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Subject: Government Option
Why is it so bad that the government should provide health insurance for those who can’t afford it? The government provides college loans and grants for kids who otherwise could never afford to go. That move certainly didn’t drive the private sector out of the student loan business. The government has several agencies that help families get home loans, if they can't afford to get one otherwise. That move certainly didn’t drive the private sector out of the mortgage business. There’s no evidence that providing a health insurance public option will make the insurance industry unprofitable.
Subject: Time For CNN To Learn From Walter Cronkite
On 9/11, while The Coast Guard was carrying out one of their 24x7x365 training missions, CNN says they heard "multiple shots" fired out. Those "shots" were one of the Coast Guard men making "gun shots" into his microphone - with his voice!
Looks like CNN could learn from the late Walter Cronkite, who always made sure he got his facts straight before he reported the news.
President Obama's Remarks About Walter Cronkite http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Memorial-Service-in-Honor-of-Walter-Cronkite/
As President Obama said at the Memorial for Walter Cronkite...
"Even in his early career, Walter Cronkite resisted the temptation to get the story first in favor of getting it right. He wanted to get it first, but he understood the importance of getting it right. During one of his first jobs in Kansas City, Walter's program manager urged him to go on the air reporting a massive blaze -- and we just heard how much he loved fires -- a massive blaze at city hall that had already claimed lives. When Walter reached for the telephone, his boss asked, "What are you doing; get on the air!" Walter replied that he was calling the fire department to confirm the story. "You don't need to confirm it," the manager shouted, "my wife is watching the whole thing!"
Needless to say, Walter made the call, and even as the program manager took to the air himself to broadcast the unfolding tragedy, Walter discovered that it had been nothing more than a small fire that hadn't resulted in any injuries. He lost his job -- but he got the story right."
It's high time for CNN to learn how to Walter Cronkite did his reporting and stop wanting to be FIRST and instead be RIGHT.
Windsor Locks, CT
Subject: GOP Hypocrites
I really enjoy the GOP Hypocrites articles. They are both entertaining and informative. Thank you. While I deeply mistrust republicans, I think it's important to recognize that they are not alone in their hypocrisy. I feel that the hypocrisy awards should not be bound by party affiliation. One thing I have noticed, is that so-called liberals will court the vote of whichever outgroup and then after the election treat them just as badly as the so-called conservatives. Personally, I feel this is far more treacherous. At least the conservatives are open about their bigotry. I think it's important to expose hypocrisy of "enemies both foreign and domestic." Thanks, again for all your hard work.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: President Obama speaks to children
I watch many times when President Obama is greeted by the children. These children cling to him and he holds them close with so much love, whether they be black or white AND THEY HUG HIM BACK LIKE THEY DO NOT WANT TO LET GO. With children,you cannot get this reaction to people who are not real! Children re-act to others with a special sense that most grown ups do not have. Children re-act to President Obama with warmth and love. This scares the Republicans to death, that a biracial President has this effect on all children. A President who gathers ALL around him, and that goes against the wignut's grain of discord.
How dare Republicans treat our President with disrespect? The many lies Bush/Cheney told, out and out lies, where were the crazy wingnuts and other Republicans. All we heard from them were the sound of silence.
When President Obama wanted to speak to these children, these same Republicans said as they usually do to anything our President does, they shouted NO!
What does this say to the children? That this intelligent, kind, soft spoken President voted into office by the majority of Americans deserves NO respect?
How are the young black children to handle this barrage of hate directed at a President who looks like them? The love and pride they felt for President Obama has now turned to fear. How are the white children to feel when they hear their parents say NO you cannot listen to the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, President Obama a President of all of America. The word comes to mind is CONFUSED! A whole generation of children taught to hate the color of skin. Something they did not know about till this moment.
The wingnuts, the Republicans who are silent as usual dare and do not care. They can only hear the phony buzzing rage in their stupid heads,No black man will tell our children what to do. THEY TEACH THEIR CHILDREN TO HOLD UP SIGNS with ugly words and pictures of President Obama, at an age when children do not know what they are doing. They teach them to yell, scream and shout hate.They teach them to feel their phony rage of hate that they need to project to someone and it's our President, thus the Democratic Party as a whole.
