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Sun Nov 3, 2013, 07:37 AM

29. +100000 Yep, it's a sick Orwellian corruption of the word.

War is Peace.
Ignorance is Strength.
Freedom is Slavery.
Chained CPI is Superlative.
Drone Murders are Legal, Ethical, and Wise.
Corporatism is "Moderate."

There is absolutely nothing "moderate" about what's being done to this country.

Indefinite detention, "kill lists" and drone wars, pre-emptive war as administration doctrine, spy centers and a massive surveillance state, internet IDs and internet-censoring measures like ACTA, military drones in American skies and militarized police departments, prisons that profit from caging more of us, coordinated violent crackdowns against peaceful protesters, strip searches for any arrestee, corporate education deform, new drilling and selling off the Gulf of Mexico, job-killing free trade agreements, big agriculture appointments, bailouts and settlements for corrupt banks, austerity budgets, and attacking Social Security and Medicare in an economy that has already impoverished its middle class.....

.....These are not moderate or centrist positions. Not by a long shot. These are extreme corporatist, neocon, and police state policies, not "centrist" or moderate at all. And they are coming from corporatists in both parties.

THIS is the distribution of wealth in which our "moderate" President advocates cutting our social safety nets and fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Job and Wage Killing Agreement:

Incomes Flat in Recovery, but Not for the 1%

Top 1% get 121% of income gains since 2009 (100% of new income + 21% from your old income)

U.S. corporate profits stronger than ever, workers' wages fallen to lowest-ever share of GDP (CNN)

U.S. Income Inequality Now Worse Than Many Latin American Countries

Ranks of working poor increasing

Inequality Rages as Dwindling Wages Lock Millions in Poverty

The Middle Class In America Is Being Wiped Out – Here Are 60 Facts That Prove It

Child poverty rates increase unabated

40 Percent of Americans Now Make Less than 1968 Minimum Wage

Corporate Profits Have Grown By 171 Percent Under ‘Anti-Business’ Obama

US poverty on track to reach 46-year high; suburbs, underemployed workers, children hit hard

Poverty, hunger among retirees increasing

The Economy is "Recovering" By Creating More Low-Wage Jobs... Increasingly Filled By Graduates

"Recovery" in US is lifting profits, but not adding jobs

Obama to use pension funds of ordinary Americans to pay for bank mortgage settlements

What Recovery? Across America, People in Distressed Cities and Small Towns Face Economic Catastrophe

Real wages decline; literally no one notices

Wall Street Soars with Wealth as Wages Stagnate, Jobs Remain in a Slump

Wages for bottom 90% declined 1.2% during 2009-2011 recovery, top 1% income grew 8.2%

Three Minimum Wage Jobs Needed To Afford Two-Bedroom Apartment

Wages have fallen to a record low as a share of America’s gross domestic product.

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping toward 75%

Obama's 2013 budget: One area of marked growth, the prison industrial complex

Obama selects the owner of a private prison consulting firm as the new Director of the United States Marshals Service (USMS)

Private prison corporations move up on list on federal contractors, receiving BILLIONS

"Since President Obama’s first day in office the Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group have been awarded $1.7 and 1.8 billion dollars in federal contracts, respectively. And beginning in October 2011 the Corrections Corporation of America has taken its place as the government’s top contractor whereas the GEO Group comfortably maintains the third-place position. Finally, according to USAspending, over one-quarter of private prison contracts have been established under “non-compete” agreements."

Prison Labor Booms As Unemployment Remains High; Companies Reap Benefits

Financial growth of the private prison industry:

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