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Ultra-rich old troll Harvey Golubthrew his diamond-encrusted Depends around in a fit on the Wall Street Journal opinion pages after he read Warren Buffett's recent NYTimes op-ed asking the government to raise taxes on the super wealthy, which sounds like "napalm on ur testicles" to an arch-conservative like Golub. Why pay more taxes when you can eliminate giant swaths of the government completely? "Do we really need an energy department or an education department at all?" writes Golub. No! We do not need heating or spelling! What else should we eliminate? So many things! Here's another: Golub in 2010 lobbied to do away with executive salary caps at taxpayer-owned trash heaps like AIG, where Golub was chairman after the bailout. Now there's a decent use of public money! What else?


Harvey Golub's America, incidentally, is a nation of functionally illiterate people who go cold at night to pay their overlords gross amounts of money in order to continue ruining companies that taxpayers never wanted to buy in the first place. The government pay cap on executive salaries at AIG that Golub was protesting was half a million dollars.

SO: here is Harvey Golub on why he thinks Warren Buffett's tax proposal can lick his withered man boobs:

Why do we require that public projects pay above-market labor costs? Why do we spend billions on trains that no one will ride? Why do we keep post offices open in places no one lives? Why do we subsidize small airports in communities close to larger ones? Why do we pay government workers above-market rates and outlandish benefits? Do we really need an energy department or an education department at all?

Yes, why pay "outlandish benefits" to government workers when we can pay outlandish salaries to executives, etc. [Wall Street Journal]

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Donald Trump held another great big slob picnic in Orlando, Florida, last night, where he "announced" the "start" of his 2020 campaign, which will be exactly like his 2016 campaign except for the minor detail that he's actually been in the White House since 2017, which is really a bummer, man. Still, it's no reason he can't run as an outsider who vows to protect everyday Americans who believe he's just like them. The rally was a mishmash of the same damn shit he's said a million times before, and the rubes loved almost every minute of it except for the boring parts when he talked about stuff he's supposedly achieved in office, because not even his supporters care about trade policy or tariffs. They want an enemy, and they want to be told they and Trump will destroy that enemy together because they are the real Americans. So that's what Trump gave them, again and again, a feast of fear and resentment designed to get them to the polls. It was enough in 2016, and Trump thinks it'll do the job in 2020.

If there was anything new in the speech -- which was mostly Trump reading from a teleprompter, plus the expected weirdass asides -- nobody has identified it. He complained about the press and the crowd chanted "CNN sucks," and he explained what a threat to the nation Hillary Clinton is -- in fact, he mentioned her eight times during the 80-minute rant.

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