Rick Perry Is a Socialist

Rick Perry for PresidentThe Washington Post reports:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has leapfrogged to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates largely on the strength of one compelling fact: During more than a decade as governor, his state created more than 1 million jobs, while the nation as a whole lost 1.4 million jobs.

Perry says the “Texas miracle” rests on conservative pillars that he would bring to the White House: minimal regulation and government, low taxes and a determination to limit the reach of Uncle Sam.

What he does not say is that much of that job growth has come because of government, not in spite of it.

With a young and fast-growing population, a large and expanding military presence and an influx of federal stimulus money, the number of government jobs in Texas has grown at more than double the rate of private-sector employment during Perry’s tenure.

The disparity has grown sharper since the national recession hit. Between December 2007 and last June, private-sector employment in Texas declined by 0.6 percent while public-sector jobs increased by 6.4 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, government employees account for about one-sixth of the workforce in Texas.

The significant role of government in Texas’s relative prosperity stands in stark contrast to the “go-it-alone” image cultivated by Perry, who credits a lack of government interference for fostering a business-friendly environment in Texas.

Read more here.

38 Comments on "Rick Perry Is a Socialist"

  1. Does it Really Matter ? hes Not Going to win obama is rick doesn’t have any ROYAL bloodlines that Clearly decide these Things before hand

  2. Does it Really Matter ? hes Not Going to win obama is rick doesn’t have any ROYAL bloodlines that Clearly decide these Things before hand

    • Butter Knife | Aug 30, 2011 at 12:23 am |

      Obama is from some sort of royal bloodline? Really?

      • Tuna Ghost | Aug 31, 2011 at 6:32 am |

        C’mon guy doesn’t the random capitalization give you some suggestions as to the veracity of his claims

  3. How about rick perry is just full of shit? Because he is.

  4. Anarchy Pony | Aug 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm |

    How about rick perry is just full of shit? Because he is.

  5. Mister Awesome | Aug 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm |

    Um, federal funding is not Socialism. Please stop misusing the word.

  6. Mister Awesome | Aug 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm |

    Um, federal funding is not Socialism. Please stop misusing the word.

  7. Mister Awesome | Aug 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm |

    Um, federal funding is not Socialism. Please stop misusing the word.

  8. Greenleaf | Aug 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm |

    Unemployment benefits, Welfare, Social Security, Public schools, Highways, National Parks… Truth is, almost EVERY Country in the world, is Socialist!

  9. Greenleaf | Aug 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm |

    Unemployment benefits, Welfare, Social Security, Public schools, Highways, National Parks… Truth is, almost EVERY Country in the world, is Socialist!

  10. Anonymous | Aug 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm |

    So that would make California the leader in employment? DERP

  11. Anonymous | Aug 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm |

    So that would make California the leader in employment? DERP

  12. So that would make California the leader in employment? DERP

  13. But people like perry say that it is.

  14. But people like perry say that it is.

  15. Dick Clinton | Aug 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm |

    Don’t be speaking like that about your next president!

  16. Dick Clinton | Aug 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm |

    Don’t be speaking like that about your next president!

  17. DeepCough | Aug 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm |

    This ain’t no shocker. When was the last time anyone saw a REAL Republican in a presidential race?

  18. DeepCough | Aug 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm |

    This ain’t no shocker. When was the last time anyone saw a REAL Republican in a presidential race?

  19. Anonymous | Aug 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm |

    That isn’t socialism.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
    Read it. Learn it. Love it.

    The irony about the way the right throws the term “socialist” around is that socialism is one of the few philosophies that actually IS interested in reducing the _overall_ size of government, because one of the main tenets is reducing hierarchies to the absolute smallest functional unit, particularly in politics, financial structures, and power structures.

    Basically, anyone who believes you should get exactly out of the system what you put into it, is a socialist, even though most of them don’t realize it. If you believe that you should be able to gain a living through a full day’s hard work without being exploited (you’re earning your own living, and a bunch of leeches at the top of a hierarchy are NOT gaining the bulk of the benefit of your work), you’re a socialist.

  20. Anonymous | Aug 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm |

    That isn’t socialism.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
    Read it. Learn it. Love it.

