Every now and then, I find it necessary to remind the locals how silly it was to get out the Magic Marker or the paint and create the following signs, then carry them to Tea Party rallies in Joplin in 2009, 2010, and 2011:
One of the reasons, among many, that creating and carrying these signs to rallies here in Joplin was a silly idea can be found on today’s front page of USA Today:
Look at that big green box above. I repeat its contents:
Amount of new STOCK WEALTH produced in the broad market since the March 9, 2009, low, or a 155% gain in the Wilshire 5000.
Now, as I have said many times before, if Barack Obama is a socialist, he has had, so far, a scandalous career, even though, as right-wing conspiracy theorists will tell ya, there is still time for him to turn us into Venezuela (at the moment, it looks like turning us into “Greece” was a bust, so Venezuela it is!).
In the mean time, the rich get richer and the rest of America gets, well, whatever’s left, as Republicans in Congress refuse to address the plight of the middle class and poor in these United States.