Stephen Colbert DESTROYS GOP's "class warfare" argument!

Stephen Colbert DESTROYS GOP's "class warfare" argument!

Post by Karolina Dean...It's alright we told you what to drea » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:41:45


Brilliant segment from Stephen Colbert last night that just laid waste
to all the Republican cries of "class warfare" with Obama's plan to
raise taxes on millionaires, with Stephen providing his own unique
solution to the problem.

And demonizing the wealthy is not what our economy needs.  Just ask
GOP economist guru Paul Ryan.
REP. PAUL RYAN, R-WI (9/18/2011): If you tax something more, Chris,
you get less of it.  If you tax job creators more, you get less job
creation.
Yes, job creators like me need low taxes so we can continue to create
jobs.  Just look at history.  In 1995, the effective tax rate paid by
millionaires was 30.4%.  By 2009, it had dropped to 22.4%.  And over
that same period, unemployment plummeted from 5.6% all the way down to
9.3%.

But folks, I promise, there is more jobs coming.  Just be patient.  We
job creators are like a slot machine.  If you just keep pumping in tax
cuts, eventually we're gonna pay off.  You can't quit now, you've got
us all warmed up.

But the most frightening aspect of Obama's plan is that it might be
popular.  A recent CNN poll shows that 63% of people think taxes
should be raised on high-income Americans and corporations.  That is
ridiculous!  If we raise taxes on corporations, what incentive will
they have to make money, other than the fact that it's the sole reason
they exist?

....

Folks, if we don't find someone to pay the government's tab soon,
Congress may get desperate enough to do the unthinkable: what the
majority wants.  (Bacon On Everything!)  Fortunately, the Republicans
have another way.

JOHN BOEHNER (7/11/2011): ... let's grow the economy and create jobs,
broaden the tax base ...
REP. PAUL RYAN, R-WI (4/3/2011): We need to lower tax rates for
corporations and individuals, and broaden the tax base.

JON HUNTSMAN (9/8/2011): ... we've got to broaden the base ...

MICHELE BACHMANN (7/19/2011): We need to broaden the base so that
everybody pays something, even if it's a dollar.

Yes, we need to broaden the base.  Right now, our economy is balanced
on such a tiny base, that every time Wall Street pours our money into
an elaborate scheme based on the inability of poor people to pay their
mortgages, it collapses!  (Jenga-nomics)

So, the question is, folks, how do we broaden it?  (Take It To The
Cheesecake Factory)  Well, luckily, America is sitting on vast fields
of untapped revenue.

RICK PERRY (8/13/2011): We're dismayed at the injustice that nearly
half of all Americans don't even pay any income tax.
MITT ROMNEY (8/11/2011): Half the people in this country pay no income
tax

MICHELE BACHMANN (7/19/2011): 47% pay nothing ... Everyone should pay
something because we all benefit.

Michele Bachmann is right.  Everyone needs to contribute, because we
all benefit from the government programs she has promised to eliminate
on Day 1.  (Day 2: Blink)

So, just how do these freeloaders dodge federal income taxes?  Well,
it turns out half of them don't pay simply because they make less than
$20,000 a year.  That's right.  They are living the good life in their
cushy jobs as fry cooks, Walmart greeters, and slaughterhouse floor
grate de-brainers.  "Oh look at me, I have my own apron!"

And before you cry for the poor, remember, 90% of soup kitchens
reported increased demand over the last year.  That's right.  The so-
called "poor" have special kitchens just for soup!  So save your
tears, folks.  (Makes Excellent Soup Stock)

And it's not just low-income workers, because over 20% of these Mooch-
Americans are elderly people enjoying tax-free Social Security
benefits, money they use to fuel their decadent lifestyles sitting
around the house taking *** all day.  (Getting Their Plavix On!)

