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Donald Trump is an idiot, proven by his sarah palin-style word salad.

Donald Trump is an idiot.

You know the catapult is quite important. So I said what is this? Sir, this is our digital catapult system. He said well, we’re going to this because we wanted to keep up with modern [technology]. I said you don’t use steam anymore for catapult? No sir. I said, “Ah, how is it working?” “Sir, not good. Not good. Doesn’t have the power. You know the steam is just brutal. You see that sucker going and steam’s going all over the place, there’s planes thrown in the air.”

It sounded bad to me. Digital. They have digital. What is digital? And it’s very complicated, you have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out. And I said–and now they want to buy more aircraft carriers. I said what system are you going to be–”Sir, we’re staying with digital.” I said no you’re not. You going to goddamned steam, the digital costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and it’s no good.

Donald Trump is an idiot.

Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart —you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

Donald Trump is an idiot.

They’re living in hell. We can’t let that happen. So, we’re going to be very, very strong. That’s a great question and — and it’s a — it’s a very difficult situation because it’s been many, many years. It’s been festering for many, many years. But we have places in this country that we have to fix.

Republicans pass Death to Americans act in the House

The first TrumpCare bill was estimated to kill more than 17,000 americans per year.
For comparison, realize that 9/11 killed 2,974 americans.
Trump and the republicans are kicking terrorists ass, when it comes to harming americans.

The new TrumpCare bill is even worse, doing away with pre-existing conditions protection.
And the fascists voted for it without even waiting for CBO to score it.
Naturally.

Why are republicans so intensely focused on hurting americans?

Another impact of TrumpCare is more medical bankruptcies, as we saw Obamacare cut personal bankruptcies in half.
How Obamacare Helped Slash Personal Bankruptcy by 50%

But surely republicans aren’t so giddy just to cause death to americans and bankruptcy to many other americans, right?
Nope, TrumpCare aka DeathCare also gives the wealthiest americans a huge tax cut.

Dead and Bankrupt americans, all for the sake of bigger handouts to our wealthiest.

Republican festival of stupidity, Day one.

Of course the right wing nutjobs loved michelle obama’s words, when spoken by #idiotTrump’s wife.

More proof that moronic republican voters only give a shit about the (R) by their idiotic politician’s names.

Couple other times republicans have plagiarized obama.
http://www.politico.com/story/2010/05/ward-remarks-close-to-obama-speech-037688
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/02/02/marco-rubio-plagarized-one-of-obamas-speechs-and-hes-getting-called-out-for-it/

Conservatives are intellectually lazy

For years, right wing propagandists have been pushing lies about President Obama.

One of them, that his spending is the reason for huge deficits and debt – was their primary talking point for the first 4 years of obama’s presidency.

It relies on conservatives being intellectually lazy.

Its a fact that the debt has increased by about 8 trillion dollars since Obama took office.  Right wing propagandists want all thinking to STOP right there.  And conservatives oblige.

This chart shows which policies created that debt.?????????????????????????????

 

Right wing liars want you to believe that obama is responsible for all debt added, despite the fact that his policies have added basically nothing to the debt once the impacts are considered.  More on that later.

Right wing liars want you to believe essentially that the budget was balanced when Obama took office (instead of the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit GWB left behind).  That is the only way to realistically blame him for all debt added.  But intellectually lazy conservatives don’t even think that far.

The fiscal year 2009 deficit was 85% GWB (tax cuts, wars, bank bailouts etc).  15% obama (the stimulus which created millions of jobs and helped end the bush recession).  As shown in more detail in the chart below.

trillion deficits

 

Going back to Obama’s total impact on the debt, from policies he signed into law.

Stimulus, 800 billion in debt
Cost as measured by the CBO.

Stimulus, REDUCES debt by 100 billion
Millions more people were employed by the stimulus, and adding up the tax revenue from those additional employed americans likely exceeds 100 billion easily.

Extending the bush tax cuts for 2 years, 620 billion in debt

Budget Control Act of 2011, REDUCES spending by 917 billion

Sequester, REDUCES spending by 1.1 trillion
The sequester was not a good thing.  Estimates show a loss of 1.6 million jobs as a result.  Thank republicans for this.

Partial repeal of the bush tax cuts, REDUCES deficits by 600 billion over 10 years.
This is increased tax revenue of 60 billion / year by ending the bush tax cuts on the wealthiest earners.

