Of all tyrannies a tyrannies sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C. S. Lewis
America may be finally getting it. The Republican Party, Teabaggers, and the neocons masquerading as our public saviors. The Ruling Class that only knows what is good for us.
We are treated as if we were paper plates, Kleenex, plastic bottles, cellphones and other various items, the American people are being thrown away. Republicans campaigned on job creation and “small government.” We have seen the slashing of all the programs that do help the people, yet the real items needed to bring our deficit under control have remained untouched. Yet there has been no attempt in regard to job creation.
The question to Republicans should simply be where is your plan for job creation? The seem to have already answered it…..their job creation in actually is job loss, tax cut which increase the deficit, and no revenue generation. Their budget spending cuts put people out of work. Just read it. Disposable people, disposable rights.
All you need do is watch and listen to what is happening in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Montana. Take away collective bargaining to make so easy to fire teachers, police, fireman and other state employees. These states are following the Republican instructions and agenda to the letter. The states take away collective bargaining, the federal government takes away job training, funding for police, WIC and other social programs that help the middle class and poor. They have become vendetta and it is beginning with public employees.
They have become our autocrats.
Republican ignorance and lies are being exposed. Walker reveals union busting plans and strategy to fake prank caller, Indiana pulled the bill because the Deputy Attorney General call for the shooting of protestors, and Ohio make minor changes to bill: State workers would be allowed to collectively bargain for wages, but nothing else, and public employees would lose right to strike under new changes or risk being fired. They must all think that the American people are as stupid and ignorant as they.
Republicans refuse to raise the debt ceiling, but make huge devastating spending cuts. The debt ceiling has been raised 62 times and lowered 3 times in 62 years. The debt ceiling is just an agreement to pay past bills that this same lawmakers appropriated and to the government to spend.
There are 5 reasons this Wisconsin uprising affects you: 1. Weak economies need more demand, 2. Strong standards strengthen the Middle Class, 3. Decent government pay means Decent Government, 4. Publics employees are not the problem, 5. Scapegoating lets the culprits get away. Read the entire article at: http://www.alternet.org.
It is true that the states and the federal government is in debt. But this debt was not the making of the American people. We went to war thanks to George W. and the deficit grew. We were told that the war was good for us and for democracy. But, this is just a continuation of the lies Republicans told us to get elected.
Still, we must not just blame them. We are to blame too. Our fault is that we believed their lies and now we are paying the price.
Republicans and neocons have never been about telling the truth.
They only see themselves as our saviors and conduct themselves as if they were the RULING CLASS.
- Here in Ohio (nplusonemag.com)
- The High Stakes Union Stare-Down (businessweek.com)
- Mike Lux: Egypt, Wisconsin, and the Future of Our Democracy (huffingtonpost.com)
- Rallies spread across Midwest to back unions (commercialappeal.com)
- Make Everybody Hurt (nytimes.com)
- Robert Creamer: Why Americans Need Unions Now More Than Ever (huffingtonpost.com)