Free speech has been taken toooo far by these maniacs. Seems if they do not feel hate they have no feelings at all. They have plenty of noise to back up their hate by FAUX. They are so consumed with FAUX noise that they do not realize or do not want to realize that they are doing FAUX's bidding.Shameless FAUX is laughing all the way to the bank!
Sorry Faux, there are more of us than you and your ilk. Live with it!
The damage they have done to the children through their parents cannot be undone. But they are not shamed, they cannot be shamed because they are evil!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Ode To A Health Insurance Company
After the Creator made the crocodile, the black widow spider and the copper head, she gathered her toadies around her and asked them what she could do to make sure that fear, hate, war, poverty, illness and joblessness were so prevalent and widespread that earthlings forever would have to grovel before her in prayer. Otherwise, she feared, her minions on earth might consider her obsolete and dispose of her, the better to build a world based on reason rather than superstition.
"Create health insurance companies" said the Creator's minions. That'll keep people awake nights, wondering how they're going to pay for a family member's illness, come up with the deductibles &/or the co-pays, not to mention getting an OK from the insurance company's 'death panel' for an appointment with a specialist."
The Creator thanked her minions for their advice, knowing as she did that any one of the above mishaps would put homeowners at risk of bankruptcy &/or foreclosure, driving many earthlings to drink, despair and, maybe, just maybe to prayer. What she didn't know, however, was that earthlings would rise up en masse, kick the insurance companies out of health care, and put in its place a single payer system such as Medicare for all. Much to the dismay of the Creator, of course, because, ever since, only a few people are praying to her. No need, what with there being universal health care, so little poverty and everyone being gainfully employed.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: health-care rallies 9/13
At 11:15 this morning (Sunday) a group of Communist socialist fascist Nazis gathered in Oklahoma City and marched on the state Capitol. We marched carrying signs and chanting for health-insurance reform. The police escorted us in squad cars, having blocked off one lane of the street for us to march in. One car led us, another brought up the rear, and other police stationed themselves at the intersections we passed. No police officer interfered with us and none of us interfered with the police. Polite folks, these socialists....
We had a pretty good turnout (a couple hundred or so) in spite of rainy weather. I saw people with still cameras and video cameras following along; they continued to take pictures of us at the Capitol. We gathered on the steps and heard a number of speakers talk about health care: a doctor who works at a free medical clinic, a couple of elected officials, and the pastor of Mayflower United Church of Christ, who spoke of health care as a moral issue. Referring to a number of "WWJD" signs in the crowd, he said, "What would Jesus do? This is the man who healed people for free and never asked anyone if they had insurance!" Amen, my brother!
Here's a quote for everyone to remember: Oklahoma's great humorist, Will Rogers, said, "What keeps poor people poor are doctor bills." It's time we fixed that, and we said so loudly on the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol today.
Our gathering was peaceful and civil; there were no ugly incidents (although a couple of people said they saw a man wearing a T-shirt depicting President Obama as the Joker, standing at the edge of the crowd). We marched, we spoke our piece, and we left. No name-calling, and no threats of violence against anyone. The worst threat anyone made was to suggest that we vote our representatives out of office if they don't do as we ask and reform health insurance NOW.
So that's how I spent my Sunday; what was the day like for the rest of you?
Edmond, OK (red-state Democrat)
Subject: It Takes A Liberation Movement To Defeat The Forces Of Greed & Hate
"The progressive victories of the thirties and sixties which were made possible by populist movements for labor rights, social security, civil rights and health care."
"Why not just keep trying for compromise and bipartisanship as President Obama and the Democratic Congress are doing?"
"Compromise requires that both sides be willing to give as well as take, and we can see from the struggle for universal health care that those opposed to it won't budge even an inch."
"Except the movements that brought about the progressive changes ot the thirties and sixties benefitted from the strong leadership of Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, whereas, today we're stuck with the wishy-washy, with us one day, gone the next, accomodate the opposition no matter the cost, President Barack Hussein Obama?"
"And what happens when greed and hate meet no resistance from those whose election was supposed to bring about progressive change?"
"There's the risk of A right-wing extremist takeover as in Germany, l933, where the Weimar Republic gave way to Hitler's Nazi Germany."
"The answer being?"
"That we rise up en masse?"
"In a liberation movement everyone's a leader." "Anything else?"
"Yes we can."
