Monday, November 26, 2012

112 killed in Garment Factory Fire: A Preview of what's Coming Back to America

101 years ago in New York City 146 workers, mainly teenage girls, were burned and asphyxiated to death or leapt to their death to avoid the flames from the 10-story Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. The owners in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory who had ordered the doors chained and exits locked, both survived the fire.

In Savar Bangladesh, 112 workers in a Garment Factory were burned to death in 2012. Investigators stated many workers were trapped in the eight-story building, which lacked emergency exits.

What's Past is Prologue...

It matters little if in 100 years time the "bad companies" are forced into bankruptcy while the "good companies" remain. What matters and what should always be paramount are people. Because of the incessant Union-bashing and Right-Wing efforts to deregulate and not enforce laws on Corporations, people are dying and massive damage is being wrought upon the Nation and Planet today.

Today, Corporate malfeasance is protected by the wholly owned and operated by the Rich, Republican Party and anyone who styles themselves a "Pro-Business" Democrat.

Led by their Political Guard Dogs and their toxic spewing Media Fawns, the Rich in this Nation are pushing to bring back the days of murderous Corporate Bondage and Neo-Feudalist Wage Slavery. 

Yesterday, on Meet The Press, Carly Fiorina showed the Republican push to destroy Unions is never-ending, “[I]t is not fair that public employee union pensions and benefits are so rich..."

Fiorina earned a $42,000,000 Golden Parachute for her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, which saw her eliminate the jobs of 18,000 American workers. She called her sending of American jobs overseas, "Right-Shoring". Already a millionaire, Carly Fiorina got around a $1200 bonus for all the Americans she 'Right-Shored' while at HP.

Republicans and their Rich Moneyed Masters hate that they can not treat American workers the same way they treat Bangladeshi workers, as disposable pawns.

But, Conservatives and Republicans don't care about the evil done by Corporations. Two workers for Black Elk energy Offshore LLC were killed, another is missing and three are seriously injured from an Oil Rig explosion in the Gulf. The Company was ordered to make immediate safety improvements to all Off-Shore Rigs.

Do you hear Faux News talking about this? No. Do you hear Right-Wing Toxic Radio talking about this? No. They are focused are trying to make their Benghazi Bullshit stick in the minds of their conservatives dupes and drones.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Reason Conservatives love Corporation like Hostess

Because it allows them to be as racist and criminal as they want to be.
"I believe in free enterprise. I don't think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don't pay. I think it's about freedom. If someone wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that's fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble." - Todd Akin (Loser- MO) stated in a vile comment less well known than his Pro-Rape positions.
Hostess Brands Inc. filed for Bankruptcy (again for they did in 2004 when Conservatives claim Bush was leading an Awesome Economic Boom) citing employees refusal to accept further reductions in pay and further company raiding of their pensions.

If Hostess wanted to use slaves chained to their ding dong machines or have children stuff the gooey nutritious filling into twinkies with their tiny fingers or pay their employees in Company Scrip while the monies set aside for pensions are raided to provide the CEO and Upper Managment with a Golden Parachute I ask you!!! Who is Government to interfere? That's the Free Market!

Certainly, Senator Mike Lee of Utah a Guard Dog of the Plutocracy believes Child Labor Laws are Unconstitutional.

Here is the final offer Hostess made to its' employees before declaring Bankruptcy,
1) 8% hourly pay cut in year 1 with additional cuts totaling 27% over 5 years. Currently, I make $16.12 an hour at TOP rate of pay in the bakery. I would drop to $11.26 in 5 years. 
2) They get to keep our $3+ an hour forever. 
3) Doubling of weekly insurance premium. 
4) Lowering of overall quality of insurance plan. 
5) TOTAL withdrawal from ALL pensions. If you don't have it now then you never will.
Government puts up all these fake rules like "hostile work environment" and "minimum wage" and "taxes" and "discrimination" and "Maternity Leave" and "criminal sexual assault" which hamper the aspirations of conservatives and Private Business.

