In the discussion thread: Three arrested as naked protesters storm Boehner’s office over budget cuts [View all]
Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)
Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:00 PM
JDPriestly (54,851 posts)
12. AIDs activists strip naked in Boehner's office to protest the Republican
stripping of the budget items that keep them alive.
It isn't just a way of getting attention. It points out the discrepancy in the Republican mantra about the budget. Instead of cutting back, we need to raise more in taxes.
Just wait until they try to cut Social Security. Can you imagine all the seniors willing to strip to make their point?
And that point is that, without Social Security, people can't feed and clothe themselves, much less rent or pay taxes on a place to live.
Cutting these essential services will not solve the problem in our society which is TOO FEW JOBS.
Giving tax breaks or continuing the tax breaks already given to the rich will also not solve the problem. In fact, tax breaks for the rich are one of the major causes of the problem.
What do the rich do with the money they don't pay in taxes? I know. They claim they create jobs. There is some truth in that. Problem is, the jobs they create are not for human beings in the US.
Their tax savings go to create jobs for machines, for computers, for labor-saving, cost-saving devices. Or, alternatively, the money goes to the third world where people can survive on a few dollars a day because they don't some of the basics we require people to have here like electricity, a septic tank or a link to sewers. In many underdeveloped countries, they just dump their waste into an open sewer. Doesn't smell nice when you get close to it, but . . . . translates into lower wages and lots of savings on the labor costs for producing the junk we will put under our Christmas trees this year.
Fact is the rich are not creating jobs right now. They are destroying jobs. They are trying to "save costs" so they can do more of their job destruction.
Every dollar saved on Medicare or Medicaid helps destroy jobs in the medical field. Every dollar saved on education helps put teachers out of work.
This is just an obvious, basic fact.
Stripping down naked in the office of a Republican congressman is, I think, a very appropriate way to protest the Republican plan to strip the US budget of essential items -- and to strip more jobs out of our economy.
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