Voices from Russia

Saturday, 5 February 2011

GOP Welfare Queens Exposed… Guess Who’s Sucking on the Federal Tit Big-Time?

Filed under: politics,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

Boehner and McConnell are conscienceless hog sloppers for the oligarchs… there’s ALWAYS enough money for another war and there’s always room in the prisons for one more “terrorist”. Be grateful, you bastards! You don’t need health insurance and you don’t need unemployment compensation… you can cut the grass for a lazy futures trader in exurbia or be a maid for a Halliburton exec in Fairfield County!

______________________________

Editor’s Foreword:

There has been much crook propaganda put out by the Republican Party concerning how outsized federal payments to the unemployed, poor, and elderly caused the current depression. That’s utterly false… there are “welfare queens” out there… but they’re not in the Democratic Party. Take a look at the figures below…

BMD

______________________________

US States Ratio Taxes Paid/Federal Money Received

A. States with a Surplus (above 1.10)

New Mexico

2.03

1

S

H

Mississippi

2.02

2

S

H

Alaska

1.84

3

S

H

Louisiana

1.78

4

S

H

West Virginia

1.76

5

S

H

North Dakota

1.68

6

S

H

Alabama

1.66

7

S

H

South Dakota

1.53

8

S

H

Kentucky

1.51

9

S

H

Virginia

1.51

10

S

H

Montana

1.47

11

S

H

Hawaii

1.44

12

S

H

Arkansas

1.41

13

S

H

Maine

1.41

14

S

H

Oklahoma

1.36

15

S

H

South Carolina

1.35

16

S

H

Missouri

1.32

17

S

H

Maryland

1.30

18

S

H

Tennessee

1.27

19

S

H

Idaho

1.21

20

S

H

Arizona

1.19

21

S

H

Kansas

1.12

22

S

H

Wyoming

1.11

23

S

H

******

B. States with a Balanced Inflow/Outflow (0.90 to 1.10)

Iowa

1.10

24

S

H

Nebraska

1.10

25

S

H

Vermont

1.08

26

S

H

North Carolina

1.08

27

S

H

Pennsylvania

1.08

28

S

H

Utah

1.07

29

S

H

Indiana

1.05

30

S

H

Ohio

1.05

31

S

H

Georgia

1.01

32

S

H

Rhode Island

1.00

33

S

H

Florida

0.97

34

S

H

Texas

0.94

35

S

H

Oregon

0.93

36

S

H

Michigan

0.91

37

S

H

******

C. States with a Deficit (0.89 and below)

Washington

0.88

38

S

H

Wisconsin

0.86

39

S

H

Massachusetts

0.82

40

S

H

Colorado

0.81

41

S

H

New York

0.79

42

S

H

California

0.78

43

S

H

Delaware

0.77

44

S

H

Illinois

0.75

45

S

H

Minnesota

0.72

46

S

H

New Hampshire

0.71

47

S

H

Connecticut

0.78

48

S

H

Nevada

0.65

49

S

H

New Jersey

0.61

50

S

H

_________________________

Blue: Democratic governor

Red: Republican governor

Red S: 2 Republican US Senators

Blue S: 2 Democratic US Senators

Green S: split US Senate contingent

Blue H: Democratic majority in US House delegation

Red H: Republican majority in US House delegation

Green H: split US House delegation

Tax Foundation

http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/show/22685.html

******

Unlike Rush Limboob, Sean Hannity, Anne Coulter, and others of the rightwing commentariat, we started out with an objective table of what states are getting what from the federal government. Furthermore, one can note which states have Republican or Democratic governors, and what the composition of their congressional delegations is. A “hat trick” is a governor, both US Senators, and a majority of House members of the same party.

There are 11 Republican hat trick states and 10 Democratic hat trick states. The lowest GOP hat trick state is at position 35 (Texas). There are no Republican hat trick states in the deficit category, and three are running a balance as far as federal outflow/inflow is concerned. Eight of the 23 states running a surplus are GOP hat trick states… it sure looks like there’s a whole lotta strutting and painted welfare queens out there, and they’re mostly Republican run! You see, seven of the states with split congressional delegations have Republican governors… ergo, 15 of the 23 surplus states are Republican run (compare that with 11 of the 13 states running a fed deficit that are Democratic run). Therefore, one must conclude that the GOP is the party of milking the productive Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Rim to enrich the Aaron Slicks of Pumkin Crick of this country.

In contrast, only two of the Democratic hat trick states are running a surplus, three are balanced, and five are running a deficit. Let’s put it bluntly, the GOP subsidised the Sun Belt and Old Confederacy from funds taken from the Northeast and Pacific Rim… that’s why those states can offer businesses rewards… their economies are subsidised by the feds. All of the money paid to the federal employees helps to build up their economic base. In short, the Republicans stole from productive states to prop up unviable Sun Belt states (their very physical size and crank hot climate works against them)… they gutted American industry to enrich their fatcat buddies, but there’s no more industry to gut… it’s one of the reasons for the Great Meltdown of ’08. In other words, “nigger welfare queens” and “spic gangsters” aren’t responsible for the mess that our country is in (I’ve heard both terms from more than one Republican… they think that if you’re “white”, you’re one of them).

