Straight out of the bastard heart of too hot, too stupid Louisiana, comes the fart-echo of segregationist rhetoric we’ve come to expect from its meandering weedy son, Swamp Tater Yarborough.
He’s taken to the pages of The Roxboro
Ragpicker’s Griftsheet Courier Times again to recommence his war against the NAACP, or as it will be referred to in the history books, every third issue of the paper until he got his ass whupped in the general election.
Supplementing his strategy of reaching back to the good old days of the Night Riders and “the canker suppuration of defeat*”, Swamp Tater does his best Nathan Bedford Forrest+ Ayn Rand= Ronald Reagan wowing the dead Nazis at Bitburg Cemetery.
He’s at least discovered the virtue of brevity, if not of intellect, so as cross burnings go, it’s not much more of a flame than your average drinky Hyco Lake barbecue. It’s an earnest effort to combine equal parts greed and racism and transmute shit into gold, but it fails because it’s a Republican talking about money, and the last time we let Republicans handle the money, we had to kiss four to six trillion dollars’ ass goodbye.
So go ahead, Tater, tell us why you think we can’t have nice things. Show us those tits!
‘More and better jobs come with more and better businesses’
To the editor:
In the Wednesday, July 2 edition, the NAACP advocated that if the tax cut on the “wealthy” were repealed then there would be plenty of money for social welfare programs.
We’ll try and decipher this Louisianglish for you as painlessly as possible, even though it’s a little hard to get past “advocated that…” It comes from the Cajun “Avoir votre avocat parler à la mienne. Je dois lui payer le cul trop autant qu’il est.”
“I’m paying my lawyer out the ass to sit on his all day. You might as well have yours call mine.”
The tax cut for the “wealthy” is actually a tax cut on businesses and made North Carolina competitive with Virginia and South Carolina in taxing businesses.
The tax cut on Art Pope was actually a tax cut on Family Dollar, which is why Family Dollar is being sold for pennies on the dollar to whatever schmuck wants to own a few dozen warehouses full of cheap Chinese shit. Note the phrase “Competitive with Virginia and South Carolina” What’s this? The Winston Cup of cousinfucking?
North Carolina had some of the highest taxes on businesses in the south.
North Carolina also had one of the highest unemployment rates in the whole nation.
Since the tax cut on businesses, North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped at one of the fastest rates in the nation and North Carolina is a top-five business location.
The Bush recession, instigated partly by tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans, partly because a disastrous pair of wars, a lack of a regulated banking and housing sector, and Bush’s “Super Deal!” of “innovative financial instruments” was a real kick in the balls, alright. Obama’s dug us out despite all that, in the face of slobbering Neoconfederate teamonkey opposition. Take your “stupid hat” off.
North Carolina will be a top 5 business location until the Republicans finish dismantling the State University system that Democrats built.
While the tax cut is not the only thing that the Republicans have done to help businesses, it is a very important part of the economic improvement.
I’ll just let David Stockman, the director of the Reagan Administration’s Office of Management and Budget discuss the effect of your beloved trickle down bullshit:
IF there were such a thing as Chapter 11 for politicians, the Republican push to extend the unaffordable Bush tax cuts would amount to a bankruptcy filing. The nation’s public debt — if honestly reckoned to include municipal bonds and the $7 trillion of new deficits baked into the cake through 2015 — will soon reach $18 trillion. That’s a Greece-scale 120 percent of gross domestic product, and fairly screams out for austerity and sacrifice. It is therefore unseemly for the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, to insist that the nation’s wealthiest taxpayers be spared even a three-percentage-point rate increase.
More fundamentally, Mr. McConnell’s stand puts the lie to the Republican pretense that its new monetarist and supply-side doctrines are rooted in its traditional financial philosophy. Republicans used to believe that prosperity depended upon the regular balancing of accounts — in government, in international trade, on the ledgers of central banks and in the financial affairs of private households and businesses, too. But the new catechism, as practiced by Republican policymakers for decades now, has amounted to little more than money printing and deficit finance — vulgar Keynesianism robed in the ideological vestments of the prosperous classes.
What Stockman is saying, is he, too, has finally realized the only way Republicans know how to get money is to be born into it, steal it or marry it, or some combination of the three.
We all want to help people who are suffering through hard times and I believe that the best way to help the most of them is with more and better jobs.
You don’t help people suffering through hard times with racist political posturing, or by handing public monies to your relatives, or going on a bender and driving anything, real or metaphorical, into a ditch.
More and better jobs come with more and better businesses.
Which the Democrats have brought, and always will. A vote for a Republican is a vote for widespread poverty. Always has been.
LARRY “Swamp Tater” YARBOROUGH
New Orleans, LA
*William Faulkner, on why the Gulf states inherently suck ass.