Sun May 19, 2013, 10:30 AM
M Kitt (202 posts)
TeaPublicans Speak for Corporate Money (But you knew that, right?)
Last edited Mon May 20, 2013, 08:00 AM - Edit history (3)
TeaPublican Candidate Behavior: Not All That Surprising
And this guy was elected, that's incredible.
Could we have anticipated this behavior BEFORE the 2012 elections? Of Course!
(Note: First posted before the 2012 Election)
This is the best the GOP has to offer? These Primary Candidates, Really?
They're Corporate "Shills", offering the face of "Conservative Values" to the public while selling us out to Big Business and other "Special Interests", their supposed Integrity has long since been bought and paid for.
Their campaign money defines them. Given the opportunity, once in office, they'll carry out the agenda of "Reform" we've heard so often from TeaPublicans, what they loosely refer to as "Austerity Measures".
What they were "Hired" to do by Big Business interests who don't want our National Safety Net programs to be supported by their taxes.
+AS PREVIOUSLY POSTED+:
The Social Safety Net doesn't serve Corporate Interests, who've apparently spent huge campaign money trying to convince former Republican "Independents" and other unaffiliated voters that the current system simply isn't worth investing in.
Conservative Political Investors (IE Koch Brothers Et Al) want Social Security and related programs removed Entirely, which can only be accomplished if they first destroy Public confidence in our current system.
They'd like to implement THAT by offering "We the Public Entity" a false choice, and Super Pac funding provides the means of delivery. What's the "false choice" being delivered by Conservative Media?
Trading Economic Recovery for Social Programs, GOP Treachery
Ideally, Conservatives would like to convince the rest of us that measured spending on "Social Programs" is the cause of our Economic Problems, that Wall Street and Investment Banking Bailouts were completely justified, that preceding Deregulation (IE Unregulated Derivatives) combined with uncontrolled Iraq/Afghanistan war spending are NOT larger contributors to our current economic deficit.
AND we're being led to believe that the "Bush Tax Cuts" had nothing to do with current funding deficits, that increased Tax Revenue isn't the solution to that problem, that the 2008 Market Meltdown didn't devalue our entire Investment and Banking System functionally destroying our Real Estate and 401k savings literally overnight.
These being the results of "Deregulated" Conservative Economic Policies, Predatory "Home Loan" practices included.
So "We The Public" must be made to feel uncomfortable, more concerned about current "Deficit" conditions than our own Economic Future, so that we'll trade our "Social Safety Net" for their ideal of "Economic Recovery" amounting to complete Austerity Policy.
Results of the 2012 election will be determined based on these contrived Public Deceptions, if TeaPublican Conservatives are successful our future may be in the hands of "low information voters".
True GOP Election Platform: No Economic Recovery
In support of that, Economic Recovery will be avoided at all costs, legislation proposing Stimulus or Jobs Programs MUST be blocked by Republican tactics of Filibuster for the foreseeable future, the Public must be made to feel "Discontented and Anxious" about the Economy in preparation for the 2012 election.
We're supposed to believe that TeaPublicans would resolve our financial problems if we'd only allow further measures of Conservative "Deregulation" combined with deep Austerity cuts that specifically target All Social Programs.
(Post 2012 Election, obviously)
So our entire "Social Contract" is being betrayed by Monied Interests who’d like to decimate "Social Programs" or (alternately) crash our current system entirely along with reliance on ALL those Government managed programs.
(This one too)
Current economic conditions are amplified, made much worse by potential cuts to “Safety Net” programs by the same Monied Interests who want to avoid paying into them. Removal of these programs would allow these same Entitled Corporate Interests to pay even less than allowed by the Subsidies and Tax Breaks they enjoy.
Greed Incorporated, the Conservative Agenda.
Post Election Update:
Even now, today, "Austerity" measures are the only "Reform" offered under Republican Legislation.
If not controlled they'll dismantle Social Security, take back "Obamacare" programs that assist our uninsured, Medicare, Medicaid, all of these are targeted to be severely cut or completely dismantled if Conservatives are given that opportunity.
Current measures of Sequestration aren't NEARLY enough for the TeaPublicans, they're reaching for much deeper cuts, ideally they'd remove our "Entitlement" programs completely, programs we've paid into our entire lives. If they're successful that support will be lost to many of us.
Example of GOP Abuse of Power?
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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)
Sun May 19, 2013, 11:05 AM
M Kitt (202 posts)
2. Thanks for the credit ;-) But this topic pretty much speaks for itself.
The issue of "Austerity" has been a false choice from the start, we're being lied to on a National Scale.
Dems/Libs need to drive home that message, meanwhile TeaPublicans are essentially holding our Economy hostage, will continue for as long as Political Gain can be leveraged by that.
Low information voters are key to that strategy.
Response to wandy (Reply #3)
Sun May 19, 2013, 11:21 AM
M Kitt (202 posts)
4. &Thanks for further Credit ;-)
I enjoyed the writing of it, but this topic should be taken Very Seriously.
Our entire "Safety Net" social contract is at risk.