Gretchen Carlsson, village idiot of Fox and Friends, attempting to explain why the poor in America should pay even more in taxes, when they can barely pay their taxes now.
Can she just get off her high horse and her head out of her butt? Not everyone in America is a millionaire. Is she that censored and oblivious from real American reality?
People are losing their homes, struggling to pay their bills, having a hard time and wondering when the next time they eat is. And Retching and her delusional Fox News cohorts think that 47% of Americans don’t pay any taxes? They want the dirt poor to pay more?
What a bunch of greedy stuck-up bastards!
How about they switch places with the poor for a change? Then maybe they would start reporting the news the way it is actually happening.
I still can’t believe they’re bringing out that old chestnut of bullshit and asshattery. 47% of Americans don’t pay federal income tax… they pay federal payroll tax, on their income. Which is paid at the exact same rate, through a different channel. Also, Social Security taxes are disproportionately heavy on the 99%, since they are capped. So, when RNCResearch says that the average tax rate in America is 11%, they neglect to point out the extra 20% that I pay, and most of you pay, and that Mitt Romney only paid on $110,000 dollars, which cost him $13,652.40. In Mitt Romney terms, peanuts. Oh, and Medicare tax works the same way. So, here’s the truth to remember: Every statistic, fact, and figure that you hear from Fox News, Pew Research, or the Republican National Convention, has been doctored into a lie, spun into a lie, cherry-picked into a lie, or it started out as a completely fabricated lie.
“The Bible is fair gain in political debates as long as secular writings are. Do not try to shove your secularism down my throat and throw out the Bible. And yes, secularism is a religion.”
secularism: a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations.
It’s funny how a doctrine the rejects religion is a religion, isn’t that funny guys? Guys? Isn’t that funny~
Bible is fair game you say? Well let me just point you in the direction of this awesome post I just made on my other blog. Don’t want to click through? I’ll copy paste it for you:
Exodus 21:22-23 If an attack on a woman causes a miscarriage the attacker must pay a fine. If he causes serious damage to the mother it’s “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”. This indicates that a fetus does not have equal standing under God’s law.
Leviticus 27:6 Monetary values are assigned to lives according to age and gender. Lives under one month old have no value.
Numbers 3:15 Similarly states that infants under one month do not count as people in the census.
Numbers 5:21-21, 27-28 A potion given to the Israelites by God is used to determine paternity. If the father is not the husband, an abortion occurs. god clearly places no value on a fetus that is not the result of union between husband and wife.
Genesis 38:24 God’s law states that if a woman is pregnant and is to be executed there is to be no waiting for the fetus to be born. It is counted as part of the mother and she burned to death with it still in her womb.
Ezekiel 37:8-10 even defines “first breath” as the absolute beginning of life.
EDIT: I forgot Hosea 13:16 which is a prophecy about Samaria that says “their pregnant women ripped open”, so if you’re a Sinner your embryo/fetus means nothing in the eyes of God.
Oh, and actually, the bible is not fair game in Political debates as everyone doesn’t follow the same book. The Bible is no more a source for governing a nation of diverse people than the Qu’ran or The Book of Mormon
If you respected Jesus at all you would respect his feelings on the separation of Church and State:
“Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.” Mark 12:17
“Fair gain”? You mean “fair game”? For fuck’s sake. Furthermore, sorry, but science and objective findings are more valid than a two thousand year old book written by men and enforced by men. It’s hardly “shoving it down your throat” to say “hey, stuff done by scientists and ethicists and people without a religious agenda are probably going to come to better conclusions than A TWO-MILLENIUM-OLD BOOK!”