28:36 AM
So throw more money at them. Problem solved.
 
2012-07-09 10:32:16 AM
Of course I like this one better. Particularly the "Dear Lord -- you're SERIOUS" line.

images1.dailykos.com
 
2012-07-09 10:32:37 AM
This will only last so long - wait until the Insane Koch Bros. cut off these teabagging morons. Dipshiats don't even know who butters their bread.
 
2012-07-09 10:32:47 AM
You mean the idiots who are holding to a philosophy that is purposefully destructive and harmful might actually be doing things that are destructive and harmful?

Romero and Sherlock are on the case.
 
2012-07-09 10:33:01 AM
I'd say "Ha Ha!" if it we weren't so farked.
 
2012-07-09 10:33:21 AM
I thought these guys were even easier to buy than the ones they replaced. What gives?
 
2012-07-09 10:34:01 AM
Riiiiight, which is why Republicans have done so much to curtail corporate welfare like...[cricket chirping noise]
 
2012-07-09 10:35:43 AM
Industry and corporations are pushing for Congress to approve permanent normal trade relations with Russia this month, now that Moscow is slated to join the World Trade Organization. Normal trade ties would open Russian markets to more U.S. goods and investments. Russia has the ninth largest economy in the world, but its imports from the U.S. were a paltry $11 billion in 2011.

Democrats, led by Sen. Ben Cardin, want to impose tough sanctions on Russian human rights violators, and Democratic Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has signaled he will link the human rights legislation to any bill normalizing trade relations.


Why focus on this when the GOP presidential nominee still calls Russians "Soviets" and has declared them our number 1 global enemy?
 
2012-07-09 10:51:39 AM
www.akawilliam.com
 
2012-07-09 10:54:50 AM
"What we find now is this cronyism and this corporate welfare, it's corrupting the politics because there's nothing now that goes through that doesn't have a corporate interest," Republican Sen. Jim DeMint told The Associated Press in an interview.

It's kind of creepy how close they are to getting it. Except their solution is to let corporations become even more powerful which will somehow make them less likely to try and influence government.
 
2012-07-09 10:57:39 AM
It almost feels like the business groups are reaping the rewards for what they've sown.

"Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest!?"
 
2012-07-09 11:04:49 AM
i.imgur.com

BTW, the Ex-Im Bank is corporate welfare, according to socialist columnist George Will and that noted Tea Partier Sen. Bernie Sanders. And there is nothing that it does (providing loans and loan guarantees to U.S. businesses selling products in the developing world to ensure payment) that could not be done by private banks. Ex-Im is basically a smaller version of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and we all know how those turned out.
 
2012-07-09 11:08:52 AM
But that's the good kind of welfare!
 
2012-07-09 11:12:21 AM
Oops.
 
2012-07-09 11:22:31 AM
Freshman Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp was one of those who voted against both the Ex-Im Bank and the transportation package. "Conservative folks like myself believe in the marketplace making decisions," he said.

How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?
 
2012-07-09 11:22:41 AM
What's funny about this is: the Liberals (myself included) were saying this would happen when some in the GOP started voicing concerns. You chose to put your dick in crazy, and now crazy's at your door with your baby, we said. And only when reality is facing them do they understand.

It's a "I know how to get Bin Laden but I'd NEVER go into Pakistan" level of predicting the future wrong all over again.

Why listen to the Republiconserverbertarians, when it's the Progressives that keep on getting it right? Why waste years of wheel spinning when you can go with the side that's prescient?
 
2012-07-09 11:25:58 AM

Fumbleloaf: Freshman Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp was one of those who voted against both the Ex-Im Bank and the transportation package. "Conservative folks like myself believe in the marketplace making decisions," he said.

How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?


When businesses like shipping companies and Wal Mart feel like it makes sense for the bridge to be fixed they will fix the bridge and adjust their prices accurately to reflect the capital outlay.
 
2012-07-09 11:26:18 AM

Jackpot777: What's funny about this is: the Liberals (myself included) were saying this would happen when some in the GOP started voicing concerns. You chose to put your dick in crazy, and now crazy's at your door with your baby, we said. And only when reality is facing them do they understand.