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The Departure of Van Jones
The departure of Van Jones makes it clear that if you're going to come from the far end of the political spectrum and hold any view held by the media and Washington Beltway establishment to be "controversial" (no matter how completely mainstream the view actually is, in reality), you'd better be a far-right conservative ... because otherwise, you're gone, baby.
Van Jones committed two crimes:
1. Being way out on the WRONG end (i.e. the left end) of the political stick, and
2. Holding an opinion (that the U.S. government is hiding something about 9-11, that the official story is a cover-up) which, is somehow regarded as a "fringe" view by the American media and political class even though fully 81% of the American public hold that opinion, and which, being an absolutely radioactive, strictly verbotten, politically-incorrect view, one that NO ONE may espouse, support, or give any credence at all to in any public way without suffering banishment for life and the ruination of one's career in media/government.
Crazy opinions from the right-wing lunatic fringe will be accepted and given tons of mainstream media attention and air time no matter how extreme, wacky, deliberately deceptive, or truly insane they are, and no matter how small the number of adherents to them happens to be ... but if you're a left winger, supporting a position held by the vast, overwhelming majority of Americans but condemned by the prevailing conservative establishment gets you sacked.
If you're going to hold what American political/media Beltway elites consider to be an "extreme" opinion, you'd better be a Republican ... otherwise, you're history.
So much for "the American way."
False freedom. lots of smoke, mirrors, and naked emperors everywhere. What a pathetic sham. What an utter shame.
"America" was such a wonderful idea.
Subject: 9/11 remembrances
The right wing is eagerly exploiting 9/11 - again - for its own nefarious purposes. They would like nothing better than to have us all living in fear, the better to keep us under their control.
New Yorkers whose posts I have read here and elsewhere don't remember fear so much as the feeling of community that developed as people of different cultures and beliefs helped each other on that day and for a long time thereafter. I have said it before, and I'll say it again: New Yorkers, you are strong; you are courageous; you are survivors. Up, New York!
I was a long way from Ground Zero that day (Kansas, to be exact), and I was not so much afraid as furious: HOW DARE THOSE SONS-OF-B@#$%ES THINK THEY CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND GET AWAY WITH IT!!?? I was the first in my neighborhood to display an American flag that day. If we'd had any leadership, we'd have seen a unifying of this country unlike anything we'd ever seen before. But we didn't have any leadership. We had persons in positions of power, which is not the same thing. The events of 9/11 were nothing more to them than an excuse to push their short-sighted, war-mongering, authoritarian agenda. And our country has gone downhill ever since. The right wing seems addicted to the tactics they began using after 9/11. How much rehab will it take to get them - and us - healthy again?
Edmond, OK (red-state Democrat)
Subject: How many FAKE bin Laden tapes will the American People swallow?
On the front cyber page of the New York Times today, "Bin Laden Addresses Americans in Tape".
It's a audio tape, unspecified "news agencies reported". There is a still picture of bin Laden and 11 minutes of bin Laden pontificating on "injustices against the Muslim world, mentioning American support for Israel."
Not one government official from any government in the world validated the alleged message.
How convenient that a tape would appear just a week or two before American generals go to the President and Congress to ask for more troops to 'surge' and 'win' in Afghanistan.
Certainly, the CIA is capable of fake tape skulduggery, but I don't think the agency home brewed it. Probably they didn't even farm it out. My best guess is a foreign power produced the tape for a naive and gullible American public.
Certainly Mossad would have an interest in stirring the bin Laden pot with another FAKE tape.
Maybe even some Muslim state was involved in repayment for favors or weapons provided by the big money governments. It could have even been one of the European countries that produced the tape to further their own agenda.
Ridiculously, American TV media is dutifully reporting the fakery, not with the tape itself, but by digging up high quality old videos of bin Laden, when he was for certain alive, and then officiously narrating the story in typical fear mongering tone and content.
I would say the New York Times complicity in perpetuating the bin Laden lie is unethical and outrageous.
I will say it as a challenge:
THE TAPE IS FAKE UNTIL PROVEN DIFFERENT BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT!
FAKE! FAKE! FAKE!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Pass The Cup
Will We All Drink the Hemlock?
Trying to understand what is happening in 2009 America is like going back in time, I do not mean yesterday or last year, I mean to the City States of Greece.
