CBO finds that, between 1979 and 2007, income grew by:
- 275 percent for the top 1 percent of households,
- 65 percent for the next 19 percent,
- Just under 40 percent for the next 60 percent, and
- 18 percent for the bottom 20 percent.
No one should be surprised by the Republican response to the President's announcement that US troops are coming out of Iraq. Surprised -- no. Disgusted -- yes.
The GOP reaction to the President's withdrawal announcement provides further proof that the GOP is a collection of hypocritical scumbags -- as if there were any doubt.
President Obama announced that all US troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year.
The rightwing lie machine and every single GOP asshole who can find a microphone or a keyboard is denouncing this move.
What a load of rightwing crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's consider three points.
POINT #1. We have accomplished everything George Bush set out to accomplish.
Bush told us we were going to war in Iraq for three reasons:
(1) Depose Saddam Hussein. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
(2) Find and destroy Iraq's WMD. NONE THERE; MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
(3) Break Iraq's support for terrorists. NO SUCH SUPPORT; MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Thus, we have accomplished everything we set out to accomplish.
POINT #2. But -- but -- but -- the Republicans whine -- Iraq is beset with ethnic violence, internal dissension, unstable politics, dangerous neighbors, and myriad other problems.
Here's a newsflash for you: True, however, WE CAN'T SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS. Only the Iraqis can fix this.
POINT #3. If this announcement were made by President McCain, or, God help us, by President Sarah Failin', every rightwinger in the nation would be lining up on the National Mall to kiss his ass and tell the world what a Great Statesman he is. They are pissing and moaning ONLY because this was done by a Democratic president.
Here ends the lesson.