It's a "I know how to get Bin Laden but I'd NEVER go into Pakistan" level of predicting the future wrong all over again.

Why listen to the Republiconserverbertarians, when it's the Progressives that keep on getting it right? Why waste years of wheel spinning when you can go with the side that's prescient?


Don't forget, when the Progressives demonstrate that their plan worked, tell them how easy it was and how anyone could have done it.
 
2012-07-09 11:27:41 AM
On the fourth of July I went to a local celebration. The area is decidedly red and prime tea party territory. I thought I was going into the lion's den. I went to help gather signatures for a petition. The petition was being sponsored by MoveOn.org and movetoamend.org. It was Move To Amend's petition so it was their branding on the booth. Most people were very receptive to getting unlimited corporate money out of politics. Democrats and Republican both felt that Citizens United was poorly decided. It seems like the one area the 99% can agree on. I even got this guy to sign. He is a local Tea Party favorite. He is trying to oust entrenched republican Cliff Stearn, who is himself a complete douchenozzle.
 
2012-07-09 11:29:16 AM
It's good to see them pointing their rage in the right direction. Corporate welfare can't possibly jive with a free market, bootstrappy teabagger worldview. Perhaps there really is a limit to the human capacity for cognitive dissonance.
 
2012-07-09 11:29:17 AM
The GOP has spent 20 years creating this crazy and now it's coming back to bite them in the ass. Just hope it doesn't take the rest of us down with it.
 
2012-07-09 11:30:19 AM

Fumbleloaf: Freshman Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp was one of those who voted against both the Ex-Im Bank and the transportation package. "Conservative folks like myself believe in the marketplace making decisions," he said.

How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?


They live predominantly surrounded by a system that wouldn't exist if it weren't for government, and scream that government does nothing for them.

i301.photobucket.com

They're at the stage where they'd have a cake-eating event to protest their diabetes.
 
2012-07-09 11:31:09 AM

Fumbleloaf: Freshman Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp was one of those who voted against both the Ex-Im Bank and the transportation package. "Conservative folks like myself believe in the marketplace making decisions," he said.

How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?


Tim Huelskamp is a moron...he's almost worse than Brownback. God, I hate Kansas's Congressional delegates so damn much. Pretty much every one of them is an idiot.
 
2012-07-09 11:32:05 AM

born_yesterday: Jackpot777: What's funny about this is: the Liberals (myself included) were saying this would happen when some in the GOP started voicing concerns. You chose to put your dick in crazy, and now crazy's at your door with your baby, we said. And only when reality is facing them do they understand.

It's a "I know how to get Bin Laden but I'd NEVER go into Pakistan" level of predicting the future wrong all over again.

Why listen to the Republiconserverbertarians, when it's the Progressives that keep on getting it right? Why waste years of wheel spinning when you can go with the side that's prescient?

Don't forget, when the Progressives demonstrate that their plan worked, tell them how easy it was and how anyone could have done it.


(And perhaps take credit for it working, even though you were 100% against it. Example: what saved the American car industry.)
 
2012-07-09 11:39:08 AM

Jackpot777: born_yesterday: Jackpot777: What's funny about this is: the Liberals (myself included) were saying this would happen when some in the GOP started voicing concerns. You chose to put your dick in crazy, and now crazy's at your door with your baby, we said. And only when reality is facing them do they understand.

It's a "I know how to get Bin Laden but I'd NEVER go into Pakistan" level of predicting the future wrong all over again.

Why listen to the Republiconserverbertarians, when it's the Progressives that keep on getting it right? Why waste years of wheel spinning when you can go with the side that's prescient?

Don't forget, when the Progressives demonstrate that their plan worked, tell them how easy it was and how anyone could have done it.

(And perhaps take credit for it working, even though you were 100% against it. Example: what saved the American car industry.)


I have no doubt that if Rmoney is elected he would immediately try to pass 90% of the Obama's jobs bill and then claim victory when it works.
 
2012-07-09 11:40:19 AM

odinsposse: "What we find now is this cronyism and this corporate welfare, it's corrupting the politics because there's nothing now that goes through that doesn't have a corporate interest," Republican Sen. Jim DeMint told The Associated Press in an interview.

