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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 10:33:16 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Huh. A respected conservative thinktank site? On *my* Fark? GTFO.


AEI? respected? lol.
 
2012-09-19 10:33:25 AM
Good. Grandma needs to understand what a leech she is. Hopefully, she gets to it and offs herself and leaves us Randian Superheroes to inherit her condo.
 
2012-09-19 10:33:46 AM

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


Look at how stupid you are.
 
2012-09-19 10:34:31 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.


Of course that will be fine as long as most Republican voters think they are talking in coded language about black people. If they realize the truth, then the GOP will probably never recover. Luckily for the GOP the chances of that are incredibly low, but it is pretty risky behavior nevertheless.
 
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2012-09-19 10:34:41 AM
Privileged corporate raiders who destroy jobs and evade taxes?
 
2012-09-19 10:35:29 AM

Serious Black: 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.


I saw a clip last night from a primary debate in which Mittens was discussing capital gains rates with The Gingrich, and Newt mentioned that he wanted to zero out those taxes, to which Romney rebutted "Well in that case I wouldn't have paid taxes in the last two years".

Ooops.
 
2012-09-19 10:36:24 AM

Nome de Plume: The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville


As opposed to what, numbnuts? Setting it on fire? Any government that has ever collected taxes and built roads or schools or anything not a statue or palace has "bribed the public with its own money".
 
2012-09-19 10:36:30 AM

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

Look at how stupid you are

well he can parrot talking points.
 
2012-09-19 10:36:30 AM

dudemanbro: Let's just go with whatever Grover Norquist thinks.


Even that guy's name is punchable.
 
2012-09-19 10:37:44 AM

Aarontology: Keep calling them parasites.


I'll go with FARKING parasites.
 
2012-09-19 10:39:09 AM
By all means, keep telling senior citizens that the medicare and social security benefits - that they paid taxes for decades to earn - are what's killing America. That's a sure way to win their votes.
 
2012-09-19 10:39:50 AM
www.eldergym.com
Look at this naive woman - caring for this monster, all the while it plots to destroy the republic with it's continued existence. Simply amazing.
 
2012-09-19 10:40:02 AM
You mean he should keep talking about giving to the rich?
 
2012-09-19 10:40:41 AM

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

Look at how stupid you are.


Your point is well-reasoned but sadly lacking in saliency.

You 99 percenters are a touchy, prickly bunch.
 
2012-09-19 10:41:00 AM
I was talking to a friend yesterday who describes herself as "conservative" she said the remarks Romney made made her feel sick. So no I don't think it is "working".
 
2012-09-19 10:41:07 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-19 10:41:42 AM
www.carewatchharingey.co.uk

I'm sorry, but you are out of money. There is a nice shantytown about a mile down the road for leeches like yourself, dad.
 
2012-09-19 10:43:10 AM

Dr Dreidel: Nome de Plume: The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

As opposed to what, numbnuts? Setting it on fire? Any government that has ever collected taxes and built roads or schools or anything not a statue or palace has "bribed the public with its own money".


There's this idea that a quote from a dead philosopher is always trenchant and poignant. See CS Lewis.
 
2012-09-19 10:43:38 AM
America cannot afford to keep giving money to people that feel entitled to it just because they've received money in the past.
End corporate welfare now!
 
2012-09-19 10:44:34 AM

Hobodeluxe: yeah that comment was quite revealing there.


I honestly don't think anyone should be surprised.

The Reverend Smith: I'll go with FARKING parasites.


Neat. But I was talking about Romney's disgusting views about our nation's veterans.

Now care to comment on why Romney thinks veterans are entitled parasites? Because that's what he believes.
 
2012-09-19 10:44:44 AM
These rich farks got a little too comfortable and actually started believing their own bullshiat.
 
