OgreMagi: The problem with the Tea Party is the expect and demand that all of their wishes are met. They don't understand that in politics, and especially with the budget, you are going to have to compromise. There's a certain class of democrats who are the same way, just not as prominent.
crab66: "We are the American people!"Forget about the other 275 million or so of you. It's just us!
randomjsa: ...Sort of reminds me of liberals on this very site who I've seen swear that Obama is some kind of center right moderate.
QuesoDelicioso: But doesn't tax & spend make a dickload more sense than borrow & spend if one worries about deficits and such?
BKITU: Well, inasmuch as he has voted in favor of appropriations bills that have nonzero tax rates, and also voted in favor of bills describing specific ways for the Federal government to spend the revenue generated from the aforementioned taxes, and that the combination thereby saddles him as a Marxist among many of the teatarded persuasion... yes, what the teatards have said is true, from a potato point of view.
m00: No, if you want to reduce inequality you stop taxing cap gains at 15% (or 0% if you're really wealthy) and labor at 30%.
m00: If you want to stop inequality you stop giving corporations like GE 2 billion dollars a year, while regulating the hell out of the local mom & pop deli.
m00: I accept this as an answer. But if you are a progressive, you should stop voting Democrat. (And conservatives should stop voting Republican).
dripping with sarcasm: The tea party position is keep my bennies coming and cut off the other guy and I want to pay(tax) less. Oh, and support the troops until they come home. Yea, murica!
jpbreon: If the minimum wage is so great and has no downside to the economy, why not take it up to $25/50/100/500 bucks an hour?
jpbreon: Pretty simple, actually. Raising the minimum wage hurts those that are the least 'diversified'. For example, a large corporation with multiple revenue streams can pass increased costs to consumers while the local Mom and Pop has no such option. It's the same thing Wal-Mart does; when they arrive in a new community, they run at a loss until the competition dies while making it up somewhere else. Smaller businesses often run on tighter spreads, so a raise in the minimum kills them while large corporations lose the competition. Why do you think big business supports the regulatory State so much? It's because the regulations kill small businesses. Besides, the minimum wage makes no sense whatsoever. Aside from the fact it is essentially outlawing low-paying jobs (it never fails to amaze me how economic liberals imagine the corporate big dogs going "Ah shiat, I guess I have to cut into my profits now to pay my workers more! They finally got me!!" Grow up. They just pass the cost onto consumers.) why are you such misers?If the minimum wage is so great and has no downside to the economy, why not take it up to $25/50/100/500 bucks an hour? Why not decree a minimum of 150K/year for everyone?
jpbreon: Besides, the minimum wage makes no sense whatsoever.
jpbreon: If the minimum wage is so great and has no downside to the economy, why not take it up to $25/50/100/500 bucks an hour? Why not decree a minimum of 150K/year for everyone?
m00: I think raising the minimum wage is the wrong solution, because it further hands a government endorsed economic monopoly to the large welfare-receiving corporations.
m00: instead, make the corporations and wealthy actually pay taxes and stop giving them handouts.
m00: think people enjoying bullying too much to really examine what is true about the Tea Party's ideas -- that our government taxes the poor and middle class to pay for wars and domestic spying, and corporate handouts, and the lavish lifestyle of the 1%.
jso2897: Noam Chimpsky: It's funny listening to NPR, which I do a lot of, using all their energy to defend Boenhead and that Transylvanian smartass Ryan.It's funny watching the extreme right go down in flames just like the McCarthyites did in the late Fifties. In another two election cycles the only people talking about the Tea Party will be third rate stand ups at open mic improv nights.
Noam Chimpsky: It's funny listening to NPR, which I do a lot of, using all their energy to defend Boenhead and that Transylvanian smartass Ryan.
poonesfarm: Tea Party Patriots said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has "declared war on the Tea Party" with his "smug and pretentious rant" against certain right-wing organizations.[thumbs.newschoolers.com image 350x191]
Mrtraveler01: randomjsa: ...Sort of reminds me of liberals on this very site who I've seen swear that Obama is some kind of center right moderate.He's not?
Githerax: The problem you "elite" liberal "intellectuals" have is that you confine your thinking so much. To you, every word has a dictionary definition, and that's the only way you can understand that word. But a true free-thinker can throw out the dictionary and use words to mean entirely different things, vastly expanding the intellectual possibilities of philosophy and understanding.Free your mind, slaves.
cameroncrazy1984: Yeah, NPR isn't exactly the bastion of liberalism these days. They've fallen into the same false-equivalency trap that most of the big outlets have.
HotWingConspiracy: "The last time we checked, we are the American people," the letter said.Well, you're also a really small political minority that can't get out of its own way and constantly makes it harder to actually achieve your stated goals.I hope everyone understands that these people will start shooting at us at some point.
edmo: I'm no Boner fan but the Tea Party is seriously hampering his ability to get things done in the way the GOP would like.
zerkalo: [truth-out.org image 320x213]
Princess Ryans Knickers: Mrtraveler01: I've been waiting for this thread since Boehner made those comments yesterday.What took so long?First it had to make the rounds on sites like Reddit, Digg, Yahoo, and FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD. Next, they had to make sure all funny and mocking headlines were rejected. Next, they had to wait for Drew to sober up and decide what to actually greenlight.
Mrtraveler01: I've been waiting for this thread since Boehner made those comments yesterday.What took so long?
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