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Awesome: '[Primary] Threads, Romney Unstoppable? Newton's Law disagrees!' by Kana
Rolling Stone wrote:
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about a year ago
The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation’s balance sheet. Cloaking himself in the language of class warfare, he calls on a hostile Congress to end wasteful tax breaks for the rich. “We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share,” he thunders to a crowd in Georgia. Such tax loopholes, he adds, “sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary — and that’s crazy.”
Preacherlike, the president draws the crowd into a call-and-response. “Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver,” he demands, “or less?”
The crowd, sounding every bit like the protesters from Occupy Wall Street, roars back: “MORE!”
The year was 1985. The president was Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Even the tea party was complaining about bailouts for the banks and nothing for normal Americans, up until the movement got subsumed right into the standard Republican talking points. Now the tea party's convinced rich people need more tax cuts, and don't seem to have noticed they've been herded into supporting what they opposed only a few years ago.