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(AEI Ideas)   Romney needs to keep talking about our fiscally and morally disastrous Entitlement Society   (aei-ideas.org) divider line 155
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2012-09-19 10:13:17 AM  
Yes, please. Do this.
 
2012-09-19 10:13:41 AM  
Romney needs to keep talking period. A democratic win was never so easy!
 
2012-09-19 10:14:01 AM  
So republucans want to get rid of social security, Medicare and public schools?

Or do they believe in "entitlments" too?
 
2012-09-19 10:14:29 AM  
Sure, he can talk about poor entitlements. As long as he includes rich entitlements too.
 
2012-09-19 10:15:01 AM  
What, you mean like how rich people feel entitled to keep the fruits of their labours, as well as the fruits of other people's labours?
 
2012-09-19 10:15:23 AM  
In the past few months conservatives seem to have completely lost their ability to mask the deep contempt they feel for the working poor. Their loathing is building on itself, with each eruption of disdain calling forth even greater expressions.
 
2012-09-19 10:15:39 AM  
Tax dodging Romney is concerned because Candidate Romney will change his tax rate percentage from 0%.
 
2012-09-19 10:15:52 AM  
The good old days before all the darn welfare...

stinsonvirtualclassroom.wikispaces.com
 
2012-09-19 10:16:14 AM  
It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.
 
2012-09-19 10:17:01 AM  
Let's just go with whatever Grover Norquist thinks.
 
2012-09-19 10:17:13 AM  

TimonC346: Sure, he can talk about poor entitlements. As long as he includes rich entitlements too.


No kidding. Heard the quote on NPR, and I was like "What the fark is that little pause and emphasis on entitled people about, jagoff? You're talking to a room of the most entitled motherfarkers I can think of!"
 
2012-09-19 10:17:15 AM  
Keep talking, Mitt.

[doeeeet!]

Do programs like Medicare and Social Security need some reform?

Yup.

Does Wall Street and the tax code need it first?

Yup.
 
2012-09-19 10:17:37 AM  
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2012-09-19 10:17:39 AM  
Huh. A respected conservative thinktank site? On *my* Fark? GTFO.

/so we get Brookings Foundation links approved soon too, right?
 
2012-09-19 10:18:23 AM  
Yes, those lousy deadbeats, like my retired parents who are in their 70s and paid into the system their entire lives, are horrible people for receiving Social Security and Medicare entitlements and not paying federal income taxes. Yes, Mitt Romney should keep talking about this.
 
2012-09-19 10:18:24 AM  
Agreed. He should say that unemployed people are only employed because they're lazy and addicted to the drugs and God hates them. If God wants them to die friendless and alone in the streets, who is the President of the United States to argue??
 
2012-09-19 10:19:04 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: In the past few months conservatives seem to have completely lost their ability to mask the deep contempt they feel for the working poor. Their loathing is building on itself, with each eruption of disdain calling forth even greater expressions.


Sadly, they keep getting away with this paper thin disguise because of how gullible their base is.

He called almost half the country incapable of taking responsibility for themselves. And yet, let's get outraged over Obama's bitterly clinging to guns quote from years ago because both sides bad.
 
2012-09-19 10:19:20 AM  
I fully support this idea. I'm sure the elimination of any federal tax breaks or government loans to companies like Bain will be front & center in Rmoney's plans, cause, you know, dependence on the government is always bad, m'kay?
 
2012-09-19 10:19:28 AM  
Meanwhile, Wages have stagnated, jobs have been moved over seas, and food pand gas prices are at all time highs. But there is no accounting for that 700% increase in entitlements, is there?

Just let them starve in the street i guess.
 
2012-09-19 10:19:28 AM  

Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.


Why is Romney engaging in class warfare?


Pitting 47% against 53%?
 
2012-09-19 10:19:29 AM  
The GOP just needs to have the implosion and get over with.

As a Democrat I don't want a vacuum where were allowed to go overboard. It's detrimental to a democracy that we have someone to keep us in check. And right now the GOP is just shooting themselves in the foot over and over again.

