Archive for the ‘Framing’ Category

From 20th Century Robber Barons to 21st Century Robber Capitalist

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

This video says it all: https: income inequality. The 21st Century Robber Capitalist are as bad or worse that the 20th Century Robber Barons. Anti-trust like Legislation is needed to breakup the Board of Directors oligarchy and to tax unearned inheritances that are perpetuating this income inequality.

So, how did the Robber Capitalist steal from the middle class? First, they instituted 401k pensions and confiscated historical company pension fund contributions. Second, in the 1980’s they stop paying workers for increased productivity and took their productivity revenue gains for themselves. Finally, they stopped paying living wages and benefits. Not providing these leads to increased wealth for the robber capitalist.

The Robber Capitalist miss one central concept of Capitalism, i.e., workers are consumers. Thus as workers make less they consume less. Robber Capitalist threaten capitalism by monopolizing capital. There miss the irony of these circumstances.

It’s Not ObamaCare But Instead Obama Cares!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Enough said!

Call to Action: Lies, Liars, Un-American Republicans and the American Taliban

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Americans are being continuously lied to by the Republicans. They are systematically building lies upon lies to confuse the American voters into believing that they have the answers for the national agenda. They don’t. Ironically, their answers caused American’s problems to start with and they have steadfastly resisted any solutions so they can lessen President Obama’s re-elections prospects. Putting self interests over the interests of all American is Un-American.

Also, Tea Party Members are fascist who see no answers but their own which makes them equivalent to an American Taliban. They are politically militants who want to take power and execute their own minority agenda. Historically, we know this will lead to unprecedented civil strife. Unfortunately, they lack the courage, compassion and connection to see that their obligations to ALL AMERICANS and ALL HUMAN BEINGS supersedes their selfish agendas.

Finally, if Republicans can’t confuse voters to vote for them, then they plan to exclude them. The Voter ID laws in 35 states were put in place to deny traditionally Democratic voters their right to vote. Voter fraud is non-exsisent but instead is the LIE used to disenfranchised voters to steal state and the national election.

Call for Action: Call the Republicans liars to their face at every opportunity. They need to know that people know they are lying. Insist that all elected officials work for what is best for All Americans not just some Americans. Finally be prepared to vote for what is good for American… not for what is good for either the Republicans or Democrats.

God is unknowable therefore…

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Since God is more and less than anyone can imagine, then those who say they speak with or for God either:

1) Conceive a God much more or less than IS,
2) Are Delusional, and/or
3) Are lying to those who listen and probably to themselves.

Since God is unknowable, then the only example of God Christians have is Jesus the Man. Hence, following Jesus’ lessons and acting like he said is the closes to God any human can get. The Jefferson Bible should be the Bible for these Christian lessons.

So, God’s mysticism is too much/little for the human brain to know. Therefore, God’s ethics like those from Jesus is what humans should follow. Unchurched Christians know this. It is time that sects in all Religions acknowledge this and start coming together rather than continuing to splinter in the name of an unknowable God.

A Call for Action Since Tolerance of Republican Policies Equals Passivity to Injustice

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Over the last three decades, Independents and Democrats have been tolerant of Republican policies while the opposite has not been true. However, this tolerance has become passivity to injustices. Passivity to injustice lead to Hitler and other notorious despots to take power in their countries and create internal, regional and international havoc. Likewise, continued passivity to Republican injustices will lead to havoc to the American way of life.

Republican policies in the last three decades has lead to a significant decline of the American Middle Class and worsening of poverty in the USA. Concurrently, the Republican stalwarts, i.e., the top 1%, have greatly enriched themselves by using this same policies. Republicans frame their injustices in terms such as “Job creators”, “death taxes”, breaking unions and the like. These terms obscure their injustices thus preventing effective countering.

It is time for Independents and Democrats to give precedence to their core value of countering injustices over their value of tolerance. It is also time for them to act in unison to prevent the worsening of Republican lead injustices and to reverse them.

The American way of life is in danger of splintering into a new American aristocracy of 1%-ers leading the remaining 99% of serf-like workers. This will cause an American Dark Ages and economic stagnation. If it is not yet “Class Warfare” that the Republican decry, it soon will be.

