Ultra Maroons

“14 million is a minimum estimate of the number of Americans who would lose health insurance under Mr. Ryan’s proposed cuts in Medicaid; estimates by the Urban Institute actually put the number at between 14 million and 27 million.

So the proposal is exactly as President Obama described it: a proposal to deny health care (and many other essentials) to millions of Americans, while lavishing tax cuts on corporations and the wealthy — all while failing to reduce the budget deficit unless you believe in Mr. Ryan’s secret revenue sauce. So why are centrists rising to Mr. Ryan’s defense?”

Paul Krugman

When you’re right, you’re right. Krugman’s “Gullible Center” is dead on.

It has always confounded us why the self same people who would take it in the shorts from Ryan’s budget blindly follow the anti-nigger Obama rhetoric emanating from GOP shills; it is not as if the GOP has ever done a blessed thing for them. On the contrary, GOP policies have always favored the wealthy over ‘the common man’. You would would thought that axiomatic by now; apparently there’s no accounting for inbreeding.

In terms of heath insurance? We don’t know which is more pitiful – their poor excuse for outrageously priced ‘coverage’, or their willingness to cede even that so the GOP might think them hale & well met  fellowes

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6 Replies to “Ultra Maroons”

  1. “…..On the contrary, GOP policies have always favored the wealthy over ‘the common man’……”

    If this is true, how would one eplain the decrease in my English tutor’s net worth during the 8 years of President Bush(George W.) and the doubling of same since President Obama took office?
    How ould one explain the same decrease in his net worth during Presidents Reagan’s tenure and the comfortable increase during President Clinton’s turn?
    We in the 1% really like the Democrats – counter intuitive? Or is it?

    1. No offense, ALTF, but we all know your English tutor is imaginary. And thus his income. Or trust fund. Or lotto winnings, for that matter…

    2. Look at the Dow Jones Average during the tenures of the various Presidents. Any who might have wealth that fluctuates with it will prefer a Democrat to a Republican. Granted, it is only by chance alone this correlation exists, but I choose to ignore this discomforting non-fiction.

      Don’t knock imaginary-friends-with-benefits by the way – at least I’m doing it with someone I…..well, not actually love, but at least tolerate.

      And who is/are we?

      1. And who is/are we?

        Why, all of us who live here, silly.

        Any who might have wealth that fluctuates with it will prefer a Democrat to a Republican.

        Which enlarges my point (which I must have phrased badly): thos individuals who would hurt by Ryan’s proposal are exactly the people who fall in the lower portion of the 99%: they don’t have trust funds.

        As to your every-other-President example, it makes sense: policies take time to come to fruition, so of course the gains come later, e.g. Clinton’s ‘balanced’ budget creation directly led to the excessive (to be kind) spending of the Bush regime…

      2. “…..policies take time to come to fruition, so of course the gains come later,….”

        And the losses do too!
        I can’t help but think the spike in oil prices in the summer of 2008 – orchestrated by President Bush – not only hastened the onset of the Financial Crisis but exacerbated its amount of destruction. The Republicans knew they could not win in 2008 so they might as well screw the economy for the Democrats for the following 4 years and the people will again vote Republican in 2012. The Yankee voter is deeply stupid after all and would blame President Obama.
        I’m not sure this conspiracy theory has worked out well for them though. The Republicans misjudged the real power of the America Economy to rebound.

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