Friday, July 19, 2013

The Democrats, propaganda and stupidity

Anyone who regularly reads my blog knows that I think the Democratic party should disband in shame so the nation can develop a new political party that would really support civil rights and especially provide for majority of the people in the United States who earn less than 100K.  That is about 85% of us.

I saw some dork arguing the 6 biggest lies the GOP tells on You Tube.  What a joke, stupidity must be a major goal among some people.

The guy, Robert Reich, reuses his first reason for his third reason.  I guess because his intended audience doesn't have the attention span necessary to notice.

The 6 reasons are horse crap propaganda and have very little to do with reality.

1: reduce taxes on the rich, trickle down. Trickle down is just the way capitalism works. If we compare the percentage of total taxes paid by those making over 100K in 2012 to 2007 the tax burden is less in 2012 so the rich pay less taxes under Obama. I didn't read that the GOP wants to reduce taxes on the rich in the GOP political platform.

2: Cut government to create jobs, That would actually work, but, it wouldn't be useful. Cut government jobs and the services still have to be performed. Privatized jobs pay less so more people can be employed, but, consumer discretionary spending is reduced which actually hurts the economy. I did not read this in the GOP political platform.

3: Same thing as 1, taxes on the rich. About the only thing I see in this area in the GOP platform is their position on capital gains, the death tax, etc. Personally I think a zero tax on the first 100K of capital gains and a zero tax on the first 250K of the death tax makes sense for the middle class. Past those numbers I think normal tax rates should apply. Both parties disagree with me on that issue.

4: The Debt Bogey Man. The public debt has gone up every year. We have not had a surplus because we have always been in debt. The budget has not been balanced. As the debt increases the interest payments increase creating more of a burden. This isn't a myth and anyone who is in debt and keeps building debt knows this. The debt is in the political platform.

5: Social security is a ponzi scheme. Yes and no... Currently money from people who are paying into social security is being used to pay people who receive social security which is the definition of a ponzi scheme. The money deposited into SS was spent by congress. Congress writes an IOU called a T-Bill and then calls that IOU and asset so when the budget is "balanced" they have this check congress wrote to itself that balances the money they spent. In fact the IOU is "worth" more than they spent. This is only a real ponzi scheme if Congress fails in its obligation to pay SS, or declares bankruptcy in SS.

6: We need to tax the poor. Never heard anyone say that, didn't read it in the GOP political platform and can't see why anyone want to do this, it makes no sense in a consumer driven economy. Sounds like something people accuse others of just to make them look bad.

I went back and re-read both the Democrats and the Republicans political platforms.

What really annoys me about the Democrats is that the entire 32 pages reads like propaganda against the Republicans.  Imagine being able to quantify and qualify the complex political issues of the United States political system into 32 pages, half of which has nothing to do with the Democrats political position and everything to do with calling the Republicans the bad guys.  Okay, 32 pages I can read no matter how stupid the material.
This is the Democrats plan for rebuilding the middle class from page 2 of

Now read these paragraphs and tell me specifically what the Democrats plan to do between 2012 and 2016.

Rebuilding Middle Class Security
We’ve come a long way since 2008. The President took office in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the
Great Depression; that month 800,000 Americans lost their jobs – more than in any single month in the previous 60 years. On Day One, he took immediate action to stop the free fall and put Americans back to work. In the midst of the crisis, President Obama knew what Democrats have always known: that American workers are tougher than tough times. Since early 2010, the private sector has created 4.5 million jobs, and American manufacturing is growing for the first time since the 1990s.
The President knew from the start that to rebuild true middle class security, we can’t just cut our way to prosperity.
We must out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the world. We need an economy that creates the jobs of the future and makes things the rest of the world buys – not one built on outsourcing, loopholes, or risky financial deals that jeopardize everyone, especially the middle class.
We’ve already made historic progress. States have more flexibility to raise standards and reform schools, more students are receiving grants and scholarships, and young adults can stay on their parents’ health insurance plans as they finish their education and enter the workforce. More working families than ever before have received tax cuts, and fuel-efficiency standards are doubling. The President cracked down on Wall Street recklessness and abuses by health insurance, credit card, and mortgage companies.
Our work is far from done. A crisis this deep didn’t happen overnight and it won’t be solved overnight.
Too many parents sit around their kitchen tables at night after they’ve put their kids to bed, worrying about how they will make a mortgage payment or pay the rent, or how they will put their children through college. We now stand at a make-or-break moment for families, and America faces a clear choice in this election: move forward toward a nation built from the middle class out where everyone has the chance to get ahead, or go back to the same failed ideas that created the crisis in the first place.

I ignored the last paragraph wich is a direct attack against the Republicans.  I am not interested in fighting, I want to know what the Dems are going to do to rebuild the Middle Class.  This section talks about things Obama claims to have done in the past and tells me nothing about the future.

If you want to read the 62 pages of the GOP platform:

So here we are today, with the Democrats, a political party with a racially motivated genocidal history that justifies its actions by bragging and attacking, but, doesn't tell anyone what their plans are.

Want to know what Obama did?  Drove the Public Debt UP incredibly.  Robert Reich argues that the public debt isn't a big deal, and he does have a point, but, the interest on the public debt is a killer so if interest rates increase the U.S. will be bankrupt unless our GDP just about doubles.

Check out the data from treasury:

Treasury doesn't give away *.csv or Excel or even publish graphs so copy and paste the numbers into a spread sheet:

You will need to calculate out the percentage from the previous year or whatever year you choose.

We all know that Bush messed up when he paid back the "surplus" to the US people and screwed up the 2001 budget.  We all know Obama messed up when he put together 800 billion dollars in grants for the Obama bailout.  The Bush bailout was all loans which were paid back, Bush learned something from the 2001 fiasco.

S0....look at those insane numbers.  Even if we ignore 2009 the numbers are pretty bad.

The public debt really has to be looked at with the GDP to understand the context so lets not get freaked out yet, but, when we look at some of my previous blogs like Rick Unger the Moron we can look at the tax income, the spending, the GDP and the national debt all in context and throw up because we are totally screwed.

Rick Unger and Robert Reichs are members of a genocidal political party following in the foot steps of the master propagandists of the genocidal political party that supported the "Final Solution" and their solution to the problems of the United States is bankruptcy.

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