most astounding fibs

“Sarah Palin says she wants limited government. Does that mean politicians quit midterm?”

“Former President George W. Bush reveals in his book that he considered dropping Dick Cheney. But Cheney nixed the idea.”

Dismantling discretionary spending, extending retirement, pooling health services, aggregating oversight, stripping incentives, buggering education, abandoning infrastructure, ignoring corruption, bailing the wealthy, and they call that a pledge, nay, a vision. Phooey.

Our Banana Republic –

“You no longer need to travel to distant and dangerous countries to observe such rapacious inequality. We now have it right here at home — and in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, it may get worse.

The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24% of all income, up from almost 9% pre-Reagan Republican.

As Timothy Noah of Slate noted in an excellent series on inequality, the United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana.

CEOs before Reagan earned 42 times the average worker but 531 times more after Republican laissez-faire supply-side no tax bankster free markets.

Perhaps the most astounding statistic is this: From 1980 to 2005, more than four-fifths of the total increase in American incomes went to the richest 1 percent.