Thursday, April 16, 2009

On The Media's Subservience To Republican Talking Points

Robert Parry, on the despicable meme of the liberal media, via Alternet.

Teabagging Demagogues

In last night's "Countdown", Olbermann nails the obnoxious hypocrisy of the organizers of the "FNC Tax Day Tea Parties".

As handfuls of sheep [...] are herded into made for TV protests of taxation with representation, the US Public Interest Research Group has now analyzed a Senate report from last year that showed just how much we lose as a nation in tax revenues hidden by corporations in places like the Cayman Islands. The opportunities to do so growing immeasurably under the Bush administration.

The total figure is up to 800 billion dollars a year. But U.S. has now figured it out state by state. Texas would be losing eight billion a year, eight billion its ordinary citizens have to pay in taxes. So is New York State at that amount. Residents of California have to make up 11 billion lost to tax dodge island. The District of Columbia, 713 million. Even Alaska—Alaska, 174 million that Alaskans have to pay because Alaskan corporations do not.

So where are your tea bag protests about that? Where is the Fox out of business network on this corporate piracy? Where is Neil Cavuto explaining to the simpletons in Sacramento that they‘re getting ripped off by international outfits like News Corp? Where is captain tea bag himself, Glenn Beck? Why don‘t you take credit for this idea from someone else? Get up there and weep about U.S. corporations making us, all of us, rich and poor, pay 100 billion dollars of their taxes so we get the privilege of getting to buy their products and bail out their failures?

Get up there and do that, and I‘ll march with you. Until then, you‘re just a bunch of greedy, water carrying corporate slave hypocrites defending the rich against the poor.

Anything to say in your defense, you teabagging morons?
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