There were two main kingdoms in ancient Greece, Athens and Sparta. The Republicans are acting like the Spartans and the Democrats are acting like the Athenians.
Progressives or those who claim the title are very good at calling the Spartans war mongers, haters, rich uncaring beings, vampires, and destroyers of the Bill of Rights. These definitions would be arrogant if they were not true. They are, but so what? At this point in our Empire we should know that what is left of the Republican Party is corruption, all their leaders are corrupt. But today the Athenians rule the Empire and there is something wrong in Athens. This is what we should be concerned with---Athenians assassinated Socrates for god’s sake! They watched as he drank from the cup of poison and celebrated the death of the greatest human in all of Greece. The Athenians turned on themselves. Athens did fall, as we will some day.
We have in our midst different types of citizens and politicians but all in our Athens fall into a few simple categories.
The Cocktail Liberals: Here is a person who thinks they are a good and noble member of society, they give money to many liberal causes, they speak out against bigotry, they vote, they staff the phones and ring doorbells for someone they never have met or just don’t know very well. They think they are the backbone of the democratic party. The base! They actually like going to meetings.
The Radicals: They have always been the real base of the democratic party but are kept outside so not to wake up the people who are working for someone they do not know. They are the people you see in the streets, trying to get some message of Truth, Justice or Peace to all who will listen. They hand out pieces of paper, sometimes have plays, maybe street theater, or dress up in funny costumes. They are the troublemakers. They really believe in the possibility of a just and noble state. They are the peacemakers of present day Athens.
Zombies: They are the ones who will follow someone, somewhere, anywhere and only ask when they can come back for more “kool-aid.” This is a group, a large group, who have been struck by a lightning bolt by one of the gods. The Republicans and Democrats have many of these types of citizens. They only do what they are told, truth has nothing to do with anything; Justice too complicated---orders are good!
When the Athenians looked at the Spartans they did not see members of Greece, they saw the enemy, only now, thousands of years later can we all wonder why two cities were so different yet the same. They both wanted power, the Athenians may have spent time talking about Philosophy, Music, Science, and Mathematics, but they wanted power as much as the Spartans. In the end, they went the way of all Empires, they murdered their men of peace and then died.
If you stay safe in our Empire say nothing and do nothing, you will perish just like the original Athenians; you must fight for Justice, Peace and the Dignity of all people in our very small world.
“To the Streets and Liberty!”
“To the Bastille!”
“Throw the bums out”
“Citizens take back your honor”
This fight may be our last, come with us to the halls of power everywhere and say:
“Justice for all, privilege for none!”
Subject: I've got a source of oxygen again - BuzzFlash
Up until about a month ago, or two, BuzzFlash was Oxygen for me and my Activist work. But it was becoming sooooooo negative, hostile, petty.
Not today! The Oxygen is TURNED BACK ON!!!!!!!!
I find energy here now.
I find ammunition here now.
I find enlightenment for my work here now, again.
Subject: obama tsunami
I ACCEPT PRAISETIQUES NOT CRITIQUES ANY RESPOSE IS APPRECIATED IF ONE USES FACTS-NUMBERS. BLARNEY BLABBER GENERALIZATIONS NOT READ.
“CONSERVATIVE” IDEOLOGY GAVE US THE CURRENT “GREAT” RECESSION SAME AS IT DID IN “GREAT” DEPRESSION
LET WALL STREET GAMBLERS PLAY WITH LOADED DICE AND MARKED CARDS
FREE THE FREAK MARKET
LET RICH GET UTRA RICH IT WILL TRICKLE DOWN TO MIDDLE CLASS
FROM 1946 TO REAGAN WAS --–THE GREAT MIDDLE CLASS YEARS--- EACH PERCENTILE INCREASED, ALMOST EVENLY, IN WEALTH AND INCOME. ECONOMISTS CALLED IT A PICKET FENCE DISTRIBUTION.
REAGAN POLICIES BEGAN UPWARD SHIFT (ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHIFT AN SH-T IS ONE LETTER) IT BECAME A STEP LADDER DISTRIBUTION. EACH STEP GAINED A LITTLE AND TOP STEP(10%) WENT INTO OUTER SPACE. HIS HUGE TAX “CUTS” FOR WEALTHY (60% CUT). HIS HUGE TAX “INCREASES” ON THE MIDDLE CLASS (PAYROLL TAX INCREASE WAS LARGEST IN HISTORY –TAX ON 50% OF SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME--5 CENTS ON GAS) HIS ENORMOUS INCREASE IN MILITARY SPENDING ENRICHED THE RICH STOCKHOLDERS OF DEFENSE BUSINESSES.
REAGAN INCREASED SPENDING BY 80% AND DEBT BY 170%. Do not try usual conservative spin—“it was congress”. Reagan 8 budgets spent more than prior 50 years. He submitted 8 for over 7000b. 1930-1980 spent 6066b—congress returned 8 budgets to Reagan with fewer dollars in total than he had submitted to it. Go ahead try usual conservative spin—“real” inflation adjusted dollars—no work senor— From 1948 to 1989 Reagan spent 2.7 dollars in 8 for each “real” dollar spent in other 32 years. Comprehendez amigo? Factoids hurt? Si! Try usual Heritage spin—Reagan tax cuts paid their way—huh! From 1983 to 1989 federal revenues increased from 599b to 990b. 391b increase. Correct. But-Reagan tax cuts were income tax cuts therefore it seems logical you measure income tax revenue increase. 319b increase. 201b was increase in payroll tax revenue from Reagan huge increase in it. 50b in excise tax increase partial from gas tax. 251b of 391b. Durn! That leaves 140b increase in income tax revenues. My math professor Dr. Hook taught me 140 in is smaller than 750 out. Factoids are miserable things.
GEORGE W. BUSH DID MORE DAMAGE THAN REAGAN.
INCREASED FEDERAL SPENDING BY 118%--DEBT BY 100% CUT TAXES FOR TOP 2.7% OR 4 TIMES AS MUCH AS BOTTOM 80% HIS 1700 BILLION IN TAX CUTS WERE IN THE 5000B HE BORROWED. BUSH LED US INTO TWO AWFUL SLAUGHTERAMAS. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE KILLED. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LITTLE KIDS WILL BE MAIMED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THEIR LIVES. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WIDOWS HAVE NO WORKER TO SUPPORT THEM. EVER KNOW AN AMERICAN SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN TO WEEP OVER THOSE HORRORS? MILLIONS OF TEARS SHED OVER HOLOCAUST. NOT THIS ONE.
HE CREATED NET NEW JOBS AT 3000 PER MONTH. HORRIBLE COMPARED TO 218,000 AND 237,000 THE CARTER-CLINTON RECORDS.
THE WORLD WARNED NOT TO INVADE IRAQ. BUSH FATHER SAID DO NOT DO IT LEADERSHIP OF EACH MAJOR RELIGION (EXCEPT SOUTHERN BAPTIST) IN AMERICA SAID DO NOT DO IT. POLLS IN MAJOR NATIONS SAID DO NOT DO IT. EXCEPTIONS WERE THREE--ISRAEL AS EXPECTED-POLAND-AUSTRALIA
CHENEY TOLD RUMSFELD THE DAY AFTER 2001 INAUGURATION “PREPARE TO INVADE IRAQ”. EQUIPMENT WAS MOVED INTO KUWAIT FAR BEFORE BUSH “CHEERFUL” ANNOUNCMENT WE WERE INVADING IRAQ TO FULFILL HIS STATEMENT TO HIS BIOGRAPHER-- “I WILL NEED A WAR TO BE A SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENT”.
WALL STREET WAS ALLOWED UNRESTRICTED WIDE-OPEN GAMBLING. IT WAS UNPRODUCTIVE. NO JOBS WERE CREATED. IT WAS SIMPLY THE RICH GAMBLING TO GET RICHER. BETTING MONEY AGAINST MONEY. ROULETTE WHEEL TYPE GAMBLING. I BET ON RED YOU BET ON BLACK.
