Monday, June 11, 2012

Breaking News! Rich win out over Poor

So, the rich won again.

Please excuse me while I check my equilibrium. I may just pass out from the shock.

Unless you live very deep in the forest, and I mean so deep that you don’t even receive internet ads for Viagra, you probably heard about Republican governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

Walker, a horse’s ass of the highest order, was facing a recall vote from the good citizens of Wisconsin after shoving legislation effectively stripping the right of collective bargaining from public workers through the state legislature while slashing money to education faster than you can say Tom Corbett.

First, a little background on our boy Scotty.

As a lad he was an Eagle Scout and once got to meet and shake hands with his idol, Ronnie (Death Valley Days) Reagan.

While campaigning for governor of Wisconsin, Scotty pledged he would create 250,000 new jobs in the state – perhaps confusing that six-figure number with the minimum salary earned by the majority of his supporters – and said he would do so by making tax cuts on capital gains and for the rich. Those tax cuts would be paid for by cutting the wages and benefits of the state employees.

Wow, this guy’s straight out of the neighborhood. That is, if your neighbors include Jed Clampett (post oil strike), Richie Rich and Scrooge McDuck.

Despite that obvious kowtowing to the blue-collar vote, Scotty got himself elected. And just in case you were wondering, his side outspent the other during the campaign.

Vowing to spend Wisconsin taxpayers’ money as though it were his own, Scotty began doing what young Republicans in office do these days. He badmouthed sex out of wedlock and anything having to do with contraception (I guess the initiation to getting into the Young Republicans club is not being able to get laid) and immediately began making the rich richer.

Before we go any further, let me point out I have nothing against rich people getting richer, as long as it’s not done at the expense of the poor. Unfortunately, it’s always done at the expense of the poor. And then, as if picking poor folks’ wallets isn’t enough, the sweethearts usually follow it up by kicking them in the balls by going out of their way to keep them poor.

And why, the naïve guy in the back asks, is it always SOP for the GOP to cut taxes for the rich?

I guess one answer can be found in the aforementioned recall election, which was not only about Scotty trying to stem the financial tide of those high-livin, high-falutin people like janitors, trashmen and those billionaires in the state workers’ secretarial pool, it was about taking away their ability to negotiate a decent living wage, and adding another swift boot to the already major national campaign to eradicate unions from the face of the globe.

Long story short, the Repubs, who forked out $47 million to support Scotty the Wonder Kid, kept him in office to continue his quest for a fair world for anyone with at least a seven-figure income. The working stiffs could only shell out $19 million in a reckless and self-centered attempt to get a fair shake and a fair wage.

Somewhere, Ronald Regan is smiling – and still counting.


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