Your ass is on line as well as the asses of millions of working class Americans…Go here to read this great article : HERE AT HUFFPOST
President Obama and the Tea Party Congress will most likely end up culling the absolute worst elements from the deficit reduction plans put forth so far, tie them together into a “package,” slap a “bipartisan” label on it (which inside the Beltway is close to godliness), and then ram it down our throats by triangulating against what remains of the progressives in Congress.
Politicians, pundits, commentators, and citizens must choose a side now. You’re either on the oligarchy’s side or on the people’s side. It’s D-Day in the class war.
We’ve been told lately, again from “bipartisan” sources, that American soldiers will be fighting and dying in Afghanistan well past Obama’s July 2011 “deadline,” and the war will continue until at least the end of 2014, (at which time they’ll just move the bar to 2018 or 2020 or 2030). Newly-minted “deficit hawks” should ask the question: Is it worth it to drop another $350 billion into Afghanistan? Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institute, and others like him, think so, but they aren’t making an argument for staying in Afghanistan — they’re manufacturing consent. Now the Peter Petersons and the rest of them are manufacturing consent on the deficit too.
(Written by an American expat living in the European Union)
This diary offers a review of the German magazine Spiegel – November issue entitled A Superpower in Decline.
This insightful and well written, well researched article covers a variety of topics, wherein it is revealed that the actual American unemployment rate is close to 20 percent, a statistic never seen since the Great Depression. It asks the question why is America in decline? This German magazine asks why is Fox news broadcasting opinion pieces likening Pres Obama to Adolf Hitler through hate filled Tea Party announcements with agitators like Glenn Beck, who are nationalists, racists and proto-fascists according to Manfred Heningson a German political scientist.
They take advantage of the economic situations almost the way the right wing intelligentsia did in the Weimar Republic.
Go here for the full story: The German magazine Spiegel documents the decline of the American superpower
Sat, November 6 2010 » Banking Oligarchy, China, corporate criminality, Democratic Party, economy, environment, food security, free elections, medical cartel, military industrial complex, oil cartel, politics, public health and welfare, religious intolerance, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, Social Security, stupidity, Teabaggers, The Great Rescession, warriors » No Comments
There is one line in the sand, however: Social Security. Social Security is THE bedrock social compact that binds this nation together through generation after generation. It is THE signature achievement of modern American democracy. It is the foundation program of the modern Democratic Party. There is nothing wrong with it. It produces substantial surpluses every single year and will for many years into the future. It is the one program that ties youth, work, sacrifice, perseverance, aging, sickness, old age, and death together all at once. It is so important, it nears the sacred. For that reason, there is really no reason at all to remain a Democrat if a Democratic president cuts Social Security. For now, I take the president at his word when he says he prefers to raise taxes on the wealthy to account for distant shortfalls in the program. But when he says, “All options are on the table,” I start to worry. It makes me fearful that he will mess around with the last, best, hope of an impoverished middle class. Make no mistake: Cutting Social Security is a dealbreaker, pure and simple. Cut it, and I’m gone.
go here for da full story —–Going forward with loyalty and trepidation by brooklynbadboy