President Obama hit the ground running today with a strong sales pitch for his deficit-reduction plan which would raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, explaining to the naysayers that “this is not class warfare – it’s math.” Nice try, Mr. President, but thanks to Bush-era No Child Left Behind-style gutting of our education system, basic math is a skill that eludes most Teabaggers.
It is pointless to attempt to educate the brainwashed masses about the need to tax the wealthy at a rate comparable to what us lowly middle-and-lower class ‘mericans pay. They’ll swallow whatever convoluted BS numbers Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity et al spew at them to convince them that they – not the rich – should bear the sole burden of higher taxes to foster economic recovery. It’s astonishing how these folk continue to vote against their own best interest. Proof positive of the effective brainwashing by right-wing radio and the corporate media.
Also on the table tonight is the imminent execution of Troy Davis in Georgia. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have joined a social media campaign to stop his execution, currently scheduled for this Wednesday. As USA Today reports: “Davis, 42, was convicted of the 1989 shooting death of Savannah, Ga., police officer Mark MacPhail. His supporters say he is innocent, noting that 10 witnesses in the case have signed affidavits recanting their testimony and indicating that police coerced them into implicating Davis. They also point out that nine people have signed affidavits implicating another man.”
Another amazing notable Neocon hypocrisy is how they can be so pro-life when it comes to a embryo or petri dish of stem cell and so pro-death when dealing with fully-actualized human beings. Such Christians, eh? Who Would Jesus Execute?
And speaking of hypocrisy, we’ll examine again the compassionate conservative philosophy of allowing indigent people to die if they cannot afford health insurance premiums.
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