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Thursday, 28 July 2011

28 July 2011. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

Republicans refuse to countenance raising taxes on the most lightly-taxed affluent class in the developed world. Last year, the Five Percenters raised their incomes 29 percent… workers only got a 2 percent raise… if they kept their jobs, that is. That is, the Five Percenters REFUSE to “eat their peas”… they demand that you do, though… to cover their feckless imprudence. They want to gut Social Security and Medicare… and spend the resulting saving on bombing poorer countries. Is that what you want?

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What’ll happen to the rightwing commentariat after Rupert Murdoch goes down? He’s not the basis of the rightwing media … but he’s a major figure in it. No doubt, his fall will confuse and stun rightwingers through the next election. God willing, this will help to defeat the New GOP/Tea Party the next time around…

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The Tea Party isn’t Christian… it isn’t Conservative… it’s Radical… it’s Sectarian. Indeed, they’re samobogtsy (“self-gods”)… think on it.

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The New GOP/Tea Party has a “death wish”… but shall they drag the rest of us down with them?

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

24 May 2011. A Point to Ponder… Your Tax Dollars at Work… See What They Buy…

Child labourers in Karachi PAKISTAN

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Child labourer in Islamabad PAKISTAN

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Guest workers in Dubai UAE… they call it “the city without a soul”…

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12 Pakistani workers live in this one apartment…

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THIS is the sort of world that the Republican Party wants… it wants to oppress working people in the Third World to line their pockets (just as they support repressive “Right to Work” laws in the USA). Where did the money from the Republican “tax cuts” go? It went to “outsourcing”. Instead of investing in this country, the fatcats put their money into compliant Third World kleptocracies. The local bully boys brutalised the local work force… until the people could take it no more and they revolted. That’s one of the major reasons why the recent disturbances in the Middle East took place. Can you see why America is hated and the target of terrorists? To end terrorism, we should end the GOP tax cuts to the rich, end our support of dictatorships, and end the outsourcing of American industry (through a reasonable tax policy that would tax domestic investment much less than income from foreign sources)… then, we wouldn’t be seen as oppressors and the supporters of dictators. Shall we do it? I’m NOT holding my breath, kids…

The Patriot Act won’t keep us secure if the USA uses force (either directly or through its proxies) in order to prop up repressive juntas throughout the Third World in order to line greedy businessmen’s pockets. It’s quite that simple…

BMD 

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