DUmmies Bemoan The Economy
I'mmmmm BAAAAAAAACK!!! I had a new cast put on my hand last week that allowed three free fingers on my right hand. After a few days of getting used to it, I can now do a sort of Django Rhinehart method of typing. Complete cast comes off on June 4 and hopefully my pinkie won't be sticking out at an odd angle.
Anyway, the DUmmies do not disappoint in their idiocy. Right now they are gripping about the lousy economy as you can see in this THREAD, "I realized tonight that America's 99% are f*cked for years to come." Excuse me but who has been president for the past three years, two of those years with large Democrat majorities in Congress. So after the "shovel ready" stimulus plan completely failed, the DUmmies are whinining about the bleak economic future. So let us now watch the DUmmies inadvertently give us more reasons to remove the Bamster from office in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, developing a new appreciation for a certain 3-fingered gypsy, is in the [brackets]:
I realized tonight that America's 99% are f*cked for years to come
I was listening to Tavis Smiley in the car. He was interviewing folks who'd been jobless for years. Some homeless at times. People who had good jobs and good lives previously, but now they're in dire straights. America has changed.
[The change happened in November 2008.]
And it struck me like lightning that here's no light visible at the end of this tunnel. One political party is calling for austerity against the 99%. Our other political party is calling for austerity against the 99% while throwing us a few little treats. "Free" trade, more bank deregulation, and civil liberties down the drain. Citizen's United. Avarice, cowardice, and incompetence.
[Among those little treats are even more hilarious DUFU editions. Enjoy!]
Poverty, homelessness and hunger are increasing, increasing. Meanwhile, the wealthy grow wealthier as they suck what little bits are left to suck from the rest of us. No help on the horizon, sorry.
[Hmmm... And WHO is president? I can't seem to recall.]
I hope we get past this, but it will take a long while. Not fun to think about: but here we are.
[And yet no doubt as to who DUmmie MannyGoldstein will be voting for this November. And now on to the other clueless DUmmies...]
There is a lack of will thus far to do what must be done. But wealth can be expropriated\confiscated through higher taxes on the wealthy and stiffer inheritance taxes. What has been lacking until now is the will to see things through.
[The solution is to go the full Bolshevik.]
We elect people to do the job. Then they abandon us. Frustrating.
[So WHO did you elect in 2008?]
As far as I can tell we will be in this mode for many many years. Japan has been here for 20+ and nothing has really improved for them. If we are lucky, we'll just trundle along like this for a couple decades. If not, we will have a complete economic collapse.
[Spaketh the DUmmie sure to vote for The Bamster again.]
I feel really lucky to have the President we have. We need to get behind him and roll up our own freaking sleeves rather than just complaining about him not doing enough. As you so ably point out in this thread, he's already done a lot. If we just sit on our asses and let bad news depress us, we end up doing nothing.
[Auditioning for a DNC job?]
there needs to be a confiscatory tax on WEALTH in this country, not just income. It never has been a matter of the amount of wealth in the USA. It's ALWAYS been about the distribution of that wealth.
[They got stuff. We want it.]
Democrats need to really do something, but they long ago stopped representing the needy and poor, and now represent affluent with guilty consciences. It just sucks.
[Count this as another sure Rat vote in November.]
This is the fourth year of a recession. The sky is not falling.
[Relax and enjoy the FUnEmployment.]
Fourth year - with nothing changing as far as the eye can see. That's the problem.
[Didn't you get a shovel ready Green job?]
We need 125,000 new jobs each month to account for the population gain among working-age folks. And the new jobs are worse than the jobs that were lost.
Back in the 1990s I had a factory job that made me lower class - I made 160% of the poverty level, making satellite dishes.
[And now you're washing dishes.]
Revolution is a noble goal which I fully support. I question the resolve of the people in the street’s I just don’t see it going further than mass arrests.
[And empty pizza cartons surrounding wannabee Bolsheviks posting from the safety of Mommy's basement.]
You're right. I give up. Enjoy your stay.
[That was WILLIAM RIVERS PITT defending the OWS movement whose demonstrations he has NEVER attended.]
It's very frustrating that we elect and work for Democrats to get them into office, and then we are expected to push, beg and plead with them to do what we sent them there to do.