Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Rick Perry Interview With Fox News on Income Inequality

This post is in response to the interview on Fox News with Rick Perry that was published at

I am sure I am not the only one who sees the holes in this plan. 

Rick Perry announced on Tuesday that if elected president he would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 and give everyone the option of paying a flat income tax rate of 20 percent.

The fifteen percent drop in the corporate tax rate would have to be balanced somewhere else and his plan for that is what? Once again, they would raise everyone else's taxes (You and me.). This is Rick Perry acting like he can completely ignore everything the "Occupy Wall Street" protest movement stands for. This is why people like him need to be removed from the equation. He, like most of Texas, wants to ignore the mood and condition of the rest of the United States. He actively admitted that he accepted Federal Grant Subsidies for Texas as if that had nothing to do with their rise in employment and in the same breath says that Obama's spending to increase employment never works. They received stimulus money that was directly earmarked for job creation which many other states that are far worse depressed, didn't. He acts like he doesn't understand where that money came from, using the excuse that since they send a lot of money to Washington, then it would be stupid to not get some back. He seems to think Texans are the only Americans to pay income taxes per the amount of revenue and income they create.
He also would try to encourage U.S. companies who have stored $1.4 trillion overseas to move their profits back to the United States by allowing them to pay 5.25 percent in taxes at first, according to Reuters.

He says that he would "TRY TO ENCOURAGE" (?) U.S. Companies who have moved overseas to move back (?)" which has been suggested before (since, who, Ronald Reagan or dating back to before FDR ?) . I would like to mention here that his party threw a fit over Obama doing peace conferences without prior previsions and agreements. They want stimulus to go to people who don't need the money with no guarantee that wealthy business owners would start hiring again unless it is FIRST in writing, like the negotiation the president did with GM, which they then criticized him for. Once again the carrot that tax breaks will encourage growth is waved in front of our noses but we all know that this is only a small part of the savings of using foreign labor and paying substandard wages in other countries. Anyone who looks at cities in India where American outsourcing is at it's greatest can see that there are still slums where people don't own a toilet but they are right next door to the nice housing where corporate workers live, who get paid more for being a telephone solicitor than being a computer programmer. NO ONE CARES about the living conditions of foreign workers. Some American IT Computer Programmers (mostly in Silicon Valley) were being payed up to 120 dollars and over an hour. 
Those guys were supporting the housing industry, which supported the banking industry. People talk about predatory lending should read the prices for California real estate in the San Francisco area at that time. It is still obscene. 
In India for example, they receive what we in the United States consider minimum wage. One day the American corporate efficiency experts fired them and rehired all of their employees through staffing agencies (while assuring them nothing would change) who took  one third of their salaries and paid no benefits.These people were living the American dream PLUS, two story houses on the beach in San Francisco with two or three Lexus payments for each of their families.  Now they had two thirds income and NO BENEFITS (including the exorbitant medical care in California). The employees sued the companies for BREACH OF CONTRACT then, when wired news on Lycos broke the story the companies moved to India where they could train people and pay them less than 7 percent of what they were paying employees here. These were mostly people who had Masters Degrees in Computer Science and at least 25 years of IT experience in the industry that THEY CREATED. 
Now, profit wise, these companies didn't decrease revenue when their costs went through the floor, they started charging us more still, while taking an over 93 percent drop in payroll expenses (which is the biggest overhead expense for almost any business) with almost NO INCOME TAX if they keep an income base in a foreign country for over three years. So the 35 percent tax amount Perry mentions is fictitious if they stay overseas for over three years (which most of them have exceeded already).
Even if that wasn't so, does he really think a 15 percent tax break is going to outweigh what they are saving in payroll expense and cause them to come home and pay American workers even twice what they pay there, much less a comparable 500 to 900 percent of what they pay in foreign wages? This is why at one time American workers (especially Union workers) were paying for commercials that said, "Look for the  union label" and "Made in America". It was because they knew this day would come eventually come. And on this shore, we have illegal aliens bringing down the standard wage while costs go up. And who suffers? The American middle class worker is left paying higher prices plus more taxes per his lessening income while paying more for items that cost less than ten percent of what it took to create them a decade ago.
The plan, if enacted, would dramatically reduce the tax burdens of the wealthiest people in the United States,

Which is basically ALL IT WILL DO and if that worked at creating jobs, like we were tricked into believing for a couple years, then the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich would have worked ten to eleven years ago the way it was predicted.

saving millions of dollars for some, while raising taxes for poor and middle-class people who opt into the plan (by electing him).

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Once Again, Rushing To Get It Wrong!