2012-09-19 10:45:58 AM
Romney is a man whose parents sent him to an expensive preparatory school on their dime. He is a man who went to college with substantial cash reserves in his pocket because his father invested thousands of dollars of "birthday money" which Romney cashed out at a substantial profit before college. He is a founding member of the club of vulture capitalists, a group that makes its money by eat companies alive for their assets and shipping jobs overseas. Romney pays only 15% in taxes on the majority of his income - if he pays any taxes - by exploiting loopholes in the tax code available only to the superwealthy who can afford to live exclusively off idle investments. Romney hides money in offshore accounts to dodge tax liability. Romney refuses to release his tax returns.

Romney thinks people who work for a living and have children or are retired after working for decades or are in the military or were laid off or are too sickly to work are entitled because they pay no taxes.

Just let that sink in for a minute. The man who won't show anybody his taxes and is hiding assets in Cayman and Swiss accounts, who had every advantage in the world handed to him because of his father's hard work and status and who made the majority of his money by killing people's jobs and destroying their employers has no problem criticizing working Americans, retirees and active duty military as entitled for their tax liability even though he won't let anybody see his own.

Just. Let. That. Sink. In.
 
2012-09-19 10:46:50 AM
Entitled like the privileged son of a millionaire governor?
 
2012-09-19 10:46:52 AM

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

Look at how stupid you are.

Your point is well-reasoned but sadly lacking in saliency.

You 99 percenters are a touchy, prickly bunch.


I can guarantee no one on FARK is a 1%er.
 
2012-09-19 10:47:21 AM

The Reverend Smith: Aarontology: Keep calling them parasites.

I'll go with FARKING parasites.


So that's the 47% of the country you're talking about? You believe that the people who vote for Obama because they think Democrats in office are a path to a free ride are 47% of the country?

There will be leeches and abusers of the system, but the fact is that destroying programs with a proven record of reducing the negative externalities of crippling poverty (crime rates, homelessness, starvation, low intergenerational social mobility) that weigh down a society as a whole is worth it to stick it to the bad eggs?

"Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of people tempered by fear." - William E. Gladstone
 
2012-09-19 10:47:28 AM

Aarontology: Hobodeluxe: yeah that comment was quite revealing there.

I honestly don't think anyone should be surprised.

The Reverend Smith: I'll go with FARKING parasites.

Neat. But I was talking about Romney's disgusting views about our nation's veterans.

Now care to comment on why Romney thinks veterans are entitled parasites? Because that's what he believes.


Let's hear the quote.
 
2012-09-19 10:49:17 AM

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


i.imgur.com

Please, do go on.
 
2012-09-19 10:49:52 AM

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

Look at how stupid you are.

Your point is well-reasoned but sadly lacking in saliency.

You 99 percenters are a touchy, prickly bunch.

I can guarantee no one on FARK is a 1%er.


So true. Just like the majority is hardly moral. You just claim the land when you're waging war.
 
2012-09-19 10:50:05 AM
Watching rich people openly condemn poor people as lazy and moochers is just so vomitous.
 
2012-09-19 10:52:33 AM

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


Obama started the massive concentration of wealth among the top 1-2% of people in this country? 

www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-09-19 10:53:07 AM

The Reverend Smith: Let's hear the quote.


He was complaining about people who believe they are entitled to health care.

Veterans receive health care courtesy of the Federal government as part of their service. You might say they're entitled to it. They are, in essence, dependent upon the government for their health care. Let's also remember that soldiers in combat zones have exemptions on their income taxes.

By Mitt Romney's definition, veterans at the VA and soldiers in combat zones are entitled parasites.

Then there's all the old people who get social security and medicare after paying into the system their whole lives that Romney also considers entitled parasites. Now let that one sink in too. he's saying that because you pay for something, believing you should receive what you paid for is entitlement. Not only is this ridiculous, but it also says that he thinks the government is entitled to take your money without giving anything in return.

See, it's not quite as simple as your youtube page and teabagger chainmails would want you to believe.
 
2012-09-19 10:54:23 AM

theknuckler_33: Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.

Obama started the massive concentration of wealth among the top 1-2% of people in this country? 