Obamacare – reduces the deficit, though the amount is less certain.  Initially the deficit was projected to be lower by tens of billions, but republicans have been chipping away at the law.  In the long term, its been projected to save trillions.

Is that comprehensive?  Surely not.
But a quick accounting shows that Obama’s policies have greatly reduced spending, more than cancelling out the cost of his stimulus and the 2-year extension of the bush tax cuts.  And tax revenue has been increased with the partial repeal of the bush tax cuts.

Nearly all of the national debt is the result of policies signed into law by Republican presidents.

ReaganBushDebt.org

Nearly all of the national debt is the result of policies signed into law by Republican presidents.

The calculation behind this number is shown on this page.

I’ve explained my own calculations previously, coming to the same conclusion.  Although it looks like that post may have been eaten in the switch to a new web server.

Short answer:

$1 trillion in debt prior to reagan
$0 debt added from clinton policies
roughly $200 billion from obama policies

Even if you wrongly claim all debt prior to reagan was (D) policy, that means (D)’s are at 1.2 trillion of the 18 trillion in debt, or 6.67% of the total debt.

Leaving (R)’s total at a minimum of 93%+.

About Gun Nuts

gun nuts:
– think 30,000 gun deaths per year is not a problem worth trying to solve, no matter what the solution is.
– think they are in a militia by virtue of having a gun, regardless of what militia meant at the time of the bill of rights
– use NRA propaganda to justify their idiocy, without thought.
– think any attempts to solve the problem of gun deaths is an attempt to take away their guns
– equate guns with freedom, while ignoring the freedom taken from the victims of gun violence
– pretend all gun suicides would happen with or without easy access to guns (@19,000 gun suicides per year)
– think that any method to reduce gun thefts harms their “freedom”
– think smart guns are bad, hurts their “freedom”
– parrot a discredited study by lott.  yay stupidity
– think that more guns = less gun violence, ignoring all statistics showing the exact opposite.
– think that one of the 3 commas in the 2nd amendment is a magic comma, so they can ignore the first half of the 2nd amendment.
– many gun nuts consider themselves “pro-life”, while ignoring the thousands of gun victims every year, who have life taken from them.
– many are so dumb, they think the fascist koch brothers are on their “team”.

In short, gun nuts are extremely mentally challenged – dumber than your standard conservative idiot that votes against himself based on right wing lies; which is already dumb as fuck.

The right wing fiction blaming poor people for the bush housing crisis

No, Marco Rubio, government did not cause the housing crisis

Private sector loans, not Fannie or Freddie, triggered crisis

Debunking Conservative Myths About Mortgage Crisis

The right blames the credit crisis on poor minority homeowners. This is not merely offensive, but entirely wrong.

It Wasn’t Fannie, Freddie, or the CRA

The Big Lie of the Crisis, Called Out By the Press

Still Wrong: Crowley Revives Myth That Community Reinvestment Act Caused Financial Crisis

Elizabeth Warren Destroys Financial Crisis Myth

Kimberly Amadeo, “US economy expert” (HAHAHAHA) at about.com

This crazy lady is a right wing extremist, helping to push lies about the economy.

In a recent article she wrote for about.com, she discusses the causes of the current deficit, and first on her list is obama’s stimulus which has been over for 3 years, lol.

In an article comparing bush’s debt to obama’s debt, she blames obama for debt from bush policies, lol

In another article, she randomly starts adding costs to the deficits, doubling the cost of the stimulus.  for no reason, lol.

She tries to say “both obama and bush ran up record deficits”, when in reality bush was given a surplus and turned that into a 1.2 trillion deficit.
Obama took GWB’s 1.2 trillion deficit and CUT IT IN HALF.
In other words, NO, obama didn’t run up record deficits.

She tries to claim FY2010  was the biggest deficit in history.
In reality, FY2009 was bigger.
She also gets the amount wrong.

This same batshit nutty chick helped to push the lie that Fannie and Freddie were behind the housing crisis.

 

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How much money have oil speculators redistributed from the middle class?

in 2013, 368.51 million gallons of gas were consumed in the US, per day.

By one estimate, as much as $1 per gallon of gas is due to oil speculators, which makes calculations simple.

$368.51 million dollars per day.

Or up to $134.5 BILLION per year, due purely to speculators.

So who are these speculators?

Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley
Barclays
JP Morgan
Koch Supply & Trading
Bank of America
Shell 

For a few examples.

While dumbfuck cons whine about redistribution, these companies are stealing from the american people – backed by (R) politicians.

Image comes from thinkprogress.org