Rush Limbaugh attacked President Obama for sending troops to Uganda. He originally said they were Christians then he said later that he was kidding. It didn't sound like he was kidding. Steven Colbert reported the original episode of Limbaugh's remarks.

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The amount of Limbaugh's incorrect babbling over the years has been nothing short of propaganda and is so misinformed that he constantly sounds delusional to anyone who can read and has any social skills. He makes me wonder how he can expect people to believe anything he says. The following is a good case in point:

I thought I would share with you some of the people on the internet over at Vimeo made a anime comment about the Lord's Resistance Army before Rush tried to clean up what he said. This is their take on the situation and the cause for his remarks:

Dear Mr. Limbaugh: Evelyn's Appeal from Strongheart on Vimeo.

And finally, here is the part that Rush Limbaugh doesn't read or watch or even want to know about. This message is from someone who didn't watch if from their easy chair in America.

The Economy Poem By Steve Walker (the Arizona Mildman)

The Economy Poem
By Steve Walker (the Arizona Mildman)

Republicans lying and acting like they're going through cranial trauma,
All they know how to say is, "Blame it on Obama",
Just because they know it rhymes with Osama, 
You notice since he killed Bin Laden they quit all that drama,

The lack of thinking they put into every lie and excuse,
Makes you wonder if they really could have thought this all the way through,
They don't know what to do other than insult and accuse, 
The man was the president of the Harvard Law Review,

Do they really think we are going to forget for a minute,
The two thousand twelve presidential election they really want to win it, 
They think they can't admit they were wrong so they try to defend it,
Even though in two thousand seven Bush and Paulson committed it,

They said giving our tax money saved was a really big need,
So they fleeced the treasury with unlimited greed,
It was all a set up and to give money to Wall Street, 
They knew their time was over and they wanted one last seed,

So they took our money and the Tea Baggers are acting mad,
But they blame Obama instead of the people who were bad,
For eight long years they defended the guy who had,
Got his election bought and then Supremely legislated by his dad.

They think they have a right to re-write written history, 
What they're using for brains is really a mystery,
Fox News made them think they invented all this yesterday,
Roger Ailes had this planned for a quarter of a century.

You can read the real story at:
(Remember The Truth!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mitch McConnell Is Delusional

Mitch McConnell is obviously delusional or thinks that we are stupid enough to believe everything he says, even though we have twelve years of evidence to the contrary. After watching the video below and hearing him make this statement on the news, it is obvious that he has only one objective in life, what a sad little man:  

What kind of politician is satisfied to object to and blame everything on another person without rhyme or reason, just a priority for politics sake that has NOTHING to do with the good of the country, just his own political agenda? That is sick, selfish, self centered, and obvious. He is a lying, conniving, petty little "wanna be" manipulator who isn't even a good liar. Roger Ailes of FAUX NEWS has a Right Wing agenda and makes no excuses for it, the Tea Express was his invention. 
And how did FAUX NEWS cover the situation? See the videos below:

And then they tried to act like they were merely covering it instead of instigating the entire movement, complete with signs they brought and handed out: 

When you are using a major advertiser who owns a major news organization to advertise, agitate, and instigate the movement, it is NOT a grass roots movement, it is a propaganda style invention of obvious transparent agenda based biased advertisers. Even the most conservative guy in Washington, Ron Paul, says it is obvious that FAUX NEWS is biased:

As John McCain said in his speech:

The thinking seems to be that somehow if the Republicans in congress cause things to fail during the Obama administration that the voters in this country will blame the president. No one with a brain, a television, and a enough math skills to add two plus two is going to make that mistake. Grant it, the misinformed FAUX NEWS viewers will believe anything some of their favorite pundits tell them to, but the majority of us who aren't blindly following a fake news organization, KNOW the difference. 

Our country has some MAJOR enemies and I will address them in this list. 

1) The Koch Brothers: These men have openly declared war on Obama and they are probably the most powerful industrialists in the United States. This is the website that brings the most light to their situation.

2) As the Koch Brothers article states, Rupert Murdoch is the news magnate that does all the propaganda work for the Koch Brothers and any other right wing antagonists. 

