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steelmania75 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:50 PM
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The Never Ending Deficit
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:56 PM by steelmania75
The Republicans keep throwing out "spending cuts, spending cuts, we need spending cuts to decrease the debt and save our children's future", as they cut programs for working people and they're on the verge of gutting Medicare. Sure, it'll save money, but what'll COMPLETELY OFFSET THIS are the tax cuts for the rich and big corporations. That is their plan, to create this illusion that we're always in debt, so therefore we must cut and gut programs for the working middle class, and give the money to the top 1% until we have nothing and they have everything. And to get public support, they throw in social issues that get the conservative base supporting ideas that go against their own self-interests.
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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:56 PM
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1. Translation:
Eliminate government that relates to or serves the people as a firewall to vested interests. Then, privatize everything and make the United States into America Inc., governed by the Supreme Board of Directors. We are already there and the politics we are seeing are simply the finalizing of that venture.

There are resource limits that the wealthy want to keep quite, but they also factor-into their grab. No, not just wealth and power is at stake here, but also the control of resources and access to them. We are at a significant juncture in history and it is about access to what is essential, as much as anything else.

We ignore this fact, and the signs before us in the body politic, to our existential peril, folks.
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Jack Sprat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:16 PM
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2. You're exactly right. It's another ponzi scheme
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 10:18 PM by Jack Sprat
being played on the American consumers and working class. Wall Street's big bankers and corporations have effectively emptied the US Treasury using the Repubs to pull off the heist. The escalating debt of George Bush's term with the accompanying tax cuts were no accident. And the credit default swaps and derivatives sold off to state governments as good revenue bonds were done under the nose of the SEC. They led to the banking failures and the bailouts, which was not the fault of the public either. What is particularly brutal is that those worthless revenue bonds scooped up by the unaware buyers also contained state and county pension funds. What is really outrageous is that the blame has been deflected off the criminals who orchestrated all this mayhem and placed on the retirees who did NOTHING wrong but work all their lives and contribute part of their paycheck to a retirement fund they trusted was being administered with discretion. These evil bastard rightwing crooks have used their media darlings to distort the truth and the indigenous southern tribes have bought it all hook, line and sinker.

To make it even more fantastical, our Democratic leadership has been lame in redirecting the source of the blame to where it belongs and even if they did, the cable news and network news outlets wouldn't let them. I strongly advocate all Democrats and any Independents to channel alternative news services.
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