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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:24 AM

The measly amount of money in the "payroll tax" debate is just Good Cop/Bad Cop again [View all]

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Yeah, I know. $1,000/ year is a lot of money for a lot of people.

But don't let that distract you. Don't let that tired old good cop/bad cop routine deceive you.

If the money that was being spent to subsidize the war industry, the prison industry and the militarization of domestic law enforcement were spend on the citizens of the US, you would see how paltry and unsubstantial that number is.

Frankly, it is an insult. If you want to save the average guy, stop kicking people out of their homes and at the same time save home values from dropping to historic levels. It could be done. Easily. Fuck trickle down. Trickle the fucker UP by hiring people to do infrastructure work or give them money to earmark for mortgage payments or home improvements that will keep them in their times, improve the value of their homes AND save the banks from the consequences of bad loans. But it wasn't really about the bad loans themselves, was it? It was really about the bets, the speculation, the commodity trading of the little slices of mortgages that were sold off and then insured for by the fucking fat cat bastards like Goldman Sachs. Still the US public got stuck with the bill and this $1,000 is nothing but a cheap giveaway to distract. It is peanuts compared to the TRILLIONS given to the banks and financial institutions.

Remember, just one family in the US, just 6 members of the Walton family, is wealthier than 30% of the bottom US incomes COMBINED.

So you are not only fighting for crumbs, you are praising the fat cats that are tossing them down to you.

Good Cop - Bad Cop. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Nothing up my sleeve.

It is not that there is no difference between Dems and Repubs. It is that the difference is so slight as to be barely worth mentioning from the big perspective. And with the shit state the US and the World is in, the big perspective is the only one worth looking at. Unless you're just in this to put a meaningless "W" in your column that is, ho ho.

Republicans pretend to be reluctant to give it. Democrats pretend to fight hard to get it and no one notices that it is chicken feed. The smallest possible scraps to keep you alive while they empty out the refrigerator. Once the refrigerator is empty, you will notice that the furniture has already been sold and the nails and screws holding the house together have been melted down for scrap.
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But you will keep finding hotspots in the world to direct US military power -the only thing the US can really compete with China against anymore. The people that run the US have given up on its long term prospects quite some time ago. They have divested and globalized and they are gone. What is happening now is the beginnings of the riots in the middle of an empty, abandoned, post-apocolyptic supermarket. Even the owners have left. And you are fighting over the last few packages of hamburger helper.

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