*Keith Rupert MurdochACKSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian Americanbusiness magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate.
In 1953, Murdoch became managing director of News Limited, inherited from his father. He acquired troubled newspapers in Australia and New Zealand during the 1950s and '60s before expanding into the UK in 1969, taking over the News of the World and then the The Sun, which he built into Britain's best selling daily. He moved to New York in 1974 and expanded into the US market, and in 1985 he became a US citizen. In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet. In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, he consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes. His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989) and The Wall Street Journal (2007). He formed BSkyB in 1990 and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000 Murdoch's News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net worth of over $5 billion.
In July 2011 Murdoch faced allegations that his companies including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of private citizens. He also faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption in the UK and FBI investigations in the US.[11][12]
Murdoch has been listed three times in the Time 100 as among the most influential people in the world. He is ranked 13th most powerful person in the world in the 2010 Forbes' The World's Most Powerful People list. With a personal net worth of US$7.6 billion, he was ranked 117th wealthiest person in the world in March 2011.

3) Rush Limbaugh: * 

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host, conservative political commentator, and an opinion leader inAmerican conservatism. He hosts The Rush Limbaugh Show which is aired throughout the U.S. on Premiere Radio Networks and is the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States. Limbaugh signed an 8-year, $400 million contract extension with Clear Channel in 2008. He was born into a family with a long history of involvement in Republican politics and first began working at a local radio station at age sixteen. In 1984, after a series of radio related jobs, Limbaugh began working as a radio talk show host in Sacramento, California at radio station KFBK, which still airs his syndicated program. His unique program featured no guests, relying exclusively on his conservative political analysis for content. He moved to New York City in 1988 where he began the national broadcast of his program on WABC radio. His program grew in popularity and he began his rise to national fame.

In the 1990s, Limbaugh’s fame grew beyond radio, into publishing and television. He became a bestselling author with his books The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) and See, I Told You So (1993). From 1992 to 1996, Limbaugh hosted a half-hour television talk show. Limbaugh criticizes liberal policies and politicians and promotes positions viewed as conservative. He frequently accuses the American mainstream media of having a strong liberal bias. A few examples of his commentary: 
Here Rush was trying to rationalize how he was right to play a song called Barack the Magic Negro on his show. He said it taught him how misinformed the mainstream media is. We can only hope that someday his politically incorrect racism is going to get him fired, but racist listeners will always listen to him because they believe being wrong is correct. Everything he says seems backwards with anyone who grew up in mainstream America with any social skills what so ever.

With few exceptions, such as Christopher Hitchens, they don't seem to have developed critical thinking. Hitchens is probably one of the most brilliant men in the conservative corner, as he demonstrates with his well thought out, informed opinions. Unfortunately, he is dying from cancer. Although he would never be elected as a Republican, as he is an atheist.

This brings me to another point that is common among Republicans and most conservatives. I believe that it has somewhat to do with being raised in Christianity. When you are taught as a child that you can just read the rules presented to you by the authorities or in your spirtual books, and you never have to think for yourself, then why would you learn to? The Republican party and the majority of people who consider themselves conservatives have one thing in common. They never developed critical thinking. CRITICAL THINKING:

disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, andinformed by evidence: The questions are intended to develop yourcritical thinking. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.
Cite This Source  :  Link To critical thinking's 21st Century Lexicon

Main Entry:  critical thinking
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the mental process of actively and skillfullyconceptualizing, applying, analyzing,synthesizing, and evaluating information toreach an answer or conclusion

I have one thing to say on this subject. Everyone in the United States has a right to their own opinion, but you can't have your own reality.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Letter to Senator John McCain of Arizona

I just wrote this hearfelt plea to Senator John McCain and I requested a reply, hoping someone on his staff has to read this, if not read it to him.If the reply comes I will post it, also.

