Voices from Russia

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Texas MUST be Brought to Heel

Filed under: politics,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

THIS is what Rick Perry, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay, and Mitch McConnell have tried to do to America… “Might makes right”, “The race goes to the swiftest”, “I earned it”… I say, “Don’t tread on me, oligarch!” Don’t forget… the John Whitefords of this world defend Citizens United… that is, your rights are only as deep as your bank account… after all, the Roberts court said so!

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Read this:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101230/ap_on_re_us/us_epa_vs_texas;_ylt=AhzCWSaQgMYwfUDng6vuN1l34T0D;_ylu=X3oDMTJscWYxMnJjBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAxMjMwL3VzX2VwYV92c190ZXhhcwRwb3MDMTIEc2VjA3luX2FydGljbGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawN0ZXhhc2VwYWZpZ2g-

The Republicans are refusing to obey the law and expect to be applauded for it! The rightwing in Texas has been egregious in its nastiness over the years (why does a state with 8 percent of the US population have 50 percent of the executions?). I know good people such as Ann and Mike who are exceptions to the nasty rule… but all too many in Texas are John Whitefords, full of ignorance, spouting xenophobic jingoism, and contaminated with sectarianism.

What’s most interesting is that these sorts wrap themselves up in the flag and mewl out maunderings about “rugged individualism”. I’ll say that’s a load of hooey. Texas is one of those states that receive more from the Feds than it pays in taxes. That is, Texas Republicans are painted and sluttish whores prostituting themselves to the feds (Tom DeLay anyone?) … if they were to lose their federal subsidies, their state would have to have a level of taxation HIGHER than that of New York State.

You see, the costs of tying together Texas are higher. It’s a bigger state with much less population density than in New York… on top of that, the cities are farther apart. This means that Texas must spend more on roads just to keep things moving. Besides this, if modern air conditioning weren’t available, it would be impossible to live and work comfortably in much of the state. Texas, therefore, must spend more money just to keep things together, but this cost is hidden by the fact that the state receives fat subsidies from Uncle Sugar. If the Federal government were shrunk and Texas was to lose its place at the Fed’s tit, well… Texas taxes would rise and New York’s would fall. All comers would see the true lunacy of the GOP’s policies.

Ignore all bleats of “rugged individualism”… those who have their hands DEEP in the Fed’s honey jar usually make them. After all, civilised places like New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and California are only getting 60 to 80 percent back of their federal taxes… Tea Party bastions like Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and New Mexico are getting up to twice as much back. Let’s make these Neoliberal bastards eat their words. Let’s shrink the federal government… by cutting off their federal gravy train! You’d hear the John Whitefords of this world bellow if they had to face reality unaided… God, I’ve got to admit that such would warm my cockles… and those of most other folks too.

As far as Texas’ refusal to obey the law… if he refused to do the right thing, we should take Rick Perry, put him up against a wall, and shoot him dead. That’s how we should deal with such whores for the oligarchs! We should treat them the way VVP treated Khodorkovsky and Berezovsky… it’s why Russian unemployment in the depression was never as bad as it was in the USA. Rick Perry, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay, Mitch McConnell, and Harley Barbour should be bustin’ rocks in the South Texas sun under the watchful eyes of Wally the Mexican and his grinning banditos… they’d be vigilant… you bet, especially after the GOP floozies dumped on the DREAM Act. Actions DO have consequences…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 30 December 2010

Albany NY

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