And I believe that we cannot stop at the elderly and the working
poor.  We must also tax everyone who's found the ultimate loophole in
our income tax code: having no income.  Just because you're one of the
16.6 million unemployed Americans doesn't mean you can't pull your
weight.  That's why God gave you two kidneys.  (Cry Me A Liver)

And those who say, oh you're going to tax the poor to death, I say
death is no excuse for not paying their share.  (Can't Worm Your Way
Out Of It)  I mean, just think of these lazy bones lying on their
backs all day in their fancy satin boxes.  Hey, I don't know about
you, but my bed doesn't have a lid.  (But Does Have Racecar Wheels)

So folks, let's not just broaden the tax base.  I say, we need to
deepen the tax base.  And let's force these Cadaverican-Americans to
pay, in the forms of rings, watches, and whatever else we can pry from
their cold dead hands.  (Leave The Guns!)  That is not grave robbing.
It's grave sharing.  Because to solve the deficit, we have no choice
but to tax the working poor, the non-working poor, and the non-living
poor.  Otherwise we might have to consider raising taxes on the
wealthy.  (Over Their Dead Bodies)

And that's the W?rd.  We'll be right back.

 
 
 

Stephen Colbert DESTROYS GOP's "class warfare" argument!

Post by trijcom » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 06:09:25

On Sep 21, 2:41?pm, "Karolina Dean...It's alright we told you what to

Quote:

> Brilliant segment from Stephen Colbert last night that just laid waste
> to all the Republican cries of "class warfare" with Obama's plan to
> raise taxes on millionaires, with Stephen providing his own unique
> solution to the problem.

> And demonizing the wealthy is not what our economy needs. ?Just ask
> GOP economist guru Paul Ryan.
> REP. PAUL RYAN, R-WI (9/18/2011): If you tax something more, Chris,
> you get less of it. ?If you tax job creators more, you get less job
> creation.
> Yes, job creators like me need low taxes so we can continue to create
> jobs. ?Just look at history. ?In 1995, the effective tax rate paid by
> millionaires was 30.4%. ?By 2009, it had dropped to 22.4%. ?And over
> that same period, unemployment plummeted from 5.6% all the way down to
> 9.3%.

> But folks, I promise, there is more jobs coming. ?Just be patient. ?We
> job creators are like a slot machine. ?If you just keep pumping in tax
> cuts, eventually we're gonna pay off. ?You can't quit now, you've got
> us all warmed up.

> But the most frightening aspect of Obama's plan is that it might be
> popular. ?A recent CNN poll shows that 63% of people think taxes
> should be raised on high-income Americans and corporations. ?That is
> ridiculous! ?If we raise taxes on corporations, what incentive will
> they have to make money, other than the fact that it's the sole reason
> they exist?

> ....

> Folks, if we don't find someone to pay the government's tab soon,
> Congress may get desperate enough to do the unthinkable: what the
> majority wants. ?(Bacon On Everything!) ?Fortunately, the Republicans
> have another way.

> JOHN BOEHNER (7/11/2011): ... let's grow the economy and create jobs,
> broaden the tax base ...
> REP. PAUL RYAN, R-WI (4/3/2011): We need to lower tax rates for
> corporations and individuals, and broaden the tax base.

> JON HUNTSMAN (9/8/2011): ... we've got to broaden the base ...

> MICHELE BACHMANN (7/19/2011): We need to broaden the base so that
> everybody pays something, even if it's a dollar.

> Yes, we need to broaden the base. ?Right now, our economy is balanced
> on such a tiny base, that every time Wall Street pours our money into
> an elaborate scheme based on the inability of poor people to pay their
> mortgages, it collapses! ?(Jenga-nomics)

> So, the question is, folks, how do we broaden it? ?(Take It To The
> Cheesecake Factory) ?Well, luckily, America is sitting on vast fields
> of untapped revenue.

> RICK PERRY (8/13/2011): We're dismayed at the injustice that nearly
> half of all Americans don't even pay any income tax.
> MITT ROMNEY (8/11/2011): Half the people in this country pay no income
> tax

> MICHELE BACHMANN (7/19/2011): 47% pay nothing ... Everyone should pay
> something because we all benefit.

> Michele Bachmann is right. ?Everyone needs to contribute, because we
> all benefit from the government programs she has promised to eliminate
> on Day 1. ?(Day 2: Blink)

> So, just how do these freeloaders dodge federal income taxes? ?Well,
> it turns out half of them don't pay simply because they make less than
> $20,000 a year. ?That's right. ?They are living the good life in their
> cushy jobs as fry cooks, Walmart greeters, and slaughterhouse floor
> grate de-brainers. ?"Oh look at me, I have my own apron!"

