THE DC FOLLY TROLLEY-7/29/11

The crisis is the message. It is a plot with a masked purpose.

The safety net is the quarry; Obama the hunter.

We’re being jerked around. There is no deficit “crisis”.

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A favorite quote from Gandhi: I like your Christ but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

Christians revere the message but ignore it. Most notably on the day Christians refer to as the lord’s day. Sunday, 11AM, is the most segregated hour of the week, every week.

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Raising the tax rate from 35% to 39% has never been at the heart of the deficit issue because the debate is not about taxes or the 4%. It’s about dismantlin­g the social safety net.

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Christians on the hard right do not necessarily support programs that help the poor. Many, particularly the wealthy who consider themselves Christians, are social Darwinists who believe poverty is self-inflicted and for that reason assistance for the poor is unjustified.

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Joe Walsh, right wing Republican extremist, has been exposed as a deadbeat dad who owes more than $134,000 in child support payments. Apparently vacations in Italy with his girlfriend have put a crimp in his budget.

Perhaps he should be forced to resign. Failure to pay child support is an unconscionable social, moral and legal transgression.

Democrats, where are you???

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Helping the needy is a Biblical mandate and a Christian obligation not a Democratic Party doctrine as right wing extremists often claim. Although Democrats are far more likely to observe the New Testament charge to help the poor, conservative Republicans openly exploit Christian values while with every vote they steal from the poor to give to the rich.

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It appears as though both parties are focused on the same goal. The Democrats can’t get away with it without a correspond­ing increase in revenue. The goal is “cut and gut”. And applies mainly to the social safety net.

We do have a revenue crisis. Revenue collections are at their lowest levels as a percentage of GDP since the 1950s.

Let’s raise taxes on the wealthy.

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