Standards for Poors?

February 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm 9 comments

I have a way cool diversion for any of the four of you not idling away this New Great Depression by spending your days panhandling for pennies or standing in bread lines: POLI-TOPO PAUPER FUN!!

The clever tallymasters over at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law have added up the way every member of Congress voted on every bill that had anything to do in even the mostest remotest of ways with fighting that little nuisance we call daily life poverty.
::: NEATO! :::

Unfortunately, a quick check of the Sunshine State reveals some not-so-sunny news for our state’s hobo and vagabond collective: More than half of the richies repping them in Congress have consistently voted against pretty much any and all measures that might have meant any kind of meaningful movement on the povery front.
::: Take note, freeloaders!! :::

Tramps and beggars in my home state of Alabama faired slightly better – they at least had actual Republican-type personages who occasionally threw a Yes vote behind legislation for the poors.
::: Mike Rogers — you ol’ switch-hitter you!! :::

And what about your state??

As you watch your bank account sink further into the red – would you like to know just how little you can expect from your own lawmakers ?

Well this is your lucky day then, you needy bastards!
Just click here to rate your state!

Now go get a job, ya bums!

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Oh what a tangled web! Ewwww pig … souie!


  • 1. Emma  |  February 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Great blog will read more when I have time! xx

  • 2. writechicpress  |  February 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    She’s awesome, Emma.

    Man, Wyoming really hates on some po’ folk.

  • 3. lifeisacookie  |  February 20, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I know! some of those states are insane!

  • 4. despicable  |  February 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Nothing lasts forever. When a political party is no longer relevant and is out of step with what exists in the present and insists on re-living the no longer existing past, …that political party is destined to be viewed as a dead man walking.
    The Republican party is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, it is out of touch with 21st century america and consequently has become an obstical in america’s progress toward a progressive and enlightened future. Under the Bush years the republicans were a thorn in the side of the entire world, and the world reacted with a sigh of relief, and hope for the future when the republicans were defeated in their attempt to hold on to the reins of power.
    The political center is in the process of shifting away from all what existed in our no longer relevant past and is moving toward a more relevant present by adopting measures that favor the general public and are opposing measures that tend to favor the special interests of the rich and mighty.
    It is my opinion that the Obama administration and the democratic party will attempt to compromise with much of what occured in the past, so as to become a more relevant centrist american political party. With the passage of time the republican right wing political party will go out of existence and the present day democratic party will replace the republican party as being the new representative of the party that represents the recent traditional past. That particular change will give rise to a new main- streame political party that will represent the moving away from the no longer relevant traditions of the past and toward a new more relevant left wing progressive future.
    History has shown that you cannot stop progress, and progress has always been the movment of the masses of people to the left of the political spectrum.

  • 5. lifeisacookie  |  February 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    a hybrid … yes!

  • 6. curious  |  February 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    what the heck did despicable say besides a bunch of slobbering nothing? the dumb ass kid from fl that slobbered all over odrama durring the town hall meeting made more sense than you.

  • 7. lifeisacookie  |  February 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Nah — he made pretty good sense. But I’ll agree it’s a concept that most Americans simply aren’t ready for — we’re too entrenched in the (outplayed) idea of a two-party system. But I do agree that there is merit in a hybrid philosophy.

    Good to see you Big C — where the heckya been?

  • 8. curious  |  February 23, 2009 at 1:22 am

    a 2 party system is the reason we still exist.

    it’s a free market economy and when one company fails, a new one always takes it’s place to meed the demands of the consumer. socialism never works. for every dollar gov’t hands out, they have to take a dollar from someone else.

    and why do irresponsible borrowers get a break on their mortgage while i continue to pay mine on time and get crapped on by the gov’t? let them go under and the market will correct itself.

    this bailout is nothing more than odrama paying off his constituents for their votes. if you take away everything the successful earn, who are you going to turn to for revenue? you can give the lazy welfare trash a million dollars and they will be broke in 5 years. let smart successful people keep their million dollars and they turn it into more jobs and everybody wins.

    i guess despicable keeps a paperback copy of ‘the communist manifesto’ at his bedside. can’t say i’m suprised.

    hey cookie, i was back home checking out a contract job and visiting my folks this weekend. i even went through chicken town (auburn) and to cotton’s bbq up near lake martin. picked a little music with my old band in montgomery too.

  • 9. lifeisacookie  |  February 23, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I’m not talking about socialism. I’m talking about a hybrid political system.
    And, while I’ll disagree about new businesses springing up to meet consumer demand in all cases because recent history is proving that to be untrue – I will say that providing assistance to home owners and other borrowers benefits everyone in the long run.
    If we don’t help them now, their property fails, which sinks ours even further and prevents us from being able to tap any equity we may have in our property or sell if we have to for a job move or other reason.
    It’s not one-for-one – that’s what fucked us so far. It’s one-for-all. It kind of has to be now.
    I know you’ll disagree but really — we can’t continue on the same path. It’s sure death.

    Ooo — Lake Martin — my dad’s got a fishing place there, near Airplane Sloo. Nice fishing in that lake – especially if they’re running water 🙂

This is the shit you bitches are reading

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