Who are the culprits? Ronald Reagan, for one. His voodoo-nomics led to one of the greatest income redistributions in American history, the rich now hold a proportion of the national income nearly three times as much as they did in 1980. The whole “born-again” crowd stands in the dock with him. I can’t believe that anyone with a thorough education can take credence in Creationism or read the Left Behind series… they’re certainly not Christian in the classical sense of the word. Most of all, the GOP has appeal for the Affluent Effluent New Class in the sprawl of the ‘burbs. It’s sad, in a way, for most of these people have no education… they have training in one field or another, but as far as a classical liberal education is concerned, they lack one. In any case, there’s nothing more for the GOP Visigoths to suck upon. If they slash federal spending, they cut off the lifeline for GOP-run states, which are nothing but junkies dependent on their federal fix. If there were to be real reductions, spread equally, then, the GOP states would lose their competitive edge… if it weren’t for people moving in from the Northeast and Upper Midwest, they’d be sunk… the public services of the Confederate/Sun Belt states such as education and the social safety net have the lowest standards in the nation.

There it is… there’s much more to learn from the above table… this only scratches the surface. Nevertheless, it exposes the Republican Party as liars and cheats of the first magnitude. Shall people listen? I fear not… not until the consequences of the GOP crack fest come home to haunt them. The Republicans have had thirty years to prove that deregulation “worked”… it has, but can our society take another decade of “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer?” That’s the only result of properly operating Reagan voodoo-nomics. Deregulation means that the powerful prey upon the weak whilst a drooling, senescent, and toothless government does nothing. One has to preserve “Freedom of Contract”, after all.

Do read Patrick Buchanan… it’s instructive. He blames most of the ills of present society on the labour unions and government regulation. It’s not related to reality, but that’s what the wingnuts believe! Again… look at the facts. Republican-led states are the biggest suckers on the federal tit and the biggest swine feeding at the federal slop chute.

Makes ya wonder, doesn’t it? Reality IS 180 degrees removed from their rhetoric…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 5 February 2011

Albany NY

Advertisement

Video. Give Mark Fiore a Hand!

Filed under: politics,USA,video — 01varvara @ 00.00

******

******

******

******

******

******

RIA-Novosti on the Porous US-Mexican Border

Filed under: politics,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

Each year, thousands of illegal Mexican migrants flow across the US border. The protective barrier erected on the border between the two countries doesn’t protect the United States from them; they continue to overcome new obstacles in search of a better life. The US-Mexican border spans more than 3,000 kilometres (1,864 miles) of mountains, deserts, and tunnels. Over recent years, protective barriers reinforced some stretches of the border. The authorities built a wall in order to reduce the flow of drug trafficking and illegal migrants into the USA. However, it’s no hindrance for the Mexicans. In search of a better life, they use ladders to negotiate these new obstacles. The border guards admit that they don’t have enough resources to combat illegal migration; the barrier is easy to climb, and officers are unable to cope with large groups of migrants. When patrols call for reinforcements, migrants frequently escape. The sea border between Tijuana and California is even easier to cross; border guards report that it’s common for migrants to swim around the fence to the other side or paddle surfboards loaded with drugs to US territory.

Click on the URL below, it will take you to a 2-minute video in English…

5 February 2011

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/video/20110205/162451697.html

Editor’s Note:

It’s HARDER to cross the US-Canadian border than it is to cross the one with Mexico. The reason is simple… Republican businessmen want poor Mexicans to flood into the USA to depress the labour market, to drive down the pay packets of all working Americans (and increase the profits of already rich fatcats). Interestingly enough, this is boomeranging on the GOP. Greedy business owners, in general, maltreat undocumented labourers, pay them niggardly wages, ignore existing labour laws, and expose them to dangerous working conditions. When the migrant becomes a citizen (which happens more often than not), he remembers this nasty and foul treatment. Ergo, the new citizen refuses to vote for Republicans, as they supported his maltreatment. Most of the growth in the US population has been in an increase in the Mexican minority. That’s why the present Tea Party is so desperate. They fear the day when all the Mexicans in the US vote… the GOP will be a permanent “minority party”… if it doesn’t go the way of the Whigs!

I’m putting together two posts, one is how GOP-run states suck the hardest on the federal tit, the two states with the highest return from DC both have GOP governors, New Mexico (2.03 for every dollar sent to Washington) and Mississippi (2.02 for every dollar). It gives a new spin to GOP screams about “shrinking government” and “rugged individualism”, no? I shall entitle the second, Arizona: The BasKKKet case of the USA. Joe Arpaio is from Arizona, need I say any more?

Today, it’s important for all Americans to stand up and oppose the objectively evil nihilistic agenda of the Republican Party with everything that they have. It’s why I’ve written on it extensively. It’s nothing but an ideology of crass and unbridled consumerism… this crank notion is CONDEMNED by all major Christian leaders, including His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Benedict the Pope of Rome (don’t trot out such Sectarian scummers as Pat Robertson, Franklin Graham, and the First Profit of the Mormons as “Christian leaders”… they’re not).

You CANNOT serve both God and Mammon (the “Free” Market)…

BMD

RIA-Novosti Infographics. Nine Hundred Terrible Days in the Life of Leningrad

27 January 2011

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20110127/162330422.html

Next Page »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.