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The Bitchy Pundit’s insipid thoughts on the Federal Budget

One of the least thought out memes that I’ve come across lately comes from a lady who calls herself The Bitchy Pundit. Here are her thoughts on how the U.S. Federal Budget is spent:

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There are some easy ways to counter the sheer stupidity of this picture. The Congressional Budget Office produces plenty of fine information about the state of the U.S. Federal budget. I’ll be citing some data from the following publication: The Budget and Economic Outlook:2015-2025. On page 66 it is shown that for FY 2014 the total budget was about $3.5 trillion, with Mandatory spending taking up about $2 trillion. Such spending covers programs like: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance subsidies. Discretionary spending was about $1.2 trillion; of that about $600 billion went to Defense spending while the other approximately $600 billion went to miscellaneous funding such as: transportation and infrastructure, education, and various research programs, amongst many other projects. The discretionary spending data can be found on pages 82 and 83.

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So, unless there’s a $10 trillion item on the budget specifically meant for corporate subsidies that isn’t mentioned in the CBO report (or in any budget document for that matter), this number is not actually based on real data and is just some statistical hyperbole. There are two sources mentioned at the bottom of the picture, one from the White House’s website and the other from a progressive website called CommonDreams. Let’s take a look at what’s there.

The White House link is a calculator where you type in the taxes you paid last year to illustrate how your taxes are spent. Here are the results based on current tax levels for an individual earning $50,000 per year:

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Based upon this picture, no single item actually reaches $4,000 and corporate subsidies are not listed anywhere on the webpage. I’m also not certain how Bitchy Pundit acquired her numbers for Medicare (2.9% tax, half paid by the employee), the Military, or really any spending since they don’t seem to match up to what is listed by the data on the White House tax receipt webpage. It seems safe to say that this citation is at best, severely distorted by Bitchy Pundit.

Moving on the to CommonCommunism CommonDreams article by Paul Buchheit leads an article that claims the average household pays about $6,000 every year in corporate subsidies. Once again, the data presented on the picture isn’t the same as it is in the citation. In this case, it’s supposedly even worse but let’s take a few minutes to analyze the claims in this article. Here’s the first claim that the author makes:

The Cato Institute estimates that the U.S. federal government spends $100 billion a year on corporate welfare. That’s an average of $870 for each one of America’s 115 million families.

This one is true and I agree that it needs to go down. The Federal Government never should have subsidized failures like Solyndra. Let’s take a look at the next statement:

It does include payments to 374 individuals on the plush Upper East Side of New York City, and others who own farms, including Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Ted Turner. Wealthy heir Mark Rockefeller received $342,000 to NOT farm, to allow his Idaho land to return to its natural state.

I also agree with this point, progressives like Bruce Springsteen shouldn’t get paid by money from the Federal Government because they have farms. I would also further state that People’s Hero FDR never should have created the Agricultural Adjustment Act to pay farmers not to grow crops.

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Look, it’s Hero of Socialist Labor Bruce Springsteen. This man needs you to buy his albums for $9.99. Remember, he cares about the proles.

Enough of making fun of that no-talent hack Springsteen, lets move onto the next part of the argument:

It also includes fossil fuel subsidies, which could be anywhere from $10 billion to $41 billion per year for research and development. Yet this may be substantially underestimated. The IMF reports U.S. fossil fuel subsidies of $502 billion, which would be almost $4,400 per U.S. family by taking into account “the effects of energy consumption on global warming [and] on public health through the adverse effects on local pollution.” According to Grist, even this is an underestimate.

I took a look at the IMF publication and it’s very apparent that the half-trillion figure is for the entire world, not the U.S. specifically. This is made apparent throughout the paper, but here are some screenshots for those who aren’t interested in reading the entire report:

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I’m not certain how the author came up with a figure of $502 billion. The author either made up the number and didn’t actually read the report or is simply lying. Next!

