Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Ryan Plan, By the Numbers

Digby calls it The Dystopian Hellscape Budget.

Mother Jones adds: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities calls it "the largest redistribution of income from the bottom to the top in modern U.S. history."

I call it the last phase in the coup started decades ago by the elite transnational banking and investor class.

What do you call it?


Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

I call it the icing on the cake of the newly throned Corporate State of America®

9:45 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Perfect. The Corporate States of America, the good 'ol CS of A!

(Not exactly what my many ancestors and relatives died fighting for over the past 240 years, or so, but hey, who's paying attention??!!!!)

2:30 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

The irony of ironies, huh? The south did promise to rise again. And look at what it helped create! Who would have imagined that the good 'ol "CS of A" would take on a totally new structure in the form of the CS of A®?

Who could have?

3:41 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

What does the South have to do with Romney or Ryan? Neither are from the South...

4:00 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Although neither candidate is southern, both cater to an unimaginable number of southerners who continually and inexplicably always vote against their economic self-interests. The irony of ironies is that at one time they fought to retain slavery in the south; now they vote to enslave themselves.

It's a paradox only explainable in Bizarro World.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

I see what you mean, and will add that the entire wingnut brigade caters to ignorant folks nationwide. The toxin is everywhere.

I've always wondered why ANY working persons would vote against their own livelihoods.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Please, don't let me leave the impression that I only blame the south. As you said, ignorance runs rampant in this country. But it's a fact that the south is almost exclusively "red" when the voting tallies are complete.

Incidentally, having a black president certainly doesn't push the color spectrum even close to yellow. If anything, the political mood seems to go beyond what's visible.

9:35 AM  

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