Please guys....pull it together. Cast off the nutcases that are doing you harm. Come back to reality and let's get some work done.
 
2012-09-19 10:19:32 AM  

Granny_Panties: The good old days before all the darn welfare...

[stinsonvirtualclassroom.wikispaces.com image 634x483]


"Nothing a little gasoline couldn't cure" - Mitt Rmoney
 
2012-09-19 10:19:48 AM  
But in purely arithmetic terms, the most astonishing growth of entitlements has been for health-care guarantees based on claims of age (Medicare) or income (Medicaid). Until the mid-1960s, no such entitlements existed; by 2010, these two programs were absorbing more than $900 billion annually.

By my calculations, this growth is equivalent to a 73.4% compounded annually, starting with $1 in 1960.

And in twenty years, entitlements will exceed $54 Quadrillion dollars. And the entitled will still complain they don't get enough...

Thanks for nothing, "Presidebt" BigEar O'Taxus al'Chicago, Wizard of Uhhs.
 
2012-09-19 10:19:52 AM  
Go ahead. Keep telling old people they're entitled mooches.

Do it.
 
2012-09-19 10:20:06 AM  
Haha. I'd love to see them put faces on this "society".

The impression: minorities
The truth: white, also voting base
 
2012-09-19 10:20:43 AM  
Really, there is no better way to win support across the Rust Belt then by telling people the only reason you don't have a job is because you aren't willing to work hard enough
 
2012-09-19 10:20:47 AM  
Corporations are the biggest "welfare queens" of all. So let's start cutting entitlements with them.
 
2012-09-19 10:21:28 AM  

Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.


i.qkme.me
 
2012-09-19 10:21:53 AM  
I pay SS, Medicare, and federal income taxes. I pay unemployment insurance.

They are called entitlements because if I need them, I am entitled to them.

Welcome to society, douchebags.
 
2012-09-19 10:22:39 AM  
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ELIMINATE THE EPA 2012
 
2012-09-19 10:22:52 AM  
About the best summary of why the tea party types thinks this is a rallying point for the campaign and the GOP "DC Elite" are begging Romney to disown the comment:

In fact, this "47 percent" incident reflects a larger pattern in Campaign 2012. The base of the conservative movement develops a message that plays well internally, and inexplicably thinks it'll be persuasive to the general electorate if only it is trumpeted widely; Mitt Romney slavishly conducts himself as the base wishes; and then the talking points turn out to be as unpopular with swing voters as you'd expect. That's how it's gone on foreign policy; now that Romney has been caught making the verbal equivalent of a 53 percent Tumblr entry, that's how it's going on domestic policy too.
 
2012-09-19 10:23:00 AM  
And those soldiers and veterans at the VA.

Keep calling them parasites.

Do it.
 
2012-09-19 10:23:32 AM  
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/Shamelessly stolen from another Farker
 
2012-09-19 10:23:55 AM  

machodonkeywrestler: Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.

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Forget it. I'm 90% sure he's a troll. The other 10% chance is that he's just a retard.
 
2012-09-19 10:24:25 AM  

Aarontology: And those soldiers and veterans at the VA.

Keep calling them parasites.

Do it.


The military-industrial complex? A vital part of our nation's security.
Soldiers, veterans, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs? Entitled leeches.
 
2012-09-19 10:24:35 AM  

Aarontology: And those soldiers and veterans at the VA.

Keep calling them parasites.

Do it.


It's not that the Job Creators don't appreciate their sacrifice, really. It's just that that new 100' party yacht isn't going to pay for itself, so they're just going to have to go without prosthetics and antibiotics. It's best if they don't fight it.
 
2012-09-19 10:25:18 AM  
That's right. Government for, by, and of the people should never return anything to the people.
 
2012-09-19 10:26:27 AM  

machodonkeywrestler: Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.

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When all you have is derp, everything looks like a derphole
 
2012-09-19 10:27:00 AM  
98% of Americans don't pay boat taxes. Entitled freeloaders, I tell you.
 
2012-09-19 10:27:31 AM  

Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.


You misspelled "Walker."
 
