Socialism in the Bible?? Say it ain’t so!

Acts 4:32-35:

“And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

“Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

“And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.”

Luke 12:23:

“Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.”

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“No Mercy For Swine”

It’s the name of a Cherry Poppin’ Daddies tune.

It’s also the attitude that Republican candidate supporters ought to take about their own candidates. To a person, everyone of them (with the bare exception of Jon Huntsman) wants to increase the tax burdens of the 99% so that the 1% doesn’t have to shoulder its share of fiscal responsibility for running our country.

Is that really what supporters’ rank-and-file wants to have happen? Do they really support prevention of tax breaks for companies who outsource overseas? Do they really support repealing the banking rules designed to prevent another economic meltdown? Do they really want to further reduce tax rates for the wealthiest members of American society?

Really?

What’s that? You want proof? How about the candidates’ own words?

Sources

Supports new tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans

Bachmann: MicheleBachmann.com, accessed 12/27/2011

Gingrich: Newt.org, accessed 12/27/2011

Huntsman: ThinkProgress, 8/31/2011

Paul: Yahoo News, 12/21/2011

Perry: New York Times, 10/25/2011

Romney: Center for American Progress Action Fund, 12/9/2011

Santorum: Quad City Times, 12/14/2011

Supports new tax cuts for corporations

Bachmann: MicheleBachmann.com, accessed 12/27/2011

Gingrich: Newt.org, accessed 12/27/2011

Huntsman: MarketPlace, 11/28/2011

Paul: Yahoo News, 12/21/2011

Perry: ThinkProgress, 8/17/2011

Romney: Center for American Progress Action Fund, 12/9/2011

Santorum: Quad City Times, 12/14/2011

Supports ending Medicare as we know it

Bachmann: House Roll Call Vote #277, 4/15/2011; Bloomberg News, 8/13/2011

Gingrich: New York Times, 7/20/1996; The Hill, 12/6/2011

Huntsman: ABC News, 5/20/2011

Paul: MSNBC, 4/27/2011

Perry: RickPerry.org, accessed 12/27/2011

Romney: Washington Post, 12/8/2011

Santorum: MSNBC First Read, 5/26/2011

Supports cuts to Social Security

Bachmann: Bloomberg News, 8/13/2011

Gingrich: Fiscal Times, 12/8/2011

Huntsman: CNN, 9/16/2011

Paul: RonPaul2012.com, accessed 12/27/2011; MSNBC, 4/27/2011

Perry: RickPerry.org, accessed 12/27/2011

Romney: Center for American Progress Action Fund, 12/9/2011MittRomney.com, accessed 12/27/2011

Santorum: ThinkProgress, 6/6/2011 Raw Story, 9/13/2011

Supports repealing Wall Street Reform Law (Dodd-Frank) (the very laws designed to prevent a repeat of the economic disaster of 2008-9)

Bachmann: MicheleBachmann.com, accessed 12/27/2011

Gingrich: Newt.org, accessed 12/27/2011

Huntsman: Jon2012.com; accessed 12/27/2011

Paul: RonPaul2012.com, accessed 12/27/2011

Perry: RickPerry.org, accessed 12/27/2011

Romney: MittRomney.com, accessed 12/27/2011

Santorum: RickSantorum.com, accessed 12/27/2011

Opposes “Buffett Rule” to make sure millionaires pay at least the same tax rate as middle class workers

Bachmann: Washington Times, 9/19/2011

Gingrich: Political Correction, 12/12/2011

Huntsman: Fox News Channel Debate; 9/22/2011

Paul: Washington Times, 9/19/2011

Perry: Houston Chronicle, 9/29/2011

Romney: Washington Times, 9/19/2011

Santorum: Boston Globe, 9/18/2011

Opposes ending tax breaks for Big Oil

Bachmann: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer; House Roll Call Vote #153, 3/1/2011

Gingrich: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Paul: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signerHouse Roll Call Vote #153, 3/1/2011

Perry: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Romney: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Santorum: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Opposes ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas

Bachmann: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Gingrich: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Paul: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Perry: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Romney: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

Santorum: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform pledge signer

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Thanks so much to ThinkProgress for organizing this information. (It’d be nice if they would use more objective news sources, but this list wasn’t bad.)

Towering towers of pure, unadulterated, grade-A, all-American bullshit

Every so often you hear something from a politician’s mouth that makes you think that politics wants to square-off mano a mano with organized religion in some sort of “I can stack bullshit higher than YOU can” competition.

This from Michele Bachmann, when she was asked about her viewpoints on economics:

“… the late Milton Friedman as well as Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams. “I’m also an Art Laffer fiend—we’re very close,” she adds. “And [Ludwig] von Mises. I love von Mises…when I go on vacation and I lay on the beach, I bring von Mises.”

Anyone ever read von Mises? Anybody who

  • thinks that one fretful mother’s opinion on the side-effects of Gardasil, despite mountains of objective material to the contrary, should control U.S. medical policy,
  • lies about not receiving farm subsidies when her tax returns say she does, and
  • compares Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 economic policy with the Christianist Number of the Beast

could not begin to grasp von Mises’ work.

She needs to quit getting ideas from the backs of milk cartoon, Saturday morning cartoons, and video games.