Saturday, April 9, 2011
THAT BUDGET DEAL MAY NOT BE A REAL DEAL BECAUSE "THE DREAM LIVES ON"
When the Republicans say we are broke they confuse me because they then say we don't have a revenue problem. Like Hell we don't have a revenue problem. When the Republicans bend over and let Corporate America ( I mean Corporate World - after all I wasn't asleep when the United States Chamber of Commerce broke the law and let foreign funds corrupt Election 2010) we assured ourselves of a revenue problem.
It is unconscionable for the House Republican Conference to try to balance the budget by taking Elmo off the air. It is unconscionable for the Republican Conference to try to balance the budget by letting Big Coal and Big Oil go on a massive pollution spree. It is unconscionable for the Republican Conference to have voted against the Defense Appropriations Bill of the last Congress and to turn around and use the families of our troops as pawns in their despicable attempt to devastate America's Safety Net. That's the Safety Net Ronald Reagan promised to keep intact. It is unconscionable for the Republican Conference to inflict stress and fear on America's most vulnerable women by threatening to defund Title X. That is where American women of modest, or no, means go for basic health care. The Republican Conference has acted without conscience or concern for the least among us. Oh! Would that they could screw their courage to sticking point and stand so forthrightly against the monied classes which fuel their insanity.
They have no shame, they have nothing about which they should be proud. I pray on Judgment Day I am not standing near them lest I be wrongly considered.
We have been treated to political theatre of the highest order. These Republicans did not intend to shut down the Federal Government. Not now anyway. They intend to inflict pain on working people. They intend to pave a way back to power by brokering the most radical concepts of Voodoo Economics.
Let's set the record straight. Wealth does not trickle down. Wealth is congested at the top by the wealthy. That which trickles down is the reason we make emergency calls to the plumber.
The wealthy have purchased the Republican Party. The Republicans are willing to demagogue about anything as long as it benefits their wealthy masters.
In Election 2010 it was reported that Corporate America was sitting on the sidelines with about a Trillion Dollars. They had the Bush Era tax cuts. They were not using that money to create jobs. They were holding back, hoping for a Republican victory so that they could move back into the marketplace and cut another fat hog. Make no mistake about it Corporate America's last big binge took a quarter of all available wealth out of America.
Republicans don't want us to get a fair break. Republicans want the rich to get richer and the poor to pay the tab.
I have had a belly full of this Republican Bullshit! This budget deal may not yet be a budget deal because Senate Democrats and House Republicans and President Obama say it is. Two very angry parts of the equation may find this too bitter to swallow: the Tea Party and the House Democrats. I am not yet willing to concede this event as a path to prosperity. It does not appear to make America's working folk prosper.
In the words of the late Senator Edward Moore "Teddy" Kennedy: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." Amen, the dream lives on!