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Congressman Advocates Communism as Cure for what Ails America
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/25/2014 1:24:17 PM PDT by John Semmens

Earlier this week, Representative Joe Garcia (D-FLA) said that “poverty and crime in this country could be cured if we had a communist economic system. Under communism everybody has a good government job. No one has to go without the basic necessities. No one has any need to commit crimes.”

Contrary to Garcia’s thesis, though, Washington, DC, which has a very high ratio of government jobs, also has one of the highest crime rates in the nation. As for government employees having no need to commit crimes, well, over 300,000 current and former federal workers owe more than $3 billion in unpaid income taxes.

According to Garcia, “these facts are unfair. Not everyone living in DC has a good-paying government job. Many of those who don’t have to steal from or sell illegal drugs to those who do in order to make a living. If we made everyone a government employee we could do away with this problem.”

As for the unpaid taxes, Garcia asserted that “the idea that people receiving their income from the government should have to turn back a portion of it strikes me as the height of inefficiency. It makes no sense to give out this money and then demand that part of it be paid back. It’s no wonder that some of these employees are confused about whether they should pay their taxes.”

In response to negative reactions for his embrace of communism, Garcia tried to distinguish between “the bad communism where people are arrested in the middle of the night, tortured, and shot without a trial or sent to slave labor camps and the good communism I am advocating where the government takes care of everybody.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2014/05/24/kerry-says-obama-administration-most-transparent-and-accountable-in-history/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: communism; crime; democrats; joegarcia; satire

1 posted on 05/25/2014 1:24:17 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
Yeah, great, like the Barber of York to the bleeding guy on a cart: "You look like you need some more bleeding."

Guy on cart: "But I'm already bleeding."

Barber of York: "Say, who's the barber here."

2 posted on 05/25/2014 1:27:11 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: John Semmens
What an idiot.

Communism bleeds a society of the very lifeblood that make it thrive. Communism creates poverty, misery, and death.

3 posted on 05/25/2014 1:29:28 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Proving, once again, that the party that prides itself for its geniuses is in fact the party of imbeciles.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 1:29:36 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: John Semmens
some of these employees are confused about whether they should pay their taxes

now this just begs the question, if federal employees are confused over something as simple as withholding, how can they possibly be trusted to make more complex daily decisions? Would these same 'government employees' be just as confused over whether to spend their guaranteed weekly checks on food versus drugs? Idiots. We have Idiots running this country!

5 posted on 05/25/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: John Semmens

Under communism the government could commit the crimes lifting the burden from the citizens. Everyone would continue to pretend to work and the they would pretend to pay us. Sales of alcohol would skyrocket.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 1:30:17 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: John Semmens

Garcia is a real retard. Just the type low information voters love to vote for. He makes them feel “smart” like their phones.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 1:30:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: mountainlion

There would be stores selling alcohol, a store selling potatoes and another selling stale bread, with long lines at each


8 posted on 05/25/2014 1:31:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: John Semmens

Got me AGAIN, John. Sounds just like a liberal.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 1:31:25 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: John Semmens

it’s satire


10 posted on 05/25/2014 1:31:56 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: John Semmens

So he thinks the Soviet Union and Cuba cured poverty and crime, huuuummmm. If he thinks Cuba is Utopia why don’t he just go there and stay, -we don’t want him.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 1:33:20 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: blueplum
We have Idiots running this country

The inmates are running the asylum!

12 posted on 05/25/2014 1:43:24 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Proving, once again, that the party that prides itself for its geniuses is in fact the party of imbeciles.

The Fabian Progressive Intellectual atheist elite, who love Hitler and totalitarian states, are walking examples of those who...

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools (Rom 1:21-22).

13 posted on 05/25/2014 1:45:34 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: John Semmens

Under communism we will be reduced to eating our earwax just like Garcia.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 1:45:42 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: John Semmens

No,Jose, if this country was run correctly by you scum. This country would be paradise!


15 posted on 05/25/2014 1:47:04 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: John Semmens; All
"Politics have no relation to morals."..Niccolo Machiavelli
or economics.

16 posted on 05/25/2014 1:51:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: John Semmens
In the third of Her six apparitions at Fatima, the Blessed Virgin told the three shepherd children that She would return later to ask for the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

Our Lady emphasized the importance of this request, which was accompanied by a dire warning:

“If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1769.htm

The orthodox church stands to gain by any conflict with the west.

17 posted on 05/25/2014 2:19:44 PM PDT by x_plus_one (reality is not secular - islam delenda est)
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To: John Semmens

And the MSM won’t call him an extremist.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 2:57:15 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: John Semmens
Where is the satire?

Did he say we should have a communist society or not?

19 posted on 05/25/2014 2:59:39 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: PapaNew

the documented record illustrates how absolutely dehumanizing Communism IS!

Only a totally illiterate knucklehead would, in the face of documented facts, suggest that any people on earth can benefit from SUCH an abjectly and demonstrably failed and inhuman system!


20 posted on 05/25/2014 3:13:36 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: PapaNew

Garcia needs to review a little recent history.
The communists took East Germany as war reparations, well before anything was settled. Russia, to the dismay of the world, just took it. East Germany had the production , brains , and economy of Germany. Russian communists took it, milked it until it fell over. It used to be a gem, a prize until communism drove it into the ground.

Basically, it’s what Obama and his ilk are trying to do to America.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 4:18:48 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: himno hero
We shouldn't be surprised. The modern-day atheistic Fabian Progressive Socialist movement spawned with the likes of England's George Bernard Shaw in the late 1800's and considered themselves the "intellectual elite." It began an era of world-wide godlessness unprecedented probably since Noah.

These are people who sympathized and probably energized the 20th century totalitarian states including the communist regimes and Hitler's Germany. They believe that entire swaths of people should be destroyed and THEY are the ones to determine life or death of another.

This is the darkness we are dealing with in these last days. Time to put on Christ as children of light that shine into this darkness.

22 posted on 05/25/2014 4:31:07 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

It’s great for all these asses to be worldly “textbook” wise.

East Germany is a excellent example of performance in reality. It readily demonstrates the success to be expected out of any communist adventure.

The ignorant Garcia doesn’t need to re-write history, just read it.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 4:37:37 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: John Semmens

At least he’s open about it.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 4:40:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: John Semmens

We should be able to stop anyone who declares themselves in favor of or later revealed to be a socialist or communist from holding any public office.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 6:31:12 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

He should be impeached for his Anti-Americanism.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 9:00:34 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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