Posts tagged democrat.

stfuhypocrisy:

bethanypost:

Campaign Buttons Revised
~ Picture by Steve Greenberg

So true.

stfuhypocrisy:

bethanypost:

Campaign Buttons Revised

~ Picture by Steve Greenberg

So true.

(via stfueverything)

anticapitalist:

laliberty:

Obama recently claimed: “Nearly a decade of tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires led to little more than sluggish growth [and] a shrinking middle class. Your paychecks flatlined. Wages and incomes did not go up. Even when the economy was growing, it wasn’t growing for you.”
Reality illustrates otherwise:  ”In the seven years from 2001-2007 (inclusive), not only did the middle class get at least its fair share of overall income growth, the income gap between the rich and the middle class actually got smaller.”
The Myth of Middle-Class Stagnation

 This is complete and utter bullshit.
Firstly, measuring growth in terms of total income/FTE has been debunked. You are presenting the data in a misleading way. The reason this is a problem is because middle class families do not have access to overtime hours because of the recession. Businesses are not hiring people for as long periods/for the same length of work. This is a basic economic concept. You do not measure income in terms of total income/FTE. (for those who don’t know, FTE = full time equivalent, and is used to compare people who work different number of hours)
Also:

shows that income inequality is rising.
But, for the sake of argument, let’s pretend that your claim is true, and that the income inequality is shrinking. During that period, the government increased it’s involvement in economic matters (funding 2 wars greatly impacts the economy). Thus, according to your logic, big government isn’t too bad after all, because the income gap did decrease when the government impacted the economy. At least if I follow though on your logic, that is what you are saying.

boss commentary ^

anticapitalist:

laliberty:

Obama recently claimed: “Nearly a decade of tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires led to little more than sluggish growth [and] a shrinking middle class. Your paychecks flatlined. Wages and incomes did not go up. Even when the economy was growing, it wasn’t growing for you.”

Reality illustrates otherwise:  ”In the seven years from 2001-2007 (inclusive), not only did the middle class get at least its fair share of overall income growth, the income gap between the rich and the middle class actually got smaller.”

The Myth of Middle-Class Stagnation

 This is complete and utter bullshit.

Firstly, measuring growth in terms of total income/FTE has been debunked. You are presenting the data in a misleading way. The reason this is a problem is because middle class families do not have access to overtime hours because of the recession. Businesses are not hiring people for as long periods/for the same length of work. This is a basic economic concept. You do not measure income in terms of total income/FTE. (for those who don’t know, FTE = full time equivalent, and is used to compare people who work different number of hours)

Also:

shows that income inequality is rising.

But, for the sake of argument, let’s pretend that your claim is true, and that the income inequality is shrinking. During that period, the government increased it’s involvement in economic matters (funding 2 wars greatly impacts the economy). Thus, according to your logic, big government isn’t too bad after all, because the income gap did decrease when the government impacted the economy. At least if I follow though on your logic, that is what you are saying.

boss commentary ^

(via anticapitalist)

The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, “See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk”.

Harry Browne (via thinksquad)

lol and the GOP says the poor don’t deserve a crutch because they choose not to walk :P

(via courtneyhammett)

I’m not anti-American. I’m anti-getting fucked over, and America just happens to fuck me over a lot.

THIS is what Obama has done so far. ›

What a great website. And what a great slap in the face to republicans, conservatives, tea-party crazies, and general Obamahaters. Maybe if you didn’t focus on the bad and only the bad, you might see the good.

Starbucks CEO asks everyone to NOT donate to Congressional Campaigns. ›

This is perfect. This is what we need more of. Organized, powerful movements to show the Government who they’re fucking with. I don’t think it will work, but I wish it would. Fuck you congress. NO money should be spent on these stupid campaigns. People should be elected based on exactly what they believe and what they plan to do.

If only.

Conservative Critics Don't Think Rapper Common Should Perform At White House ›

Aren’t we in America? Don’t we SUPPORT criticism of the government? That is how we keep the government in check, by exercising our free speech to offer opinion, insight, and hopefully influence.

That being said, why should a rapper/poet not be allowed to perform at the White House? Conservatives say that his lyrics are too offensive towards the bush administration… well if liberals are not allowed to criticize conservatives, then conservatives should not be allowed to criticize liberals: Ban Fox News.

There is nothing wrong with Common performing at the White House. He’s a promoter of peace, just like so many other rappers. Grumpy Republicans, chill.