> And before you cry for the poor, remember, 90% of soup kitchens
> reported increased demand over the last year. ?That's right. ?The so-
> called "poor" have special kitchens just for soup! ?So save your
> tears, folks. ?(Makes Excellent Soup Stock)

> And it's not just low-income workers, because over 20% of these Mooch-
> Americans are elderly people enjoying tax-free Social Security
> benefits, money they use to fuel their decadent lifestyles sitting
> around the house taking *** all day. ?(Getting Their Plavix On!)

> And I believe that we cannot stop at the elderly and the working
> poor. ?We must also tax everyone who's found the ultimate loophole in
> our income tax code: having no income. ?Just because you're one of the
> 16.6 million unemployed Americans doesn't mean you can't pull your
> weight. ?That's why God gave you two kidneys. ?(Cry Me A Liver)

> And those who say, oh you're going to tax the poor to death, I say
> death is no excuse for not paying their share. ?(Can't Worm Your Way
> Out Of It) ?I mean, just think of these lazy bones lying on their
> backs all day in their fancy satin boxes. ?Hey, I don't know about
> you, but my bed doesn't have a lid. ?(But Does Have Racecar Wheels)

> So folks, let's not just broaden the tax base. ?I say, we need to
> deepen the tax base. ?And let's force these Cadaverican-Americans to
> pay, in the forms of rings, watches, and whatever else we can pry from
> their cold dead hands. ?(Leave The Guns!) ?That is not grave robbing.
> It's grave sharing. ?Because to solve the deficit, we have no choice
> but to tax the working poor, the non-working poor, and the non-living
> poor. ?Otherwise we might have to consider raising taxes on the
> wealthy. ?(Over Their Dead Bodies)

> And that's the W?rd. ?We'll be right back.

This guy is a comedian, got it? And he's definitely no Will Rogers.
Fact is, job creators are concerned and are pulling back. All Obama
does is talk about taxes, be it for a debt ceiling deal or a faux jobs
program. If you want job creation, you don't want to punish the hand
that feeds you. It's that simple -- laugh track or no.

 
 
 

Stephen Colbert DESTROYS GOP's "class warfare" argument!

Post by Jaso » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 06:20:50


Quote:
> On Sep 21, 2:41?pm, "Karolina Dean...It's alright we told you what to


> > Brilliant segment from Stephen Colbert last night that just laid waste
> > to all the Republican cries of "class warfare" with Obama's plan to
> > raise taxes on millionaires, with Stephen providing his own unique
> > solution to the problem.

> > And demonizing the wealthy is not what our economy needs. ?Just ask
> > GOP economist guru Paul Ryan.
> > REP. PAUL RYAN, R-WI (9/18/2011): If you tax something more, Chris,
> > you get less of it. ?If you tax job creators more, you get less job
> > creation.
> > Yes, job creators like me need low taxes so we can continue to create
> > jobs. ?Just look at history. ?In 1995, the effective tax rate paid by
> > millionaires was 30.4%. ?By 2009, it had dropped to 22.4%. ?And over
> > that same period, unemployment plummeted from 5.6% all the way down to
> > 9.3%.

> > But folks, I promise, there is more jobs coming. ?Just be patient. ?We
> > job creators are like a slot machine. ?If you just keep pumping in tax
> > cuts, eventually we're gonna pay off. ?You can't quit now, you've got
> > us all warmed up.

> > But the most frightening aspect of Obama's plan is that it might be
> > popular. ?A recent CNN poll shows that 63% of people think taxes
> > should be raised on high-income Americans and corporations. ?That is
> > ridiculous! ?If we raise taxes on corporations, what incentive will
> > they have to make money, other than the fact that it's the sole reason
> > they exist?

> > ....

> > Folks, if we don't find someone to pay the government's tab soon,
> > Congress may get desperate enough to do the unthinkable: what the
> > majority wants. ?(Bacon On Everything!) ?Fortunately, the Republicans
> > have another way.

> > JOHN BOEHNER (7/11/2011): ... let's grow the economy and create jobs,
> > broaden the tax base ...
> > REP. PAUL RYAN, R-WI (4/3/2011): We need to lower tax rates for
> > corporations and individuals, and broaden the tax base.

