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Republicans: Anything Other than Trickle-Down Economics is "Socialism"

October 22, 2008

First it was “Muslim”, then “terrorist”. Now they’re calling Obama a “socialist.”
I’m not a socialist. Neither is Obama. I don’t believe pure socialism works any more than pure capitalism.
But social security, medicare, head start, and education are all social programs that work. And I have no problem with giving the middle class a tax cut, even if it means millionaires will have to go back to paying the same rates as they did under the Clinton years. After all they’ve made millions under Bush. In fact just this extra income of the top 1% of Americans under Bush was more than the entire income of the bottom 20% combined. Thus Bush policies transferred ALL of the income of 1/5 of Americans to provide extra income to 1/100. So what’s wrong with “spreading the wealth” a bit among other hard-working Americans? Do you know the last time America saw this great an income inequality? Not since 1929, the year the last Great Depression begun.
In sum, Bush “spread the wealth” from the poor to the rich: reverse Robin Hood.
And now that Obama wants to undo that injustice, he’s somehow a socialist? That’s like a thief stealing your money and then calling you a thief when you try to get it back!
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s doing very well “spreading the wealth”, getting $150,000 from the Republican National Committee for her clothes, hair and makeup.

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  • madfuq November 1, 2008 11:37 pm

    repubs think it is great to give corporation welfare even when they make astronomical profits, but whoa to the the single uneducated female with children that is just not Holy enough for them she is too blame. And they call themselves Christians! rot!
    repubs have become the worse examples of what a Christian is to aspire too, Christs example! If they treat all as He treated everyone this would truly be a different world. Instead they are filled with hate and deny sharing, giving and loving their fellow man!

  • Tosh October 27, 2008 3:54 pm

    Ahh I see that the Trolls have no answer for returning fairness to our economic system and so are railing about trivia. Get real.
    If you are genuinely doing better under Bush and expect America to get better under McCain go for it.
    Personally I have been most successful investing under Bush by looking at what would be most indicative of the raping of America and investing there. I made 8K on Forex CDs as the Dollar crashed. I have about 40K in gains in another investment from the further trashing of the US economy. Even with those gains I am too loyal an American to vote for a continuation of the rape of America through the election of John McCain.
    Remember this is a guy that the US Navy did not allow to command even a row boat who the GOP now wants to put in charge of the Navy. NO!
    Go NAVY, Beat Army

  • Uri Knalisis October 27, 2008 9:27 am

    trickle-down economics is the same as being pissed on by pin-dicks at the top

  • Robt October 25, 2008 4:11 am

    Its not just “trickle down economics republicans are addicted to.
    Its Friedman economics.
    Reagan was a Democrat before his flipping to Republican.
    Listen to Reagan’s thoughts on why prices went up, wages stagnate and profits soared with CEO pay.

  • Mark October 23, 2008 8:05 pm

    It will be posted by midnight tonight.