Who Hijacked Our Country

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The 60 Plus Association aka Paul Ryan’s Prostitutes

Just what we need: another corporate-funded “grass roots” organization to promote the Far Right agenda. We’s just plain folks and we don’t need them there gummint bureaucrats messin’ with our Freedom.

The Astroturf 60 Plus Association is running a $1.4 million advertising campaign to convince senior citizens that Paul Ryan is on THEIR side. The chairman of 60 Plus, Jim Martin, said:

“The Democrats and Obama are destroying Medicare. It's time to put an end to their 'mediscare' tactics.”

No doubt, we’ll all be treated to a bunch of orchestrated “spontaneous” demonstrations on behalf of Paul Ryan’s agenda. Whatever their mis-spelled signs say, their underlying message will be “I’m old and I want to bend over for Wall Street.”

As long as we’re talking about Paul Ryan: You may have wondered why Ryan and his fellow corporate prostitutes are so adamant about preserving the oil industry’s $45 billion tax subsidies.

Mystery solved.

Paul Ryan and his wife own a large stake in four companies that lease land to the same oil companies that are benefiting from OUR tax dollars. The companies are run by Paul Ryan’s father-in-law. How cozy.

Also: One of Ryan’s fellow errand boys, Fred Upton (R—Hooker), owns $250,000 worth of ExxonMobil stock.

At one time, slippery dealings like this were known as “corruption” and “conflict of interest.” Not any more, apparently.

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Blogger J. Marquis said...

Unbelievable. Just when you think they've perverted logic as much as possible they come up with a group like this.

June 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

right and the democrats aren't cozy with anyone.
Except maybe Fannie Mae,Unions, Wall Street and "Big Green"

June 18, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

So, Lisa.... was your mom a chain smoker while she was pregnant with you, or did you just get dropped on your head a lot as a baby?

I don't think I've ever seen on coherent thought from you, which makes you unusual even among wingers.

June 18, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If the Democrats are so cozy with Wall Street then why are they the ones trying to rein them in with regulations and regulation agencies while the Republicans are trying to block them? Wall Street is not stupid and on average Republicans always raise more donations then Democrats by 10-1


June 18, 2011 at 11:16 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I just came from Leslie Parsley's blog, where the latest post is about an offensive, sleazy ad put out by a brand-new super PAC. Now this. Thanks to the Citizens United decision these scourges are a growth industry in a land with a lot of out-of-workers. What a combination.

I'll mention here what I mentioned there: there's great potential for ripoff artists to take advantage of the sugar daddies and corporations about to sink tens or hundreds of millions into the next elections. If I were a right-wing sugar daddy trying to arrange the best government my money can buy, I'd keep a close eye out on all those new PACs. I suspect they're going to attract hustlers and people with sticky fingers like flies to honey.

June 19, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Erik, a recent news story told how, reversing from 2008, Wall Street intends to back Republicans in a big way for 2012. The outlook was for 90 percent or more of their money to go to the Robinhood-in-reverse party and its up-for-sale candidates and incumbents. (WSJ, I think.)

June 19, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Thanks, Tom!

I'm linking and quoting you at my site.

Hope you are doing well.

That Lisa troll appears everywhere.

Pay no attention to it.

June 20, 2011 at 5:56 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

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June 20, 2011 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

If the Democrats are so cozy with Wall Street then why are they the ones trying to rein them in with regulations and regulation agencies.

Because he framers of that bill Dodd and Frank have no business being the ones to create such a bill.

Maybe someone who wasn't so cozy with Fannie and Freddie would have been more trust worthy and the fact that those regualtions have found their way to smaller businesses.
Everyhting this admin has done has stifled the economy regardles of how much they want to blame Bush fo it. They had 5 years and have done nothing but made it worse.

Besides the democrats need a "boogeymen " so they pretend it's Wall Street while they keep their out out to them for donations.

Maybe you haven't noticed but many trust the democrats less than the Republicans.

June 20, 2011 at 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting response Lisa,

"They had 5 years and have done nothing but made it worse."

WHO has had 5 years? Obama's only been in Office for 3 and would you really expect Bush to sign a regulatory bill when he was signing a whole bunch of de-regulatory bills?

"Because he framers of that bill Dodd and Frank have no business being the ones to create such a bill."

Then who DOES Lisa? Can you name one Regulation the Republicans were trying to pass? Surely you know they spend their 8 years in power trying to abolish or diminish as much regulation as they could.

Which brings another point - are you saying something should be done? That's counter to the conservative creed that Wall Street (and others) should be unregulated and the free market should decide. That's what they spend their 8 years carrying out.

I gotta hand it to them, they have not been shy, they have done exactly what they set out to do, your language implies you think something should be done.

DO you think they should be regulated or not? If so how?


June 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Can you name one Regulation the Republicans were trying to pass?


June 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: So much logic to pervert, so little time.


Erik: No no, Wall Street isn't the problem; it's the Commie Twins, Fannie and Freddie, who have brought America to her knees :)

SW: From what I've seen, Democrats are no slouches when it comes to raising megabucks. I know there's an internal debate among Democrats on whether they should "stoop" to the level of PACS and massive fundraising. But that's how the game is being played. I think the Democrats' only choice is to play by the new rules and raise as much money as they possibly can.

Suzan: Thanks. I'll stop over.

Erik: Good questions. I hope you aren't holding your breath waiting for a response :)

June 20, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again Lisa you are presented with direct questions that you choose to answer with an off topic, conspiracy youtube.

A lot more questions you left alone.

BTW hearings show they were done in 2004 when the Republicans had full control of the house and I've been hearing about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since the 90's as the Republican Mantra

Which means they could have done something about it if they wanted to and DIDN'T


June 20, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

so Erik I guess it's fair to call the democrats obstructionists?

June 21, 2011 at 7:40 AM  

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