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Senator Mike Lee Will Protect Poors By Protecting The Rich

Mike LeeHave you heard of Senator Mike Lee? Neither have we, all of these rich white guys look alike to us because we are reverse racist/sexists. Anyway, he has made it his business to stand out among the sea of white male GOP senators by going on Mike Huckabee’s radio show and something extra stupid (well, RELATIVELY extra stupid) about Poors and Job Creators and taxes.

LEE: People need to understand that the reason we worry about raising taxes on anyone – even raising taxes on the rich – it’s not that we’re looking out for the rich, it’s not that we’re concerned that the rich won’t be able to fend for themselves, because they will. It’s because we worry about the consequences that will inevitably result from that action and that will hit the poorest among us the hardest.

No of COURSE he isn’t looking out for the rich; he’s looking out for Grover Norquist, duh. HA just kidding, he’s looking out for the rich. Here he is, for example, on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” talking about how he wants to “broaden the base” and get some “revenue enhancements” by “closing loopholes” and “stabilizing” the revenue stream. And here his endorsement on the home page of the “Club for Growth.”
Anyway, thank GOD we Poors have Mike Lee looking out for us by looking out for the Job Creators.

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  1. SorosBot

    You know what might work even better than not being mean spirited for getting minorities to vote for you, Republicans? Not being giant super hardcore racists.

  2. Beowoof

    Well yeah look at the evidence, tax cuts for the wealthy have ushered in a new era of prosperity for the wealthy. For everyone else you're fucked, but the wealthy are okay with that as they don't give a shit about you anyway.

  3. 1stNewtontheMoon

    Thank God* Romney won the election so we can institute his tax plan. Wait, what'?

    *behind Jupiter on Kolob.

    1. boskolives

      Good thing there aren't too many republican ventriloquists out there, they'd get away with a lot of lying until someone figured out that their lips not moving didn't mean they were telling the truth. Also.

  4. PubOption

    The backdrop in that photo clearly mentions the Republic Party. I'm surprised he had time to say anything at all, after going incandescent about the disrespect.

  5. MaxNeanderthal

    Dude bears a remarkable resemblance to Benitto Mussollini…? (Mussollini had a better suit, though)

    1. Dashboard Buddha

      Here's something about "shit sandwiches" that always puzzled me. There's an old saying: Life is like a shit sandwich…the more bread you have the less shit you have to eat.

      This can't be true. If I spread 5 ounces of shit on a slice of Wonder Bread and spread 5 ounces of shit an a full loaf of artisan sourdough bread, one is still eating a full 5 ounces of shit.

      1. Rotundo_

        More of a commentary on the shit-to-bread ratio than the actual quantity of shit. It is rather like the same turd landing in an individual jar of red sauce versus being distributed through the whole 500 gallon industrial batch about to be pureed into an indistinguishable pulp. If the slice is as thin as a Rye Krisp, you will probably notice it more than the peasant loaf. It is all about the threshold of perception in the poop in food scenario, which is why the problem usually doesn't come up in industrially produced food until some antibiotic resistant strain of E-Coli comes through the pipes so to speak. (Edited to add: With these guys, anyone below 100K a year will be guaranteed a mouthful of shit on every bite anyhow.)

      2. Negropolis

        I thought the bread wa controlled for (i.e. same type of bread, but you just keep adding slices on top of slices.)

  6. Callyson

    Of course, Lee’s compassion for the poor does not extend to the actual government services that provide a safety net for those less fortunate. He voted for the House Republican budget that slashes low-income programs in order to finance the very tax breaks he supports. Lee also authored the Cut, Cap, and Balance constitutional amendment, a proposal so extreme that not even the GOP budget would go far enough in its cuts to be considered legal.

    Oh, for fuck's sake.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Well, don't forget this guy was the right wing TP darling who primaried Utah's long serving senator not named Orrin Hatch as too moderate. What else would you expect other than raving insanity?

  7. Mittens Howell, III

    "It’s because we worry about the consequences that will inevitably result from that action"


  8. valthemus

    Poor people are so immoral and icky! That's why the Lord hates them and makes their fast food job uniforms so unattractive. Poors should be on their polyester-clad knees worshiping Mike Lee!

    "If you want to know how God feels about money just look at the sort of people he gives it to." – Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

    1. BadKitty904

      Aw, dude, I *love* "To the Manor Born"!

      "Democracy is all very well, but why give it to the people?"

  9. WhatTheHeck

    “We conservatives believe that the Obama administration needs to give more tax credits to the energy and banking sectors because they will pass those savings down to those suckers who need help the most. Hahaha.”

  10. Hera Sent Me

    Their idea of creating jobs is hiring strike breakers. Their idea of making money is firing the strike breakers after the strike is broken.

