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Weekend Update 12-17-2011

Posted: December 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Weekend Update | 2 Comments »

Structural adjustment for the middle class? It’s a well-written post with a lot of graphs that help make the points clear. It’s not just the recession. Changes have been under way for much longer than that.

Right-wing sources of dis-information are clearly confident that those who read them won’t actually go check the source, in this case the CBO. I have no idea who is spouting the nonsense Krugman’s debunking, but if it’s a “news” source on which anyone reading relies, you might want to rethink your choices.

Supply-side economics (or Reaganomics or “voodoo economics”) could, perhaps, have once been portrayed as a matter of opinion. No  more. The facts are in. Sadly, the modern GOP has become completely disconnected from reality. So far, that seems to work for them, but it hardly seems sustainable. Of course, fewer and fewer people today have likely read 1984 or Brave New World.

When you’re disconnected from reality, though, you get to ignore things like this. Besides, who gives a shit about our kids and grandkids? That’s not the “conservative” or “Christian” thing in today’s United States of America. We got ours. Screw you.

Nearly 1 in 2 Americans poor or low-income. But let’s demonize them because they don’t pay income tax, even if they do pay regressive payroll and sales taxes. Because, you know, blessed are the rich. #republicanchristianity

I share the video below because, in his snarky way, he has a good point. I looked at the site he references. Yeah. It’s exactly how he characterizes it. If you want to reduce abortions, the path is the same as those the early Christians took. When anyone crosses your path (and thus becomes your “neighbor”) sacrifice everything (money, time, comfort, living space) to provide a meaningful alternative. And commit to support women and kids for life, not merely as long as its convenient. Not willing to do that? Then STFU and stop blaspheming the name of Christ. Harsh words? Sure. But long overdue.

2 Comments on “Weekend Update 12-17-2011”

  1. 1 Melissa@Permission said at 7:24 pm on December 17th, 2011:

    Ooooo, thanks for the links! I’ve been chatting up politics with a sister and these should help me out a bit. 🙂

  2. 2 Scott said at 10:17 pm on December 17th, 2011:

    You’re welcome, though I personally thought last week’s collection were better. I’m dying to get back to real blogging. I’ve written a zillion posts in my mind (because I can’t not “write” whether I commit it to paper or not). I’ve been on “vacation” for a couple of weeks so far, but have actually been working as hard as ever. And family health issues, etc. Never a dull moment.