Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bill Maher Baffled By GOP Supporters Who Vote Against Their Interests

Regarding the half of the population that votes Republican, Bill Maher understands why the richest one percent of the population does so. He just doesn’t understand the other 49 percent that clearly votes against their interests. Watch:

Maher: [Half of American voters] say 'I'm with the party that cuts all these programs for real people, for the 99 percent. Planned Parenthood, environmental protection, college, health care, infrastructure, but holds the line on private jets.' Voting for them is as stupid as voting not guilty for the mom who lost her baby for a month and went looking at a wet t-shirt contest. …The moneyed elite in America are dragging a bag filled with your future down the steps, and [the Republican base's] reaction is, 'Hold on there, that looks heavy. Let me give you a hand getting it into your trunk.’ …We're now being told if multinational corporations bring home their current overseas profits of $1.4 trillion, they'll only be taxed five percent on it because we're told it will create jobs. It won't. It didn't, just like the last time we tried it in 2004. Companies took the savings and paid it out to themselves in dividends. Yes, Republican base, you are just like that jury. It's pathetically clear who's killing the middle class but you keep letting them get away with murder. (h/t: Huffington Post)

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