Senator McCain,
I am a citizen of Phoenix, Arizona and have even known your wife since childhood, I used to go to the same grade school with her, she was a good friend of my sister, Susie. I was your neighbor, practically, when you lived on Central Avenue in her father's house, as I lived over by 7th St. and Glendale Avenue. I have had to struggle to find work, even in the best economy and at times like this there are NO JOBS available for people like me. That coupled with a slight disability, makes it REALLY hard to find work. (I was a union carpenter and fell from a ladder, slightly crippling myself and now walk with a limp.) I did what everyone told me to, tried my best to change my life, and still this economy and the lack of hiring is killing me. I have lived with the economic downturns (all 4) as they are called since childhood. (I was born in 1952). 
I haven't been able to work more than a couple days in almost two months. Right now I have been watching closely all the things going on in congress and I do have many older people, like myself, and neighbors that I visit with periodically. I have to say that the consensus of opinion is that this nation is headed over the cliff without a parachute and when we reach the point of no return, which some people don't realize is happening because they have a nice paying job like you, then the rest of us are really struggling to understand why you don't want to approve a jobs plan that seems to us to be a solution. After all, saying "create jobs" instead of a comprehensive outline on how to do that is NOT A PLAN, just a statement and no one is fooled by this. The tax cut magic bullet is an old joke and no one with a brain and who can do math, wants to hear it anymore except for people who own their own businesses and have been the victims of unlimited greed. 
For those of us with no jobs, EITHER PARTY engaging in income tax arguments while we have no income doesn't seem like a priority, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? That was my argument the entire eight years under Bush while we watched jobs sailing away. Tax cuts don't work because the only thing that gets bigger when you take away from it is a hole and we have already dug a big enough one since Ronald Reagan using the live on credit today, pay later plan. Now we are paying later and we can't keep trying to fight that. I don't even have to explain that some people need to pay their fair share of taxes who aren't and you know that to be true. The burden of our economy in that situation is phenomenal. That doesn't include the money we are spending on our massive military budget that keeps being the poster child for the statement Ike Eisenhower made about, "Beware the military industrial complex". I know for a fact that the amount of food and supplies that they throw away to increase next years budget for the next year is another huge deficit spending nightmare. That doesn't help anything having to do with Blackwater Security and the rest of the security teams hired to shore up our volunteer army. I grew up with the draft and thought that was part of natural selection, although i prefer peacetime, being a Buddhist and pacifist myself. Planning our economy around wars has become another past time of some of your colleagues and that has to stop. Continually sending young men into a meat grinder for peace is an outmoded idea. G.W. Bush's first statement after nine eleven was that we can't fight terrorism with standard warfare, then he set about trying to do just that. When the Afghanian forces brought the Soviet Union down, they had been asked if they thought a small group of guerilla style fighters could bring down a huge nation like Russia. They said, "No, but we can get them to bring themselves down trying to get rid of us." We set that trap for them through our funding. Then some of the same people caused us to walk into the same trap. Someone on your side of the aisle needs to understand that. 
I used to say I was grateful and working and earning money was like it came in one hand and went out the other to bills, but I just was happy to keep having it come in and that stopped on a regular basis in 2001. My story is just one of thousands I hear just like it. I have been complaining about the way the economy was going since then. Ever since Silicon Valley imploded we have been struggling in ALL INDUSTRIES and the last one i was in was the construction industry which took a terrible hit. We also need to bring all those outsourced factory jobs home or start planning to move overseas to work. Otherwise it is OBVIOUS to Americans that no one cares about us. You argue about businesses that are making money overseas more than this country and that is ridiculous. Also, the reasoning I am hearing on the news has been nothing short of ignorant and ill informed. It is obvious that some are playing politics instead of fixing this country. Arguing over talking points instead of a real objections is obvious and phoney to everyone involved. The childish obstructionist plan of whining and stamping your feet, saying, "I don't think so!", is not a valid argument. Economics majors agree that most of the plans your Republican think tanks have come up with only "sound good" on paper, but as you know, trickle down, and supply side economics works if you don't have unlimited greed (which is present in business today) and conditions remain perfect which we both know has never happened. The speech that you have presented with your colleages is being looked at by everyone I know as ridiculous and wrong. You stated that there were thousands of regulations coming out of Washington weekly and that they were costing billions and billions of jobs. That is pretty severe since there are only about 370 million people we need to provide jobs for. Statements like that show how out of touch you seem with the real job market. After all, when was the last time you had to look for a job? Oh, and while I am on the subject, what are these thousands of regulations being comprised in Washington weekly? That is just Anti-Obama campaign rhetoric and you sounded like you believed it. That is really sad. Lack of regulation on the people with unlimited greed in our banking systems and Wall Street are the reason we are in this situation. The "billions and billions" statement is being hailed as your "Carl Sagan" moment. But, please let me say that you don't sound AS RIDICULOUS as some in your party. Herman Cain seems to think he can cure every thing through language. He thinks saying Just Find A JOB, is a cure. Oh, great, now we can solve the homeless problem, we'll tell them, "Just buy a house!" That will work, right? Maybe Mitch Romney can MORMON us out of the problem. We will just pray for the economy to get better or maybe we can donate all the businesses to the church the way mormon's do, so they don't have to pay taxes, right? That is how he accumulated his wealth. That isn't smart business that's a tax loophole. I don't even have to go into Governor "Niggerhead" Perry. Sarah Palin continued, like some, to collect campaign contributions while she could spend the soft money contributions, and then renigged. I KNOW you and Russ Feingold had an attack of conscience and legislated that regulation for good intentions but your colleagues seem to have forgotten that and circumvented it the way your information liason told me they would when I interviewed him for a college essay when you first were advertising that legislation. Most people are driven away from the mistatements of Michelle Bachmann and her effeminate husband's "pray away the gay" clinic. Right now there is a movement on the street (the Occupy Wall Street people whom I am sure you have seen) to keep the heart of this nation going and regulate the unlimited greed in this nation and your party is opposing that and that is OBVIOUS to everyone who owns a television or listens to the news at all. Unless you want the Republican party to continue being seen as a bunch of unfeeling, out of touch, greedy people who only care about soft money contributions to the detriment of the majority of their constituents, then, you need to do something. You like having the reputation of being a maverick, well, the time is now for you to prove that. Finally, as to the childishness I have seen in congress over the past two years, mostly on your side of the street, I have one thing to say, "Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion, but you can't have your own reality." You are respected as a senior member of congress so please continue to help lead by your example as you have done for years. I have seen you do some really great things for this country. If you could see your way fit to trying to change people's minds in congress about job creation, we who need it would really appreciate it and people like me could go on with our lives. I enjoyed your speech about the hobbits, please don't allow them to run us into the ground. 

