Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let Them Eat Donuts....

In case you aren't aware of it, there is a class war going on in the USA...only, it seems to be a one sided affair. Here are the Top Ten Most Disgusting Statements made by Republicans insulting the unemployed citizens of America:

1. The first is a true dialog between former House Repug leader Tom DeLay and CNN’s Candy Crowley. On-air, DeLay said to Crowley:
There is an argument to be made that these extensions, the unemployment benefits, keep people from going and finding [a] job. In fact there are some studies that have been done that show people stay on unemployment compensation and they don’t look for a job until two or three weeks before they know the benefits are going to run out.
Naturally, DeLay didn’t happen to have any of those studies he mentioned available for reference. Crowley then asked, “People are unemployed because they want to be?” DeLay’s answer: “Well, it is the truth. And people in the real world know it.”

This was a Republican talking point for much of the year, with similar utterances from the likes of Sen. John Kyl and senator-wannabe Sharron Angle.

2. And speaking of 
Sharron Angle:
We have put in so much entitlement into our government that we have spoiled our citizenry and said, "You don’t want the jobs that are available.”
Next thing ya know, “our citizenry” will want at least a minimum wage! And a less than 80-hour work week! And health benefits! And no whippings! Damn spoiled middle class! For more on the wisdom of Angle, just click on this.

3. “I’m opposed to giving people money for doing nothing,” said former House Speaker 
Newt Gingrich, explaining why he, like virtually all his Republican brethren, is against the concept of paying unemployment benefits. Keep in mind that this was said by a guy who, as Rachel Maddow points out , has been “earning” his money for 12 years or so as a scam artist. Newt, if you wanna do some honest work, maybe you should just do a deal with Jenny Craig. Sooner or later, though, Newt will be sending out his own version of those infamous direct-mail scam “letters from Nigeria.”

4. “Is the government now creating hobos?”
-- Nevada Congresscretin Dean Heller

Hey, Heller, why not just call them winos!

5. “If anything, continuing to pay people unemployment is a disincentive for them to seek new work."
-- Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl

Yeah, Kyl, people just enjoy being out of work. One would think that by now if the people of Arizona had any brains at all, they would ship Kyl to China along with the jobs he voted to send there.

6. “The jobs are there. But if we keep extending unemployment , people are just going to sit there."
-- Pennsylvania candidate for governor Tom Corbett

The sad punch line is that Corbett won, despite the fact that Pennsylvania is a state that is rife with extreme rust-belt poverty. The state is also well above the national average of having six applicants for every job. Now there’s a guy who really knows his constituents. “The jobs are there.” I guess that just depends on what the meaning of "there" is.

7. “We should not be giving cash to people who are basically just going to blow it on drugs.”
-- Utah Sen. Orin Hatch

This puss-for-brains loon should have been put out to pasture when he held up a copy of 
The Exorcist at the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991.
8. “Have you heard of the 99-ers? Some of these people, I bet you’d be ashamed to call them Americans.”
-- Glenn Beck, discussing the 1.4 million (and growing in number) Americans who have been unemployed for more than 99 weeks in a country whose jobs have been shipped to China and India

9. “The people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities. I say ‘generally’ because there are exceptions. But in general as I survey the ranks of those who are unemployed, I see people who have overbearing and unpleasant personalities and/or do not know how to do a days work."
-- former Nixon speechwriter and game-show host Ben Stein

Stein unwittingly went a long way in describing himself. He also works as an advertising pitchman of sorts. Personally, I make a point of not buying anything he’s selling. Not only that, but when I see it on the shelves, I push it to the back behind competing products. It makes me feel good. Everyone has to do their bit in some way, you know.

10. “Let them eat cake.”
-- French queen Marie Antoinette, proposing an alternative for peasants who couldn't afford bread

Now we know that Marie Antoinette was expressing the modern-day Republican philosophy centuries in advance. And what happened to her? 

1 comment:

Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Microdot,
Sooo true!! I and many of my co-workers and fellow professional engineering acquaints have suffered unemployment for 10 months and for some well over a year plus if they are over 60 years old. Those who have found work are under employed or taking jobs with companies that in the past, no one would have taken because the company is owned by asshole scabs that just use, abuse, and then fire you when they are done with you.

I personally know an engineer with his degree from the University of Michigan, 30 years experience with good evaluations year after year. After 11 months unemployed, took a position with one of these SCAB companies. After being employed for 90 days, they are firing him because, “he is not grasping the product line!” Truth is the contract was for just enough production and after the project was done, there were no more contracts behind it……and they are firing him to get rid of his paycheck overhead.

There are just no jobs!!!

Those Republican leaders that are complaining about the government unemployment benefit insurance that the working class people paid into for over 30 years, are the ones who destroyed the nation’s economy from passing legislation making it favorable for multi-national companies to move their manufacturing to China, Mexico, Shit Hole third world countries where they allow child labor, no environmental laws, and all of those unproductive nuisance laws like 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, with medical, retirement benefits.

Just as the guillotine was invented in France 200 years ago, someone will come up with a new means to address the, “Let Them Eat Cake” Republicans….and none too soon.