The subsidies mentioned above are federal subsidies. A New York Times investigation found that states, counties and cities give up over $80 billion each year to companies, with beneficiaries coming from

The Koch Brothers would agree, the market should actually be free rather than manipulated by the government. That being said, a subsidy can simply be a company paying less in taxes and not just the government giving money or land away. The Bitchy Pundit is conflating what your tax bill is with what she wants corporate taxes to be, which is simply dishonest. What if the government just lowered (or eliminated) many taxes, got rid of subsidies, and simply spent less money. Clearly, government distortion and command of the economy is a real winner. Let’s take a look at the next excerpt from this article:

According to the Huffington Post, the “U.S. Government Essentially Gives The Banks 3 Cents Of Every Tax Dollar.” They cite research that calculates a nearly 1 percent benefit to banks when they borrow, through bonds and customer deposits and other liabilities. This amounts to a taxpayer subsidy of $83 billion, or about $722 from every American family

I took a look at the Huffington Post article and it’s another obfuscation of the data. The $83 billion figure is not a direct subsidy, the banks mentioned aren’t actually getting tax breaks. One part of the Huffington Post article is a bit more pertinent though:

Let’s start with a bit of background. Banks have a powerful incentive to get big and unwieldy. The larger they are, the more disastrous their failure would be and the more certain they can be of a government bailout in an emergency. The result is an implicit subsidy: The banks that are potentially the most dangerous can borrow at lower rates, because creditors perceive them as too big to fail.

Lately, economists have tried to pin down exactly how much the subsidy lowers big banks’ borrowing costs. In one relatively thorough effort, two researchers — Kenichi Ueda of the International Monetary Fund and Beatrice Weder di Mauro of the University of Mainz — put the number at about 0.8 percentage point. The discount applies to all their liabilities, including bonds and customer deposits.

I took a look at the IMF Working Paper referenced and no specific U.S. banks are mentioned. That means the government controlled loan giants of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac counted towards this bailout/implicit subsidy figure. The Huffington Post article claims: “The top five banks — JPMorgan, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. – – account for $64 billion of the total subsidy, an amount roughly equal to their typical annual profits …“. The Huffington Post article is making a claim that’s not substantiated by the data in the IMF Working Paper or presented in the article at any point. Besides, since when did progressives oppose bailouts? I wonder if Mr. Buchheit would support ending the Federal Reserve?

Our fine author then goes on to call bank and retirement fund fees a subsidy:

This was a tough one to calculate. Demos reports that over a lifetime, bank fees can “cost a median-income two-earner family nearly $155,000 and consume nearly one-third of their investment returns.” Fees are well over one percent a year.

I don’t understand how bank fees can be construed as a subsidy that taxes support. If you don’t want to pay excessive trading fees, don’t be a day trader. If you don’t want to spend money on actively managed mutual funds, pick stocks yourself or buy a mutual fund that is not actively managed. Fees associated with your accounts will be listed in the terms and if you don’t like them find a cheaper investment. I wonder if the author is in favor of a low Capital Gains Tax? Might reduce the fees that Mr. Buchheit is decrying so much.

In the next bullet point, the author calls patent laws a tax subsidy:

According to Dean Baker, “government granted patent monopolies raise the price of prescription drugs by close to $270 billion a year compared to the free market price.” This represents an astonishing annual cost of over $2,000 to an average American family.

OECD figures on pharmaceutical expenditures reveal that Americans spend almost twice the OECD average on drugs, an additional $460 per capita. This translates to $1,268 per household.”

Does the author want to end all patent laws, or just for prescription drugs? There’s no reference for the $270 billion figure, so I can’t easily verify this claim based on the links provided. I haven’t really studied what effects that eliminating patent laws would have on the ability of pharmaceutical and biotech companies to recuperate their costs of research and development. Would the U.S. remain a leader in developing new drugs to begin with? The Center for Economic and Policy Research article cited glosses over a lot of applicable details. As far as the amount of money spent by U.S. citizens on pharmaceuticals, is it simply due to the over-prescription of drugs? Do the people of countries where the spend less on drugs really spend less if it’s their own tax dollars paying for said drugs? Funny enough, the OECD report contains data that shows Americans pay less than the OECD average out of pocket for medications. I wonder if Mr. Buchheit would support ending Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security? People would never try to commit fraud against those programs. Perhaps if the U.S. didn’t have so much government controlled healthcare prices for medical care wouldn’t be rising so drastically?