The Government and the Public Sector enforces rules on behavior. Conservatives are racist and sexist and as natural pig-people are incensed that they can't grab women's asses and yell Barack Obama is a Ni-[Clang] all day long.

This is also why conservatives hate Unions. Unions also help enforce rules of behavior, help employees bargain for better pay, benefits and working conditions and provide workers with avenues to address Corporate malfeasance and Bosses misbehavior.

Corporations want Unions eliminated. This is why Republican Dogs and Conservative Stooges blame Unions for all of Americas problems. 

Mary Matalin, whose never been right about any issue, defended Vulture Capitalist Mitt Romney and blamed Unions and the Minimum Wage,
The greatest impediment to upward mobility for women and minorities are liberal policies such as the teachers unions, which secure teachers jobs, they don't educate our youth, such as African- American youth locked out of entry level jobs because the insistence on minimum wage, such as poverty programs that have dismantled the families.
See... If Companies could pay Black Youths Nothing for their labor then that's Right and Just. Vice President Biden was absolutely correct when he stated Republicans want to "put y'all back in Chains."

But, Wage Slavery is a profitable business model in America.

Chipotle is facing a Class Action lawsuit because it's taken to renaming some employees as "apprentices" and paying them as managerial employees who don't qualify for overtime. Want to know how a Company is using slave labor in America today? Classify an employee as "salaried" then work them 40 hours extra a week and pay them Nothing for the extra work.

The reason Stench Romney wanted to "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" is because Bain Capital would have swooped in, canabalized the remnants, jettisoned the UAW contracts, sold the factories off to China and skimmed the profits from the bones of GM and Chrysler while perched waiting for Ford to go belly up as well.

So, when a conservative tells you how awesome the Free Market is he's telling you he's a racist corporatist who wants to grind up on the ass of that hot secretary without the fear of some bogus "harassment" complaint, while he and upper management scheme on how to swindle the average worker out of his pension and repeal laws which keep Corporations from scooping up children from the playgrounds and shoving them down into MSHA free death-trap mines.

It's all part of the Rapacious Vulture Capitalist Model which has taken control of the Nation.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Party of Lincoln no more Republicans call for Secession

700,000 Americans have signed on-line "Secession" petitions. Numerous right-wing blogs are projecting their dark murder fantasies in comment pages everywhere.

They've been so snugly ensconced in their Alternate Conservative Reality that when it is crushed by the American People the reaction is fury and violence.

The night of Barack Obama's decisive victory students from the University of Mississippi took to the streets blocking streets, throwing rocks, hitting cars, shouting racist slurs and burning Obama campaign signs until the police broke up the riot.

Over at Vox Popoli the sad loss of unearned White Entitlement struck Vox particularly hard, 
But it appears the symbolism of white Americans being deprived of their choice of president by an alliance of aliens... 
This is just what immigrants do if they are allowed to invade in sufficient numbers. 
Unearned White Entitlement and Privilege are a deep foundational aspect of conservative thinking. 

But, before any conservative drone attempts to claim that a bigoted Right-Wing blogger doesn't represent Manistream Conservative thought Presidential and Vice Presidential losers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan took to the "Liberal" Media to complain that "gifts" to the "Urban voters" caused them to lose.
"In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day."
Blacks! Voting! Fraud!!! The dreaded other is stealing the country out from under the Real Americans! You have no choice but to rise up and...

Sean Hannity the Voice of Conservatism airs the bigoted voice of Texas Secessionist Daniel Miller on his Faux News program to complain that the "Union has fundamentally changed" and for people like Miller and Hannity doesn't represent the principles "envisioned" by the Founders. Which must mean the racist pro-slavery ideas and absorbtion of Texas' Debt by the United States.

