Next, "KETCHUP = VEGETABLE," which is about other definitions besides "Name a vegetable." It recalls and plays upon a proposal from, I believe, the Regan-Bush the First years.
Both links ae presented so reading comments is easy. They add to the discussion and Crabgrass readers are urged to read the ginandtacos.com posts and comments.
The second item gets into redefining "the poor" which arguably is a first step before shifting a back-breaking tax burden on them, as at least one headline-seeking Republican has suggested.
E.g., here, here and here.
Finally, the image below is from here (but the caption is not).
|Well, yes, it is a new, useful and worthwhile tea bag, and|
not "a useless, worthless old bag" -- but what, sir, made you
want to ask that question?
That Kos item, here, includes a spokesperson's touting trickle-down, using the rising tide lifts all boats canard, which ignores that if you've got no boat, or one leaking faster than you can bail-it-out, you drown.
And the most offensive term the Republicans have invented recently, the most grating, "job creators," is part of the reason the Bachmann spokesperson says "trickle-down" is a great justification for wanting the poor screwed further into the ground than already.
Consider: Give the wealthy despicably greater shares of things than any common sense and decency standard would suggest as fair, and it transforms them from exploitative heartless pirates, to "job creators;" as if there'd be fewer rather than more jobs if all the ordinary people had more money to spend on discretionary goods and services. (As would be the case were the rich required to pay a fairer share so that others could be taxed less.)
Share the wealth. The prosperity. Foster the most good, for the most people. Any other approach is flawed policy.