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Point six is just a repeat of the first bullet point in the article:

We’ve heard a lot about tax avoidance and tax breaks for the super-rich. With regard to corporations alone, the Tax Foundation has concluded that their “special tax provisions” cost taxpayers over $100 billion per year, or $870 per family. Corporate benefits include items such as Graduated Corporate Income, Inventory Property Sales, Research and Experimentation Tax Credit, Accelerated Depreciation, and Deferred taxes.”

Then there’s the progressive plan of convincing companies to keep their money in the U.S. by taxing them at 39% is an idea that surely wouldn’t backfire:

U.S. PIRG recently reported that the average 2012 taxpayer paid an extra $1,026 in taxes to make up for the revenue lost from offshore tax havens by corporations and wealthy individuals. With 138 million taxpayers (1.2 per household), that comes to $1,231 per household.”

I find it interesting that progressives claim that it’s selfish to want to keep your own money yet selfless to vote to take away 90% or more of someone else’s income. I would posit that people who are willing to have the government take the majority of and individuals income is more greedy than someone who simply wants to keep what they earned. Would the author support a Flat Tax or Fair Tax? Either one couldn’t possibly be convoluted as the current tax system and would have far fewer loopholes. “Corporate greed” is a problem for progressives, but giving them extremely high taxes won’t continue to push them to take their money out of the country? The only country that even has a higher national corporate tax rate than the U.S. is the United Arab Emirates. Once again, this is not actually on your tax receipt. Also, how much do rich progressives shirk their taxes? What does comrade Buffett think?

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Here’s how Mr. Buchheit closes out his article:

Overall, American families are paying an annual $6,000 subsidy to corporations that have doubled their profits and cut their taxes in half in ten years while cutting 2.9 million jobs in the U.S. and adding almost as many jobs overseas.

This is more than an insult. It’s a devastating attack on the livelihoods of tens of millions of American families. And Congress just lets it happen.

I think that I’ve shown that such statements are false. Mr. Buchheit’s lies and misrepresentation of the data is an insult to my intelligence.

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Feminist thoughts on gender quotas, the wage gap, and guaranteed equality

Today I just felt like discussing whether feminist ideals of using government power to force an equality of results really makes any sense. If it’s equality that feminists are interested in, why aren’t they calling for equal death? 92% of workplace deaths in the U.S. are men.

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One can take a quick look through some U.S. Department of Labor statistics and see that there are some fields that women are simply avoiding. Amongst civil and aerospace engineers women make up about only ten percent. Electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineers are staffed by about only seven percent women. Women make up about only one percent of professions such as: heavy equipment operators, electricians, and automotive mechanics. Some quick research shows that women seem to be shunning physics and engineering degrees. Perhaps it’s personal choices that are the reason for women preferring a degree in education or nursing over engineering and science fields rather than discrimination? But the narrative of personal choice doesn’t fit the progressive-feminist view of the world though. Progressives will just continue to conflate liberty with a guaranteed equality of results.

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I took a quick look on the progressive website ThinkCommunist ThinkProgress where leftists were decrying the “gender wage gap” in a typical feminist manner. The author used the usual tropes such as: women make less even when they have the same degree, get paid less on their first job, and made the profound observation that women who have children make less money. The author claimed that “women get paid less in their first job than men who graduate with the same grades, majors, and choice of occupation“. The link is dead and leads to the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) website, so I can’t verify the veracity of this claim. But I wonder if that report accounted for the number of hours worked per week?

