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The Republican Party Declares War on the American People; Time to Fight Back

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The American people better heed the warning signs. The leadership of the Republican Party is making no secret of the fact that they intend to strip away any and all entitlements that exist to benefit Americans in need; this is a major part of the process by which they are waging war on the American people and this society. These arrogant, swaggering bullies and their corporate masters want to control America; that cannot be allowed to happen.

The GOP now controls the U.S. House of Representatives, the site where they conduct their war operations. In the Senate they have used the power of the filibuster to make a mockery of the responsibility of that body to enact important and meaningful legislation. Their next objective is to control both houses of Congress and the White House through the 2012 elections; and if they do, then it will trigger an all out, open war against the people.

If this is a war then how and where, in specific terms, is it being waged? To make that determination let's examine the agenda and strategies that the Republicans in Congress are using to achieve their objectives:

War Against Senior Americans

By now all Americans must be fully aware that the GOP is bent on drastically reducing or even eliminating Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, programs that have greatly benefited millions of Americans for many years. If they take control and have the power, they will see that any and all services of this kind will be shifted to and administered by the pirate health care corporations and the Wall Street manipulators. They care not for the welfare of the people, only the interests of their corporate masters.

They also have designs to repeal the health care reform legislation known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law by President Obama in March, 2010. They have no interest whatsoever in assuring that all Americans have adequate health care coverage; if millions die too early in life because they have no insurance, or if they go bankrupt when they can't pay the monumental costs of critical care, that's not of their concern.

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War Against Women

It's no secret that Republicans would, if they could, reverse the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade which kept in force certain abortion rights. If they take over the Congress and the White House they, in concert with the Republican leaning Supreme Court, will waste no time in totally eliminating abortion rights.

Even now, states controlled by GOP governors and legislatures are hard at work in trying to control and diminish the rights of women. For example, there is a Personhood movement underway in eight states to enact legislation that would outlaw birth control, including the use of the "pill." The Mississippi personhood movement has planned a "Conceived in Rape" tour to get support for legislation that would prevent an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest.

The twisted logic of these people is incomprehensible. Their goal is to eliminate abortions to protect the unborn but when these children who might have been aborted are conceived, the Republican agenda then aims to assure that millions of them do not get proper health care, proper education or other necessary benefits, especially for those in lower income situations.

War Against the Middle Class, the American Worker

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These two categories must be discussed as one issue since Corporate America's ongoing practice of transferring American workers' jobs overseas has contributed directly to the demise of the middle class. Republicans care not a wit about creating jobs for Americans, their interest lies with protecting the rights of the giant corporations that funnel campaign contributions into their pockets. This is, unquestionably, a Republican war to bring the American worker and the middle class to its knees.  

In the wake of the disastrous recession of 2008, followed by a housing crisis, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcies and continuing high unemployment, the GOP has used every conceivable technique to prevent the president and the Democrats in the Senate to enact appropriate legislation that would prevent future financial abuses. The result is that Wall Street has been given the green light to continue devious financial practices that bring harm to the average American.

War Against the Environment

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Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on Opednews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)

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