Monday, October 10, 2011

'Occupy Atlanta' Silences
Representative John Lewis

... Via Jazz Hands

[Watch the video if you are curious what that means!]

by Guy Benson - October 9th, 2011 -

Having watched this clip all the way through several times, I still can't stop chuckling. Here's a quick primer to prepare you for what you're about to see: The video -- taken yesterday afternoon -- begins as civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) arrives at OccupyAtlanta, hoping to express solidarity and articulate his support with some brief remarks.

What happens is so bizarre, I can only encourage you to watch the video so that you understand how this mob works to silence the Congressman. This contempt for a man who, no matter how you feel about his politics, has earned the right to speak, is amazing.

To put it in to perspective, you should read the chart provided by the organizers. It lists what they believe should be the government dictated salaries for everyone in America.

Top salary of $36,000 would go to teachers, academics, train engineers and something referred to as academics. Oh I missed the President of the United States. He would get $40,000.

Doctors would be limited to salaries of $28,000, however public servants would get $28,500. Would you really trust your life to someone paid less than a bureaucrat?

Bankers would receive the same as laborers, $20,000. Right. Would you trust your money to someone who is paid the same as someone who mows your lawn?

Soldiers would be banned and thus would not be paid anything, with the entire military shut down, to force peace on the world.

There would be no need for income taxes since the salaries would be dictated by government - so they say. The only tax permitted would be a 4% sales tax on everything. Obviously that would not provide for social security, medicare, medicaid or any welfare, so of course people currently receiving those would have to live off their excellent government pensions, hypothetically. If you wonder where the money for this Utopia would come from, they will get back to you. They are still working out the details.


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