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GOP candidate discusses Wealth Inequity ala the Occupy protesters - uses socialist argument
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by Janet Marks, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Jan 14, 2012
Who uttered this socialist rant, worthy of being broadcast during a Occupy Wall Street General Assembly?
"Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money, or is that somehow a little bit of a flawed system?" <candidate> told reporters after a visit to an electric company here. "I do draw a distinction between looting a company, leaving behind broken families and broken neighborhoods, and leaving behind a factory that should be there," he said.
No Democrat, perhaps other than Bernie Sanders or Dennis Kucinich could get away with saying things like that!
Who said this January 9th?
None other than the self professed smartest man running to be the GOP nominee - Newt Gingrich!
Gingrich also said this last week: "As Governor, Mitt Romney raised $700 million in taxes and fees, despite a campaign pledge not to, and Massachusetts ranked 4th worst in job creation under his leadership."
Gingrich better win, he's destroying Romney.
Posted by Perspective
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Apr 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm
Jimbo: You are quite good at stereotyping, judging with no knowledge, leaping over the obvious to jump to a conclusion, and ignoring any dots that don't connect a picture your way. Congratulations, you win the prize for loyalty to your guy... I am not one to defend "my guy" blindly, so Obama is lucky to have you.
Truly, I mean this sincerely from the bottom of my heart, I really wish we could divide the country in half, with you and all who think like you living in one half, ruled by the Statist Dems, led by the Statist Obama, living out your dreams of a central government ruling all the land, taking from those who have more, giving to those who have less, you know "from each his ability, to each his need", making sure everyone had equal type of health care, government run schools, government housing,..etc. I would wish you well, really, like I wish all people living in such nations well, as their economies and cultures deteriorate, and their lives become more miserable. I have seen how that worked out for too many other countries around the world, from the lesser Statist nations like Greece and Italy, to the greater Statist nations of the last 100 years, like..well, you know the list. I would choose to live in the other half. The half that was the country of laws based on our Constitution, of limited federal government,the land of individual opportunity, individual freedom to reap your rewards (good and bad), individual freedom to donate to charities that actually work to help people improve their lives instead of helping them stay down, a live and let live mentality that judges on merit, character, and actions, not color, gender, "class" or sexual orientation for schools, jobs, advancement and elections. A land with elected officials who think of the future generations of their country, not their short term "political career", all while lining their pockets with insider trading and millions in speaking and writing fees ( and please don't think I am partisan in this view!) A land where the people would not vote more debt on their children, and instead would vote to keep them free from the shackles of slavery to an indebted nation, free to live their OWN lives, instead of paying for their parents and grandparents' mistakes. ( Again, don't think I am partisan in this view!). It would be interesting to watch the countries, side by side, and see where they are in 30-40 years, about the time I suspect you would be ready for retirement. It would be interesting to compare the lives of split families, much like the families torn apart by the Berlin Wall compared their lives when at last they could meet again.
But, we are stuck with each other, and have to figure out how to tolerate each other. The best I can say is I can't fix you or your destructive to humanity political beliefs,but I CAN work to vote your ideology out of power in every way possible...And I suspect I am not alone.
Mitt is not perfect, by a long shot. He does not have people who faint at his feet, sing songs about him, build him Greek columns to speak from, or write speeches about how his election will change the levels of the oceans and he will bring us "out of the dark, into the light'. His supporters know he is just a person, and an imperfect one. We don't idolize our politicians. They are human and subject to all the temptations and "sins" ( if I may say that word) of anyone, pride, greed,envy, sloth, lust, deceit to name a few common ones in our politicians. The difference is that those of my ilk try to hold our politicians to a standard which disdains such areas.
We don't idolize Romney, or any of our "picks". He wants to cut far too little ( 500 billion) from the yearly deficit spending in 4 years. That is STILL FAR TOO MUCH DEBT for our kids, and the BIGGEST problem I had with Bush and the Dem Congress. That is STILL double the deficit spending of 2008, and double again of 2005. He still plays that darn "class warfare" card too much for me and most Repubs ( more taxes on those who earn more, and not one word about equalizing taxes out so more people have skin in the game, not one word about revamping the tax code).But, given he isn't economically developmentally delayed, he ALSO wants to make changes to help keep Medicare and Social Security at least alive, changes that make sense. ( I won't bother outlining them, if anyone is interested they can look it up). At least there would be hope for SOME form of health care for the elderly in 20 years, whereas right now there is no plan from any Democrat except "raise taxes" and "no, Medicare is fine". One of the biggest crises to face us in the next 20 years, and you want to pretend all is fine and leave us hanging out with nothing in 20 years. Social Security is also going broke, with nothing left by the time I am there. At least Romney has a plan that will help. Again, it isn't perfect, but it is better than "No, we don't have a problem" or "just raise taxes". I prefer much more ( like letting me keep at least some of my social security payments in a PRIVATE investment, which is MINE and under no threat by the government to cut it or take it at the last minute, AND I am able to pass it to my kids or donate it as I wish on my death)..but at least there is SOMETHING left in 20 years. His Health Care idea is also milquetoast, ( look it up), but again, a step in the right direction. Frankly, most of his plans are very moderate, not far enough to fix us fast enough for my liking. BUT, at least they are baby steps in the right direction.
If we can get the Senate to turn over to a majority that will actually even consider some of the Congressional Bills that have passed ( like the Penny Mack plan or Ryan's plan), maybe, just maybe, we can push Romney to sign one of the bills, and get out of debt in 28 years, and pass an economically stable country to our kids and grandkids. NEVER would happen under Dem control of the Senate, or WH.
That is all I want. A stable country for my kids and grandkids. And moving in the direction of Greece does not let me sleep peacefully at night.