Apparently it's gotten even worse under his administration. Go figure.
 
2012-09-19 10:55:49 AM

Corvus: So republucans want to get rid of social security, Medicare and public schools?



Have you been under a rock for the past 32 years?
 
2012-09-19 10:56:09 AM
We should also remember that Mitt Romney is the man who said he didn't serve in the military because he believes he was destined for greater things, and didn't want to risk his self stated destiny.

So not only does he think those who do serve are entitled parasites, he thinks he's more important and better than they are.
 
2012-09-19 10:56:41 AM

Aarontology: See, it's not quite as simple as your youtube page and teabagger chainmails would want you to believe.


img0.etsystatic.com

/teabag chainmail
 
2012-09-19 10:57:45 AM

skullkrusher: /teabag chainmail


lol
 
2012-09-19 10:58:34 AM

Aarontology: The Reverend Smith: Let's hear the quote.

He was complaining about people who believe they are entitled to health care.

Veterans receive health care courtesy of the Federal government as part of their service. You might say they're entitled to it. They are, in essence, dependent upon the government for their health care. Let's also remember that soldiers in combat zones have exemptions on their income taxes.

By Mitt Romney's definition, veterans at the VA and soldiers in combat zones are entitled parasites.

Then there's all the old people who get social security and medicare after paying into the system their whole lives that Romney also considers entitled parasites. Now let that one sink in too. he's saying that because you pay for something, believing you should receive what you paid for is entitlement. Not only is this ridiculous, but it also says that he thinks the government is entitled to take your money without giving anything in return.

See, it's not quite as simple as your youtube page and teabagger chainmails would want you to believe.


And you narrowed it down to only veterans. Well done.

Of course his abuse of veterans is well documented.
 
2012-09-19 10:58:55 AM

DamnYankees: Watching rich people openly condemn poor people as lazy and moochers is just so vomitous.



Maybe if they'd invested their birthday money in the market like Mitt did they wouldn't have to mooch off the public bus to go back and forth between their two minimum wage counter-jockey positions six days a week.

Life is about choices. Mitt chose to invest his birthday money. Mitt chose to do well in preparatory school. Mitt chose to be born to two people who had substantial business and political connections and established wealth. Stop blaming other people for your own bad decisions and take a little responsibility for once, huh?
 
2012-09-19 10:59:45 AM

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


Yes, I noticed Fox News started parading this out yesterday to take away from the Romney gaffe.
 
2012-09-19 10:59:46 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.


Cast off the nutcases?

When I hear things like this I realize many people don't understand how deep into the republican party the crazy goes. The crazies have and are casting out the sane ones. I would say the majority of purging is over now, and the three people that they had to get rid of are none to happy.
 
2012-09-19 10:59:47 AM

The Reverend Smith: Aarontology: The Reverend Smith: Let's hear the quote.

He was complaining about people who believe they are entitled to health care.

Veterans receive health care courtesy of the Federal government as part of their service. You might say they're entitled to it. They are, in essence, dependent upon the government for their health care. Let's also remember that soldiers in combat zones have exemptions on their income taxes.

By Mitt Romney's definition, veterans at the VA and soldiers in combat zones are entitled parasites.

Then there's all the old people who get social security and medicare after paying into the system their whole lives that Romney also considers entitled parasites. Now let that one sink in too. he's saying that because you pay for something, believing you should receive what you paid for is entitlement. Not only is this ridiculous, but it also says that he thinks the government is entitled to take your money without giving anything in return.

See, it's not quite as simple as your youtube page and teabagger chainmails would want you to believe.

And you narrowed it down to only veterans. Well done.

Of course his abuse of veterans is well documented.


Oh, wow! He donated thousands of pints of milk to sick veterans? I bet that'll help them pay the rent and the medical bills.
 
2012-09-19 11:01:14 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.


If anything, this is why there should be a ban on high capacity magazines.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 11:01:20 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

You know who else knew what to do with parasites?
 
