Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire by tobiagorrio
Dear Dick Bergman, thank you for your kind words last week regarding my contributions to the Standard Press, I’m glad that you enjoy my writing and that you look forward to more of it in these very dark times. I do try to inject a little humor in with the serious and substantive issues I address, to try and have a little fun and maintain a positive outlook, as difficult as that is these days.Speaking of dark times, I just read that the Koch Brothers plan to use the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Extreme Court to funnel as much as $400,000,000.00 through organizations they control to advance their corporatist interests and their rightwing agenda during the 2012 elections. How much money are you going spend to advance your interests Mr. & Mrs. John & Jane Q. Public? Do you think the government they ordain will represent your interests? They already write and VOTE on the laws that rule you through their organization, the feudal American Legislative Exchange Council (fALEC) and their representative Robin Vos, Wisconsin’s Public Sector fALEC chairman. Is that what freedom feels like?
Americans for Plutocracy (AFP) spent three millions dollars from people like the Koch Bros to help their hero Scott Walker keep doing their work. Heck, Scotty recently raised a million dollars from four out of state billionaires. One of them was Robert Benmosche, you know the CEO of AIG the deregulated global insurance behemoth that helped tank our economy and that George Bush had to bail out with your tax dollars in the Republicon crash of 2008. Is this what plutocracy feels like?Mr. Benmosche has been thinking about you Mr. & Mrs. P. In a recent interview from his seaside villa in Croatia he said that “Retirement ages will have to move to 70, 80 years old,” “That would make pensions, medical services more affordable. They will keep people working longer and will take that burden off of the youth.” Yeah the burden of jobs off our youth as geezers continue occupy jobs keeping young people from being able to enter the work force, start careers, marry and have families. Talk about your out of touch elitist, but what does he care? He is the rich and the rich are getting richer! Meanwhile, the average net worth of American families dropped by 35% from 2005 to 2010, according to the Census Bureau. No wonder consumer demand, the ONLY “Job Creator” is down. Thank you Greedy Oligarch’s Party (GOP)!
But enough substance, now for the humor part. Just how dumb or ill-informed does one have to be, to be working or middle class and vote Republicon? Yeah, Mitt Romney and his NASCAR team owning friends are going to look after the interests of us average income folk out here, right.Wait a minute, maybe it's not dumb at all, maybe it's just plain crazy. I've got it! Here is how you can convince yourself that the GOPsters are on the side of your shrinking middle class chances. Repeat after me; "My name is Elmer J. Fudd, Milwionaire, I own a mansion und a yacht." Again! "My name is Elmer J. Fudd, Milwionaire, I own a mansion und a yacht." Keep going, if you can be convinced that the plutoctopus is on your side, you can be made to believe ANYTHING! Right Elmer? Freedumb!