Skip to comments.Progressive’s Law of “Millionaire Denialism” as explained by Kemosabe.
Posted on 07/20/2014 6:44:59 AM PDT by NOBO2012
"Those with power fight to make sure every rule tilts in their favor. That's what democracy is up against." Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren headlines the 2014 NetRoots Conference in Detroit:
Right on! Right on! Right on! The most progressive wing (NetRoots) of the most progressive party convened last week in Detroit (where else?) to demand human rights for the victims of the citys racist and inhumane water shutoffs and to unofficially acknowledge that Elizabeth Warren is Barrys heir apparent.
Lizzie took the opportunity to outline the 11 tenets of progressivism, because 11 is a nice round number:
In short, 1 percenter Lizzie focused her keynote NetRoots address on denouncing other 1 percenters who do not share her generous and caring heart. So you can add Lizzie to the growing list of progressives championing the elimination of income inequality by taxing the benefactors of white privilege who actually have jobs and work for a living. Also, you can add her to the list of charter members of the millionaire denialism movement:
After Lizs stump speech, actor Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk, if that helps) appeared on stage to say that he was in Detroit to protest the citys controversial water shutoffs for nonpayment:
Its a choice between our America and the .001%s America, he said.
In order to fully understand the extent of this humanitarian crisis you need to know that the Detroit Water Board - owned by the bankrupt city of Detroit started shutting customers off for non-payment last March. At the time they had $120 million in arrears, as over half of the residential customers had already determined that water was a basic human right and therefore did not pay their bills at all. Currently the Water Board is down to a far more reasonable $90 million arrears. Ill let Nadine, who has had her water shut off for being just $5700 in arrears, explain the inequality of this situation:
I just cannot imagine that theres thousands of people right here in the city that are going through this and that so many people see nothing wrong with it. They feel like, Well if you didnt pay your bill, then you shouldnt get water. (h/t to my bro)
I KNOW! I cant believe it either!!! Imagine thinking that you should have to pay for stuff like your Obama-phone, or your lobster tails! When theres so much inequality in this country. Thats so, so Republican. Because millionaire denialism only works for dead broke Democrats.
What difference, at this point, does it make?
Anyway, I think Nadine should be allowed to run up her water bill to a nice round $9000 before anyone harasses her again. Because with the Water Board running an arrears balance of $90 million if my math is correct Nadine will then be a member of the .001%.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Hate to tell you - it isn't.
There must be faulty phone lines between my home and DC.
If Cruz gets the Republican nomination, I hope Granny gets theirs. He will cut her to ribbons in debate. And it will be a clear debate between right and left, not a battle of platitudes and euphemisms.
“”We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.” (If your Mom didnt teach you that life isnt fair, you will probably never grasp the intrinsic fact that human beings, by design, are not equal.)”
I remember waaaaay back in elementary school, if you were caught with a piece of candy or gum, the teacher asked if you brought enough for everyone. If you didn’t, you had to throw yours away, because why should you have some if everyone else can’t? I was suspicious of that methodology even then. These are the fruits of that methodology.
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