Logically, Republicans never should win an election:
Republicans still remain the party of plutocrats
By Paul Krugman, NY Times, 4/17/2022
I can’t tell you what the official Republican economic program is, because the party doesn’t have one — in fact, it has made a point of not saying what it will do if it regains power.
We do, however, know what the party did when it was last in power:
It gave huge tax cuts to the wealthy, while almost succeeding in repealing the Affordable Care Act, which would have caused tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance.
There’s no reason to believe it won’t once again pursue anti-worker, pro-plutocrat policies if it regains control.
At the state level, the debacle in Kansas has apparently done nothing to shake Republicans’ faith in the magical power of tax cuts for the affluent.
Mississippi — America’s poorest state, with the lowest life expectancy — is slashing income taxes.
And recently Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, who heads the Republican senatorial campaign, released a “Rescue America” plan that called for tax increases on the half of Americans whose incomes are low enough that they don’t pay income taxes (even though they pay payroll taxes, sales taxes and so on).
He also warned, falsely, that Social Security and Medicare are headed for bankruptcy, without offering any suggestions about how to preserve them.
Senior Republicans have said that they don’t support Scott’s agenda but haven’t explained what their actual agenda is — and have left Scott in his key campaign position, suggesting that his views have wide support within the party.
So everything suggests that the Republican Party is as pro-wealthy, anti-worker as ever. It hasn’t made any gestures toward actual populism. Why?
The answer, presumably, is that the GOP caters to plutocrats, even as it attacks “elites,” because it thinks it can.
After all, being nice to plutocrats and crony capitalists can yield tangible rewards, not just in the form of campaign contributions but also in the form of personal enrichment.
And the Republican Party doesn’t believe that it will pay any price for pursuing these rewards.
It believes that its supporters will focus on denunciations of critical race theory and buy into conspiracy theories while not even being aware of what the party is doing for the very rich.
After The New York Times revealed Jared Kushner’s highly questionable $2 billion deal with the Saudis, Fox News simply ignored the report, while harping endlessly on Hunter Biden.
I wish I could say with any confidence that this cynicism will backfire. But I can’t.
In particular, Democrats who want to campaign on bread-and-butter issues are assuming that voters will understand who’s actually buttering their bread. And that doesn’t look at all like a safe assumption.
You should wonder what the GOP has going for it. Surely it has no plans for anything. In fact, Mitch McConnell has made it a part of the GOP strategy to be for nothing, lest that plan be criticized.
The rest of their strategy consists of lobbing hand grenades at anything Democrats propose and magnifying any real or invented flaws in programs that benefit people. That, plus mongering hatred of immigrants, blacks, browns, yellows, reds, women, gays, Muslims, “libs,” “leftists,” and “woke,” –in short, hatred of everyone except rich, white, Christian men — is all the GOP offers.
They claim to want “law and order” while supporting the worst criminal in American politics. More than a criminal, he is a traitor who fomented an attempted overthrow of America’s elections, and he still does.
Why does “all-hatred, no-benefits” gather votes? No need to look for logic. There is none.
The vast majority of GOP voters repeatedly vote for their own slavery and impoverishment.
Instead, look at the voters themselves. They mistake lies and cynicism for truth and evidence.
In the previous post, we derided those people who refused the COVID vax.
The vax has proved to be a medical miracle.
Unlike Donald Trump’s delays and misstatements, which cost a million Americans their lives and millions more their health, the vax has saved many millions from hospital visits and the cemetery.
And the vax is free, courtesy of the government (which Republican voters are told to hate if it’s progressive) and unlike the previous administration, the vax is safe and effective. It actually works.
The vast majority of vax refusal is not for any real medical reasons, but for reasons beyond human comprehension.
Here is a real sampling of Republican responses I’ve received to that article:
Too stupid to even read it all. However, on the bright side. This “vaccine” is going to weed out the stupid and mentally weak….
Take your clot shot and stick it up your rectum. DRY. Those of us who KNOW what it is and what it’s TRUE purpose is will NEVER take it. So make your smart assed, Leftist virtue signaling comments all you want, asswipe. We’ll be the ones laughing when you get what you DESERVE.
Such a nice guy who wrote this…..I wonder if he is still alive. If he is it won’t be for long. The next WAX will get him.
It’s interesting to see how a communist actually thinks from time to time. Remind me of how government made anyone’s life better other than giving themselves raises. This rant appears to be more of a poll for personal approval of a thought which may or may not be true. Make a decision and go with it not seeking approval. Don’t tell anyone what you really believe unless you were paid big bucks to be a jerk like lame stream media. Bullies on the grade school playground call out by name people they “think” they can beat up with the whole school watching. Big man on campus thing. My money is on Tucker Carlson.
HAHAHAHAHA I HOPE YOU HAVE ALL THE BOOSTER SHOTS TO, YOU WILL BE ANOTHER VAXX PUSHING BIT OF LANDFILL IN A COUPLE MONTHS MAX.
Many periodicals worldwide report their hospital beds full of NOT unvaccinated people, but full of citizens who allegedly accepted Gates/Fauci inoculations as ‘COVID-19′ vaccines and further boosters. In that there has yet to be anything isolated and identified as a’COVID-19’ virus, it still takes a REAL WINNER of the ‘Darwin Award’ by accepting the king of all experimental failures but monetarily blessed Bill Gates and his cavalier attitude about shooting up innocent people with untested ‘Witch’s Brews’. Gates &Co. have disabled, sterilized and killed millions of people, and he is not to be trusted. His self-obsessed nature and his disdain for all other cultures makes his grandiose inoculation campaigns immoral and by their damaging nature, illegal.
