(Source: sandandglass)

Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn’t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans. But in a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you.’ What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said something so disrespectful?
ourtimeorg:

Something to think about.

ourtimeorg:

Something to think about.

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.
Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.
So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.
This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.

Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.

So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.

This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

(Source: spinhxara)

sandandglass:

Jason Jones discovers the scary similarity between Republicans in Congress and criminals who take hostages. 

thebicker:

WOMP WOMP

(Source: sandandglass)

(Source: sandandglass)

thebicker:

youngprogressivevoices:

republicanidiots:

prettypinktoesonthedash:

This this this. Finally! God bless our troops and for everything they do. 

Yes, God bless our troops for everything they do until they’re discharged and come home and can’t find a job and then they’re just lazy bums and their children can starve. Sincerely, The Republican Party

Doesn’t look like less than minimum wage to me.

So, let’s take a married E-5, with six years of service, stationed at San Diego, CA:
Base Pay: $2,205.30Housing Allowance: $1535Food Allowance: $267.18Family Separation Allowance: $250Hazardous Duty Pay: $225Hardship Duty Pay: $100Total: $4,582.48 per month, or $54,989.76 per year, tax-free

But Republicans lying and seeking to misinform is nothing new.

Yeah, I keep hearing this get repeated - that soldiers make minimum wage, therefore fast food workers don’t deserve a raise. Two things:
1) As shown above, demonstrably false.
2) Even if it was true - and it’s not - there’s nothing stopping the soldiers from protesting to increase their wages. Fast food employees have been organizing, rallying, and speaking out for years now. Keeping McDonald’s employees from making more money than you won’t earn you any more money.

I don’t understand the idea “I only make X, so no minimum wage increase”. No, bro. You deserve a raise too. IF YOU THINK YOU DESERVE MORE, ASK FOR MORE! LET’S NOT KEEP OTHER PEOPLE DOWN, LET’S ALL GET PAID MORE BECAUSE WE ALL DESERVE MORE!

thebicker:

youngprogressivevoices:

republicanidiots:

prettypinktoesonthedash:

This this this. Finally! God bless our troops and for everything they do. 

Yes, God bless our troops for everything they do until they’re discharged and come home and can’t find a job and then they’re just lazy bums and their children can starve. Sincerely, The Republican Party

Doesn’t look like less than minimum wage to me.

So, let’s take a married E-5, with six years of service, stationed at San Diego, CA:

Base Pay: $2,205.30
Housing Allowance: $1535
Food Allowance: $267.18
Family Separation Allowance: $250
Hazardous Duty Pay: $225
Hardship Duty Pay: $100
Total: $4,582.48 per month, or $54,989.76 per year, tax-free

But Republicans lying and seeking to misinform is nothing new.

Yeah, I keep hearing this get repeated - that soldiers make minimum wage, therefore fast food workers don’t deserve a raise. Two things:

1) As shown above, demonstrably false.

2) Even if it was true - and it’s not - there’s nothing stopping the soldiers from protesting to increase their wages. Fast food employees have been organizing, rallying, and speaking out for years now. Keeping McDonald’s employees from making more money than you won’t earn you any more money.

I don’t understand the idea “I only make X, so no minimum wage increase”. No, bro. You deserve a raise too. IF YOU THINK YOU DESERVE MORE, ASK FOR MORE! LET’S NOT KEEP OTHER PEOPLE DOWN, LET’S ALL GET PAID MORE BECAUSE WE ALL DESERVE MORE!

(Source: smittersuniverse)

This shutdown is not the result of the two parties acting equally irresponsibly. It is the product of an increasingly radicalized Republican Party, controlled by a deeply disaffected base that demands legislative hostage-taking in an effort to get what it has not been able to attain through the electoral process or the judiciary.

Republicans in the House are making demands that are both preposterous and largely unrelated to budgetary matters. In return for keeping government running (and, even more ominously, for paying its bills), they want President Obama to undermine the health care law that he ran on in 2008 and 2012, and now considers his signature domestic accomplishment.

No president of either party could accept that kind of badgering. No president should, as it would set a terrible precedent.