> > JON HUNTSMAN (9/8/2011): ... we've got to broaden the base ...

> > MICHELE BACHMANN (7/19/2011): We need to broaden the base so that
> > everybody pays something, even if it's a dollar.

> > Yes, we need to broaden the base. ?Right now, our economy is balanced
> > on such a tiny base, that every time Wall Street pours our money into
> > an elaborate scheme based on the inability of poor people to pay their
> > mortgages, it collapses! ?(Jenga-nomics)

> > So, the question is, folks, how do we broaden it? ?(Take It To The
> > Cheesecake Factory) ?Well, luckily, America is sitting on vast fields
> > of untapped revenue.

> > RICK PERRY (8/13/2011): We're dismayed at the injustice that nearly
> > half of all Americans don't even pay any income tax.
> > MITT ROMNEY (8/11/2011): Half the people in this country pay no income
> > tax

> > MICHELE BACHMANN (7/19/2011): 47% pay nothing ... Everyone should pay
> > something because we all benefit.

> > Michele Bachmann is right. ?Everyone needs to contribute, because we
> > all benefit from the government programs she has promised to eliminate
> > on Day 1. ?(Day 2: Blink)

> > So, just how do these freeloaders dodge federal income taxes? ?Well,
> > it turns out half of them don't pay simply because they make less than
> > $20,000 a year. ?That's right. ?They are living the good life in their
> > cushy jobs as fry cooks, Walmart greeters, and slaughterhouse floor
> > grate de-brainers. ?"Oh look at me, I have my own apron!"

> > And before you cry for the poor, remember, 90% of soup kitchens
> > reported increased demand over the last year. ?That's right. ?The so-
> > called "poor" have special kitchens just for soup! ?So save your
> > tears, folks. ?(Makes Excellent Soup Stock)

> > And it's not just low-income workers, because over 20% of these Mooch-
> > Americans are elderly people enjoying tax-free Social Security
> > benefits, money they use to fuel their decadent lifestyles sitting
> > around the house taking *** all day. ?(Getting Their Plavix On!)

> > And I believe that we cannot stop at the elderly and the working
> > poor. ?We must also tax everyone who's found the ultimate loophole in
> > our income tax code: having no income. ?Just because you're one of the
> > 16.6 million unemployed Americans doesn't mean you can't pull your
> > weight. ?That's why God gave you two kidneys. ?(Cry Me A Liver)

> > And those who say, oh you're going to tax the poor to death, I say
> > death is no excuse for not paying their share. ?(Can't Worm Your Way
> > Out Of It) ?I mean, just think of these lazy bones lying on their
> > backs all day in their fancy satin boxes. ?Hey, I don't know about
> > you, but my bed doesn't have a lid. ?(But Does Have Racecar Wheels)

> > So folks, let's not just broaden the tax base. ?I say, we need to
> > deepen the tax base. ?And let's force these Cadaverican-Americans to
> > pay, in the forms of rings, watches, and whatever else we can pry from
> > their cold dead hands. ?(Leave The Guns!) ?That is not grave robbing.
> > It's grave sharing. ?Because to solve the deficit, we have no choice
> > but to tax the working poor, the non-working poor, and the non-living
> > poor. ?Otherwise we might have to consider raising taxes on the
> > wealthy. ?(Over Their Dead Bodies)

> > And that's the W?rd. ?We'll be right back.

> This guy is a comedian, got it? And he's definitely no Will Rogers.
> Fact is, job creators are concerned and are pulling back. All Obama
> does is talk about taxes, be it for a debt ceiling deal or a faux jobs
> program. If you want job creation, you don't want to punish the hand
> that feeds you. It's that simple -- laugh track or no.- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -
>>sigh<<

There's got to be word for when you pile a scoop of Stupid on top of
existing, rock-solid Stupid. There's just gotta be.

Jason (Google Thesaurus = Jack Shit Usefulness)

 
 
 

Stephen Colbert DESTROYS GOP's "class warfare" argument!

Post by Freeze » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:11:25

If I don't reply to this Jason post, the terroists win.

Quote:
> There's got to be word for when you pile a scoop of Stupid on
> top of existing, rock-solid Stupid. There's just gotta be.

There is: Staunch Conservative.

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