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Progressive’s Law of “Millionaire Denialism” as explained by Kemosabe.
Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-20-2014 | MOTUS

Posted on 07/20/2014 6:44:59 AM PDT by NOBO2012

"Those with power fight to make sure every rule tilts in their favor. That's what democracy is up against." —Elizabeth Warren

warren netrootsElizabeth Warren headlines the 2014 NetRoots Conference in Detroit:

Right on! Right on! Right on! The most progressive wing (NetRoots) of the most progressive party convened last week in Detroit (where else?) to demand human rights for the victims of the city’s racist and inhumane water shutoffs and to unofficially acknowledge that Elizabeth Warren is Barry’s heir apparent.


Lizzie took the opportunity to outline the 11 tenets of progressivism, because 11 is a nice round number:

In short, 1 percenter Lizzie focused her keynote NetRoots address on denouncing other 1 percenters who do not share her generous and caring heart. So you can add Lizzie to the growing list of progressives championing the elimination of “income inequality” by taxing the benefactors of “white privilege” who actually have jobs and work for a living. Also, you can add her to the list of charter members of the “millionaire denialism” movement:

After Liz’s stump speech, actor Mark Ruffalo (the “Hulk,” if that helps) appeared on stage to say that he was in Detroit to protest the city’s controversial water shutoffs for nonpayment:

“It’s a choice between our America and the .001%’s America,” he said.

In order to fully understand the extent of this humanitarian crisis you need to know that the Detroit Water Board - owned by the bankrupt city of Detroit – started shutting customers off for non-payment last March. At the time they had $120 million in arrears, as over half of the residential customers had already determined that water was a basic human right and therefore did not pay their bills at all. Currently the Water Board is down to a far more reasonable $90 million arrears. I’ll let Nadine, who has had her water shut off for being just $5700 in arrears, explain the inequality of this situation:

“I just cannot imagine that there’s thousands of people right here in the city that are going through this and that so many people see nothing wrong with it. They feel like, ‘Well if you didn’t pay your bill, then you shouldn’t get water.’” (h/t to my bro)

I KNOW! I can’t believe it either!!! Imagine thinking that you should have to pay for stuff like your Obama-phone, or your lobster tails! When there’s so much inequality in this country. That’s so, so…Republican. Because “millionaire denialism” only works for “dead broke” Democrats.

warren v clintonWhat difference, at this point, does it make?

Anyway, I think Nadine should be allowed to run up her water bill to a nice round $9000 before anyone harasses her again. Because with the Water Board running an arrears balance of $90 million – if my math is correct – Nadine will then be a member of the .001%.

Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror

TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: elizabethwarren; hillaryclinton; netroots; obama

1 posted on 07/20/2014 6:45:00 AM PDT by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012
if my math is correct

Hate to tell you - it isn't.

2 posted on 07/20/2014 7:00:08 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Moltke
I've twice attempted to ask leading lefty politician guests on the morning C-Span show, “Tell me how I'll recognize social justice when it arrives.”

There must be faulty phone lines between my home and DC.

3 posted on 07/20/2014 7:19:00 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V. If not now, when?)
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To: NOBO2012

If Cruz gets the Republican nomination, I hope Granny gets theirs. He will cut her to ribbons in debate. And it will be a clear debate between right and left, not a battle of platitudes and euphemisms.

4 posted on 07/20/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: NOBO2012

“”We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.” (If your Mom didn’t teach you that life isn’t fair, you will probably never grasp the intrinsic fact that human beings, by design, are not equal.)”

I remember waaaaay back in elementary school, if you were caught with a piece of candy or gum, the teacher asked if you brought enough for everyone. If you didn’t, you had to throw yours away, because why should you have some if everyone else can’t? I was suspicious of that methodology even then. These are the fruits of that methodology.

5 posted on 07/20/2014 8:52:44 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: NOBO2012
I had no idea that Mark Ruffalo was as intelligent as the character he plays. Is he going to pony up the money to pay for the workers and equipment to keep the water flowing. Is her 55” flat screen a right also? Shouldn't she sell it and pay her bill? If water is a basic right, should not his money be taken to keep the lake level in Las Vegas up? What a complete and total moron.
6 posted on 07/20/2014 10:09:47 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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