It's kind of creepy how close they are to getting it. Except their solution is to let corporations become even more powerful which will somehow make them less likely to try and influence government.


You don't have to influence yourself. TEAtards don't seem to grasp that their end-game is one where massive corporations *are* the de-facto government(s). There is no room at the top for a vacuum. Remove government and the next-most-powerful entity will take its place. The idea of individuals standing on their own in a world where they are free to be their own masters is a fiction.
 
2012-07-09 11:40:46 AM

Fumbleloaf: Freshman Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp was one of those who voted against both the Ex-Im Bank and the transportation package. "Conservative folks like myself believe in the marketplace making decisions," he said.

How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?


Increase the tax on trucks and other heavy vehicles that cause most of the wear & tear on roads and bridges? With gas tax funding a lot of road infrastructure, the trucking industry doesn't pay a proportional share to the negative impacts it has.

I'm not saying that's the Representative's logic, but there are some (although not many) ways to interpret the statement that aren't totally stupid....
 
2012-07-09 11:41:34 AM

MasterThief: BTW, the Ex-Im Bank is corporate welfare, according to socialist columnist George Will and that noted Tea Partier Sen. Bernie Sanders. And there is nothing that it does (providing loans and loan guarantees to U.S. businesses selling products in the developing world to ensure payment) that could not be done by private banks. Ex-Im is basically a smaller version of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and we all know how those turned out.


So, Ex-Im will get stuck holding the check and the blame when all the crap the private banks does finally catches up with them again?
 
2012-07-09 11:46:41 AM

TrollingForColumbine: On the fourth of July I went to a local celebration. The area is decidedly red and prime tea party territory. I thought I was going into the lion's den. I went to help gather signatures for a petition. The petition was being sponsored by MoveOn.org and movetoamend.org. It was Move To Amend's petition so it was their branding on the booth. Most people were very receptive to getting unlimited corporate money out of politics. Democrats and Republican both felt that Citizens United was poorly decided. It seems like the one area the 99% can agree on. I even got this guy to sign. He is a local Tea Party favorite. He is trying to oust entrenched republican Cliff Stearn, who is himself a complete douchenozzle.


Yep, most folks are too big on labels. If you broach your positions on subjects to them without affiliation, most people are receptive to them. But the minute you tell them that you're with MoveOn or the ACLU or ACORN or Planned Parenthood, they start their rant machines, even if you tell them they share the same positions.

Works for evolution, too. Most creationists have pretty much accepted that everything about evolution happens. They even accept that variation occurs over time enough so that a "kind" can encompass more than one species. But the minute you start calling it what it is...
 
2012-07-09 11:48:31 AM

BSABSVR: Fumbleloaf: Freshman Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp was one of those who voted against both the Ex-Im Bank and the transportation package. "Conservative folks like myself believe in the marketplace making decisions," he said.

How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?

When businesses like shipping companies and Wal Mart feel like it makes sense for the bridge to be fixed they will fix the bridge and adjust their prices accurately to reflect the capital outlay.


Precisely. Consumers can "Vote with their tires". If consumers don't like the results fo the X-ray Crystallography studies they order for one bridge, they can simply chose another interstate that takes them to the same place. How hard is that? But No, the Nanny state wants to take that choice away from you and STEAL your tax dollars to fix bridges THEY deem unsafe
 
2012-07-09 11:49:22 AM

Kuroshin: odinsposse: "What we find now is this cronyism and this corporate welfare, it's corrupting the politics because there's nothing now that goes through that doesn't have a corporate interest," Republican Sen. Jim DeMint told The Associated Press in an interview.

It's kind of creepy how close they are to getting it. Except their solution is to let corporations become even more powerful which will somehow make them less likely to try and influence government.

You don't have to influence yourself. TEAtards don't seem to grasp that their end-game is one where massive corporations *are* the de-facto government(s). There is no room at the top for a vacuum. Remove government and the next-most-powerful entity will take its place. The idea of individuals standing on their own in a world where they are free to be their own masters is a fiction.


upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org

These books were meant to be fictional, not reality!
 