But, not to be overshadowed by their Republican Guard Dogs and Faux News sycophants the Rich Successionists began throwing petulant tantrums over President Obama's re-election.
"If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare," John Metz told The Huffington Post. "Although it may sound terrible that I'm doing this, it's the only alternative. I've got to pass the cost on to the consumer."
John Metz is the franchisor of Hurricane Grill and Wings, which has 48 locations, five of which are corporate owned, and president and owner of RREMC Restaurants, which runs approximately 40 Denny's and several Dairy Queen locations. He planned to use the 5 percent surcharge tactic in all his restaurants starting in January 2014, when Obamacare is fully implemented.
There it is. The Rich can never have enough. The Rich are never satiated. The Rich will never pay their fair share. Instead the want the burden borne by the backs of the Middle Class. This is what Republicans mean when they always talk of "broadening the base". They mean to pass on all the costs of government onto the Middle Class until their backs are broken and Corporate Serfdom and Wage Slavery rule the land.
Papa John's CEO John Schnatter is in a massive snit about how much he is put upon by having to help provide healthcare coverage via Obamacare for his employees. He doesn't support his employees getting better quality healthcare coverage because it's bad for his profit margins. So, he's decided to add 14 cents to the price of his pizzas in order to pass the cost onto consumers. I throughly applaud this decision.

Price yourself out of the market and then pack it in and set off to your Randian Paradise. Have fun tending and harvesting the wheat for your crust, raising and slaughtering pigs for the pepperoni and growing the tomatoes for your sauce so you can make your soggy cardboard pizza in the wilderness. I'm not sure how you'll get the High Fructose Corn Syrup to make your sauce palatable though...
Go Galt already! You provide nothing spectacular to the American Experience. I guarantee some enterprising young American, such as Wisconsin based Ian's Pizza will fill the market with a better quality product 

Just go. Get out of my country. It's not yours any more. The Era of unearned privilege is over.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

No Austerity. No Compromise with the Vultures. No bargaining with the Plutocracy. Barack Obama has the Mandate. It's time The Rich pay their Fair Share.

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.  - James Madison

Now, that Real America has rejected the preposterous slanders and smears of the rabid conservatives comes the serious task of reorganizing the Nation.

Overusing the bromide of being doomed to repeat history it seems We do have a difficult time learning from that which has passed before.

The Empire of Byzantium struggled with many of the same issues We, the People face today. Religion. Nobility. Taxes. Military interventions. Dynastic struggles. Culture Changes. Legal Codes.

As the centuries passed, new generations inherited problems and structures created by previous ones. They did their best to build upon the past work, reconcile new ideas with the old or create entirely new ones, but often their efforts became a jumble, a convoluted and a confusing mixture. Hence the term byzantine.

This was well understood by the Founding Fathers who sought to blend their new ideas with the ideas of the Ancient Greeks, Renaissance Italians, and the Thinkers of the Enlightenment in the creation of the New Nation.

One of the great myths of America is that we don't have Class Struggle and Class Warfare. Class division was written about and feared by James Madison, Father of the Constitution,
"The most common and durable source of faction has been the various and unequal distribution of property..."
During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Class Warfare was a major preoccupation of Madison and the other Founders. Some of the Founders, notably Alexander Hamilton, greatly feared that Class War was already upon them (he was thinking of Shay's Rebellion) and the common man would establish a Democratic Tyranny voting themselves the property of the Rich, but it didn't happen then and it isn't happening now.

James Madison believed his "extended republic" model aided by supplemental checks built into the Constitution would stave off Class Warfare, but that within 2 or 3 generations the struggles of rich and poor would result in conflict.

In 1829-1830 Madison became convinced the country was headed for Class warfare by 1930. He reasoned the massive populace crowded together would,
"necessarily be reduced by competition for employment to wages which afford them the bare necessaries of life. The proportion being without property can not be expected to sympathize sufficiently with its [property] right to be safe depositories of power over them." 
So, either the demos would rise up in revolt "by a law of nature". Or the Rich would degenerate into Oligarchy and destroy the Republic because,
"A republic cannot stand upon bayonets. We are free today substantially but the day will come when our Republic will be an impossibility. It will be impossibility because wealth will be concentrated in the hands of a few."
But, this is not the Great Man of History longing. A Great President lets other people rise and the greatest Americans often come from the Middle Class.