Some other specific claims that the authors makes are “A woman makes less than a man no matter much education she gets, what job she chooses, or where she lives“. Concerning the source cited for education, the document only looks at what educational attainment was achieved and no other factors were controlled for. The number of hours worked and experience were not accounted for, just gross averages comparing the wages of all men and women with the same education received (scroll down to page 11 of the document for the applicable portion). A Bureau of Labor Statistics infographic was cited for the “job she chooses” statement. Once again, this document only controlled for a single factor, in this case, the industry chosen. Education, experience, and the number of hours worked were not considerations, just the average of all men compared to women in a field. Concerning the “where she lives” statement, the same fallacy has once again been committed. The source is a Slate article that compares the earnings of women and men by state and controls for no other factors.

Further down the line, the author claims: “While some of the wage gap can be explained by things such as work patterns, job tenure, race, and marital status, some of it just can’t be explained by different life choices or characteristics and instead is likely thanks to discrimination“. The citation for this little gem is a General Accounting Office (GAO) report concerning gender differences in pay. While the author of the ThinkProgress article may claim that discrimination may be the cause for differences in pay (and for once, his source actually controlled for more than one factor) she offers no proof to substantiate this claim. I guess I’m just supposed to take her word on this, because the GAO doesn’t offer proof that discrimination is the cause. On page six they write the following:

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In other words, Ms. Covert is implying a conclusion that the data does not claim. The Factual Feminist (a.k.a Christina Hoff Sommers) wrote an interesting piece on the Huffington Post concerning the “gender wage gap” that progressives just can’t ever shut up about. This article uses data from the fine folks at the AAUW to disprove the claim that women make 77% of what men do for the same work. As it turns out, you really do have to control for relevant factors to fully understand what the data is telling you. A man who has to support a wife and several children might work a few extra hours, which would explain the extra money made by married men that ThinkProgress laments so much. Let’s hear some more fun facts about the gender pay gap from Dear Leader and Comrade Carney:

Let’s here some more thoughts on why the wage gap exists and how it’s not the way feminists portray it:

Isn't it amazing what you can do with statistics?
Isn’t it amazing what you can do with statistics?

One of the last things the ThinkProgress article goes on to decry is the fraction of working mothers who take time off work compared to working men. The author didn’t even make an attempt to look at why this might be true, the statistics simply didn’t fall in line with a guaranteed equality of results that progs demand. If men didn’t lose custody of children so much during divorce, perhaps the amount of time taken off by working fathers and mothers wouldn’t be so different?

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For all of the feminists who claim that life is easier just because you’re a man, have you ever tried to live as a man does? A lesbian woman who decided to become a man for over a year turned back into a woman. Feminists certainly aren’t interested in liberty, but do they even want equality or just special privileges? Do progressives actually care about the suffering of all people equally? Or is it just special interest groups, votes, and power that matter to socialists/feminists/progressives?

What’s Martin O’ Malley sorry about?

Hopeful Democratic nominee for President Martin O’ Malley is sorry that he said “all lives matter” and now realizes that such a statement is unacceptable to the Democratic Party. Comrade O’ Malley has come to the realization that all lives do not matter, only the ones the Party deems appropriate or important. O’ Malley now realizes that it’s only OK to state that black lives matter, but specifically regarding interactions with law enforcement and problems caused by “society”.  Any mention of all the murders going on in Chicago, Detroit, and Baltimore that are not committed by police or white people are not important.

Every good comrade knows (especially when going to a Nutroots convention) that all comments to the about the Party must promote racial division for the glory of the Party and that it’s really it’s the votes that matter. Anyone who disagrees with the Party narrative is a racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe, and deserves to be smeared. It’s not like O’ Malley had a chance against Shillary Billary Chillary Hillary and Sanders anyway.

For those comrades reading this who happen to be white, feel free to grovel and apologize for your existence.

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Yahoo! News- O’ Malley apologizes for telling protestors “all lives matter”

This loyal Party servants gets it!

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This comment must have been made by a “clown in blackface“.

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Evil, sexist, bigoted, and greedy white people think that their opinions, let alone all lives matter.

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Are you feeling the Bern?

Hello comrades, today I’m typing to spread the gospel of Karl Marx and Bernie Sanders throughout the world. Let it be known to all peoples and nations that Bernie Sanders is a proud socialist who isn’t afraid to shake things up and bring more change to the United States. Dear Leader Obama did fine work on converting the United States of America into the United Socialist States of America but the work is not yet complete.

