All You Need is a Dollar and Bread in your Bag

26 Jan

If you watched the Republican rebuttal to the President of the United States’ State of the Union speech last year, The speaker kept talking about how what every American really needed to have was a dollar, a dream and the blessing of God and that should suffice to help them obtain a successful future, just like the one she was enjoying.

But This year’s Republican rebuttalist began by letting us know that this year Republican’s had a much different plan for America, because she, like all conservative Republicans, felt our pain. And that all Republicans politicians everywhere realize that we Americans are tired of working hard for low wages, are afraid of our family’s futures, and are hurting during these difficult economic times of high deficits and uncontrolled government spending.

Then she offered a little more clarity and substance as to what American’s really need to do to live in a more perfect American, and Non- President Obama, world. And if you were watching and listening like I was, then here is what we all learned about what we need to do in order to make the United States a better place in which to live.

1. (Don’t worry about low wages)  Live simply!

2. (Don’t worry about the future) Don’t waste anything!

3. (Don’t worry about economics and unemployment) Rejoice in the knowledge that in America you have been given freedom: to…sacrifice, dream and enjoy hard work.

Then she went on to punctuate every Republican’s ideas about what America needs and doesn’t need:

America needs the Keystone Pipeline, fewer overseas trade barriers, lower taxes and more military spending!

American Does Not need: “Obamacare” and abortions.

And finally she concluded by reassuring all of us hard working Americans, living in this great country of ours, that wealth and privilege are not important!

So don’t despair America! You do not need wealth and privilege! All you really need is a dollar, a dream and bread bags to keep your feet dry. Live simply! Work hard! Don’t waste anything. Be free and have babies! Make sacrifices!… Big oil, Big business and the Military will protect us… And if you get sick…just suck it up and feel better.

Because that is how Joni Ernst, the newly elected senator from Iowa, who gave this year’s Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, did it in her life and became the successful citizen that she is today! Of course the $460 thousand dollars that her family received from the federal government in farm aid and subsidies didn’t hurt either. Nor did the $200 thousand dollars in county contracts her father’s construction company received while she served as auditor of Montgomery County, Iowa.

Really, I ask you…Who needs wealth and privilege in America these days, when you’ve got all that bread in your bags… huh?

12 Responses to “All You Need is a Dollar and Bread in your Bag”

  1. yogeshramgopal January 26, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Nice article. What is alarming is the increase in the number of billionaires even in countries like India which have very low per capita GDP. To make matters worse billionaires in India do not donate as generously as in the U.S. Please read my blog post on this subject at: https://yogesvr.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/indias-ultra-rich-and-their-contribution-to-philanthropy/ Hope you like it.

  2. gpicone January 27, 2015 at 3:47 am #

    Unfortunately a lot of our billionaires also contribute a lot of money to buying politicians who then set out to make them more money so they can buy more politicians!

  3. A Kirykowicz January 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    They didn’t orchestrate the collapse. Sure, there were systems in place (such as the US government taking on private debt should the need arise) which made such an occurrence more likely, but that doesn’t mean there was a planned conspiracy to melt the Financial market. The difference shows a failing of public policy i.e not taxing the rich enough and redistributing it to the poorest; decades of tax breaks for the rich (under the guise of trickle down economics) and the breakdown of the social net since the deregulation days of the Reagan era contributed significantly to this gap. We don’t really tax wealth (we don’t even know how much wealth the rich own!) because we have focused too much on income inequality whilst ignoring the forces of capitalism which make the rich get richer – wealth begets wealth. We are headed towards a future of further kleptocracy and oligarchy if Thomas Picketty is correct in his thesis that the rate of return on wealth will outstrip the rate of economic growth.

    • gpicone January 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

      The bankers didn’t know that what they were doing with money was going to collapse the economy? Really? Just like Tom Brady doesn’t know anything about the relationship of footballs and air pressure I guess?

  4. jmsabbagh January 31, 2015 at 12:31 am #

    Caring beyond our life span is the unknown.Great post.Jaalal

  5. gpicone February 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on ipledgeafallegiance.

