More Class Warfare Please

Oregon voters pass tax increasing measures by big margin

Oregon voters bucked decades of anti-tax and anti-Salem sentiment Tuesday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent further erosion of public schools and other state services.

The tax measures passed easily, with late returns showing a 54 percent to 46 percent ratio. Measure 66 raises taxes on households with taxable income above $250,000, and Measure 67 sets higher minimum taxes on corporations and increases the tax rate on upper-level profits.

This kind of thing needs more attention.  It’s true, after all, that some people are a drain on society.  And those people are called “fat cats”, draining the average citizen of their hard-earned dollars.  We’re long past due as a society to level the playing field.  It’s shocking how much more responsible Oregon is compared to their dysfunctional neighbors, California, where they require 2/3 majority in the state legislature to approve tax increases (making the senate filibuster rules seem sane by comparison).  Guess who bears the brunt there?

Then of course there is South Carolina, where the Lt. Governor recently said this:

My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better

You stay classy, South Carolina!

  • Madman

    Another brilliant Uilalizing. This is real, my friends. Probably half the country agrees with the SC Lt Gov. Think about that. A prominent HUD official said to me recently, that he didn’t think it was ‘fair’ that two elderly women, one who had worked and saved her whole life, and the other who hadn’t, but both got quality care in the local hospital when they got sick. Think about that. These people are fucking animals, in prominent positions in our government, and they have a disease that makes them sick in the head. Look, I’m fine with it if you have the means to pay for extra conveniences, but I don’t know how much longer I can live in a country that won’t provide basic care to all its citizens until they are bleeding to death in the emergency room.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    i’d like to punch every single one of those sons o bitches in the face.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

  • M.Uila

    Jimmy, you’re a star!

  • M.Uila

    Madman, I like that, “Uilaizing”. One day everyone will uilaize that they are living in a uilaity of my own making.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    I am truly trying to uilaize the significance of these numbers

  • A. Mander

    Yeah, not to go on a tangent but Bauer also said this, “Later in his speech, Bauer said, “I can show you a bar graph where free and reduced lunch has the worst test scores in the state of South Carolina,” adding, “You show me the school that has the highest free and reduced lunch, and I’ll show you the worst test scores, folks. It’s there, period.”

    How about that porn house fuck stain show us how much SC gubmint money goes into the SC education system – sans the fucking pink slime lunches and 2 inch thick discipline paddles. As a kid, when we lived in Beaufort, we were next to an affluent shore community. There were only private schools out there, no doubt this was deliberate discrimination. At the time my parents were nowhere near “affluent” so at age 9 I was the only kid on a public bus that took 30 minutes to get to the nearest overcrowded public school. Then one day my parents finally gave up and paid the ridiculous price for a private school much closer. Those piece of shit private schools were all about the vengeful God and how women fucked him [Heee-im!] over and deserve their lower position in society. In fifth grade they were just beginning to learn long division, something I’d learned several years prior when we lived in another state. And for the record, they didn’t serve any lunch there. So, in case I’m babbling incoherently, the public schools were over worked and sparse, and the privileged schools were geared towards special needs children, “period”.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    way to bring the fire a. mander!

    i’d like to anounce that last month we reached the all time high for unique users on ATH…the grand total was 283! cheers!