Once Bernie Sanders is elected as Chairman in 2016 the Revolution will really get going and the United States will get an even better taste of what a Worker’s Paradise is like. Some glorious examples of revolutionary work would be: Greece, Venezuela (quite a fine example), Cuba (but look at those literacy rates), Rhode Island, and Detroit to name but a few socialist success stories. Proles, you must be willing to surrender your money, property, and liberty for the betterment of society. The Party demands your total loyalty in the upcoming Neo-Kulak purge and revolution. Once the government has even more centralized control over the economy and your wallet the U.S.S.A will surely turn into a true paradise.

These pictures are to be spread amongst your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Don’t be shy, share the wonderful work being performed by the fine folks at Economic Illiterates for Bernie Sanders 2016. Enjoy!

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Bernie Sanders, Jerry Seinfeld, and gun control

Alright everybody, I’ll just be posting up a few pictures to share with all of your friends and family with. As is usual, your progressive friends will find them to be the most enjoyable. Have fun!

What’s a progressive to do when choosing between Bernie Sanders and Billary Shillary Hillary Clinton?

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What was Jerry Seinfeld thinking when he dared to insult our very sensitive, lighthearted, progressive, and understanding college students? How dare Mr. Seinfeld level any criticism against being politically correct!

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Most likely, you’ve heard about the murders in Charleston by now. But of course, Dear Leader has used this as an opportunity to clamor for more gun control legislation, without specifying what such legislation would actually contain or differ from current law. Remember, tragedies such as the murders in a church in Charleston don’t occur in otheradvanced countries“. Remember fellow progressives, the police are racist, prejudiced, and out to get you yet only the military and police should be trusted with guns

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Did you support National Gun Violence Awareness Day?

Greetings comrades! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here and I figured I would talk about those typical greedy capitalists and their desires for gun ownership. Every good prole knows that only police and military personnel should have weapons, not private citizens. Even then, only national police should be trusted with weapons, not local yokels like those losers in Baltimore or Ferguson. Because if anything will improve the performance of an organization like the Ferguson Police Department, surely it will be a nationalization of local police forces. It’ll be as good as the Affordable Care Act was for healthcare prices in the United States, or forced collectivization in Ukraine.

Remember folks, only a national police force and the military can be trusted with guns. Anyone who thinks that they have the “right” to bear arms is an enemy of the State and People of the U.S.S.A and should be re-educated. Just ask any typical leftist Hollywood star that lives in a gated community with armed guards and they’ll tell you, guns are bad in the hands of ordinary citizens. Be like your betters and make sure that you wear prison orange every June 2nd.

I know that I’m a few days late on posting this, but don’t forget to spread these Party approved messages with all of your fellow proles. Enjoy!

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Humiliating Greece

I’ve written about the Greek debt situation a couple of times now, and it continues to bring on the laughs. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently stated the following concerning negotiations with Greece’s creditors: that Greece was willing to accept a “viable and long-lasting” deal and would refuse “humiliating terms“. PM Tsipras also stated the following: “Throughout, we have proven we are ready to make concessions in order to get a mutually acceptable deal. We demand of our partners the same respect and corresponding concessions. We have done our duty, it is now time for Europe to do the same,”. PM Tsipras is also claiming that the IMF is at fault for extreme terms such as: budget surpluses that are too high, reductions in welfare/handout programs, and not writing off debt.

A true people's hero, fighting to get more money for nothing!
A true people’s hero, fighting to get more money for nothing!

It would be hard for someone to write a better parody of the Greek government than what the Greek government itself is doing and claiming it will do. Syriza is asking for investment funding, infrastructure funding, debt write-off’s, to maintain excessive deficits, and blaming all of Greece’s problems on everyone but Greece. Some of Syriza’s brightest thinkers believe that leaving the Euro and going back to the Drachma will be no big deal. It’ll be just like the hyperinflation that the Weimar Republic experienced. Who else is ready to have a Greek million drachma bill as a souvenir?

