Cybermen will upgrade you. You will have no need for Social Security, Health Care, or Unemployment.
Christopher Chantrill, American Wanker:
Obama’s Sterilized Society
I’m going to start off serious for a moment. It’s actually kind of frustrating that of all of the things to get the Republicans in trouble, it’s a motherfucking tax cut for the middle class that’s sticking on them. They’ve been openly bragging about how they’ve been working for Party First and have openly sacrificed the only chances a lot of people have had to survive entirely to “deny Obama wins” and extend the Depression into 2012 to hurt Obama’s re-election chances and have abused every single legislative trick to basically ensure that the Democrats could pass nothing even if they wanted to, not even confirmations on Cabinet members and executive staff.
But no, what sinks them is them doing that “how will this hurt Obama” game to a middle class tax cut. Because tax cuts are sacred, don’t you know? Ending the Depression, keeping people from losing their shelter and dying on the streets? Pff. Small potatoes to our Holy God Lord Tax Cut.
But you didn’t come to hear me bitch. You came to hear wingnuts bitch and me mock them.
As you wish, dear reader.
Chalk one up to President Obama. He’s got a 2-month extension of payroll tax cuts in the teeth of opposition from those wascally Wepublicans
Aw, poor babies, did you get bitch-slapped so hard, everything you eat tastes of copper? Here let me give you some iodine to make it all better.
so that two months from now we can have the fight all over again.
Well, seeing as how your whole fight was just an attempt to hang Obama on “he raised middle class tax rates during a recession” in the 2012 election, you could just not fight it next time and thus not look like chumps.
Oh wait, we’re talking conservatives. It’s now going to be their “Right to look like a Chump” and they’ll fight to the death over the chance to do the same fail all over again just in case there was anyone left in the universe who didn’t notice that “we’re just against tax cuts” meant “we’re for giving all the money to the rich.”
I suppose that the president’s chief objective in this vicious little fight was to remind the voters which of the two parties was the Stupid Party.
Shorter Chris Chantrill: “It’s Obama’s fault we were stupid amateur chumps who knocked ourselves out on our own nunchucks.”
Count me as stupid, too.
Hey, he said it, not me.
I thought that the FICA payroll taxes were sacred to the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and could not be touched.
We put those payroll contributions there so as to give the contributors a legal, moral, and political right to collect their pensions and unemployment benefits. With those taxes in there, no damn politician can ever scrap my social security program.
So, Mr. President, when you start monkeying around those taxes aren’t you desecrating the holy Trust Fund?
Yeah, sorry no. The time to have that debate was like a million times before. When Bush added this bullshit to make his massive tax giveaway to the rich look like a broad thing, you all cheered like little chipmunks. When we were trying to fix Bush’s fiasco, you fought to the death to extend Bush’s tax cuts to the rich and could have raised these issues then. Here, now that you’ve been made to look like a chump? No, it’s way too late to pretend you were principled.
You got schooled. You got schooled so bad the media couldn’t save you. I won’t lie. There’s shame in that.
So much shame.
And once the holy of holies has been violated, doesn’t it lose its totemic power to reduce Republicans to 98-pound weaklings?
Remember that one kid in school who when they would trip over the pavement, would immediately point to the nearest kid to them and claim they tripped them, even if they were nowhere near them?
I don’t know why I suddenly started thinking of that.
Imagine the wailing and the gnashing of teeth if President Bush had pulled a trick like this.
Oh, you mean when Bush did the thing you’re claiming to be principled about, seeing as how this was the middle class sweetener in the shit log of the Upper Class tax cuts?
And yes, imagine the shock and surprise we’d have if the Republicans ever did something to embarrass their enemies before an election, like passing the “Patriot Act” and other wishlist bills under threat of calling democrats unamerican in the elections. Or say, spending 3 years during a Depression sabotaging everything you can just to try and improve your electoral chances, including hardline attempts to screw Democrats that ended up blowing up in your face for the first time.
That’d be bad.
But at least you are tacitly admitting that the crushing taxes that Democrats have laid on the brow of labor are a problem. That is progress. For if swingeing taxes on wages are bad during a halting recovery, why are they any better at any other stage in the business cycle, Mr. President?
As to your obviously well-informed question, Mr. Crying Baby. Maybe it has something to do with the “job creators” we have been “freeing to create jobs” with tax cuts not using it to keep wages rising with the tide, so the little people need a little relief to keep the whole edifice from crashing down around idiots like you.
I’ve suggested elsewhere that many marginal small businesses thrown up their hands with all the taxes and regulations and gone “off-the-books.”
Successful small businesses, often in the fields of distribution of small packaged goods or service professionals who cater to specific client problems that need direct professional attention. These street corner small businesses are what America is all about.
The government insurance programs like Social Security, unemployment, and worker’s comp. are terrible ideas, because they sterilize the workers’ savings.
We won’t give up, Mr. President, until every single social safety net is dismantled and its money poured down the gullet of our “Free Market” machine. And then, when the poor have no stake in the country and absolutely no guarantee to life, we’ll privatize the police and military as well and no ill consequences will ever occur.