    The irony about the way the right throws the term “socialist” around is that socialism is one of the few philosophies that actually IS interested in reducing the _overall_ size of government, because one of the main tenets is reducing hierarchies to the absolute smallest functional unit, particularly in politics, financial structures, and power structures.

    Basically, anyone who believes you should get exactly out of the system what you put into it, is a socialist, even though most of them don’t realize it. If you believe that you should be able to gain a living through a full day’s hard work without being exploited (you’re earning your own living, and a bunch of leeches at the top of a hierarchy are NOT gaining the bulk of the benefit of your work), you’re a socialist.

  21. Anonymous | Aug 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm |

    That isn’t socialism.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
    Read it. Learn it. Love it.

    The irony about the way the right throws the term “socialist” around is that socialism is one of the few philosophies that actually IS interested in reducing the _overall_ size of government, because one of the main tenets is reducing hierarchies to the absolute smallest functional unit, particularly in politics, financial structures, and power structures.

    Basically, anyone who believes you should get exactly out of the system what you put into it, is a socialist, even though most of them don’t realize it. If you believe that you should be able to gain a living through a full day’s hard work without being exploited (you’re earning your own living, and a bunch of leeches at the top of a hierarchy are NOT gaining the bulk of the benefit of your work), you’re a socialist.

  22. That isn’t socialism.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
    Read it. Learn it. Love it.

    The irony about the way the right throws the term “socialist” around is that socialism is one of the few philosophies that actually IS interested in reducing the _overall_ size of government, because one of the main tenets is reducing hierarchies to the absolute smallest functional unit, particularly in politics, financial structures, and power structures.

    Basically, anyone who believes you should get exactly out of the system what you put into it, is a socialist, even though most of them don’t realize it. If you believe that you should be able to gain a living through a full day’s hard work without being exploited (you’re earning your own living, and a bunch of leeches at the top of a hierarchy are NOT gaining the bulk of the benefit of your work), you’re a socialist.

  23. Anonymous | Aug 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm |

    !!;)

  24. If I’d never heard of him before, his prayer rally was enough to make me say “fuck that.” Reading and hearing what I have about him, it’s “motherfuck that!”

  25. If I’d never heard of him before, his prayer rally was enough to make me say “fuck that.” Reading and hearing what I have about him, it’s “motherfuck that!”

  26. Butter Knife | Aug 30, 2011 at 4:23 am |

    Obama is from some sort of royal bloodline? Really?

  27. Red State, Republican, T-Bag, “Right-wing” & Conservative Christian Hypocrisy:

    11-7-2008
    Republican Conservative Christian Sarah Palin enthusiastically practices socialism, Alaska-style: http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/581484.html

    1-26-2009
    Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years, by Thom Hartmann,: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/26-0

    3-22-2009
    Red State Socialism and the Politics of Stimulus: http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/001439.htm

    4-30-2009
    The Two Santa Claus Theory, by David Dayen,: http://www.calitics.com/diary/8718/the-two-santa-claus-theory

    5-17-2010
    Republican Conservative Christian Rep. Bachmann’s clinic takes in thousands from “socialized medicine”: http://minnesotaindependent.com/57982/michele-bachmann-profits-from-socialized-medicine

    6-29-2010
    Republicans Object To Bill For Homeless Veterans: “This
    is a bipartisan, common-sense bill that would support veterans in my
    home state of Washington and across the country. I am going to continue
    fighting for it to pass. And I urge Senate Republicans to end their
    obstruction and allow homeless women veterans across the country to get
    the support they have earned.”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/29/republicans-object-to-bil_n_629332.html

    7-30-2010
    Republicans block healthcare for 9/11 first responders:
    Republicans blocked legislation to pay to care for those who have
    fallen ill due to their exposure to debris during the clean-up after the
    nation’s worst terrorist attack…….Nearly 16,000 responders and
    2,700 others are currently sick and receiving treatment, according to
    estimates released by the lawmakers who introduced the measure. More
    than 40,000 responders are in medical monitoring and 71,000 individuals
    are enrolled in a World Trade Center health registry: http://thedemocraticdaily.com/2010/07/30/house-republicans-block-bill-to-pay-the-healthcare-for-ill-911-responders/