James Madison knew this. He and the other Founders also warned of Foreign Entanglements, Standing Armies, and Unchecked Corporate Power.

Do Conservatives not re-read their own mythology? The Myth of Ronald Reagan wasn't that he got the Soviets to pass a universal healthcare coverage for their citizens. It was that Reagan goaded the Red Menace into an Arms Race which bankrupted them. What did Bin Laden accomplish with the 9/11 attacks? He got us to waste $10 Trillion in overseas folly of Empire-building in the Middle East. And not to mention the thousands of american families shattered by the physical and mental scars of war.

What happened, since the End of World War II, was the establishment of the Permanent War Status by the United States have drained the lifeblood and treasury of the Country.

Who has benefited from the Overseas American Empire and the Massive DoD Budget? Undying Corporations and an increasingly isolated Cadre of Elites who see no Country and no reason to spend to aid the poor, or support the infrastructure of this Nation.

President Harry Truman famously stated,
"Poor Ike! He'll sit there and say 'Do this! Do that!' And nothing will happen. It's not like the army. He'll find it very frustrating."
President Eisenhower presided over 8 years of American Prosperity. Ike had an America that was untouched by World War 2 and thus had it's infrastructure intact with which to dominate the world market. But, President Eisenhower had a tax rate of 52% on Corporations and a Top Tax rate of 91%!
"[W]e cannot afford to reduce taxes, reduce income, until we have in sight a program of expenditures that shows that the factors of income and of outgo will be balanced. Now that is just to my mind sheer necessity.” 02/17/1953
However, Ike had the benefit of a populace which was not going through a radical upheaval. Ike had a populace which was for all intents homogeneous religiously. He also had a Class of Wealthy Americans which still believed in the idea of Noblese Oblige. 

And what did Eisenhower warn of at the end of his Presidency? The Military-Industrial-Complex. 

Unlike in Ike's day it's not the same, today. The Rich see no reason to aid the poor or even to invest in the United States.

Mitt Romney's former energy policy advisor Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources. gave a speech on 09/13/12 to Congress demanding National Parks be opened to Oil Exploitation and that his Federal Corporate Welfare which he's received since 1967 continue. Hamm also pouted that, "Continental’s effective tax rate is 38%!" Except it isn't. Over the past 5 years Hamm's Corporation Contenintal Inc paid 2.2% in Income Taxes when adjusted for all the tax breaks, corporate kickbacks and federal assistance he's received.

On the books his Oil Company probably has a stated tax rate of 38%. But, Hamm paid next to nothing when all the byzantine tax laws are applied. The Tax Code has been made circuitous specifically because it aids the Plutocracy.

A business owner in Las Vegas on Wednesday November 7th, told a CBS radio station that he had fired 22 of his 114 "mostly Hispanic" employees because President Barack Obama had won re-election. David noted that he had "mostly Hispanic" employees and some had come to work wearing Obama shirts on election day.

The Republican Party's favorite Michele Bachmann believes in a platform of No Taxes on Corporations. That would be Zero. 

Corporate Profits have gone up quarter after quarter since the beginning of 2009. Verizon, for instance, reported a pre-tax income of $24.2 Billion in 2009-2010 and received, through U.S. federal income tax loopholes, a $1.3 Billion dollar refund.

The Richest 1% of this Nation control 50% of all financial investments. The top 10% have almost 90% of stocks, bonds, trust funds, and business equity, and over 75% of non-home real estate. Less than 10% of the country own the United States of America. 

But it's important to note that for the Rich, most of that income does not come from "working": in 2008, only 19% of the income reported by the 13,480 individuals or families making over $10 million came from wages and salaries.

What the Plutocracy wants is a closure of the Middle Class because the Middle Class is too unpredictable. It's much better to have a pliant working class who are satisfied with crumbs from the government and whatever wages/benefits the Moneyed Overlords are willing to bequeath upon them.

