Sunday, June 20, 2010

Protect the Rich and Screw the Elderly

Here we go again.

Republican governor Chris Christie of New Jersey would rather repeal a $1,100 tax rebate on senior citizens than restore a 10.7% surcharge on incomes over $1 million.

The surcharge was restored by the Democratic legislature in order to protect seniors living on fixed incomes but Christie immediately vetoed the bill.

Let’s make sure we understand this. Retired senior citizens, living on fixed incomes of approximately $40,000, will experience a $1,100 tax increase while folks making $1.2 million will benefit from an $11,000 tax reduction.

WTF is wrong with this picture? What’s wrong with this picture is why the hell our moron electorate continues to be suckered in by Republican rhetoric rather than watch what they do. Don’t listen to what they say, WATCH WHAT THEY DO!

While they pontificate against taking a few drippings from the rich and providing needed services to lower income families, calling it “wealth redistribution” and “Socialism,” they’re constantly engaged in redistributing wealth from the poor and working classes to the corporations and wealthy.

Don’t listen to what they say. Talk is cheap. Watch what they do.

When they say “fiscal responsibility,” what they mean is eliminating services for those that need them and protecting the Bush tax reductions for the rich.

Don’t listen to what they say. Watch what they do.

They clamor about “supporting the troops” but then send them into combat with inadequate equipment and raid the military equipment budget, which purchases body armor, communications gear and other basic ordinance for the troops, while protecting the multi-billion dollar defense contracts.

Don’t listen to what they say. Watch what they do.

I don’t understand how anyone with half a brain and an ounce of decency can vote Republican. Aren’t you tired of being lied to and getting your pocket picked?

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