What give them cake? That cake’s for my bichon frise, Princess. Let them buy their own damn cake.
If I contribute to Social Security starting as a twentysomething, my accumulated balance is useless to me until I retire. Same with unemployment: useless unless I lose my job.
Yeah, that’s the point.
When you have employment, you have money, you are getting more money regularly. The safety net is there for when you don’t have that coming in. When you need to survive until you got another job paying the bills or until you retire and have zero income because you are too old to work comfortably.
Do you think that people are immortal and that bad things can’t happen to them. That jobs simply are and continue into perpetuity with zero flux or need to plan for the future?
Are…are you a robot? Is that how it works for you and your robotic masters?
Hey, who cares? At least the money is there when I need it.
No, Mr. President. You just don’t get it. When a worker saves money for a rainy day, he does not segregate the money into “retirement” or “job loss,” he knows the money is available for any purpose. From the point of view of Americans looking for jobs, one such purpose is a very important one: starting a new business.
Yes, of course, why would you need to eat or retain shelter when you are without income or trying to live out your Golden Years? What’s more important is starting a new business and the ungodly amount of hours and risk that takes often requiring massive investment before you see the first paycheck and that’s if it’s successful.
Oh, Chrissy, you truly have your cold robotic mandible on the pulse of the American people.
In most stories about successful businesses, a common theme is that the startup capital often comes from the founder’s home equity. Right now, of course, with upwards of 40 percent of mortgages underwater, very few entrepreneurs can get the capital to get started. No home equity, no startup. No startups, no economic growth.
Yeah, here on Earth, starting a business depends on a safety net. If you’ve got a guaranteed government income that pays the bills and feeds the family and guaranteed government health care so that you don’t need to scramble to get employed by anyone just in case Little Tommy gets sick then you can take the risk of starting a new business.
And as we’ve seen, it turns out that countries with the most robust explosion of new businesses are those with the strongest safety nets. Unsurprisingly, these countries have the strongest economies as well.
But I suppose that wouldn’t matter to your Home Planet as your Steel Hearts have no need for food, shelter, or Biological Healthcare.
Now imagine if our budding entrepreneur could borrow money from his Social Security account, or his personal unemployment fund, because they were genuine savings that each worker owned and could borrow against.
I keep trying to imagine it, but I keep getting the same dystopian future. Should I try jiggling the antennae?
Imagine if the savings of the workers of America weren’t sterilized in government trust funds being spent by some damn politician on crony capitalist investments like wind turbines.
Ha! Yeah, those Big Liberal giveaways, like promoting a new industry of energy promotion instead of just shoveling trillions of dollars to an entrenched monopoly like Oil so they can get started really innovating and growing.
And you thought we were the stupid ones, well we’ll show you. MOMMY!
The economy would now be expanding briskly and you, Mr. President, would be looking forward confidently to reelection.
I don’t know why, but for some reason, I don’t trust him.
In my view, the sterilized savings problem is merely a poster boy for a bigger problem, that liberalism and the welfare state sterilize everything that moves.
I sense something in the air. We’ve already moved through two insane wingnut topics. But I sense another one on the way. Let me see, could be welfare queens, could be gay marriage, um, wait, I can get this.
Family is millions of people exchanging tokens of love and hope and bringing jillions of bouncing babies out into the world.
Oh, of course, abortion. Somehow dwelling minutes of his time on his party’s limp failure to screw the president reminded him of his own limp failures to screw and thus to the evils of woman and their filthy desires to be treated as full human beings.
But liberals like you, Mr. President, are opposed to all this. You want the economy sterilized and regulated by experts; you want society sterilized and equalized by bureaucrats; you want families sterilized, er, “planned” to save the world from “overpopulation,” and you privilege sterile sexual couplings by promoting “birth control” and “gay marriage.”
I’d like you all to appreciate this sentence. This is Pure Wingnuttery, untouched by logic, unfettered by sense, unbound by sanity. This is the raw stuff people, from which everything else is formed.
Also, remember a single person deciding what they are doing with their bodies or that they’d like to marry the person they love rather than the person they’re “supposed to love” means that everyone will be forced to do it as well.
So you may think that you don’t want to carry that rapist’s seed to term to form a child you hate or that you want to marry the man, but really, you want the entire country to be forced into barren gay marriages and forced abortions. You selfish bastards.
We will pull up here, and not mention the sterility of modern architecture, because that would be going too far.
Oh, I’m sorry, was there a single building built recently that didn’t resemble a dick? I’m so sorry the lack of phallic imagery made your dick wilt.
It all boils down to this: Conservatives are pro-life and fecundity. Liberals are pro-choice and sterility.
Never mind your class war, Mr. President. Let’s have a war on sterility.
Do I have nothing? Well, so what? I have bumper sticker slogans! Activate hind brain implants in Reptilian footsoldiers. Transmitting. “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” End Transmission.
Take that liberals. Now, we’ll see who are the real poopyheads.