The Middle Class too often flexes it's political power and votes themselves things like Supplemental Social Security Income and Medicaid for the poor. The Middle Class votes against Child labor and for safer working conditions and regulations on the dumping of coal slag or mercury waste from Oil refineries into rivers and lakes. The Middle Class fights and strikes for pensions and dental care for their family.

Much easier for the Rich to move to a Third World Hellhole and have a Totalitarian Government enforce Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage.

Today, the reason "47%" do not pay Federal Income Taxes are because of the slap-dash additions and shaky edifices built into the Tax Code. The EITC, marriage deduction, child deductions, home ownership deductions were Republican backed ideas to encourage people to adopt mores, behaviors and family structures which Republicans favored. The biggest Moochers are the Ultra-Rich.

The last time we had a restructuring of the Tax Codes, with the Bush Tax Cuts, Conservative shills for the 1% shamelessly lied about it's goals. The Heritage Foundation's 2001 report proclaimed if the Bush tax cut legislation were to pass, it would:
1) Effectively pay off the federal debt; 
2) Reduce the federal surplus by $1.4 trillion; 
3) Substantially increase family income; 
4) Save the entire Social Security surplus; 
5) Increase personal savings; 
6) Create more job opportunities.
None of this happened and we've been stuck in the Republican Recession ever since. But, what this did accomplish was a massive transfer of the Nation's Wealth into the hands of the Ultra-Rich.

What the Rich desire is the semblance of Democracy with the reality of Plutocracy. They privatize the profits and socialize the losses.

Most of the problems, President Obama is dealing with, he inherited. Some he's allowed to happen; for instance, the ratio of public-sector employees to the overall population is the lowest it’s been since 1968.

What Barack should do is tear down the rotten Tax Structure and Economy of Income Inequality built by right-wing lies:

1) Let the Bush Tax Cuts expire, completely.
2) Void the Sequestration.
3) Eliminate the Cap on Social Security taxes.
4) Raise the Tax Rate on Capital Gains and tax it as normal income.
5) Eliminate the deferred compensation rule.
6) Eliminate any and all Tax breaks and federal subsidies with Corporations which out-source jobs and off-shore manufacturing factories.
7) Bring back a Financial Transaction Tax to curb Wall Street volatility and curb rampant Hedge Fund speculation gambling.
8) Propose a Tax cut package for the first $250,000 of income (98% of America).
9) Create and augment spending and hiring for public-sector employees.
10) The follow-on Budget should include a 50% reduction in DoD spending. 
Then watch Republicans tear themselves apart as they reveal their entire Party is devoted to guarding the obscene theft and reverse-robin-hood robbery of Middle Class wealth by the Rich. House Speaker Bohener immediately genuflected to the Rich after President Obama's resounding win. Congressman Peter King of New York has declared he and the Republican House members have a "Mandate" to protect the Tax Breaks for the Rich.

There is a window here for Barack Obama to cement himself as True Class Warrior fighting for the 300 Million Americans who desire the American Dream but are being shackled with the chains of Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage to the Moocher Class of the Plutocracy. It is our Job as a Center Left People to pick him up and stand beside him and guide him to that Destiny.

*- I think Jerome Corsi did this same post, except his use of "man-date" meant Barack Obama was Gay Muslim *Married* to a Pakistani Man whom he later murdered.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Landslide Victory for President Barack Obama. This is a Center-Left Nation.

332 Electoral Votes. 3 Million more Popular Votes and rising. Ohio, Virginia, Florida and all the other true battleground states. Five of the last Six Presidential Elections have been won by Democrats.

This is a Liberal Country. A Center-Left Nation.

We need to hammer that home to every day to combat the lies of Faux News and Toxic Conservative Radio, which will work to undo the clear liberal mandate handed to President Obama.

But, President Obama faces big challenges now.

First up is Sequestration and the "Fiscal Cliff". Centrists and Republicans will demand Austerity and point to the big divide in the American populace as necessitating The Grand Bargain.

