Bill Maher sums up the whole Debt Ceiling thing.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 10, 2011
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Of the Rich, by the Rich, for the Rich.

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Here’s what you need to know: Democrats are trying to compromise, sacrificing their sacred cows—even offering to cut social security a little, something that’s never been offered by liberals, not ever. Republicans, knowing an election is coming up and Congress is divided—meaning Obama will get blamed for any bad economic developments and that he can’t do anything without their approval—are holding We the People’s financial health hostage.

John Boehner just said no to cutting spending by 4 trillion dollars. That deal was 83% in cuts to poor and middle class and 17% in taxes that included only closing loopholes in existing tax law. That is insane.”

Just watch this:

Bill Maher’s New Rule: “If you’re a working-class American who still votes Republican … you’re stupid”



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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


11 Responses to “Bill Maher sums up the whole Debt Ceiling thing.”

  1. Ann says:

    Totally agreed. If you are working class and still voting republican, you are stupid. How do we get this across to people?

  2. Ann says:

    Like, I have no idea…

  3. Eric says:

    The solution is easy. All the democrats have to do is SAY they love Jesus (and no other), SAY they love guns (and everyone should have some), SAY they hate gays (and marriage is only for 1 man, 1 woman and their divorce lawyers), SAY that women aren't smart enough to make their own choices (so we will force them to reproduce), SAY that everyone different is a threat and should be feared (more tanks and cowbell please), then the playing field will be level. Maybe then the working class will vote on personal economics.

  4. […] And yet, still, much of the lower and middle classes vote Republican? […]

  5. Horte says:

    Bill Maher is brilliant & brutally honest! So blunt that you may call him a jerk but a jerk I love!

  6. tim says:

    I am somewhat disappointed that EJ and the above readers would support this type of dialogue. As was noted on the Facebook page, Mr. Maher is no different than Glenn Beck (or perhaps Beck is the one copying Maher). Very clever stretching and misstating of facts runs rampant on both sides.

    Labeling people who disagree politically with you as stupid, then throwing out the implication that the behavior is analogous to an alleged baby killer is not healthy or mindful. It is absolutely no different than the Tea Party kooks; only the colors are different.

    My dear readers, do you really and truly think it is wise to call those with whom you disagree stupid people who condone baby killing? Really?

    Frankly I personally feel that it is people who support this type of dialogue are the genuine causes for concern in our society.

  7. Daniel says:

    Almost 3 years in and Democrats are still pointing fingers, and resorting to name calling. Such maturity from the party that brought you the Vietnam war, Jim Crowe laws, and the Klan. Bill Mahr is the equivalent of Glen Beck. A (Rich) jackass claiming to be the voice of their party.

  8. Patsy Luebke says:

    run Bill Maher for President he is always right,

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