I wonder if the Greeks are ready for this?
I wonder if the Greeks are ready for this?
A fine use for what the Greek drachma soon will be...
A fine use for what the Greek drachma soon will be…

I personally believe that no European country should have adopted the Euro without actually becoming a federal state or just maintained their sovereignty. Especially with a country that’s contributing as little as Greece is, but there aren’t any easy choices concerning a Grexit are there? But if the IMF doesn’t just give more money to Greece, how will the Greeks pay for healthcare? It’s not as if the socialist government is able to provide much and clearly the Greek economy is suffering from bad policies. I suppose that Syriza will just blame “austerity” though…

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Can’t get enough of that government run healthcare.

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The Independent-Greek hospitals cannot afford painkillers, scissors or sheets as budget cuts bite

Yahoo! News-PM: Greece will not accept “humiliating” bailout terms

Almost forgot to take some screenshots of comments from the Yahoo News article:

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SIGH-Some people just don’t understand permissible speech

Some of you may have recently heard about how some art critics from the Religion of Peace™ walked up to an art exhibit which blasphemously depicted the glorious Prophet Mohammad and were shot for their criticism. Obviously, it’s Pamela Geller’s fault that people died. In accordance with current media dogma, Pamela is at fault for daring to insult the Religion of Peace™ and slandering the Prophet. Why doesn’t she understand free speech must be state and Party approved? Why does Pamela go on antagonizing Muslims? Doesn’t she know that some psychopaths art critics might be offended by her irresponsible actions?

For anyone who still doesn’t understand the groupthink and doublethink, Communist News Network (CNN) Comrade Camerota explains in detail why Pamela’s horrendous actions should not have been performed. Perhaps it is time for the evil, imperialist, cis-gendered, racist, bigoted, and capitalist Pamela Geller to be report to the nearest Kommissar for re-education.

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Obviously, the rights dhimmis have under Islam are to submit and surrender.

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How was your May Day comrade?

Greetings fellow comrades and toiling intellectuals, how did you May Day celebrations go? Did your International Workers’ Day celebrations include arson re-decorating, rioting peaceful protest, and looting the redistribution of property like May Day celebrations in Oakland? Did you convince shop owners, businessmen, and neo-Kulaks to stop making so much profit and be more generous to the proletariat? Are you concerned enough about the revolution and devoted to the Party like so many in Seattle? Many of our revolutionary brothers were courageous enough to take the fight to the enemy and pelt officers of the Seattle Police Department with rocks, sticks, and wrenches thus dealing many stinging blows. Are you dedicated comrade?

A valiant Hero of Socialist Labor, a true People's Hero liberating property from the bourgeois elements.
A valiant Hero of Socialist Labor, a true People’s Hero liberating property from the bourgeois elements.
Look at the good work our fellow revolutionaries in Seattle are performing. Surely, many jobs will be created from all the smashed windows and other damaged property.
Look at the good work our fellow revolutionaries in Seattle are performing. Surely, many jobs will be created from all the smashed windows and other damaged property.
Typical, unwarranted  police oppression against our fellow comrades.
Typical, unwarranted police oppression against our fellow comrades.

There were also many proles picketing for higher wages and change in a much less deliberate fashion. Many of them were decrying that people working at low-level retail and food-service jobs aren’t earning $15/hr while CEO’s (greedy bastards) are earning much larger sums of money. Other members of the proletariat were protesting against capitalism and making progress in general. The individuals who engaged in such activities are moving in the right direction, but are simply not dedicated enough. Their weak liberalism and soft communism may have to be cured with strong communism. Once the revolution is complete, a purge may be required to find those who are not dedicated enough.

Look, even Jesus demands that a $15/hr minimum wage be instituted!
Look, even Jesus demands that a $15/hr minimum wage be instituted!
Minimizing profit generation is a good start, but these comrades are not dedicated enough to the cause.
Minimizing profit generation is a good start, but these comrades are not dedicated enough to the cause.

