Thursday, February 06, 2014

Why do you hate freedom, teabaggers?

The Federalist: "Unemployment is freedom" and "How Obamacare hurts the poor: Encouraging dependency and discouraging work."

DC Trawler: "Obamacare will give people more time with their families. Why do you hate families?"

WSJ: "American IdleWork was supposed to be liberating. Now nonwork is."


Anonymous said...

"Heh, pivot."

???????? said...

From April 2012:

Mitt Romney says, “My wife has the occasion, as you know, to campaign on her own and also with me. And she reports to me regularly that the issue women care about most is the economy.”

Democratic adviser Hilary Rosen says, "Guess what? His wife has never worked a day in her life."

Ann Romney tweets, "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work." She also says, "Mitt said to me more times than you would imagine, 'Ann, your job is more important than mine … your job is a forever job that is going to bring forever happiness.' "

Running mate Paul Ryan says, "Ann Romney has been robbed of the dignity of work. She is one of too many able-bodied people lulled into lives of dependency and complacency, that drains them of their will and their incentive to make the most of their lives. We need to get Ann on to a life of self-sufficiency."

PUZZLE QUIZ MYSTERY TIME: Which of the above quotes "from April 2012" is really a quote from 2014, but with one small change?

Eric said...

Ann Romney was collecting health care subsidies?

No wonder the rich keep gettin' richer.

!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

The Romneys don't collect taxpayer subsidies. The Romneys don't. The Romneys. Ann and Mitt. No redistributed wealth for Ann and Mitt Romney. Not them.

Anonymous said...

"Dependency for thee, but not for me."

Listening to politicians like Paul Ryan talk with a straight face about the "dignity of work" is like getting relationship advice from Rihanna. 239 days of vacation in 2013. How does he stand the strain?

Eric said...

Yeah, right, Paul Ryan is the slacker.

Can you name a single job Obama has ever held that doesn't involve flapping his gums?

Anonymous said...

Those flappy gums certainly blew Paul Ryan and his shrunken rep back to the House.

The House, now that's a sweet gig. 126 workdays or partial workdays last year. That's not even 8 months off! With just over one law enacted per week. (No arrow shaft tax laws this year, though. But now that Ryan's settled, he has the next 15 years to sponsor a second bill into law and double his career total.)

113 Congressional workdays have been scheduled for 2014, because it's inhuman to keep up a pace like that. Oh, sorry, you were saying something about Mr. Tries Real Hard Obama giving speeches and attending fundraisers?

Eric said...

And with all that time off, Paul Ryan was able to produce a budget. That thing that keeps the government running.

The Senate and Obama? Not so much.

Democrats oppose Prosperity said...

Ryan produces a lot of D.O.A. bills that go nowhere. In 15 years of public service, it's kind of his thing. At least arrow shafts are reasonably priced.

Still, it's galling that the Senate and Obama didn't roll over and appreciate all the hard work Ryan put into his budget. So what if the numbers didn't add up? It had a title!