Philadelphia ‘Can’t Afford’ Schools, Buys $400 Million Prison
TYT nails it.
The all wise, all powerful “God” as seen by rednecks…
I’d like to correct this:
“God, send us someone to cure AIDS, cancer, etc., etc.”
“I did, but you gave them a substandard education because they lived in an area with poor funding due to low property taxes. I did, but you let them die because they couldn’t afford healthcare. I did, but due to racism you stomped out their potential and didn’t give them the same opportunities. I did, but you make a college education too unaffordable while giving the big bankers passes. I did, but you saw a homeless youth before you saw a kid with potential. I did, but you kicked the downtrodden while they were already shoulder deep in sinking sand.”
“How they must bleed for us. In 2012, the world’s 100 richest people became $241 billion richer. They are now worth $1.9 trillion: just a little less than the entire output of the United Kingdom.
“This is not the result of chance. The rise in the fortunes of the super-rich is the direct result of policies. Here are a few: the reduction of tax rates and tax enforcement; governments’ refusal to recoup a decent share of revenues from minerals and land; the privatisation of public assets and the creation of a toll-booth economy; wage liberalisation and the destruction of collective bargaining.
“The policies that made the global monarchs so rich are the policies squeezing everyone else. This is not what the theory predicted. Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman and their disciples – in a thousand business schools, the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD and just about every modern government – have argued that the less governments tax the rich, defend workers and redistribute wealth, the more prosperous everyone will be. Any attempt to reduce inequality would damage the efficiency of the market, impeding the rising tide that lifts all boats. The apostles have conducted a 30-year global experiment, and the results are now in. Total failure.”
- “If you think we’re done with neoliberalism, think again” | The Guardian | George Monbiot
She should win all the awards.
That is all.
On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart covered the 2013 NRA Convention, complete with a Yoda impression.
If you think everyone should be able to own a gun, you haven’t met enough people.
Nothing says “small government” like forbidding people to use their own money to pay for legal services.
Remember that time when the GOP swore up and down that a Private Sector solution to healthcare was inviolable?
I guess that only counts when it’s for white dudes.
Imagine the outrage if the issue was access to guns.
To the 113th Congress and President Obama:
It’s time to reform our tax code to close loopholes that have allowed corporations and the wealthy to hide trillions of dollars in offshore tax havens.
Many of our Christians … want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote … As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”