    8-19-2010
    While it was fashionable to run on anti-federal
    government platforms this campaign cycle, it is hard to ignore that
    Alaska has a notorious love-hate relationship with federal cash. And
    many might say that the relationship, for the large part, actually falls
    more on the “love” side: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/business/19stimulus.html

    9-20-2010
    Alaska Republican-Tea Party Conservative Christian
    Senate candidate Joe Miller, who claims Government is too big and
    Socialism is bad, admits taking farm subsidies: http://alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/politics/6880-alaska-senate-candidate-joe-miller-admits-taking-farm-subsidies

    9-23-2010
    What the Conservative do not talk about publicly when
    on Sept. 23 2010, presenting to the world the ‘Pledge For America’ is
    that VA Hospitals will be Privatized and Veterans will be forced To buy
    Insurance: http://mediamatters.org/research/201009230020

    9-28-2010
    Anti-Government Tea Partier Conservative Christian Sharron Angle Gets Health Care from the Federal Government: http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/09/28/anti-government-tea-partier-sharron-angle-gets-health-care-from-the-federal-government/

    10-5-2010
    Joe Miller also thinks federal unemployment insurance
    is constitutionally questionable. But it turns out his wife benefited
    from it in the early part of the decade — after she left a job working
    for him: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/joe-millers-wife-received-unemployment-benefits-miller-called-not-constitutionally-authorized.php

    10-9-2010
    Joe Miller also relied on technicalities to obtain a low-income hunting and fishing license from the state of Alaska: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/09/homeowning-lawyer-joe-miller-sought-low-income-hunting-and-fishing-license-in-alaska.php

    10-25-2010
    Despite Saying Government Intervention Puts Industry In A ‘Coma,’ Raese’s Biz Takes Millions In Taxpayer Funds – http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/25/raese-government-contracts/

    11-1-2010
    Pundits Wrong on Slashing Military Benefits – Decisions
    to cut military retirement benefits have a real impact on people who
    selflessly sacrificed the prime of their lives to serve a greater good,
    unless you are a Conservative/Republican: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/11/01/pundits-wrong-on-slashing-military-benefits/comment-page-1/#comment-131609

    11-15-2010
    GOP/Republican Senator John Ensign of Nevada who railed against healthcare and earmarks got $960,000 healthcare earmark: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/revealed-republican-senator-railed-healthcare-earmarks-960000-healthcare-earmark/

    11-15-2010
    Conservative Republican Andy Harris, an
    anesthesiologist Maryland physician elected to Congress on an
    anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday
    orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized
    health care plan takes a month to kick in: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45181.html

    11-19-2010
    They Got (Way) Richer, And You Didn’t. Tell Us Again Why Socialism Is Bad?: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2010/11/19-1

    12-09-2010

    Republicans to 9/11 responders: Drop dead — How they voted: http://www.examiner.com/cultural-issues-in-national/republicans-to-9-11-responders-drop-dead-the-list-of-names-2

    January 20, 2011
    Thanks to Socialized Medicine, Dick Cheney Is Still Alive:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/thanks-to-socialized-medi_b_811778.html

    April 2011
    Michele Bachmann has become well known for her
    anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and
    every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers
    probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that
    anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the
    anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million
    dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she
    has been collecting for at least a decade: http://abovethechatter.blogspot.com/2011/04/michelle-bachmanns-inner-marxist.html

    Socialism is good for the wealthy politicians of the USA, just ask
    these 114 folks, (mostly Republicans, Conservative Christians and or
    T-Party members): Stimulating Hypocrisy: 114 Lawmakers Block Recovery
    While Taking Credit For Its Success: http://thinkprogress.org/touting-recovery-opposed/

    The Most Hypocritical States are Usually “Red”: http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2193/1/?newsmaker=109&redirectURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedailybeast.com%2Fgalleries%2Fnewsmaker%2Fpolitics%2F

    April 20, 2011
    Republican Governors Quietly Accept Federal Dollars — While Attacking Federal Spending http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/republican-governors-quietly-accept-federal-dollars-despite-spending-attacks.php