The American People just overwhelmingly rejected The Ryan Buget and the politics of Austerity. We are tired of 30 years of the Republican Economic model of Pissing Down Our Back and Telling Us it's Raining Prosperity. This is a clear mandate to eliminate the Bush Tax Cuts and Reaganomics.

We said No to the Right-Wing model and President Obama needs to say No. The President doesn't need to move halfway to meet the Republicans.

The Grand Bargain is giant screw-job for the Poor and Middle Class. We need to resist, resist, resist. No  cuts to Medicare, No reductions to Medicaid, No stealing Social Security for degenerate Wall Street gamblers to flinch.

We need tighter and further regulations on Wall Street. We need to re-empower the SEC. We need to readopt a Financial Transaction Tax to curb the rampant speculation and Hedge Fund gambling associated with Wall Street. President Obama needs to stand next to Senator Elizabeth Warren as she battles for the American People against the Vultures.

The American people did not vote for cuts they voted for much higher Taxes on Millionaires and Billionaires, the elimination of tax subsidies to Oil Conglomerates, effective collection of taxes on Giant Corporate tax cheats, and fair taxes on Capital Gains and Income made by investments.

We need to impose tariffs on foreign made crap, let's make IPhones here in the United States,  and punish the Wal Marts and Bain Capital which make money drowning the American manufacturing base and off-shoring jobs.

The Housing Market is still a shambles. Getting out from under the rubble of the Bush Housing Bubble and Republican Recession is going to take time. Austan Goolsebee stated, we have 5 million vacant houses and $700 Billion in negative housing equity. Housing is huge problem.

Next is getting us out of Afghanistan and actually Reducing our Foreign Empire and bloated Warmonger Budget. We need to close bases around the world, we need to scrap wasteful spending on a blue water Navy, we need push to reduce the Drone Campaign. We need to cut the fraud, waste and abuse of the DoD by $500 Billion.

Our involvement in Libya needs to be questioned. And I don't mean Benghazi. Benghazi and Libya are part of a Covert CIA Operation. Republicans aren't going to delve too deeply into it because the more they expose in their baseless partisan witch hunt the more blowback they will create for US abroad and for Republicans within the Intelligence Community.

But, Congress does need to step up and take back control of Military involvement overseas. This is a huge problem as Presidents have expanded their control and played word games to get around the power to declare War invested in the Congress. But, this Congress and previous ones are also culpable because of the Trillions they've given to profligate warmongers and because they are afraid to stop paying to the DoD and Pentagon.

Right now is a time to take a few celebratory victory breathes. Unfortunately, there is a lot of work to get America going away from the policies which aid only the Wealthy and Powerful and make this a country reflect the Liberal Ideas that the American people hold.

This rejection of the Right-Wing went further than just President Obama's landslide. Republicans Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, Tommy Thompson, Denny Rehnberg were all decisively defeated in the Senate. Elizabeth Warren trounced Tea Party darling Scott Brown. Two of the biggest incendarity Republican bomb throwers, Allen West and Joe Walsh, were kicked out of the House. While the straight talking Alan Grayson was voted back in by a 2-1 margain.

Monday, November 5, 2012

"President" Romney will liquidate the Poor and Middle Class

Romney and Republicans use the Poor like a Club, swung about at Election time and put away in some small dark place after they are done with them.

In the intervening years Republicans make policy as if the poor don't exist because Republicans don't care about 99% of the American People.

To Rich "Job Creator" scum buckets like Romney the poor really don't exist. Oh sure, Mitt Romney made his campaign of walking around ticking off numbers,
43 months of 8+% Unemployment, 32 milion more Americans on food stamps, $16 Trillion Debt, Obama "gutted" the work requirement for welfare.
And so forth. These are damning statisics. Of course, what Republicans and conservatives always attempt to obscure is the established facts that these problems are a direct result of the policies of George W(orst President Ever) Bush and the deregulation schemes of the Republican Controlled Congress of 1994-2006.

But, when it comes to the Poor Republicans and Conservatives are two-faced. While Romney was campaigning on the figures of increased food stamp use and high unemployment his Campaign was claiming the Poor aren't really bad off in America because they have microwaves.

Famously, The Heritage Report about Poverty stated the Poor in the country aren't really that bad off because they have a "reasonably adequate supply of food". While Sean Hannity advised poor people to eat red beans and rice.

Conservatives have been skating a fine line claiming Americans are worse off but not so bad as to require a fundamental change to the massive Income Inequality in the country.

But, these figures and talk of food stamps aren't thrown out to appeal to Poor Voters they are used to frighten the Middle Class into voting for Romney and his Economic Plans.

Well, Romney's One Point Economic Plan is to liquidate the Middle Class and reintroduce Feudalism to America turning every non-millionaire into a Serf.

Romney would use the same model and techniques he employed at Bain Capital. Upon stealing into the White House Romney and his economic Vultures would swoop in and load trillions in new debt upon the Middle Class by increasing the DoD Budget. Romney's plan is also designed to lower taxes on Millionaires and Billionaires and transfer the Tax Burden onto everyone else by raising Taxes on the Middle Class.

But, even the Romney and Ryan Higher Taxes on the Middle Class won't offset his new deficit spending. For that Romney and Ryan have declared their intent on slashing all budget items which aid the Middle Class and Poor by eliminating Medicaid, Federal Student Aid, Food stamps and taking Billions from Medicare and Social Security until they collapse.

Of course, Romney claims all he needs do is close tax loop-holes but, no Republicans will ever support him. Republicans fought viciously to keep Government Welfare for Corporate Jets, instead of closing a tax subsidy which lets the Rich have the Government cover their Leer Jet fuel and maintenance costs.

Republicans will never allow any tax increase on the Rich because they are the paid Guard Dogs for the Wealthy.

And what the Wealthy Masters of the Republican Party desire are people just at the edge of Poverty.

The 1% want to eliminate Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicaid, the Social Safety Net from the Federal Government because once people are pushed just to the edge of desperation they will accept whatever the "Job Creators" wish to bequeath upon them.

And with the Vulture Capitalism of Mitt Romney and the Republican Party the 1% will achieve their Dream of Liquidating the Middle Class and enshrining Neo-Feudalism in the United States.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

This is Not The Voter Fraud You Were Looking For

Evidence of In Person Voting Fraud, the cause de rigueur of Right-Wing bigots these days is no existant. Allegations are made everyday and parroted upon thousands of conservative blogs.

But, what is rampant are instances and arrests for Republicans tampering with ballots. The True Voter Fraud is being committed by Republicans.

In Clackamas County Oregon, a Republican election worker is alleged to have tampered with ballots,
The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released, filled in blanks on ballots turned into the county for the Nov. 6 general election. 
 Sources familiar with the incident say their understanding is that the woman filled in a straight Republican ticket on the ballots where preferences had been left blank by voters.
Republicans have been caught committing Voter Fraud, on multiple occasions, this election.

On October 19th Colin Small, an employee of the Republican Party of Virginia, was charged with four counts of destruction of voter registration applications, eight counts of failing to disclose voter registration applications and one count of obstruction of justice.

In Nevada,
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller's office is reporting that a southern Nevada woman has been arrested on charges of trying to vote more than once. 
According to the secretary, the state's Election Integrity Task Force arrested 56-year-old Roxanne Rubin, a registered Republican, late Friday afternoon at the Riviera Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.  
In Ohio, a reported "glitch" caused thousands to have their absentee ballot requests incorrectly rejected, 
Secretary of State Jon Husted has acknowledged that a data-sharing glitch between his office and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles likely caused some absentee-ballot applications to be wrongfully rejected because county boards did not have up-to-date information on registrants’ addresses.
If the math holds up, he said, as many as 4,500 registered voters will not receive absentee ballots they requested. As many as 6,000 provisional ballots cast by registered voters could go uncounted, Norman Robbins, research director at Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates, said.
Oh goodness. It's trite statement to make that if Sec of State Husted had a D after his name instead of an R, Faux News, Deadbart, Tucker Carlson and the Drudge Report would be alleging a massive conspiracy by President Obama.

