Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
18 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Pity the Poor Tea Partier!

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 3   Funny 1   Interesting 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to H2 4/13/11
Become a Fan
  (48 fans)

opednews.com

The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center puts the cost of the Ryan tax cuts for the rich at $2.9-trillion over the next decade.

Ryan's 2012 proposal doesn't envision balancing the budget for almost 30 years. So, as the Tea Partier hobbles through his late 60s, suffering through insurance-induced poverty and anticipating an early death, the prospect of the government having its fiscal house in order will still be a hazy future promise, maybe a decade or more still to go.

The Tea Partier, however, will be able to take some solace in knowing that he contributed to the luxury of the moneyed interests and multinational corporations. Freed from government rules and enjoying historically low tax rates, the rich will be the nation's new royalty, able to hire servants at sub-minimum wage (since, thank goodness, those oppressive wage laws would be repealed, too).

Indeed, the excess wealth of the wealthy might be the only hope for our Tea Partier. He might get to work for one of America's "winners" as a pool boy or a gardener, although there will be desperate competition from many able-bodied people for those lowly jobs.

More likely, our Tea Partier will just have to accept his fate of an early and ignominious demise. He will die a mostly anonymous death. Neither the Koch brothers nor the Murdoch family will waste any of their precious money on flowers or a card.

So, pity the poor Tea Partier!

Next Page  1  |  2

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at more...)
 
Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The CIA/Likud Sinking of Jimmy Carter

Ron Paul's Appalling World View

Ronald Reagan: Worst President Ever?

The Disappearance of Keith Olbermann

A Perjurer on the US Supreme Court

The 9/11 'Truth' Parlor Game

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
9 people are discussing this page, with 18 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

How is it that the people who support this crap ar... by Philip Zack on Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 8:56:57 PM
the conspiracies can all be dis-proven through sci... by steven Goulart on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 3:50:11 PM
Popular Mechanics!?Or another one of those "Scient... by Bia Winter on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:31:00 AM
may well have to wait 15 years for what's left of ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 6:44:58 AM
...that's why they are conditioned to BELIEVE, not... by Bia Winter on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:34:57 AM
there is only one reasonable explanation: the Tea-... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 7:07:29 AM
..who would actually VOTE for Republicans? The top... by Bia Winter on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 9:55:21 AM
Definition of INSURANCE 1 a : the business of ... by Adam Scott on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:30:55 AM
"Everyone has the right to a standard of living ad... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:52:57 AM
the government's conspiracy theory is the easiest ... by tim mcghie on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 4:42:14 PM
I posted a comment but I have evidently been censo... by Timmie Stockman on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 6:59:24 PM
Bob, don't worry about us poor Tea Partiers. We w... by Timmie Stockman on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 7:13:31 PM
the prevailing mentality here is that only the ric... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:15:12 AM
"...the prevailing mentality here is that only the... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 7:14:01 AM
What is your small business? What are you making a... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 7:20:50 AM
The government is not a "Private Business" and you... by Bia Winter on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:39:10 AM
..that was obviously for Timmie Tootles. ... by Bia Winter on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:40:35 AM
..they have to drag the REST of US down with them!... by Bia Winter on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:26:42 AM