  28. Red State, Republican, T-Bag, “Right-wing” & Conservative Christian Hypocrisy:

    11-7-2008
    Republican Conservative Christian Sarah Palin enthusiastically practices socialism, Alaska-style: http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/581484.html

    1-26-2009
    Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years, by Thom Hartmann,: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/26-0

    3-22-2009
    Red State Socialism and the Politics of Stimulus: http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/001439.htm

    4-30-2009
    The Two Santa Claus Theory, by David Dayen,: http://www.calitics.com/diary/8718/the-two-santa-claus-theory

    5-17-2010
    Republican Conservative Christian Rep. Bachmann’s clinic takes in thousands from “socialized medicine”: http://minnesotaindependent.com/57982/michele-bachmann-profits-from-socialized-medicine

    6-29-2010
    Republicans Object To Bill For Homeless Veterans: “This
    is a bipartisan, common-sense bill that would support veterans in my
    home state of Washington and across the country. I am going to continue
    fighting for it to pass. And I urge Senate Republicans to end their
    obstruction and allow homeless women veterans across the country to get
    the support they have earned.”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/29/republicans-object-to-bil_n_629332.html

    7-30-2010
    Republicans block healthcare for 9/11 first responders:
    Republicans blocked legislation to pay to care for those who have
    fallen ill due to their exposure to debris during the clean-up after the
    nation’s worst terrorist attack…….Nearly 16,000 responders and
    2,700 others are currently sick and receiving treatment, according to
    estimates released by the lawmakers who introduced the measure. More
    than 40,000 responders are in medical monitoring and 71,000 individuals
    are enrolled in a World Trade Center health registry: http://thedemocraticdaily.com/2010/07/30/house-republicans-block-bill-to-pay-the-healthcare-for-ill-911-responders/

    8-19-2010
    While it was fashionable to run on anti-federal
    government platforms this campaign cycle, it is hard to ignore that
    Alaska has a notorious love-hate relationship with federal cash. And
    many might say that the relationship, for the large part, actually falls
    more on the “love” side: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/business/19stimulus.html

    9-20-2010
    Alaska Republican-Tea Party Conservative Christian
    Senate candidate Joe Miller, who claims Government is too big and
    Socialism is bad, admits taking farm subsidies: http://alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/politics/6880-alaska-senate-candidate-joe-miller-admits-taking-farm-subsidies

    9-23-2010
    What the Conservative do not talk about publicly when
    on Sept. 23 2010, presenting to the world the ‘Pledge For America’ is
    that VA Hospitals will be Privatized and Veterans will be forced To buy
    Insurance: http://mediamatters.org/research/201009230020

    9-28-2010
    Anti-Government Tea Partier Conservative Christian Sharron Angle Gets Health Care from the Federal Government: http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/09/28/anti-government-tea-partier-sharron-angle-gets-health-care-from-the-federal-government/

    10-5-2010
    Joe Miller also thinks federal unemployment insurance
    is constitutionally questionable. But it turns out his wife benefited
    from it in the early part of the decade — after she left a job working
    for him: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/joe-millers-wife-received-unemployment-benefits-miller-called-not-constitutionally-authorized.php

    10-9-2010
    Joe Miller also relied on technicalities to obtain a low-income hunting and fishing license from the state of Alaska: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/09/homeowning-lawyer-joe-miller-sought-low-income-hunting-and-fishing-license-in-alaska.php

    10-25-2010
    Despite Saying Government Intervention Puts Industry In A ‘Coma,’ Raese’s Biz Takes Millions In Taxpayer Funds – http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/25/raese-government-contracts/

    11-1-2010
    Pundits Wrong on Slashing Military Benefits – Decisions
    to cut military retirement benefits have a real impact on people who
    selflessly sacrificed the prime of their lives to serve a greater good,
    unless you are a Conservative/Republican: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/11/01/pundits-wrong-on-slashing-military-benefits/comment-page-1/#comment-131609

