Bill Maher Says Something…Not Stupid?
Bill Maher would be one of the last people you’d will go off on a rant against moochers, but he actually made a fairly cogent case against growing dependency.
So, basically what Mitt Romney was saying was, you know, ‘these spongers, these grifters, these people I wouldn’t piss on if their ass was on fire because they don’t pay in.’ But it’s not really 47%. Here’s my question — it’s not 0% either, takers. I mean there are a lot of dirtbags in this country. And I think it’s somewhere in between 47 and 0. I think we should split the difference and say we have 23.5% dirtbags in America. I do. Like the Octomom. California pays — we pay to feed and clothe and spay and neuter her children and she’s not giving back to society.
…Listen to this about disability, people who take disability, who are on disability. In 1968, it was 51 to 1, people on disability to people who worked. In 2001, not that long ago, it was 23 to 1. Now it’s 13 to 1. 13 to 1, who are on disability. Of course, some of that is real. We are an overworked, overstressed, polluted, ripped off and lied to people. I mean, obviously there are some people who really do have disability. But 13 to 1, you know, it just seems like there are less people pulling the wagon and more people in the wagon. And at some point the wagon is going to break.
But let’s not get too excited about Bill Maher’s prospects of seeing the light. This is, after all, the same guy who described the Republican Party as “overtly racist bullshit thinly painted over,” and accused Republican primary voters of considering someone “misogynist, racist and homophobic” to be a “good start.” He also said that global warming is turning the US into a third-world country, and found Dick Cheney’s hunting habits more reprehensible than Anthony Weiner’s titillating tweets. And when it comes to big government and excessive handouts, he lamented that cutting just $40 billion from the massive federal budget was “very bad news for … poor people,” while claiming that the Founding Fathers would have hated the Tea Party.