Thank You, 
Arizona Mildman of Phoenix

Friday, October 14, 2011


Every news source worth repeating yesterday reported John McCain's most recent overbloated Republican Rhetoric statement that anyone with half a brain and at least third grade mathematics skills can debunk. According to the Washington Post, at, and at the Huffington Post blog report at:,  and just about everyone else in the entire online news reporting business (I will give a list at the bottom of this post)  His comment had to remind those of us who are older of Carl Sagan who used to come on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and talk about "Billions upon Billions" of stars in the universe. 
* "... Carl Sagan: (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomerastrophysicist,cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in thespace and natural sciences. During his lifetime, he published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. In his works, he advocated skeptical inquiry and thescientific method. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
Sagan became world-famous for his popular science books and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. A book to accompany the program was also published. Sagan also wrote the novel Contact, the basis for the 1997 film of the same name. ..."

I guess John McCain thought he was dealing in those kind of abstract numbers when talking on FAUX NEWS recently. 

Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos, was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, an accomplished astronomer, and one of the smartest humans on earth, and the Billions on Billions comment is the end of the similarity between the two men, since John McCain isn't Carl Sagan, obviously.
His comment comes on the wave of all the nonsense by the rest of the G.O.P. about job creation obstructionism that McCain and the rest in Congress are acting childish about during this week of arguments. I guess since he was on FAUX NEWS, it seemed okay to him to allow his number projections to be a little exaggerated since most of their viewers seem to not pay any attention to facts or investigate information spouted in between the hate language. 
John McCain said in what I have dubbed his "Carl Sagan" remark, that "..."We would like to see a moratorium on federal regulations that are coming out by the thousands costing businesses billions and billions of jobs. We'd love to see a vote on that, but it will be interesting to see if the majority leader allows it." 
Please watch the video of this yourself below:

What can we say about this magnificent opportunity to point out how out of touch John McCain, FAUX NEWS viewers, and the rest of the Republicans in congress are? 
Question: What are we to believe with his completely ridiculous fictitious numbers on everything and how his talking points will be resounding throughout the FAUX NEWS listener dittohead brainwashed masses conversation tomorrow, other than he completely LIED to the American people? In other words, this is another "Chicken Little" attempt to get the less intelligent our our society to start running around yelling to each other about how the sky is falling and "thousands of regulations that are coming out and Billions and Billions of jobs are being lost", and they are going to be sure it is all true because John McCain said it on FAUX NEWS. Just because it is all in the imagination of John McCain and since A, he is allowed to talk on television, and B, he is a U.S. Senator, there will be a whole wave of idiots that believe what he says without question and anyone who doesn't understand that this is one more weak attempt at trying to sway popularity away from the President in this election year, is obviously not asking themselves questions that the people who possess one shred of critical thinking would immediately look into. This is why the debates the Republicans have been holding with each other for each other have been a real sham. I am praying for the moment that one of the pundits has the guts to ask Senator McCain two questions about his comment. They would be:
"Senator McCain, you recently stated that - quote: "...federal regulations that are coming out by the thousands costing businesses billions and billions of jobs..." and we would love to know if you could name one of those regulations, please?" AND "Senator McCain, as you know there are only three hundred and 12 million four hundred and seventeen thousand people estimated on the U.S. Census for 2011, so just who would those billions and billions of jobs in the United States be going to?"  (Showing a sign that says "312,417,000 human beings on the U.S. Census for 2011". ) 

OR you can just send him an email personally (which 

is what I suggest), on his contact page at

* citation: From Wikipedia at : < >