2012-09-19 11:02:05 AM

Lord_Baull: Have you been under a rock for the past 32 years?


To be fair, they don't want to get rid of them... just harm them irreparably. It's sort of like the distinction between beating a person to within an inch of their life and actually killing them. There may not be any functionally external difference between the two acts, but, technically, the person is still alive.

That way they can claim they still support the safety net but none of those dirty poor people actually get anything useful.

/ I got a million dollar tax break out of Ryan's Medicare plan, you got a nice little slip of paper that will almost cover a bottle of Tylenol! See? We both win!
 
2012-09-19 11:03:28 AM

The Reverend Smith: And you narrowed it down to only veterans. Well done.


That's because I was talking about veterans, and Mitt Romney's contempt and hatred of them. It's called the flow of conversation. It's not a difficult concept to grasp.

After all, they fit into his definition of entitled parasites.And you seem to agree with those disgusting views.

it must really burn you up inside that someone is getting medical care from the government after serving in war instead of being thrown away.
 
2012-09-19 11:04:28 AM

Cletus C.: theknuckler_33: Cletus C.: It's the other side's ammo in the class war Obama started.

Obama started the massive concentration of wealth among the top 1-2% of people in this country? 


Apparently it's gotten even worse under his administration. Go figure.


Moving them goalposts is tiring, eh?
 
2012-09-19 11:04:37 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Lord_Baull: Have you been under a rock for the past 32 years?

To be fair, they don't want to get rid of them... just harm them irreparably. It's sort of like the distinction between beating a person to within an inch of their life and actually killing them. There may not be any functionally external difference between the two acts, but, technically, the person is still alive.

That way they can claim they still support the safety net but none of those dirty poor people actually get anything useful.

/ I got a million dollar tax break out of Ryan's Medicare plan, you got a nice little slip of paper that will almost cover a bottle of Tylenol! See? We both win!


I disagree. They don't want to harm them irreparably, though that is one of the eventual consequences. They want to privatize them.
 
2012-09-19 11:04:39 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: DamnYankees: Watching rich people openly condemn poor people as lazy and moochers is just so vomitous.


Maybe if they'd invested their birthday money in the market like Mitt did they wouldn't have to mooch off the public bus to go back and forth between their two minimum wage counter-jockey positions six days a week.

Life is about choices. Mitt chose to invest his birthday money. Mitt chose to do well in preparatory school. Mitt chose to be born to two people who had substantial business and political connections and established wealth. Stop blaming other people for your own bad decisions and take a little responsibility for once, huh?


Yeah, but Mitt gave away his inheritance, so he knows what it's like to have to put yourself through middle school while dodging gunfire on your way home from school and subsisting on ketchup and rice for half a meal a day while your closest adult relative pesters you for the debit card - AGAIN - to "buy some bread from the liquor store".

No one gave him a hand up from the penultimate rung of the ladder, my friend. You can make the leap same as Mitt did - with moxie and brains and gumption and bootstraps.
 
2012-09-19 11:05:35 AM

Aarontology: The Reverend Smith: And you narrowed it down to only veterans. Well done.

That's because I was talking about veterans, and Mitt Romney's contempt and hatred of them. It's called the flow of conversation. It's not a difficult concept to grasp.

After all, they fit into his definition of entitled parasites.And you seem to agree with those disgusting views.

it must really burn you up inside that someone is getting medical care from the government after serving in war instead of being thrown away.


No, Mitt Romney's donation of thousands of pints of milk more than makes up for that. Milk! Thousands of pints!
 
2012-09-19 11:06:16 AM

Rapmaster2000: Dr Dreidel: Nome de Plume: The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

As opposed to what, numbnuts? Setting it on fire? Any government that has ever collected taxes and built roads or schools or anything not a statue or palace has "bribed the public with its own money".

There's this idea that a quote from a dead philosopher is always trenchant and poignant. See CS Lewis.


There's also the fact that de Toqueville never said any such thing (as anyone who's ever read a word of his writing would know).
 
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