Unfortunately for them, the truth has a liberal bias.
Most news organizations are owned by some large corporation. Therefore, the reporters for these large news organizations are prohibited from telling the truth if it affects the corporation that owns them. For example, tax breaks that are favorable to their owner are seldom reported on at all and, it they are, they are reported inaccurately.
But, it is not just taxes - it is any story that might affect the owner corporation. Their reporters know, without having to be told, that they are not permitted to cross a certain line. This is with all the major news outlets that we watch on television, including MSNBC, owned by General Electric and Comcast.
They are biased toward the wealthy, toward corporations, toward the military, toward tax policies, toward "free trade", against social spending, against anything that might cost their corporation more money, etc....
Any non-sense that comes from the Republican Party, the Establishment Party, is assumed to be credible and anything that comes from the Democratic Party is assumed to be questionable? The media is the biggest obstacle to making any progress in this country at this time...
Most Republicans truly believe that the economy should be much stronger right now and the reason it is not stronger is because of the policies of Barack Hussein Obama.
They assume the last recession, when Bush left office, was no different from any other recession. They assume we should be in full recovery.
Either they do not believe the economy was as bad as everyone else in the world thought it was in 2009 or they have conveniently forgotten? The capitalist system was not about to collapse. The banks should have been permitted to go under. We would have a flourishing economy if we had permitted the market to work. We would be in much better shape today if we had not saved the auto industry from going under. The unemployment rate would not be as high as it is now under Barack Obama if we had not spent so much money on these bailouts. I do not doubt but that they truly believe this.
Either they have forgotten that we were losing 750,000 jobs per month when Barack Obama took office or they simply believe that Republicans would have instantly taken that number to zero? They assume the recession was no big deal. There was no reason to believe it was any worse than any other recession. If only the people had kept them in charge, our country would be in a much better condition today.
I do not question their sincerity. I question their sanity.
In 49 BC, Julius Caesar marched his army across the Rubicon River, in an act of insurrection against the state of Italy. It was a point from which there was no turning back.
Today's Republican Party has crossed a similar Rubicon with their aggression against the interests of the American people. There is no turning back for them either. Mitt Romney cannot take them back across the river. Their "die has been cast".
They have declared war upon teachers and public education. They have declared war upon all unions in this country. They have vowed to do away with Medicare and Social Security. They want to repeal the Affordable Care Act which they call "Obamacare". They have declared war against the US Postal Service. They have declared war against higher education.
Neither Mitt Romney or any other leader can save them from themselves. Their armies of Tea Party patriots and right-wing ideaologues have taken over their Party. There is no turning back. They are left with only two choices: victory or death.
It seems to me that the two-Party system has evolved to the point where it is nothing more than a way to divide people into camps, without regard to what is best for our country. It doesn't matter if one Party is right and one Party is wrong, the gridlock makes it impossible to accomplish anything for the people, no matter how much it is needed.
The majority of this nation would probably support Social Security and Medicare for our seniors. Also, they would probably support a reasonable and rational defense budget. And they would support helping our young people with their education. Just as they would support raising taxes and spending money on keeping our roads, bridges, and infrastructure in good shape.
But there are a lot of expenditures that they would not support with a wide consensus. These are areas for debate and cuts, if necessary.
However, it has now reached a point of partisan politics where it is difficult to get money for any type of program, including Social Security and Medicare. One Party is against all forms of taxes, no matter what they might be needed for. And they have the political power to gridlock the system and to create hardship for all of America. This is our present two-Party system.
Unless something is done, we are on the road to ruin. Somewhere, somehow, someone has to compromise.
You are still anonymous. Nobody knows your name. You are safe.
Nobody knows that you will continue to vote with your Party, even if they vote to give taxcuts to millionaires and cut food stamps for poor children. Nobody will blame you. They will blame your Party leaders.
Even though you may disagree with them on some "small" issues, you know they cannot be as bad as the evil and liberal Democratic Party. It doesn't matter if your mother depends on Medicare to survive. You are still with your Party as they vow to destroy it.
Remember that time you lost your job and you had to draw unemployment for over a year? You didn't want to, but you had paid into it and you deserved some assistance while you were looking for a job.
Soon, you will be able to sign up on your Social Security. You have worked your entire life and you need it. It will keep you alive in your later years. You will not have to live with your kids or ask your family for help. It's too bad that your Party wants to dismantle it. It's really a very good program for everyone, Democrats and Republicans.
But you can lay your head on your pillow tonight and sleep well knowing that you and your friends make it possible for more taxcuts for the wealthy and less food stamps for the poor. You should not worry that God has a very warm place reserved for you if perchance, you do not awaken in the morning. Isn't it nice that God forgives?
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