Thursday, December 9, 2010

Unintended Consequences; or Poetic Injustice

This is a case of "be careful what you wish for, you just may get it."

Everyone has heard of the TEA Parties, the astroturf groups funded by the likes of the Koch brothers, who protest everything under the sun from taxes to spending to President Obama's skin color.

A good number of these people are older, 40% of them are over 55 years old. It spawned some derision and helped point out some of the hypocrisy of the Tea Partiers with the line about "Keep your hands off my Medicare."

As it turns out, the TEA-sponsored move of the nation's politics closer to fascism is already coming back to bite them in the wallet:
House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a second consecutive year without a cost-of-living increase.

President Barack Obama and Democrats have urged approval of the one-time payment, saying seniors barely getting by on their Social Security checks face undue hardships without the COLA increase.

But most Republicans contended that the nation couldn't afford the estimated $14 billion cost of the payment, and that the COLA freezes in 2010 and 2011 come after seniors received a significant boost in 2009.
As the very people that they supported in the elections throw them under the bus, expect their hypocritical cries of outrage on this in 3...2...1...


  1. " President Obama's skin color." That is not just a's a DAMN lie! And YOU know it!

  2. As are the accusations that it's astroturf, and funded by the Koch brothers, but hey, why let the facts get in the way of a good story?

  3. Nope...not a lie...nor a damn lie. Truth hurts. That's what happens when you don't stand up for what is right ALL of the time.

  4. Kate- If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is athousand pictures worth?

    Coop-Even the British know it's true.

    I know it's upsetting to have your reality shaken, but I do not lie.

  5. You (and others) can keep on saying it, but that doesn't make it true.

  6. And I suppose the video mentioned in the article is just our imagination too, right?

  7. Ever since these doofuses (the tp-ers) made their appearance on the "political" scene it has been obvious to many of us that they are no more than a bunch of tools being manipulated by the wealthy...and that, for the most part, they don't even know it themselves. Of course they're going to get thrown under the bus as it drives off into the sunset of the magical land of tax cuts. And they'll still probably be waiting around for their break