Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:22 PM
HomerRamone (926 posts)
They Talk Deficits Instead Of Jobs ... It's Corruption
As it says below, the original has great links as well as being a great article in its own right:
by Dave Johnson
OK, look. You know it and I know it: These Republican cuts, sequestration, hostage-taking, whatever, are not about the deficit at all. This is all about cutting the things We, the People do to make our lives better. It is about getting government (We, the People) out of the way of the billionaires, period. The cuts are about keeping agencies from enforcing regulations that keep the billionaires’ companies from hurting us and the environment. The cuts are about forcing wages lower and getting rid of benefits so that money can instead go into a few pockets at the top. The cuts are about destroying unions. The cuts are about privatizing. We all know this, so why does anyone play along?
Have you noticed how all the public discussion is tilted one way, a set-up for a desired outcome? There is no discussion of jobs, no discussion of Medicare-for-All, no discussion of increasing Social Security payments, no discussion of a wealth tax, no discussion of a Financial Transaction Tax — in fact there is no discussion of anything sensible that helps We, the People. There is only discussion of the billionaires’ agenda of cuts for us and things that bring more wealth and power for them.
The media levers of debate are tilted entirely toward the agenda of the billionaires … who happen to own that media. Just 6 companies own almost all of the channels through which people get their information. (That link goes to These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America. Please click links in my posts, they go to great sources of info…)
This really is not a battle of ideas, between competing visions of government and democracy. Not at all. This is really about billionaires and their giant corporate fronts using their wealth and power to grab more wealth and power for themselves. That is not ideology.
Call it corruption, not ideology.
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They Talk Deficits Instead Of Jobs ... It's Corruption (Original post)
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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:46 PM
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (408 posts)
1. Great read! I've been wondering the same thing. Why is no one on either side talking about jobs? It
It's the elephant in the room and even our own party ignores it. I hope this article goes viral. It may open a few eyes - Not many, but even a few would be nice. We're not going to fix the economy if we refuse to address jobs and our representatives don't seem willing to go there.