  6. RAB February 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Well done, well shaped! But you may have overlooked one thing: the blessing of God. According to the Puritans who settled this wilderness (unpopulated by anyone who mattered), God’s blessing could not be earned, but it could be lost. No one knew if he or she had been blessed by God and made one of the Elect who would enjoy heaven; everyone just had to keep a clean mind and body and serve God every day in every way (and the minister would describe what exactly that entailed), and then come death the Lord’s Will would be made manifest and the pre-chosen sheep would ascend, pre-doomed goats traveling in the opposite direction. But personally screwing up evidently gave God a free hand to re-think the original salvation decision. Thus, although Joni Ernst may not have chosen to remind us of it, the Republicans: work, toil, sin not (and they will tell you what that entails), and, if you have been blessed by God (inherited wealth, for instance, or absence of a conscience) you will prosper. If you have NOT been blessed by God you won’t prosper, of course; but you never know for sure about the blessing bit, since it could be made manifest at any time (so vote to keep the Blessed happy because you might unexpectedly turn out to be one!). And so work and toil and suffer, because you never know. But don’t forget to love God, or the GOP, because disloyalty will mean you will be screwed. –I THINK I have that figured out right!

    • emmylgant February 3, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      Nailed it!
      This is the cornerstone of the republican American dream.

    • Nigtingale February 25, 2015 at 6:38 am #

      The Puritians who first settled our country believed that God revealed who the elect were by blessing them with prosperity. After death the wealthy who believed their success proved they were God’s elect may have found that God had other ideas on who were the elect.

      “It is easier for a camel to pass through the of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God,” Jesus told the rich man who went away sorely grieved because he had too many goods to give them away as Jesus advised him if he wanted to enter Heaven.

  7. avwalters February 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    Cognitive Dissonance, a Republican platform you can embrace.

  8. 98maryanne February 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on So There Was This Today and commented:
    Said much better than I could…

  9. Nigtingale February 25, 2015 at 6:58 am #

    Excellent piece.

    The Puritians who first settled our country believed that God revealed who the elect were by blessing them with prosperity. After death the wealthy who believed their success proved they were God’s elect may have found that God had other ideas on who were the elect.

    “It is easier for a camel to pass through the of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God,” Jesus told the rich man who went away sorely grieved because he had too many goods to give them away as Jesus advised him if he wanted to enter Heaven.

    I wonder where Joni Ernst, who I image sees herself as one of Gods Elect, will find her noble soul upon her death. I think she should consider becoming more benevolent and kind who don’t have the excessive wealth to prove that they are the Elect. The Kochs, Walton’s etc. who think their hoarded wealth proves they are God’s chosen may learn the hard way that the Puritian’s were wrong. But then old, old beliefs are often myths and die hard.

    But I know camel’s don’t pass through the eye of a needle.

    Oh, maybe the 1% can get together and produce a huge expensive needle big enough for them to force a camel through its eye thus saving their parsimonious asses.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Mouse's Soapbox

observations from a certain, unique perspective - especially, these days, about dating

dancingnomads

Travelling the world and dancing

ruminationville

a gated community for the overthinker

Southern Georgia Bunny

Adventures of an Southern Bunny everything from dating, sex, life and shake your head moments.

Three's a Herd

Mothering a preemie, a princess, and a work-in-progress

Michele Kendzie

family photojournalist, scrapbook designer, and mom of three unschoolers in Fredericksburg, Virginia

lilrant

...What you see is what you get.

ScribbleDartsfromtheHeart

creative expression and imaginative exploration

J.R.Goldrich

Perspectives, Musings, and Messages from the All

Making it write

mostly poetry, partly peculiar.

a cooking pot and twisted tales

Thoughts and Tales...A Lifestyle Blog with a Zing.

opening the shutters

Musings of a Mad Woman...

Terminal Cruise

One woman's weird and wonderful world

The Arm Chair Pontificator

Satirical & Poetic Musings Of A Self-Proclaimed Nobel Prize Winner

jeffrey m hartman

Examining Special Education In Concept And Practice

alesiablogs

A Blog About Ordinary Life Told In Extraordinary Fashion!

KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog

Rural doctor, mom, writes poems, dance, sing.

Pacific Paratrooper

This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information

%d bloggers like this: