Monday, October 21, 2013

The March of Austerity and the Republican Assault on Americans

Despite whatever you may have heard from various MSM talking heads or across the Blog-o-sphere; the Republican Government Shutdown was a Victory for the Right.

Besides getting more people angry at Government gridlock and become exasperated because Both Sides Do It! the Shutdown was a successful Economic Coup d'Etat. 

The $24 billion lost during the government shutdown wasn't "wasted". It was permanently stolen from the Working Class. That money is going to have to come from somewhere and don't think for a second that it'll come from taxes on the Rich or Sequestration cuts to the DoD.

The Plutocracy has been using the DoD and US military to conduct the biggest grift in World History. Trillions have been stolen from the American People

As an example in 2004 the US Army adopted a digital set of Cammies, dubbed the Universal Camoflauge Pattern (UCP). Well now less than 10 years later the Army has revealed that the UCP is totally flawed, completely ineffective and shoddily constructed. The UCP was beset with flimsy materials, ridiculous velcro and a worthless "everywhere" color scheme which blends in nowhere; so they'll need to be replaced. 

Hoo-Ah! Another $5,000,000,000 President Bush and Vice-President Cheney stole from the US taxpayer. And it'll cost another $5 Billion to replace them, most likely with a Go Army version of the MARPAT USMC digital cammies.

But, happy day! Guess what? The Republicans recently "found" $4.1 Billion which they cut from SNAP in their 2013 Farm Bill. The Republicans neatly stole food from the mouths of children, the elderly and disabled veterans and shuttled it to the Military-Inudstrial-Complex.
"The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat," Republican Stephen Fincher of Tennessee.
Recall that George W(orst President Ever) Bush's stated his biggest regret while in office was his failure to Privatize Social Security. If Bush had succeeded in moving Social Security to Wall Street,  circa 2005-2006, it would have forestalled the Republican Grand Recession and allowed the bubble economy expand for another couple of years before exploding. Of course, Social Security would have vanished into so many Plutocrats Cayman Island and Swiss Bank Accounts, and with the Collapse happening after Bush left office, Austerity pushing Republicans would have been able to enforce deeper cuts to the Social Safety net.

When Ron Fournier and other Conservatives bemoan and tsk-tsk President Obama's "failure to yield" E.J. Dionne correctly deduced that what conservatives are pouting about is President Obama's failure to adopt Republican goals of increasing taxes on the Middle Class while cutting them on the Rich, slashing and dismantling Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and every government program designed to aid the Poor and Working Class.

There is an Ultra-Reactionary assault on America. The Republicans are the Shock Troops of the Plutocracy enforcing all manner of Neoliberal Economic doctrines and leading the Charge for Austerity. What the Republicans and their Moneyed Masters want is a reduction in the standards of living of Americans. They want the Working Class too tired to organize, too timid to speak out and too afraid to fight back.

The New York Times notes the Koch Brothers Americans for Prosperity Non-Think Tank has spent millions “in states around the country, including Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania, to run the kind of aggressive campaign that it is now waging here in Virginia, where much will depend on the governor’s race.” 

Spending millions of dollars to keep 40+ million Americans without healthcare coverage isn't a fight for freedom it's a fight to crush the American Dream and turn the American people into defeated Wage Slaves.

The Right-Wing Neoliberal Government the Plutocracy wants in America will offer no help to the Working Class, it will allow the Plutocrats to pay the Working Class less and less, offer them no benefits and threaten any who dare speak out against them. And most importantly it will allow the Rich to steal more and more of the Wealth of Nations.


One Fly said...

Yes and few get this message.

Grung_e_Gene said...

One Fly


Stanley Druckenmiller, net worth estimated at $2.9 billion, former head of the hedge fund Duquesne Capital is trying to convince college students that Social Security is responsible for the Massive Income Inequality.

Druckenmiller is another of the viscous Plutocrats who "makes money" by legerdemain and gambling. He doesn't create anything. He doesn't make jobs. What he does is clip money off of other peoples' money.

And sitting there tempting him with it's 2+ trillions in assests is Social Security. How is he suppossed to stop him self from stealing it from millions of Americans?

ChickenHammer said...

If only the US Army had checked with you first Gene they could have saved the taxpayers $24,000,000,000.00 on their uniform choice.

God they are stupid for not checking with you first!