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A Republican vision for America – ‘‘Skin In The Game’ – The GOP’s Latest Way To Make You Hate The Poor

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‘Here’s a video with American Family Radio talk show host Bryan Fischer saying only property owners should vote, from Right Wing Watch’.

‘Skin in the game’ is just the new version of ‘makers and takers.’ This time with the added wrinkle of taking away your right to vote if you’re poor’.

‘You’ve surely head the phrase by now: “Skin in the game.” It’s the right’s new front in their war on the poor’.

‘For the last couple of years, that phrase has been percolating through right-wing thought and it’s starting to become a major talking point’.

‘The idea is that if you pay income taxes (the skin in the game), then you should have more rights than people (aka the poor) that do not’.

‘After all, they’re just freeloading off of you, the honest, god-fearing, real American that loves mom and apple pie’.

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‘The poor have no skin in the game so they don’t deserve to have a say in how they should be treated’.

‘But don’t you call it class warfare’!

‘Not content to simply demonize the poor, the right has also started to quietly reintroduce the idea that only property owners should have rights’.

‘Specifically, the right to vote’.
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A Republican vision for America – The Republican War On Women – The Yes HE Actually Did Say That Edition – ‘GOP Congressman: Limiting Abortion ‘Promotes Job Creation’

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Car accidents promote ‘job creation’ by making a need for doctors, nurses, workers to build hospitals, ambulance drivers.

Shooting people promotes ‘job creation’ by some of the above and adding in funeral home staff, grave diggers.

War is a GREAT ‘job creator’.

Having an abortion is a discussion ONLY between a woman and her doctor.

These are Republicans having a War Against Women who don’t share their same ‘moral’ values.

‘Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)’

“I would suggest that it is very much the case that those of us in the majority support this legislation because it is the morally right thing to do, but it is also very very true that having a growing population and having new children brought into the world is not harmful to job creation,” Goodlatte said at the committee mark-up of the bill’.

“It very much promotes job creation for all the care and services and so on that need to be provided by a lot of people to raise children.”
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A Republican vision for America – TheWar On Women – ‘GOP Congressional Candidate: Spousal Rape Shouldn’t Be a Crime’

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‘After taking a drubbing in last year’s state elections, Virginia Republicans are debating whether their party has come to be defined by its extremists’.

‘But in a congressional district in Northern Virginia, one of the state’s main instigators of culture warfare, state Sen. Richard H. “Dick” Black, is running in the Republican primary to replace longtime GOP moderate Rep. Frank Wolf, who is retiring’.

‘And he’s guaranteed to ignite wedge-issue passion’.

‘Exhibit A: As a state legislator, Black opposed making spousal rape a crime, citing the impossibility of convicting a husband accused of raping his wife “when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, and so forth.”

‘In 2002, as the Virginia general assembly repealed a ban on spousal rape prosecution, Black wondered if it was really possible for a husband to rape his wife. He said changing the law could cause a man “enormous fear of the damage to his reputation” if his wife ever filed a false rape claim’.
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A Republican vision for America – Smaller Government means No US Representative For 1 Year – ‘Governor’s Crazy Reason For Denying Representation To Minority-Heavy District: ‘Not Much Goes On’

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‘North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) dismissed concerns that a district with a majority of non-white voters may go unrepresented for an entire year, suggesting that delaying the special election until November would not hurt citizens because Congress gets nothing done in the fall anyway’.

‘Though Rep. Mel Watt (D) resigned his seat on the first day of the legislative year to become director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Governor Pat McCrory (R) announced last Monday that his replacement will not be elected until November 4’.

TODD: “I have to say, I’m sort of dumb founded that, you know, I know people have a low opinion of Congress, but to have… basically to disenfranchise nearly a million people, and not having representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, that’s — that is not a healthy thing. For a year. A whole calendar year, Governor”.

McCRORY: “Chuck, I’m sworn to uphold the constitutional laws of North Carolina, and I can’t change those laws between now and that election. And, again, I have to uphold the election laws, and I made a good decision”. —

“I think the only difference in any other option was about two months. and, Chuck, you know and I know that not much goes on in Washington between July and the election anyway, which is a sad commentary on Washington politics”.

‘While McCrory is quick to dismiss the importance of Congressional representation in that period, in September of 2012 alone, the U.S. House took 47 roll call votes on topics ranging from a continuing resolution to keep the government funded to federal mining regulations’.
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