The Republican Vision of America.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 7, 2011
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An Extraordinarily Unfair Budget.

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Rich Boy”

Republicans: the Party of the Rich hangs Sorry, We’re Closed sign on U.S.A.

The Undermining of The American Middle Class.

At a time when the richest people are becoming richer, what the Republicans say the answer is let us give millionaires and billionaires even more in tax breaks.

“At a time when the middle class is in decline and poverty is increasing, what our Republican friends are saying is, ‘let us attack virtually every significant program that improves lives for low income or moderate income people.'”

“Rich get richer, they get more. Poor get poorer, they get less. Maybe that sense of morality makes sense to some people.”

“It does not make sense to this Senator.”

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“And I do not believe that it makes sense to the vast majority of the American people.”

~ Senator Bernie Sanders


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | | | | | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom


15 Responses to “The Republican Vision of America.”

  1. Liska says:

    Every time I see Sanders speak, I want to thank Vermont.

  2. Bruce says:

    In response to "Taming Author" , we have heard that tired meme that "both sides are to blame" but a closer examination shows that the republicans are the party that holds the agenda for the corporatists that would turn our country into a 3rd world nation. You make claims without substance, and I for one, greatly appreciate Senator Bernie Sanders having the courage to speak truth to power. Jon Stewart is one of the smartest commentators out there, even if he does work in a comedic milieu. Thank you Waylon for using Elephant journal to engage us in this important debate.

  3. Carol Horton says:

    I agree that the Democrats are way too beholden to big money interests. But the GOP is far worse. And let's not forget that the Clinton Administration created a budget surplus. It was eight years of Bush II that created this huge deficit (which then turned into a crisis to to the financial meltdown). While of course there are ongoing issues with the cost of Medicare and Social Security, it was the combination of Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, insisting on wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and then Wall Street looting that got us into such a bad situation.

  4. Zee says:

    @TamingAuthor, claiming that the republicans are honorable for stealing from the poor to give the the rich is a weak argument at best. Also,'s_law

  5. elephantjournal says:


    Greg Stone The crazy uncle looks more like he is kicking his own ass in a bizarre performance. As we continue to suffer through tough times, the presence of wacky folks like Bernie at the helm of the ship of state is reason for concern. If you were in a sinking boat, would you select him as captain? Doubt it.

    Diana Devine Caile ‎@Greg – couldn't disagree with you more.
    Yes, if I was in a sinking boat (which we are) I would absolutely want somebody who tells it like it is.

    Waylon Lewis Helm? He's the only independent. He's weak, isolated.

  6. LasaraAllen says:

    Good stuff, Way. Thanks.

  7. Lia Legab says:

    I am disappointed to find such a polarizing and volatile article on elephant. We are all to blame for the state of our world. Attacks such as these only contribute to the problem.

  8. TamingAuthor says:

    Oh, oh. An adult conversation. And it has numbers in it. Anyone care to consider the facts when it comes to the budget? Or is it better to yuk it up with Jon Stewart and Bernie Sanders?

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