Mar 14, 2015

Nuns & The Pope Fight Back Against GOP Tyranny Towards The Poor




"Let the record show that on January 16, 2012, the good people of South Carolina booed the Golden Rule." ― Jon Stewart... 


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Pope Francis: Capitalism is “a new tyranny”: "The culture of prosperity deadens us," the pope writes in a document laying out the platform for his papacy

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.
In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.

A week after Pope Francis released his first papal exhortation, the innocuously named “Joy of the Gospel,” it is still causing ruptures. Rush Limbaugh dismissed it as “pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope.” At least one Roman Catholic group demanded that Limbaughapologize and retract his remarks, but that seems unlikely. And meanwhile, some conservative economic commentators, while stopping short of echoing Limbaugh’s words, have accused the Pope of misrepresenting global capitalism, and ignoring its role in wealth creation.

Note: Fox News/New Repubs talk of percentages for the minority group they protect (very rich guys/Koch brothers) but numerical figures with examples of piles of money when attacking majority interests (too make "we the people" seem like the problem rather than a few fat cats).


A. "We gotta start somewhere... that's a million dollars (that we could save)" - in contrast to the 700 billion we could save to reduce the deficit from the rich and unfairly untaxed - i.e. They start with the assumption that this is the only way, so dumb uneducated people who are in love with the anchors, buy it.

B . From fox news: Dont tax the rich but 'broaden the tax base'. Or in other words, don't inconvenience me with a 2% tax increase, make the poor suffer by increasing their tax burden.

C. Taxing the majority (poor) instead of taxing the minority (super rich by comparison) this is the very definition of despotism.

D. Heritage institute (Koch Brother funded) are trying to create the image of poor being wealthy cause they have normal second world amenities, it's not even first world anymore! (i.e. this will lower standard of living in the USA even further).

E. Demonizing (ex. irresponsible animals) the part of society that is suffering from the excess and scamming of certain individuals on wall street etc.

IMPORTANT: The other term for "trickle down economics" is "supply side economics, i.e. as Fox Business explains helping the big business with making products (supply) will eventually lead to growth (i.e. it will trickle down to the masses)... so far it has led to the largest inequality ratios in the United States EVER and completely defies what democracy is all about:

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