THE HOUSING INDUSTRY SUSTAINED GDP GROWTH BUT WASTED CAPITAL-LABOR-MATERIALS TO CONSTRUCT HOMES TOO LARGE-TOO EXPENSIVE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS INCOME. FEDERAL RESERVE (GREENSPAN) INCREASED THE TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY IN 5 YEARS BY TWICE AS MUCH AS INCREASE OVER PRIOR TEN YEARS. GREENSPAN GAVE CLINTON A 6.5% INTEREST RATE AND BUSH A 1%. THIS ENCOURAGED BANKS TO BORROW MAX FROM FEDERAL RESERVE. PLENTY MONEY PLUS LOW INTEREST=DISASTER LOCAL BANKS WERE ALLOWED TO TRADE AND INVEST IN WALL STREET. COURTESY OF PHIL GRAMN, REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS, PLUS PRESIDENT CLINTON WHO APPROVED ELIMINATION OF SMOOT-HAWLEY RESTRICTIONS ON LOCAL BANKS. IT KEPT BANKS FROM GAMBLERS ON WALL STREET AS IN 1920S. WE DID NOT LEARN FROM CHANGING SAVINGS AND LOANS FROM LOCAL OWNERSHIP TO WALL STREET GAMBLERS OWNERSHIP AND MICHAEL MILKEN LED RAIDS ON CORPORATIONS. A FEEDING FRENZY TOOK PLACE ON HOME MORTGAGES, WHICH WERE SOLD VIA SECURITIES AS HIGH GRADE INVESTMENTS TO UNSUSPECTING BUYERS LIKE FOREIGN NATIONS, STATES, CITIES AND INDIVIDUALS. HOME OWNERS WERE ENCOURGED TO REFINANCE AND TAKE CASH TO BUILD SWIMMING POOLS, VACATIONS ETC. PRIME EXAMPLE IS WHERE $500,000 MORTGAGE WAS REFINACED AT $700,000. MORTGAGE FIRM TOOK BIG CHUNK OF THE $200,000. CRAAAASH. HOME OWNER NOW HAS $700,00 MORTAGE ON $400,000 VALUE HOME. FORECLOSURE HERE I COME. SPECULATORS GOT INTO THE FRENZY. BOUGHT HOMES FOR NO DOWN PAYMENT AND SMALL MONTHLY PAYMENTS BASED ON SELLING IN TWO YEARS AT HUGE PROFIT. ZAP. FORECLOSURE. IN JANUARY 2008 THE TOTAL FORCLOSURES TO DATE WERE 23% ON SPECULATION PURCHASED HOMES. LARGE DEVELOPMENT FIRMS GOT LOW LOW INTEREST MONEY TO BUILD MANSIONS NOT AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS. THEY GOT RICH. IN CALIFORNIA A DEVELOPER BUILT A DEVELOPMENT OF $700,00 HOMES AND IN ANOTHER AREA BUILD EXACT SAME BLUEPRINT FOR $500,000. IF HE MADE $100,00 ON A $400,000 HOME HOW MUCH ON A $700,00 HOME. HE IS BEING SUED BY BUYERS OF $700,000 HOMES.
THE HOUSING FRENZY WAS BASED ON ONE ASSUMPTION. A LOGICAL ONE BASED ON HISTORY. HOUSING HAS ALWAYS APPRECIATED IN VALUE. ALWAYS IN HISTORY. HISTORY IS FALLIBLE.
ONE HEDGE FUND (GAMBLING) MANAGER MADE 2000 MILLION IN ONE YEAR. TWO MADE 1000 MILLION IN ONE YEAR. TAXED AT 15% RATE.
THIS GAMBLING GREED FRENZY COST THE MIDDLE CLASS IN THE REDUCED VALUE OF THEIR HOME AFTER THE BIG CRASH. THE VALUE DECLINE OF MY HOME WAS 15%.
FROM 1981 TO 2008 IT WAS A DISASTER FOR WORKING PEOPLE AND BONANZA FOR GAMBLING PEOPLE.
WHY DID NOT CEO’S INCREASE INCOME OF THEIR WORKERS? IN ONE YEAR THE CEO’S MADE 550 TIMES THE PAY OF THE AVERAGE WAGE IN THEIR BUSINESSES. REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD MIDDLE CLASS DAYS WHEN IT WAS 40 TIMES.
IT IS NON—DEBATABLE. 1981 TO 2008 WAS ENRICH RICH DITCH THE REST.