Over in the Workers’ Paradise of Cuba, Dear Leader President Maduro and the Anointed One President Raul Castro celebrated the Party and revolution. Many thousands of loyal Party members marched in support of President Castro. Indeed, the May Day rally in Havana was a beautiful sight to behold. The head of the Cuban Workers’ Union vowed to oppose all destabilizing actions and any other activities that would violate Constitutional order. Indeed, any reports of sky-rocketing inflation, high default risks, a lack of basic goods, and oppression by the People’s Government in Venezuela are patently false and made up by Western, capitalist pigs.

Just look at these glorious Communist leaders. Raul Castro is looking especially vigorous.
Just look at these glorious Communist leaders. Raul Castro is looking especially vigorous.
Look at how happy these proles and future soldiers in the People's Army are!
Look at how happy these proles and future soldiers in the People’s Army are!

For those of you living in oppressive, imperialist, and capitalist countries still, don’t get to despondent. The glorious purge revolution will come soon enough. Try not to be too uppity if your family, friends and neighbors aren’t ready to join you in the glorious revolution. For anyone who needs some consolation and advice for those post May Day blues, report to the People’s Cube for re-education. Remember comrades, don’t forget to post any comments you may have. As always, ensure that you don’t commit any thoughcrime or act like a Kulak in need of liquidation.

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The best banner of them all…

Today’s show trial is courtesy of Budweiser!

Greetings comrades, I’ve come to bring more news of current transgressions against the Party’s righteous agenda, this time from Anheuser-Busch InBev. The wretched cretins at this company have come up with a slogan that defames women, reinforces the Patriarchy©, promotes Rape Culture™, and is generally insidious. This particular tagline for the #UpForWhatever campaign reads: “The perfect beer for removing “no” from your vocabulary for the night.What were the wretched fiends who made these slogans thinking? Why aren’t they thinking about rape as much as feminists? Why aren’t they in line with the current truth about Rape Culture™?

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It doesn’t matter how many people actually do use beer to lower their inhibitions before sex, or for many other activities in general. It doesn’t matter that rape isn’t mentioned or any specific activity for that matter. The word no is also in feminist “No means no” campaigns, thus the connotation with rape and Rape Culture™ is established. No further evidence is necessary. It doesn’t even matter if the evidence used to support the idea of Rape Culture can be proven false, due to the glory of unductive logic the evidence must be false if the narrative is true and korrect. Never forget comrades, in accordance with current doctrine on Rape Culture™ and as evidenced by Emma Watson’s HeForMe campaign only men rape and are responsible for all rape.

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This man is not a simp, but rather a valiant warrior fighting against the Patriarchy.

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Understandably, Anheuser-Busch InBev has pulled this marketing slogan. In a recent statement, Alexander Lambrecht, Vice-President for Bud Light of Anheuser-Busch, said, “It’s clear that this message missed the mark, and we regret it. We would never condone disrespectful or irresponsible behavior.” This is clearly not enough to assuage any guilt, much more must be done to show faith and penance to the Party. Monetary donations are in order, large donations. Possible recipients for any Capitalist Exploitation Units would be: Emma Watson’s (worth US $60 million) HeForMe campaign, the Clinton Foundation, and/or Al Gore’s carbon footprint.

Some wretched men may have the gall to state that sometimes men are also raped and that plenty of women rape men and children too. Many of those evil RethugliKKKans and Losertarians may even state that people should defend themselves rather than teaching only men not to rape. It is against the current Truth to read any reports or research that show most rapes are committed by a small number of repeat offenders. Once all men are taught not to rape, the Rape Culture™ and Patriarchy© that feeds off of it will finally die off. Comrades, any who read stories of women raping men, children, or other women will be sent to the Gulag tolerance camp. For anyone who needs further guidance on how to debate and reason with those evil non-feminists, here are some lessons from Kommissar Big Red:

Here are some arguments from typical RethugliKKKans, Losertarians, misogynists, incest supporters, rape apologists, and other miscellaneous Neanderthals . They are not to be viewed except through approved Party channels that will only deride the content and take any and all statements out of context.

As always, post up any government censored and Party approved comments below.