Thursday, September 13, 2012

Talkin' 'Bout Shaft

By Bill Maher

Here's the big lie of this campaign, the thing the Tea people can't seem to understand: the wealth is being redistributed in this country, but not from hardworking, taxpaying "real Americans" to lazy, good-for-nuthin' welfare leeches. Oh sure, that happens -- but it’s nothing compared to the redistribution from the middle up. Wealth is being taken, and has for decades been taken, from the middle class and redistributed to the rich-prick, top one-percent whose money makes money tax-free.

And the whole time this grand fleecing was going on, healthcare and college prices were skyrocketing. The top one percent realized that these are two commodities that middle class families simply cannot do without. So why not charge an ever-increasing arm and a leg for these necessities, you know, like a gas station does, gouging for 10 bucks a gallon after a hurricane? The cost of a college education has gone up 1,120% since 1978 while the cost of medical expenses has gone up 600% in that same time period.

So, now the have-it-alls are looking around at the American landscape with a dry piece of bread wondering, "Where are the last remaining drops of wealth I can sop up off the plate? The poor are still poor and we're cutting their entitlements, the middle class have been mugged and kicked to the curb with their pockets turned inside-out... I know: the elderly!" Old people still have money. In 1984, old people (65 and up) were ten times richer than young people (under 35). Now they're 47 times richer! That's where all the dough is! And, coincidentally, isn't it time we talked about privatizing Medicare?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I may be crazy but doesn't Paul Ryan look exactly like a grown up Eddie Munster? Has anyone done any research on protruding forehead hair? Seems prehistoric. This might help explain the Romney-Ryan economic policies.

Anonymous said...

Paulie Munster #1

Paulie Munster #1

Don't forget this munster, he hasn't forgotten us.

Anonymous said...

QE3 is the end. Every time they print money they give it to their friend, these one %ers. By the time it gets to the po' folk the wave of inflation that follows the print has made it worthless. So the rich get richer and everyone else gets the inflation.
Its over. This is it. The change is irreversible, no longer avoidable, inevitable. Its going to be hard and there is no telling what is on the other side.

Zen Grouch said...

Seems we've gone from the "enough is enough" way of taking our turn at the trough to a "let them eat cake" mentality.

I wonder how that one will work itself out.

Anonymous said...

THERE IS SOMETHING I REALLY WANT TO COMMENT ON AND IM JUST PUTTING IT SOMEWHERE IN HOPES THAT BILL WILL SEE IT AND TOUCH ON THE SUBJECT(EVEN IF ITS ONLY FOR A FEW SECONDS). IM SEEING A COMPLETE OXYMORON AND WONDER IF ANYONE ELSE HAS LOOKED AT THE SAME WAY. WHY IS IT AMERICA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT DOESNT UTILIZE HEMP YET WE CAN BUY HEMP PRODUCTS FROM OTHER COUNTRYS AND SELL THEM HERE. IT IS ONE OF THE EASIEST CROPS TO GROW AND PROVIDES MANY PRODUCTS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BOOST OUR ECONOMY(AND THIS ISNT EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT THC ITS ABOUT PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS TO AMERICANS)AS WELL AS REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT. IN 1763-1767 AMERICANS COULD BE JAILED FOR NOT GROWING HEMP SO WHY DID WE GO FROM THAT TO WHERE WE ARE NOW.

Anonymous said...

I WANT TO EXPRESS A POINT OF VEIW IN HOPES THAT BILL WILL TOUCH ON THE SUBJECT(IF ONLY FOR A FEW SECONDS). WHY IS IT THAT THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT DOESNT GROW AND UTILIZE HEMP IS AMERICA, YET WE CAN BUY HEMP PRODUCTS AND SELL THEM HERE. THIS SEEMS LIKE A COMPLETE OXYMORON. THIS IS ONE OF EASIEST CROPS TO GROW AND WOULD HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF EASING OUR CABON FOOTPRINT AS WELL AS BOOSTING OUR ECONOMY. WITH SO MANY BENEFITS(IM NOT TALKING EXCUSIVELY ABOUT THC FOR MEDICAL PURPOSSES )I CANT BELEIVE THE IGNORANCE OF THE GOVERMENT AND WHY PEOPLE DONT GET EDUCATED ON THIS SUBJECT. IN AMERICA BETWEEN 1763-1767 AMERICAS COULD POSSIBLY GO TO JAIL FOR NOT GROWING HEMP SO AS NOT TO RELY ON OTHER COUNTRYS FOR THIS PRODUCT. IM UTTERLY CONFUSED WHY CORPORATIONS LIKE MONSANTOS CAN TAKE OUR FOOD PRODUCTS AND MODIFY THEM, THEN FEED THEM TO US BUT WE CANT GROW HEMP. I KNOW IM BEING REPEDITIVE BUT I HAD MORE TO ADD.

Anonymous said...

"let them eat cake"...
I haven't got a guillotine, but the French didn't have power tools in 1792 either.

Zen Grouch said...

Anonymous said...

"let them eat cake"...
I haven't got a guillotine, but the French didn't have power tools in 1792 either.


Ironic that our problems could be solved with power tools made in Japan.fa