2012-07-09 11:50:54 AM
"What we find now is this cronyism and this corporate welfare, it's corrupting the politics because there's nothing now that goes through that doesn't have a corporate interest," Republican Sen. Jim DeMint told The Associated Press in an interview.

Basic infrastructure - you know, roads, are not corporate welfare you moron!
Jesus, governments dating back to the Persian and Roman empires have realized that decents roads not only generate a net profit but are actually necessary for a large society to function. I see how people get to the gubmit is de debil state of mind, but roads? You're protesting against nationalized ROADS? That's been an accepted duty of government dating back to the to ancient persia!
 
2012-07-09 11:51:26 AM
Transportation funding is fine; corporate welfare and bailouts are not.
 
2012-07-09 11:52:29 AM

Kuroshin: odinsposse: "What we find now is this cronyism and this corporate welfare, it's corrupting the politics because there's nothing now that goes through that doesn't have a corporate interest," Republican Sen. Jim DeMint told The Associated Press in an interview.

It's kind of creepy how close they are to getting it. Except their solution is to let corporations become even more powerful which will somehow make them less likely to try and influence government.

You don't have to influence yourself. TEAtards don't seem to grasp that their end-game is one where massive corporations *are* the de-facto government(s). There is no room at the top for a vacuum. Remove government and the next-most-powerful entity will take its place. The idea of individuals standing on their own in a world where they are free to be their own masters is a fiction.


Not as Science Fiction-y as once thought:
www.drosi.de
 
2012-07-09 12:10:50 PM
You know how I know that you, George Will, or Bernie Sanders are not in finance?
 
2012-07-09 12:11:25 PM
Stupid quotes not working ...
 
2012-07-09 12:21:51 PM

Karac: "What we find now is this cronyism and this corporate welfare, it's corrupting the politics because there's nothing now that goes through that doesn't have a corporate interest," Republican Sen. Jim DeMint told The Associated Press in an interview.

Basic infrastructure - you know, roads, are not corporate welfare you moron!
Jesus, governments dating back to the Persian and Roman empires have realized that decents roads not only generate a net profit but are actually necessary for a large society to function. I see how people get to the gubmit is de debil state of mind, but roads? You're protesting against nationalized ROADS? That's been an accepted duty of government dating back to the to ancient persia!


So you're saying they want to go back to prehistory times?
 
2012-07-09 12:29:18 PM

Karac: "What we find now is this cronyism and this corporate welfare, it's corrupting the politics because there's nothing now that goes through that doesn't have a corporate interest," Republican Sen. Jim DeMint told The Associated Press in an interview.

Basic infrastructure - you know, roads, are not corporate welfare you moron!
Jesus, governments dating back to the Persian and Roman empires have realized that decents roads not only generate a net profit but are actually necessary for a large society to function. I see how people get to the gubmit is de debil state of mind, but roads? You're protesting against nationalized ROADS? That's been an accepted duty of government dating back to the to ancient persia!


"Persia"? Ain't that fancy-talk fer Iran? What are you some kind of Mooslim sympathizer trying install Sharia law on the US? Well we ain't about to let no rag heads tell us how to run OUR government, so there!
 
2012-07-09 12:55:45 PM

Fumbleloaf: Freshman Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp was one of those who voted against both the Ex-Im Bank and the transportation package. "Conservative folks like myself believe in the marketplace making decisions," he said.

How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?


By using tax money to buy helicopters for the important people.
 
2012-07-09 01:10:44 PM

Serious Black: These books were meant to be fictional, not reality!


Hang on; the GOP still haven't finished implementing the blueprints from 1984.
 
2012-07-09 01:22:00 PM
When, if, the TP'ers ever find out, and, can fully digest the Libor scandal, the bankers are really going to be in for it. Yes? No?
 
2012-07-09 01:30:40 PM
Fumbleloaf: "...How the fark does the marketplace fix a crumbling bridge?"

If we cut taxes for the rich, they will spend more in the market place, which leads to more revenue to fix bridges.

Don't laugh, millions of people believe this.
 
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