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August 1, 2011 / adgerellis

WASHINGTON DEBT LIMIT: COMPROMISE

STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE ARE NOT SYNONYMOUS

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS,  for Friday, July 15, 2011 had a front page story about CEO’s  big money people.

Critique of the story as a review follows in this very short quote,

               WHY RICH GROW RICHER

“Why do we now have such a great income disparity? Some experts say – in yet another irony – that the sudden decline in America’s then-stable, manufacturing-based economy in the 1970s caused board members to wave cash at CEOs who they thought could make firms more competitive in the sudden tought environment.”

None of what has happen to the American economy since the Reagan administrations has been an accident but, instead has been a well planned attack on the American economy, and especially an attack on the middle-class.

Slander is not funny.  This blog does not go into acidic attack on NEOCONs and TEA PARTY for the hell of it. I’ll let the Tea Party throw  the vitriol, and maybe if we are lucky no harm will be done from the “blow-back.”  Please understand that the words “stupid” and “ignorant” do not have the same meaning.

In popular speech the words  “stupid” and “ignorant” might be used interchangeably but,  both words really do have different meanings.

Definition of Stupidity

The modern English word “stupid” has a broad range of application, from being slow of mind (indicating a lack of intelligence, care or reason), dullness of feeling or sensation (torpidity, senseless, insensitivity), or lacking interest or point (vexing, exasperating). It can either infer a congenital lack of capacity for reasoning, or a temporary state of daze or slow-mindedness. (citation Wikipedia)

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Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge)[1]. The word “ignorant” is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware and is often used as an insult. “Ignoramus” is commonly used in the US, the UK, and Ireland as a name of someone who is overwhelmingly ignorant.
Ignorance should be distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to “unwise” acts. Also, if important information is available, one may fail to acquire it due to lack of intelligence (not realizing its importance, or not understanding it).

Never was the inference, or implication of  this blog ‘s  intention,  that as a group,  to call  the NEOCONs or Teas Party people  “stupid.”  Collectively they are probably, as seen by their actions, very smart.  However, they are as seen  by their actions,  very ignorant of the “unintended consequences’ of their actions.  There is no logical way to read their minds and say positively that the Neocons and Tea Party set out from the start to do harm and destroy America’s middle-class  but,  that is the real consequence of their actions.

To go on with the review of the article in the Philadelphia Daily News, for Friday, July 15, 2011

“During the 1980s, steep cuts in the top marginal income-tax rates on the wealthy – which under President Ronald Reagan went from 70 percent at the start of the decade to 28 percent by the end – also offered a new incentive for higher pay at the top. (Levies on the middle class actually rose under Reagan, meanwhile, because of the increase in pay-roll tax for Social Security.)”

This can easily be seen that if you make under $100,000 dollars a year and probably will not even have the hope of making a $100,000 dollars in a life time,  and you go right on supporting the Neocons and Tea Party, then you do not know who your friends and enemies are. The Neocons and Tea Party are a new form of royalty, no different from the Kings and Queens of olden times. Many of them,  -not all for sure,  but nevertheless, many of the Tea Party and Neocons make  much more money than 100,000 dollars a year,  and here  is,   -A  REAL  JOKE,   THINK ABOUT IT:   NEOCONS  AND  TEA  PARTY  PEOPLE  WOULD ACTUALLY THINK THEMSELVES POOR IF THEY HAD LESS THAN  A  HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARDS IN THE BANK!

Yes! Neocons and some Tea Party people are on public record, newspapers and television, saying they forgot where their third home was located, and they needed a helicopter ride to see their son’s baseball game. Also, some political Neocons have gone on record that an   increase  in their pay was needed so that they could send their children to college.  You try any of  that with your boss…

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