Moonie Times on Income Inequality

Right Wing Watch spotted this article in the Moonie Times about the fact that income inequality has continued to grow in the five years since President Obama. See if you can wrap your head around the delusion that could possibly give rise to this second paragraph:

Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation.

As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his inability to stem long-term trends toward inequality are giving congressional Republicans little incentive to work with him as they push their recently developed agenda against poverty.

I…I don’t even…wha?

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  • Reginald Selkirk

    … his inability to stem long-term trends toward inequality are giving congressional Republicans little incentive to work with him as they push their recently developed agenda against poverty.

    Despite their recently-developed posturing, they are one of the major reasons Obama has been unable to do anything.

  • eric

    congressional Republicans little incentive to work with him as they push their recently developed agenda against poverty.

    I would say that their agenda consists of “making poverty even more horrible, so people are more strongly motivated to avoid it”…except that that GOP agenda item isn’t exactly recent.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Maybe that was written by a buggy version of that artificial intelligence software that some newspapers use to write their local pages.

  • raven

    congressional Republicans little incentive to work with him as they push their recently developed agenda against poverty.

    I…I don’t even…wha?

    You mean you haven’t heard of…Soylent Green?

  • Ellie

    “Wha?”

    You know, their recently developed agenda against poverty: Get married (one man, one woman, only), have babies, stop using SNAP, and forget about unemployment insurance.

  • cottonnero

    The Republican agenda against poverty is “If you’re not rich, it’s your own fault.”

  • Erk12

    I thought the Republican agenda against poverty was “let all the poor people die, then there’s no more poor people. Problem solved.”

  • lclane2

    Agenda against poverty? It’s agenda against the poor.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    More budget austerity. Yeah, that’s going to help the poor.

  • John Pieret

    Well, considering that Republicans want to return everything to what it was like in 1900, “trickle-down” economics is “recently developed” … to their way of thinking.

  • Mr Ed

    I thought Wall street doing well was the essence of the Republican motto: It’s good to be the king.

  • kevinalexander

    More guns, more poverty, more desperation, more capital punishment.

    Problem solved. Thanks Republicans!!

  • Chiroptera

    …as they [Congressional Republicans] push their recently developed agenda against poverty.

    Oops, typo. They meant “against poor people.”

    (Come to think of it, it wasn’t developed so recently, either. Centuries old, if I recall.)

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Oh, please! Us Conservatives (I’m an Independent, not a Republican. Oddly, I always vote for Republicans, though), unlike you Liberals, love and respect The Poors too much to allow the government to “help” them. Cut taxes, gut regulations, and cap “welfare” programs, turn them in to Block Grants and devolve them to the States with no oversight, and you’ll see The Poors rise up on the rising tide of Prosperity, and Personal Charity will fill in what few gaps remain. Why, in just a few years (and a few more rounds of tax cuts for the Job Creators and Corporate Citizens) you’ll see how much of a benefit Small Government is to the Deserving Poor*! They’ll be sleeping in only the finest refrigerator boxes and dining on only the best garbage!

    * The Undeserving Poor, however, can go to Hell. How do we tell the difference between them? The Deserving Poor are just like Us, with wives, kids, homes, jobs. Most critically, they aren’t asking for a handout. The Undeserving Poor, meanwhile, are those people (*wink wink*) and, since the 80s, single mothers (who don’t respect Traditional Marriage enough to stay with an abusive, “cheating”, or abandoning husband, as God intended) and, more recently, sluts (who are worse than single mothers in that they don’t respect Traditional Marriage enough to start one).

  • Akira MacKenzie

    The Republican agenda against poverty is “If you’re not rich, it’s your own fault.”

    Unless you’re a white, male, heterosexual, Christian who is likely to vote GOP, then it’s the crippling level of taxation and regulation keeping you poor.

  • magistramarla

    This has got to be what they are referring to:

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Coming-age-of-skeptical-reform-5146351.php

    I posted this link on another thread a day or so ago, but it seems to fit here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523300770 stuartsmith

    …giving congressional Republicans little incentive to work with him as they push their recently developed agenda against the impoverished.

    There, fixed that.