Social mobility

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Shame on you Barack Obama!!!! Quit Picking on Mitt!

Published July 15, 2012 by republicanfaithchat

That’s right: Mitt and Hillary on the same team! If Hillary says it, well, it must be true!

Why is it so hard to understand: Mitt took a token salary of over 100K (not much for an important American) and retired “retroactively“.

I’m sure that an apology is on the way:

Even Paul Krugman (evil socialist economist who won some prize or other) makes the case for electing Mitt:

So like it or not, we have an election in which one candidate is proposing a redistribution from the top — which is currently paying lower taxes than it has in 80 years — downward, mainly to lower-income workers, while the other is proposing a large redistribution from the poor and the middle class to the top.

So the next time someone tut-tuts about “class warfare”, remember that the class war is already happening, in real policy — with the top .01 percent on offense.

And, even better: we are winning the war:

As a result, the arteries in American society are hardening. Social mobility is in decline, but, worse, the general drop in trust observable in all social classes is most marked among the poorest third of Americans. Nor should it be any surprise that they are “cynical and even paranoid”, writes Putnam: it is a rational response to their situation. Every institution that might be expected to alleviate their plight – family, school, voluntary organisations and church – has become dysfunctional.

Meanwhile, the rich, dealing themselves out of society’s institutions into ever stronger and sealed ghettoes of their own, become ever more ignorant of the world around them even while they ensure their off-spring scoop life’s prizes.

(ignore the British spelling).

Who wants a society where the deserving have to hang around with riff-raff?

Elect Mitt!

We need more Churches like this one!

Published June 18, 2012 by republicanfaithchat

Sometimes I really get tired of this “feed the hungry” socialism being couched in Christianity.

I don’t like this “turn the other cheek” either.

What did Jesus really say?

If you are a genuine Christian Republican male (i. e., a wealthy one), the beatitude is “blessed is he that issues thousands of pink slips or forecloses on mortgages”.

But what about the riff-raff (whose vote we need anyway?)

It is “Blessed is he who kicks the infidel in the groin!”

Sure, we’ll eventually fire them and kick them out of their clapboard houses. But in the meantime, we’ll just say that we’ll vote against gays and vote to ship the Mexicans back to Mexico…and when the lib professor types give us a hard time…we’ll sic them on them!

Sinful Saturday: why we should keep Augusta all male!!!

Published April 7, 2012 by republicanfaithchat
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No Girls Allowed Kids Room Treehouse Decor Sign v637 –

Well, we are being betrayed by Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum here, but so far John Boehner will not relent to pressure and say that they ought to allow GIRLS in the Augusta golf club.

And it is easy to see why….just look at what happens when you let GIRLS play golf:

Do we really want to have to put up with this????

The Atheists “Get it”: why Willard “Mittens” Romney is a fine candidate

Published February 5, 2012 by republicanfaithchat

Guess what: no one really cares about Joseph Smith, golden plates, magic underwear and the like. Willard “Mittens” Romney understands that it is about tax breaks for the worthy (wealthy Republicans). Funny that the atheists see this and some of our conservative friends do not.

The “Newtron” Bomb dropped by Gingrich….I don’t get it

Published January 12, 2012 by republicanfaithchat

I don’t get it: why is this ad being run in a REPUBLICAN campaign? I don’t see the problem here. Since when does a Republican care what a bunch of toothless poor old people think?

“Killing jobs for big financial rewards…”…what exactly is wrong with that????

Who says social mobility is dead?

Published December 31, 2011 by republicanfaithchat

Ok, Mitt Romney is a hell-bound magic underwear wearing cultist who believes some rather strange things:

But, even with that, it is clear that he truly understands the 1 percent:

And see the young man holding the chair? Well, some day, if he works very hard, he can graduate to “door opener”. That is how things should work!!!!

Then, if you work hard…ok, you’ll end up with no health insurance (socialist anyway) and not much money…but you would go to your grave with the satisfaction that you shined other people’s shoes and….get a letter from the Mayor of a small, inconsequential Midwestern rust belt city!

This month marks a significant milestone in Peoria. It was December 6th, 65 years ago, that a young man from a proud, yet humble family who had immigrated to Peoria from Greece started what would become a Peoria legend. At age 15, he made a commitment to “occupy Peoria” the old-fashioned way—the American way. It was (and still is, in my book) characterized by hard work, long hours, modest compensation and superior personal service. This traditional approach to creating capital was served up with a generous dose of kindness, charity and sincere concern for people and their community.

It will be of no surprise to iBi readers that I’m talking about George Manias, who has been “occupying” downtown Peoria since 1946. His business, of course, is shining shoes and cleaning hats, and over the years, his name and reputation became synonymous with Peoria.

He started with a one-seat shoeshine stand in a small barber shop next to the old Rialto Theater on Jefferson Street. George charged a whopping 25 cents per shine in those early days. After moving to three other locations over the years, he settled in the South Side Bank building at the corner of Main and Adams 20 years ago. The record shows he didn’t protest, carry signs or insult authority. He achieved success and occupied Peoria by saving and investing 25 cents at a time.

George has provided his unique, “hands-on” business to the great and famous, as well as to regular folks like most of us. Who else in Peoria can say that they personally “touched” the lives of presidents, vice presidents, congressmen, senators, cabinet secretaries and the CEOs of the world’s largest earthmoving machinery company? But even more impressive is that George has day in and day out, rain or shine, good economic times and bad, opened his shop to thousands of working men—and women—who wanted that special look on their shoes as they went about their business.

Really: who needs benefits and healthcare when they have earned the right to shine our shoes!