  11. Rotundo_

    I think even the least cynical have come to the conclusion that trying to sell tax cuts to the top two percent as an investment that will shower blessings down upon the poor is a load of shit and polls seem to bear this out. It is funny to see these assholes trying so hard to make the sale despite this. Bagdad Bob was delusional, these folks are a whole new step past that.

  12. SayItWithWookies

    Yeah it's such a tragedy that we don't live in a constitutional democracy with a strong central government that could possibly so something about our warped economic society and correct that imbalance — but since we're out of other options, why don't we just give this huge tax cut to these assholes here so they can hide their extra cash in the Cayman Islands? The poor can thank us later.

  13. Schmannnity

    White, male, Republican senator goes on Huckabee and says something stupid. And in other breaking news, a man was bitten by a dog.

    1. bikerlaureate
      People need to understand that the reason we worry about raising taxes on anyoneeven raising taxes on the rich – it’s not that we’re looking out for the rich….


  14. cousinitt

    Dear Sen. Lee, The word you are looking for is feudalism.

    Now, piss off and let me get back to this lovely filth.

    1. HouseOfTheBlueLights

      You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

  15. 4TheTurnstiles

    Dear Sen. Mike Lee,

    "You want to fuck around with us? Not for long." –R. Vaneigem

    Desperate people with nothing to lose are not exactly the right demographic to shit on. Especially in America, where we're not exactly unarmed (with votes).

  16. jello_mold

    In direct experience and observation, these rich fucks act like the poorz can't understand fucking English speech, nevermind read or write it. Kinda ironic, no? No wonder they're so colossally stumped by the election. It's like we can read their minds or something.

    Also, is there some kind of rw "brain chip of the month" club? Is there some center they go to – or does Fox have a special radio band that reprograms the chip? At Thanksgiving I had to endure a relative parrot every Fox talking point about "takers." A relative who lives on Social Security – color you surprised, right?

    I'm composing a letter to the non insane member of the family, asking them to consider that if I didn't receive MediCal for my cancer treatment, I kinda doubt they'd be able to a goddamn thing for me. They seem to think my medical care comes from rainbow ponies.

    I know it's been said before but OH FOR FUCKS SAKE I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE WITH VOTES.

    1. JustPixelz

      Sorry about the cancer.

      Too bad we live in a nation that considers the life-and-death matter of health insurance a work-place benefit provided by private companies. And people who slip through those enormous cracks are disparaged as "takers" for the temerity of needing treatment.

      1. jello_mold

        Thank you very much – hard to express how much that means.

        I can hardly wait for health care to get unhitched to employers. It's feudal. It's the major reason why we don't have the society we should – people with great ideas tethered to horrible jobs they have to keep to protect their families. Then no energy or money to work for themselves. It would be a big help if the capitalists decided to invest in truly small businesshahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Sorry.

  17. BarackMyWorld

    I want to meet this rich person who would actually close down all their money-making enterprises because they have to pay a slightly higher marginal tax rate on their record profits.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      It's called "Regression towards mediocrity". Actually, this is regression way past mediocrity, but you have to expect the occasional freak of nature.

  18. Biel_ze_Bubba

    "The poor will have more if you tax the rich less." There are some lies that you can tell, and tell, and tell some more . . . but they don't become facts. This particular Grosse Lüge is one of them

  19. rocktonsam

    I thought the poors were protecting the rich.

    at some point in time the bullshit these assholes believe will bite them in the ass, right?

    or is it they really hate the 98%


  20. BerkeleyBear

    Dumbasses like this give conservatives a bad name. I know he's a tool in a lot of ways, but Cass Sunstein wrote a book back in 1999 with Stephen Holmes called The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes that asshats like Lee and Grover should be forced to read. Because if they don't pony up the goods and services for the poor, what, exactly, is the incentive of the poor to buy into society instead of, say, looting the gated communities (with votes)?

  21. Negropolis

    Wonkette Jesus hath resurrected a post from the ashes. Praise be to Wonkette Jesus!

    But, no, really, I forgot what I said on the previous iteration of this thing outside of the fact that I thought Mike Lee looks like a piggy-summabitch, which is both unfair and ungentlemanly…which makes it perfect for These Wonkettes.

    Oh, and natch, we have to burn the poor to save the poor, because freedumb and job-creators and bullshit and stuff.

  22. RelicOven

    Where I come from, 'the poorest' are the people they tried to keep out with their utterly ridiculous boarder wall, and who they say are taking jobs from real 'Mericans, so this kind of goes right over my head.

  23. Terry

    They think people won't notice that the loopholes they want to close really just end tax deductions for poor and middle class people. They don't affect the rich folks much at all.

  24. Monsieur_Grumpe

    I think a quote from that great 20th Century intellectual, the robot from Lost in Space, is fitting in this instance “Does not compute!”.

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