This mofo is a nazi and a Satanist, my body my choice and the government is a corporation dummy all types of conflict interests. I would never trust a government that kills people
If there was a real vaccine I might be inclined to participate in the experiment. And as far as graphs go>>> propaganda is a fools comfort. Trust in a lying government bent on wars and depopulation for their own benefit is a mindless sheeple act of conformity for the so called greater good. Ignorance should be ignored. Lastly why would someone who is double.tripled and quadrupled vaxxed worry about someone who is not! That is unless they don’t work.
And the Easter bunny is real too you dumb fuck!!! Are people really that stupid???? Wow!!!!!
Guess you haven’t seen the thousands of videos showing vaxxed with uncontrollable tremors, nor the hundreds of athletes dropping dead from cardiac arrest, nor
the massive amounts of stillbirths, nor the children with myocarditis, nor the VAERS’ reports showing 26,000 US citizens dead (only 1% reported), nor the 9 ages of adverse effects in the Pfizer released documents. This makes me wonder: are you living under a rock or are you irrevocably buy brainwashed???????
I’m not vaxxed because of a blood clot risk medical condition. Why no medical exemptions? These jabs are great blood clot makers. massive clots found in the dead. like sixty-two percent clotting risk. I have elevated homocysteine risk. Had it checked in the emergency room again a few weeks ago and still elevated. found that I had after surviving a pulmonary embolism massive clot in my lung. on blood thinner 15 years and still out of normal range. has never been in the normal range on a blood thinner. why no exemptions, because it is a genocide weapon. I don’t want any of it in my body. Can anyone really be sure of what it would do when a person has chemo treatment for cancer? I have cancer remission and don’t want this if it interferes with treatment.
This woke tard forgot to say that if you are part of the 1/3rd that it is you who will bury the other 2/3rds. Anyone who doesn’t understand by this point that this is for a mass culling of the population simply hasn’t been paying attention. This is mass genocide on a global scale. Only a weak minded easily influenced person would be swayed by this type of rhetoric. As one poster has already said, you can have mine too. I have no need for it.
Extremely ignorant article! I don’t vax because I am NOT a CANNIBAL. I will not allow human fetus parts into my blood stream. Nor do I worship Satan or the serpent.
The creator gave us everything we need to be healthy. Injecting heavy metal poison into blood stream and calling it a vax is beyond ignorant.Also I am just not stupid enough, am not brain dead enough, will regard with the highest suspicion ANYTHING O-Biden & Obamanation says and if they say take the vax I will do everything in my power to avoid it. Much like I would avoid a criminal sales person selling junk. Also I don’t want to allow EXPERIMENTAL gene therapy that will allow a corporation to change my DNA and OWN me per US Supreme Court.
I do not want to Help the CABAL (Bill Gates, Soros, Krause, Rockefeller, Rothschild, federal not reserve owners, etc.)
can make more money…
Help the CABAL can rewrite my DNA…
Help the CABAL can rewrite my memories…
So the CABAL can kill off any “useless eaters” (those retired after a life of hard work)…
So the CABAL can enslave the entire Earth for profit…
So anyone refusing slavery can be terminated by satellite to their specific vax number
and I.D. from space and most importantly…
So you will own nothing and be happy! I will not forget about the millions who have died from the vax, don’t worry about the side effects because you’re doing your part to enable EVIL and enslave the planet since you refuse to think, refuse to.
Well this dumb fuck is dumb as a fucking stump, and if you’re reading this dumb fuck, with the 1/3 you say not taking the vaccine, which is a lot more. but let’s go with 1/3. That gives you more opportunity to get more vaxed! get your fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth booster motherfucker get 10 or 15 jabs you stupid Fuckery fucktard. do it! and fuck you and fuck your mommy fuck your daddy fuck your kids fuck your dog fuck you fuck your cat fuck your wife oh!!! I mean your transgender partner who has a bigger dick then you
Consider the evidence
— Its toxic and is killing and maiming people
— It alters DNA
— Its adds electronic/magnetic properties which utilize graphene in an attempt to blend man with machine (Transhumanism ) human 2.0.
— It generates a unique Bluetooth number for each recipient.
— It has the potential of being used to control how people transact in commerce.
— It has generated world wide acceptance and compliance
— If anyone takes the mark they lose favor with God for ever.
— This is cause for concern and the reason we can‘t trust the medical establishment to keep us safe. By altering DNA it changes what it means to be human. Not surprisingly these factors are showing up within the inoculations.
Probably the most important reason for not taking the Jab is because its Mark of the beast technology and it will send you to hell. You’ve chosen poorly…
Think of the mentality responsible for those comments. Think of the intelligence or lack thereof.
Ask any Republican voter to explain why he votes that way, and he will give you a diatribe of hatred for the abovementioned immigrants, gays, et al, but no real benefits to be received.
Combine those weird beliefs with the total absence of any aid to the public from the GOP, and you enter the byzantine mind of a GOP voter.
When you examine the GOP base, you can understand why, beyond all logic, the GOP is projected to win Congress in the fall, and possibly the Presidency in two years.
In any asylum, the inmates outnumber the keepers. America is no different.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell Monetary Sovereignty Twitter: @rodgermitchell Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.
The most important problems in economics involve:
- Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
- Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”
Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps: Ten Steps To Prosperity:
- Eliminate FICA
- Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
- Social Security for all
- Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
- Salary for attending school
- Eliminate federal taxes on business
- Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
- Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
- Federal ownership of all banks
- Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.