Husted has also instituted a last minute change to the provisional ballot system contrary to Ohio Law and in violation against an Oct 26th Court Ruling, making Voter reponsible for ID requirements instead of poll workers.

And the Whale of all Voter Frauds is Nathan Sproul, who has worked for the RNC in 2004, 2008, and 2012 has collected Millions of Dollars in funding from conservatives.

In Florida, Sproul organization is under investigation for registration fraud. Sproul is also associated with Colin Small and the Republican Party of Virginia and is still conducting registration and voter-canvassing for Republicans in 30 states. 

But, these don't get mentioned on Faux News or in the incestous amplification of the circle jerk repostings of the Alternate Conservative Reality blogs.

Of course, the true aim of the Right is Voter Suppression. Right-Wingers have wanted to disenfranchise and restrict the voting rights of some Americans since 1980. The less who vote the more easily power can be concentrated in the hands of the Wealthy Plutocracy.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Truth about Benghazi. President Obama reacted swifter than Bush did on 9/11. While Republicans out CIA Operations.

New details have been released regarding the reaction to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. Unlike, President Bush who sat in a catatonic stupor while thousands of Americans died, President Obama was engaged and understood the nature of the emergency within minutes.
The CIA rushed security operatives to an American diplomatic compound in Libya within 24 minutes of its coming under attack and played a more central role in the effort to fend off a night-long siege than has been acknowledged publicly, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday.
The agency mobilized the evacuation effort, took control of an unarmed U.S. military drone to map possible escape routes, dispatched an emergency security team from Tripoli, the capital, and chartered aircraft that ultimately carried surviving American personnel to safety, U.S. officials said. 
 The biggest revelation is that Benghazi was a covert CIA action,
The U.S. effort in Benghazi was at its heart a CIA operation, according to officials briefed on the intelligence. Of the more than 30 American officials evacuated from Benghazi following the deadly assault, only seven worked for the State Department. Nearly all the rest worked for the CIA, under diplomatic cover, which was a principal purpose of the consulate, these officials said.
Of course, Faux News and Republican buffoons in their rush to Impeach President Obama have no compunction about outing CIA agents, undermining national security or covert operations. Anything which they can use to slander Barack Obama is fodder for their propaganda machine.

But, despite the revelations Faux News is way too invested in their Benghazi Bullshit to give up now. Faux News has staked too much on Benghazi as a vehicle to eliminate President Obama to drop their campaign of lies.

But, what they will never do is bring forth a credible witness, or a CIA "whistle blower", or actual official documents or any REAL EVIDENCE. No Faux will rely on Newt Gingrich, a man who has no connection to the military as he was a big, fat cowardly, chicken hawk who hasn't held office in over a decade to mention "rumors I've heard". And Peter Johnson Jr. to offer up his smears while he says "I have no evidence for this." While Sean Hannity engages in his nightly tirades of bigotry, bluster and bullshit.

Officials say that U.S. forces from Europe and Fort Bragg in North Carolina were dispatched in an effort to help, but they arrived too late. Officials considered sending U.S. warplanes from Italy, but it was decided that dropping bombs would lead to civilian casualties.
CIA officials in Washington strongly deny there was any order not to mount a rescue mission. And the source tells NPR there was never an order to stay put. It was all about getting ready, not delaying. Within 24 minutes, the American and Libyan team moved out toward the consulate.
 So, the Republicans will never convene a real hearing in which military officers and service men are brought forth to testify. No because their testimony under oath would move to exonerate President Obama. No official proceeding will ever occur in which CIA operatives and State Department officials give testimony because there will be NO EVIDENCE to support the Bullshit Slanders Republican Congressmen and Senators have been alleging with reckless abandon on Faux News.

Instead, Republicans will talk real tough about how mad they are and let Faux News run with OUTRIGHT LIES, smears, innuendoes, falsehoods in an effort to Impeach President Obama in the fevered minds of the Alternate Conservative Reality.