SINCE 1980 HERE IS A BRIEF
20 YEARS=3 SO CALLED CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENTS 18 YEARS=SO CALLED CONSERVATIVE SENATE 12 YEARS=SO CALLED HOUSE 6 YEARS=TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL BY SO CALLED CONSERVATIVES 2 TERRIBLE ILLEGAL WARS TRANSFER OF JOBS TO CHINA AS WE COVERED OUR OVER-SPENDING BY THEIR LOANS LOSS OF OUR JOB PRODUCING MANUFACTURING BASE--
HERE ARE THE RESULTS
600B SPENDING TO 4000B 1000B OF DEBT TO 11,000 + 23M NET NEW JOBS 12 YEARS OF CARTER + CLINTON GOT 33M
8 YEARS OF THE MOST SCURRILOUS ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY PER HAYNES JOHNSON IN --PRESIDENT REAGAN=SLEEPWALKING THROUGH HISTORY 138 CHARGED WITH CRIMES WAS MORE THAN GRAND TOTAL SINCE 1900 MOST OF THEM WERE CHARGED IN CRIMES INVOLVING MONEY.
THE NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE. THE HISTORY IS VERY CLEAR.
THE GREAT MIDDLE CLASS GOT THE GREAT BIG SHAFTING.
THE STRUGGLING RICH BECAME THE ULTRA-RICH
SMASHED WALL STREET SMASHED ECONOMY SMASHED HOUSING SMASHED CHILDRENS FUTURE WITH DEBT SMASHED WORKERS INCOME SMASHED AMERICAS REPUTATION WORLDWIDE STARTED THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE LIKE ROME-SPAIN-HOLLAND-BRITAIN
DEMOCRATS HISTORY OF BUILDING GOOD THINGS FOR ALL AMERICANS
CONSERVATIVE HISTORY OF FIGHTING THOSE GOOD THINGS
WHY DO YOU SEND CONSERVATIVES BACK TO WASHINGTON?
I AM OLD AND UGLY AND I APPROVED THIS MESSAGE OF DELIVERANCE FROM CONSERVATIVE FALSEHOODS
I ASK ONLY IF I AM WRONG GIVE ME FACTS AND I WILL CORRECT.
I ERR BUT I DO NOT WRITE WITH INTENT TO DECEIVE
8-26-09 USA TODAY—CBO AND CEA PROJECT DEFICITS OF 9 TRILLION OVER NEXT TEN YEARS. REPUBLICANS, PER USUAL, JUMP ON OBAMA CASE.
REP. BOEHNER “TODAY’S REPORTS CONFIRM WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN TRYING TO HIDE. THE DEMOCRATS OUT-OF–CONTROL SPENDING BINGE IS BURYING OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN UNDER A MOUNTAIN OF UNSUSTAINABLE DEBT”.
This is so stupid it is a good laugh. He took us on a Spend-Borrow binge from 1000B of debt to 11,000B. He took us on a spend binge from 600B to 4000B. These guys have one simple trait—deceive—distract from truth—attack attack
Yes! No question. It is going to take much Spend-Tax-Borrow for years to correct the mess created in prior twenty years of conservative control.
How easy the people forget the Balanced Budgets=Surpluses under Clinton and 8 good years.
WOW—8 YEARS=5000B + INCREASE IN DEBT UNDER BOEHNER-BUSH
1830B IN CLINTON LAST YEAR OF SPENDING TO 4000B UNDER BUSH LAST YEAR OF SPENDING
SPENDERS + DEBTORS + LIARS = CONSERVATIVES
ONE MAJOR TRUTH—IF A CONSERVATIVE LEADER SAYS IT -- IT IS PART TRUE.
NEVER TRUST A CONSERVATIVE IN WASHINGTON. NEVER. NEVER. NEVER
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: BF - you Glory in marginalizing we the people
Frank Rich: "Obama's Squandered Summer" 9/14
What an utterly ridiculous headline for BF, AND for Frank Rich. Appalling.
WHY was the summer squandered according to this disgraceful illogic? EXACTLY BECAUSE OF ACTIVISM ON THE RIGHT!
But through the "magic" of Liberal / Progressive denial and self-abnegation of responsibility, the OBVIOUS CULPRIT - THEIR OWN PROGRESSIVE / LIBERAL NEGLECT OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY AS CITIZENS - IS NOWHERE IN THE EQUATION!!!!
KEEP IT UP, and Democracy is dead, but in consolation you will be able to continue your suicidal blame game - and face none of your responsibility for America's demise.
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