2012-09-19 10:27:42 AM  
Using the word "Entitlement" to describe welfare negatively is utterly stupid. Of course you're entitled to something you pay into, and even the poorest earners pay taxes to their localities or to their state. Even if they receive benefits from a federal government that doesn't tax them, they contributed money to a state and/or city government that the federal government would have to help a little less, so it balances out. That is as capitalist of an idea as you're going to get.

It's amazing how Republicans manage to argue how taxes are too low (because those filthy poors can get their ENTITLEMENTS) while arguing that taxes are too high (stifling INNOVATION and JOB CREATORS). And conservatives wonder why they are laughed out of any adult conversation.
 
2012-09-19 10:28:57 AM  
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville
 
2012-09-19 10:29:29 AM  
Stay the course, Mitt
 
2012-09-19 10:29:39 AM  

qorkfiend: The military-industrial complex? A vital part of our nation's security.
Soldiers, veterans, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs? Entitled leeches.


You have to understand.

a Job Creator, peace be upon them, cannot profit from a veteran getting treatment for the shrapnel wounds from an IED like he can with a fighter jet that doesn't work in the rain like the F-22. And remember. Funneling public money to defense contractors means they're brave free market capitalists.

indylaw: It's not that the Job Creators don't appreciate their sacrifice, really. It's just that that new 100' party yacht isn't going to pay for itself, so they're just going to have to go without prosthetics and antibiotics. It's best if they don't fight it.


Besides, we have the best health care system in the world. Surely they can go out and get treatment on their own instead of thinking the government should pay for it, amirite?
 
2012-09-19 10:29:50 AM  
It's funny because it's ruining millions of people's lives.
 
2012-09-19 10:30:22 AM  
I'd love to hear him talk about how entitled the people who qualify for the preferential tax rates on long-term capital gains, qualified dividends, and carried interest are.
 
2012-09-19 10:30:33 AM  

Skarekrough: The GOP just needs to have the implosion and get over with.

As a Democrat I don't want a vacuum where were allowed to go overboard. It's detrimental to a democracy that we have someone to keep us in check. And right now the GOP is just shooting themselves in the foot over and over again.

Please guys....pull it together. Cast off the nutcases that are doing you harm. Come back to reality and let's get some work done.


I thought the very same thing about the Democratic party in 2004. A weak candidate, and a party that appeared fractured, and in the wake of a prior election where a third party candidate absolutely cost their candidate the white house. At a time when you'd think every Democrat or left-leaning person would turn out in droves to unseat a President presiding over an increasingly unpopular war, they managed to screw the pooch and quite frankly I thought the Democratic party itself was in danger of imploding. They have since recovered quite nicely I'd say.

The GOP will do the same, in time. It appears that time is NOT now though. They're just going to have to change their platform. That whole gay marriage thing, for instance, they have to just let that go.
 
2012-09-19 10:30:42 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: That is as capitalist of an idea as you're going to get.


How are we supposed to know that if it wasn't mentioned in The Fountainhead?

That's what I thought, libby lib dim. Good day, sir.

/I said good day
 
2012-09-19 10:31:23 AM  

Aarontology: And those soldiers and veterans at the VA.

Keep calling them parasites.

Do it.


yeah that comment was quite revealing there.
 
2012-09-19 10:33:02 AM  

NateGrey: Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.

Why is Romney engaging in class warfare?


Pitting 47% against 53%?


Look, he's just fighting fire with fire. Obama is a Marxist rabblerouser who wants to raise taxes on the top tax bracket by 3%. Romney has to demand taxes for the top bracket be cut 8% and for half the country whose tax credits outweigh their tax liability (you know, the ones Reagan and Bush passed most of) to have to pay for the difference because by qualifying for tax credits they chose not to make something of their lives and will always live on handouts if they aren't forced off the teat.

I dare someone to find a quote from Obama that shows as much contempt for the rich as Romney's quote shows for the poor. And if Romney thought he had "Mediscare" issues before, wait until ads showing how much of the "half of America receives entitlements and that needs to stop" argument suggests kicking the elderly to the curb.
 
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