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Republican Malevolence Unleashed

boris and snidelyThe Republican Party, abandoning any pretense of public service, has begun full burn legislating against the interests of the American people. After eight years of obstruction, they are in a fury to pass bills that will accomplish two things: Undoing everything President Obama did, and/or burn America to the ground.

Since the 115th Congress convened on January 6th, Republicans have moved to

AND THAT’S JUST THE FIRST MONTH.

At their recent retreat Republicans argued, not over how to make the Affordable Care Act better, but whether or not they could get away with yanking it out from under people.

corkerBob Corker (R Millionaire TN) meanwhile, lamented that his party might not find the “moral courage” to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, as the Washington Post reports:

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker was the most outspoken in questioning whether Republicans would be able to stomach making the kind of cuts necessary to fund a Republican wish list of new defense and foreign policy priorities.

“I’m sorry, I wonder sometimes where we as a party are going,” Corker (R-Tenn.) told a roomful of House and Senate Republicans Thursday during a national security discussion, adding that he was “discouraged” by the apparent lip service being paid to the potential costs. “There’s a spending side of this that if we don’t deal with, we’re not going to come close to defending the needs of our country,” he warned. “I fear that we’re going to leave here without thinking of the other side of the equation.

THIS is the equation that matters, Folks:

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Does anyone believe we’re somehow falling behind? And what about this equation:

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Our financial issues aren’t a result of Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid; they are due to the absence of vertebrae in the Republican Congress when it comes to corporate taxation.

Consider this info from The Motley Fool:

When companies get sued, they’re allowed to deduct the amounts they have to pay in damages to compensate their victims against their taxable income…this forces taxpayers to share in the financial fallout of their actions.

…cruise lines are structured to ensure that their profits aren’t American, even if their operations are.

…some companies are getting a killer tax break through a method commonly known as tax inversion deals… a domestic company purchases a foreign company in a country with a lower marginal corporate tax rate than the United States and then re domiciles its headquarters in the foreign country.

According to some studies, more than $2 trillion is being stored abroad, and that means that more than $600 billion in taxes is not being collected.

Then there’s this, from Forbes:

The New Markets Tax Credit was meant to create jobs in low income areas, but instead steered nearly $1 billion to wealthy investors and Wall Street banks.

…the Research and Development Tax Credit was meant to encourage mid-sized companies to increase R&D, but 80% went to huge companies like Google, Intel, Boeing and Apple.

Prostitution is illegal almost everywhere, but Nevada’s Mustang Ranch writes off free passes as a promotional expense. Workers claim business deductions for breast implants and costumes.

the NFL, NHL, and PGA Tour are classified as non-profits, exempting their earnings from federal income taxes…but they pay out million-dollar salaries.

And don’t even get me started on the Capital Gains Tax, where the wealthy pay less in taxes for doing nothing, than people do for actually working.

These so-called “fiscally responsible” Republicans could reduce the deficit, and pay down the debt without touching social programs… if they wanted to. But there is an insidious endgame here:

Republicans don’t want upward mobility; they don’t want an educated citizenry; these things are too dangerous to them. They want a 2-Tier System of wealth and labor. And if we don’t do something about it, that’s exactly what they’ll have.

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How the Trump Saved Christmas, Or Not

cyscv8puoaeepfsCNN’s Trump-Paid-Shill, Corey Lewandowski, has announced that finally, THANK GOD, everyone can say Merry Christmas again because Donald Trump is President!  No more burning Christians at the stake… sorry, that was witches; no more waterboarding… nope, that’s terrorists… well, I can’t recall exactly what the punishment was for saying Merry Christmas… but it won’t happen anymore, thanks to Donald Trump.

You no longer need to worry about respecting your friends, neighbors, or relatives that celebrate Hanukkah, Mawlid un Nabi, Kwanzaa, or Winter Solstice, because we FINALLY have a President that says, “Enough of that co-exist bullshit!” Our thrice-married, serial-adultering, little-cracker-eating, religious-pandering, devoutly-phony-Christian-President Elect is putting the Christmas back in Christmas… for you, anyway. Trump himself prefers Holiday cards,

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Holiday Poker Chips

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and Holiday Twitter greetings

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Is Trump just pandering to the poor, oppressed, phony-Christian right wing? I mean, let’s be honest, he doesn’t really need them anymore. Or is he helping his personal media/marketing company, Fox “News”; they love that “War on Christmas” story line. Especially Bill O’Reilly-

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He’s made it an annual “thing”. Bubba’s sitting there pumping his fist, yelling “Yeah, that’s right, Christmas Goddamn it!” Then the channel goes to break across the country:

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Crickets. Next up, Fox folks share photos from the company Christmas Holiday party:

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The ladies attending the party found great stuff to wear in Fox Magazine’s article on Christmas Holiday dresses:

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AND News Corpse, bless their hearts, found some great Fox swag for those die-hard O’Reilly fans:

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That’s right, it’s the O’Reilly Factor Christmas Holiday Ornament! (Update: “The Fox Shop managers have edited their store and changed Holiday to Christmas.”)

Fox has LOTS of advice for the holidays (by which I assume they mean Christmas):

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

Top 10 holiday gifts for moms

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

30 Homemade Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

You get the drift. Fox wouldn’t be Fox without something to be outraged about, phony or not. While we’re on the “War on Christmas” bullshit train, maybe O’Reilly or some other big-time Right Wing Christmas Crusader could tell me if guns and shameless self-promotion fall under “the reason for the season”:

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Another thing I’ve long wondered about, from prayer in school, to saying Happy Holidays: Is Christian faith so untenable that their children not praying in school, or being respectful of others’ religious holidays can destroy it? A TRUE Christian finally answers that question for me:

Christians neither need a holiday to celebrate the birth of their Savior (we live daily in celebration of Him, don’t we?) nor are they forbidden to celebrate, to have fun and to give gifts, just because.

Just as I thought.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Michele Bachmann, You’re an Idiot

Michele Bachmann, the woman God pranked by telling her to run for President, sees the hand of God in Donald Trump’s election. Right Wing Watch reports:

lunatic-bachmann Bachmann said that during and prior to the election, prayer warriors were spread all across the country and tasked with offering up “very specific” prayers “for specific states, for specific counties, for specific percentages in cities that we needed to have” and God delivered.

“We saw the Lord answer so specifically that only the hand of God could do that,” she said. “Let’s pray and join and ask the Lord that godly believers would be put in these key sensitive positions. People that the Lord will use for blessing for the United States and for the world. This was the number one story of 2016: God answering the prayers of his people.”

Think about that: “God’s hand” was “punishing us” when he put a true Christian in the White House, not once, BUT TWICE, who saved the economy, got people back to work, used diplomacy before weapons, and governed FOR ALL of the American people. Then when IDIOTS elect a serial adulterer/sexual predator/racist/bigot/misogynist/fraud/tax cheat/small-handed-whiny-boy, who calls the sacrament “his little cracker”, THAT’S God answering their prayers.

You’re an IDIOT, Bachmann. It is you and your fellow Phony-Christian/Right-Wing-Nut-Job pals that are driving people away from organized religion. You wouldn’t recognize the hand of God if he punched you in the face with it.

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