Rudy G: $250k+ people are “struggling”, ignores tent cities and class war. I say “Eat the Rich”

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Exemption for Eating the Rich will be allowed for those who earn abovve $250,000k on proof of empathy.

Fact 1 – Rudy 9/11,9/11,9/11 Guiliani says a massive wealth transfer from “rich to poor” is taking place and that people who earn $250,000 + are “really struggling”. He also hopes health care reform fails.

GIULIANI: We already have major distribution of wealth going on in this country. … Redistribution of wealth, from rich to poor. The rich pay – the so-called rich. We’re talking about $250,000 or more in New York City. I know this is hard for people to understand. These people sometimes are two-earner families. They’re really struggling

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So, Rudy G declares more class war.

   My suggestion: Eat the rich.

   The fact is, the Wealthy Corporatists hate spending because it leads to taxes, which they can easily afford, but never mind that. I got mine, you can go fuck yourself. That seems to be the GOP plan, and it has been for the last 90 years.

   They don’t want health care reform, or anything at all, since they can afford it, so why can’t you.

   They have NO IDEA what real Struggling is.

   Go cry me a fucking river banker boy. You want to see struggling? It ain’t paying more for first class, it ain’t having your taxes go up 3%, it ain’t having the taxpayers pay for your bailout bonus. It is living in a tent under a bridge.

   Jeeves! Get me my tiny violin!

Fact 2: Tent cities growing at alarming rate. Rich get richer, poor still getting poorer.

   Of course, none of these people and many others can not afford health care. Doomed to watch themselves and their loved ones fall sick with no social safety net, this is what suffering really looks like.

This is footage shot in New york City on during a Tent City Action organized by Picture the Homeless on 7/23/09, at 115th St. between Fifth and Madison, NYC. Of course, Rudy Guiliani can’t see this from the penthouse overlooking Central Park that his type are used to.

More from Picture The Homeless

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Guiliani endorsed Multi Billionaire who is the 6th wealthiest person in America, has proposed a plan to address New York Cities homeless. The plan is to fly the homeless out of the New York City to anywhere else.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city.  

    It’s part of a Bloomberg administration program to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, ,which costs $36,000 a

year per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in.

   The city employs a travel agency for domestic travel and the Department of Homeless Services handles international travel.

   City officials say there are no limits on where a family can be sent and families can reject the offer.

   Families have been sent to 24 states and five continents, mostly to Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

   City officials say none of the relocated families have returned to city shelters.

   That is what struggling looks like.

   This tragedy is not confined to New york City. Tent Cities exist everywhere. In Sacremento, California, the tragedy has reached a critical mass. My hat tip goes out to Mayor Kevin Johnson, who’s ability on the NBA basketball court is dwarfed by his heart and political acumen.

   This should be your next Governor of California, people.

   I can not begin to diary all of the stories of tent cities. Suffice it to say that many of these stories go untold, sadly, as many of these individuals and families struggle and are heard from by no one. Many people would rather ignore how bad this has gotten. Connecticut, Seattle, Nashville, Ohio, Michigan, everywhere. People are struggling, and not the “I make more than $250,000 woe is me” type of struggling.

   So, what about those struggling families earning over $250,000 a year? How does their stuggling compare to say, everyone else?

Fact 3 – The real transfer of wealth has been from poor to rich. For the last 40 + years. In fact, it’s never been a better time to be filthy rich.

As you can see in the graph below, many people live in poverty compared to the few wealthy. Mind you, this graph does not include the Capitalist class of the top 2%

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    This next graph shows how income has grown by percentiles over the last few years. Notice anything?

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   That’s right. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

   If this is your first time, welcome to Class War 101.

   So, there is your evidence. The few rich keep getting richer, the poor stay poor, and lose their home and get shit, while the bonuses go up and up. The great transfer of wealth has obviously been from poor to rich, but for the greedy, enough is never enough.

   Of course, the money trolls cry about bailouts but don’t say anything about soaring CEO salaries or bonuses given out by bailed out TBTF vampire banks that dwarf their profits.

   But, as for the vast majority of Americans who do not suffer the burden of earning over $250,000 a year, their suffering can not be measured against the suffering of the wealthy who must do without that second bottle of champagne. The suffering of the wealthy person who can’t take that next vacation this year means nothing nothing compared to the suffering of a family that must choice between a home or a check up for their kids.

   To even insinuate the equivalency of the two is an insult to every American who wasn’t born burdened under a wealthy householld where the silver spoon is waiting and the best opportunities money can buy.

   I wish we were getting a single payer plan that would cover all Americans no matter what their social standing, but, realistically, we must fight for our lives for a robust public option. It is literally a matter of life or death.

   So while millionaire Hannity and Rudy 9/11,9/11,9/11 sneer down from their penthouse view, they should know that the class war is brewing below them. If they were smart or empathetic they would have compassion, because soon eat the rich will start sounding like a better idea than to be eaten by them.

   But don’t tell the people in First Class that. They wouldn’t understand.  

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  1. and I’m sick of their complaining.

    Eat the Rich

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    • Robyn on August 2, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I’m on a fatcat-free diet.

    • Inky99 on August 2, 2009 at 4:52 am

    it would have been unimaginable for someone to say something so blatantly, insultingly, classist.

    Now it’s just normal.

    Thanks to the Reaganites and the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Republican” the last 30 years or so, people just sorta accept this bullshit.

    This really needs to change, and in a way that these people will remember.

    • Inky99 on August 2, 2009 at 4:53 am

    George Carlin said it quite well:

    “”Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice . . . you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying . . . lobbying, to get what they want . . . Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want . . . they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that . . . that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers . . . Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fuckin’ retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it . . . they’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fuckin’ place. It’s a big club and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in The big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people . . . white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means . . . continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you . . . they don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you at all . . . at all . . . at all, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it…”

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