    11-15-2010
    GOP/Republican Senator John Ensign of Nevada who railed against healthcare and earmarks got $960,000 healthcare earmark: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/revealed-republican-senator-railed-healthcare-earmarks-960000-healthcare-earmark/

    11-15-2010
    Conservative Republican Andy Harris, an
    anesthesiologist Maryland physician elected to Congress on an
    anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday
    orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized
    health care plan takes a month to kick in: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45181.html

    11-19-2010
    They Got (Way) Richer, And You Didn’t. Tell Us Again Why Socialism Is Bad?: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2010/11/19-1

    12-09-2010

    Republicans to 9/11 responders: Drop dead — How they voted: http://www.examiner.com/cultural-issues-in-national/republicans-to-9-11-responders-drop-dead-the-list-of-names-2

    January 20, 2011
    Thanks to Socialized Medicine, Dick Cheney Is Still Alive:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/thanks-to-socialized-medi_b_811778.html

    April 2011
    Michele Bachmann has become well known for her
    anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and
    every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers
    probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that
    anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the
    anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million
    dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she
    has been collecting for at least a decade: http://abovethechatter.blogspot.com/2011/04/michelle-bachmanns-inner-marxist.html

    Socialism is good for the wealthy politicians of the USA, just ask
    these 114 folks, (mostly Republicans, Conservative Christians and or
    T-Party members): Stimulating Hypocrisy: 114 Lawmakers Block Recovery
    While Taking Credit For Its Success: http://thinkprogress.org/touting-recovery-opposed/

    The Most Hypocritical States are Usually “Red”: http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2193/1/?newsmaker=109&redirectURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedailybeast.com%2Fgalleries%2Fnewsmaker%2Fpolitics%2F

    April 20, 2011
    Republican Governors Quietly Accept Federal Dollars — While Attacking Federal Spending http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/republican-governors-quietly-accept-federal-dollars-despite-spending-attacks.php

  29. Red State, Republican, T-Bag, “Right-wing” & Conservative Christian Hypocrisy:

    11-7-2008
    Republican Conservative Christian Sarah Palin enthusiastically practices socialism, Alaska-style: http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/581484.html

    1-26-2009
    Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years, by Thom Hartmann,: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/26-0

    3-22-2009
    Red State Socialism and the Politics of Stimulus: http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/001439.htm

    4-30-2009
    The Two Santa Claus Theory, by David Dayen,: http://www.calitics.com/diary/8718/the-two-santa-claus-theory

    5-17-2010
    Republican Conservative Christian Rep. Bachmann’s clinic takes in thousands from “socialized medicine”: http://minnesotaindependent.com/57982/michele-bachmann-profits-from-socialized-medicine

    6-29-2010
    Republicans Object To Bill For Homeless Veterans: “This
    is a bipartisan, common-sense bill that would support veterans in my
    home state of Washington and across the country. I am going to continue
    fighting for it to pass. And I urge Senate Republicans to end their
    obstruction and allow homeless women veterans across the country to get
    the support they have earned.”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/29/republicans-object-to-bil_n_629332.html

    7-30-2010
    Republicans block healthcare for 9/11 first responders:
    Republicans blocked legislation to pay to care for those who have
    fallen ill due to their exposure to debris during the clean-up after the
    nation’s worst terrorist attack…….Nearly 16,000 responders and
    2,700 others are currently sick and receiving treatment, according to
    estimates released by the lawmakers who introduced the measure. More
    than 40,000 responders are in medical monitoring and 71,000 individuals
    are enrolled in a World Trade Center health registry: http://thedemocraticdaily.com/2010/07/30/house-republicans-block-bill-to-pay-the-healthcare-for-ill-911-responders/

    8-19-2010
    While it was fashionable to run on anti-federal
    government platforms this campaign cycle, it is hard to ignore that
    Alaska has a notorious love-hate relationship with federal cash. And
    many might say that the relationship, for the large part, actually falls
    more on the “love” side: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/business/19stimulus.html

    9-20-2010
    Alaska Republican-Tea Party Conservative Christian
    Senate candidate Joe Miller, who claims Government is too big and
    Socialism is bad, admits taking farm subsidies: http://alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/politics/6880-alaska-senate-candidate-joe-miller-admits-taking-farm-subsidies