$1000 Does NOT Create Jobs But It Does Improve the National Deficit

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Republicans are against an extra $1,000 a year tax on those who make over $250,000 per year. They believe it will prevent “Job Creators” from creating jobs. Yet, the Republicans have yet to explain how a Job Creator will create any jobs with an extra $1,000 per year. On the other hand, the extra $1,000 per year in taxes will very significantly decrease the national deficit. It seems like a no brainer but then no one ever claimed the Repbulicans had brains.

Instead of Job Creators, these 1%ers are “Revenue Hoarders.” Hoarding revenue and ludicrously excessive wealth while not paying for the infrastructure that help create their hoards has proven nationally unsustainable. Renouncing US citizenship to avoid paying taxes is treasonous. This also applies to corporations (that are ‘people’) who keep massive revenues off shore in order to avoid paying taxes. Taxes paid for the INFRASTRUCTURE that lead to the 1%ers’ and corporation’s income. Now they don’t want to pay for its upkeep and renewal. It is not only unpatriotic but also selfish!

TAXES is what paid for what the US is today. It is every citizen’s duty and moral obligation to pay their fair share of taxes–no matter the final amount paid. Taxphobia is no excuse for not fulfilling ones moral obligation as a US Citizen.

Republicans Lying Again: Obamacare NOT a Middle Class Tax

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The Republicans are delusional or lying again by stating that Obamacare is “the largest middle class tax ever!

The fact is that the vast majority of the US middle class HAS health insurance! Thus, Obamacare adds ZERO to their taxes. So, when is a ZERO TAX INCREASE the biggest one ever???? When you would believe your biased dogma rather than the facts.

May God protect us from liars who believe their own lies.

Republicans are Tax-phobic, Revenue Hoarding, Disconnected and Uncompassionate Cowards

Monday, July 9th, 2012

First, it takes courage to understand others and compromise. The Republican “my way or the highway” way of working with others takes no courage. Thus, the Republicans are cowards since they have been unable to compromise. Their repeal “Obamacare” efforts are prime examples of their persistent cowardly behavior.

Second, they are disconnected in that they only understand themselves and unwilling to connect to others which is required for compromise. This disconnection makes them uncompassionate and wanting to cut others benefits at others costs.

Third, they have hoarded all the increased revenues of the last decade and refuse to pay their fair (progressive) tax rate. In fact, they are tax phobic as if taxes is a religious rather than a political practice.

They would be ludicrous and pitiful if it weren’t for their political status. Instead they are scary. They are scary like a four year child pointing a load gun at you. One cannot know what will happen but it will not be good.

Republicans need to stop being disconnected, uncompassionate, revenue hoarding and tax-phobic cowards and join those of us in our courageous struggle to live life in the now and not in the past.

Tea Party Conservatives are Cowards

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

When Scott Walker won his recall election, he stated that the people chose someone who could make “tough decisions.” How ‘tough’ is it to make decisions that only diminish your opposition??? If he really wanted to make a tough (and courageous) decision he would had also raised taxes. He doesn’t have the courage to make that decision.

Conservatives want to do everything to everyone else but themselves or their causes. Conservatives have cut there own taxes and now want to cut others entitlements to cut the deficit that their tax cuts (not entitlements!) caused They are NOT giving up anything. How cowardly can that be?

Courage is required to compromise in politics and the Tea party is making sure all courageous Republicans are voted out to be replaced by cowardly replacements. It is time to stopping voting for cowardly politicians. Courageous electorates must elect courageous politicians.

Income Hoarders aka “Job Creators” are the New Robber Barons

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Years of increased worker productivity has not been match with increased worker incomes. Instead the benefits of these increases have gone to CEOs and investors making literally modern day Robber Barons. To many corporations, CEOs and investors of more important than their workers and even their products.
Corporations should take care of their own. Yet, at the first sign of a financial crises corporations cut their works and thus production. If corporations were persons it is like cutting their legs off to say energy. It will work temporarily but with dire consequences.
The marked increases in corporate profits with decreased taxes have NOT created more jobs nor increased worker pay but instead shifted income to the top 1% making them the new American aristocracy (“Upper Class”) and 21st Century Robber Barons.
Corporate Boards much take action to reverse these inequities. If they don’t then the government must intervene directly or indirectly.