    9-23-2010
    What the Conservative do not talk about publicly when
    on Sept. 23 2010, presenting to the world the ‘Pledge For America’ is
    that VA Hospitals will be Privatized and Veterans will be forced To buy
    Insurance: http://mediamatters.org/research/201009230020

    9-28-2010
    Anti-Government Tea Partier Conservative Christian Sharron Angle Gets Health Care from the Federal Government: http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/09/28/anti-government-tea-partier-sharron-angle-gets-health-care-from-the-federal-government/

    10-5-2010
    Joe Miller also thinks federal unemployment insurance
    is constitutionally questionable. But it turns out his wife benefited
    from it in the early part of the decade — after she left a job working
    for him: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/joe-millers-wife-received-unemployment-benefits-miller-called-not-constitutionally-authorized.php

    10-9-2010
    Joe Miller also relied on technicalities to obtain a low-income hunting and fishing license from the state of Alaska: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/09/homeowning-lawyer-joe-miller-sought-low-income-hunting-and-fishing-license-in-alaska.php

    10-25-2010
    Despite Saying Government Intervention Puts Industry In A ‘Coma,’ Raese’s Biz Takes Millions In Taxpayer Funds – http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/25/raese-government-contracts/

    11-1-2010
    Pundits Wrong on Slashing Military Benefits – Decisions
    to cut military retirement benefits have a real impact on people who
    selflessly sacrificed the prime of their lives to serve a greater good,
    unless you are a Conservative/Republican: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/11/01/pundits-wrong-on-slashing-military-benefits/comment-page-1/#comment-131609

    11-15-2010
    GOP/Republican Senator John Ensign of Nevada who railed against healthcare and earmarks got $960,000 healthcare earmark: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/revealed-republican-senator-railed-healthcare-earmarks-960000-healthcare-earmark/

    11-15-2010
    Conservative Republican Andy Harris, an
    anesthesiologist Maryland physician elected to Congress on an
    anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday
    orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized
    health care plan takes a month to kick in: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45181.html

    11-19-2010
    They Got (Way) Richer, And You Didn’t. Tell Us Again Why Socialism Is Bad?: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2010/11/19-1

    12-09-2010

    Republicans to 9/11 responders: Drop dead — How they voted: http://www.examiner.com/cultural-issues-in-national/republicans-to-9-11-responders-drop-dead-the-list-of-names-2

    January 20, 2011
    Thanks to Socialized Medicine, Dick Cheney Is Still Alive:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/thanks-to-socialized-medi_b_811778.html

    April 2011
    Michele Bachmann has become well known for her
    anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and
    every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers
    probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that
    anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the
    anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million
    dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she
    has been collecting for at least a decade: http://abovethechatter.blogspot.com/2011/04/michelle-bachmanns-inner-marxist.html

    Socialism is good for the wealthy politicians of the USA, just ask
    these 114 folks, (mostly Republicans, Conservative Christians and or
    T-Party members): Stimulating Hypocrisy: 114 Lawmakers Block Recovery
    While Taking Credit For Its Success: http://thinkprogress.org/touting-recovery-opposed/

    The Most Hypocritical States are Usually “Red”: http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2193/1/?newsmaker=109&redirectURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedailybeast.com%2Fgalleries%2Fnewsmaker%2Fpolitics%2F

    April 20, 2011
    Republican Governors Quietly Accept Federal Dollars — While Attacking Federal Spending http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/republican-governors-quietly-accept-federal-dollars-despite-spending-attacks.php

    • Very good list there. Thanks for posting. It’s a shame you can’t force their blinded followers to sit down and read every one of those stories.

  30. Anonymous | Aug 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm |

    Very good list there. Thanks for posting. It’s a shame you can’t force their blinded followers to sit down and read every one of those stories.

  31. Tuna Ghost | Aug 31, 2011 at 10:32 am |

    C’mon guy doesn’t the random capitalization give you some suggestions as to the veracity of his claims

  32. Anonymous | Sep 2, 2011 at 12:53 am |

    Please take Rick Perry’s penis out of your throat.

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