Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   1 comment

Diary (Diaries are not moderated)

Hostage Jobs Crisis: Your Social Security or Your Job!

By     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group

View Ratings | Rate It



- Advertisement -

Here's a headline, with only a little exaggeration, that I think we are increasingly likely to see in some media after New Years:

Obama Trades off Social Security

Hostage Jobs Killed Anyway

Critics Predict Depression

Nothing good for millions of Americans can come, now, from "Cliff" dealings between Obama and Congressional Republicans. To avoid harm, they'd have to just call it off. Obama established the Bowles -- Simpson ("B.S.") Commission in April 2010. B.S. recommended about $4 trillion in cuts. That was such extreme austerity it could not even get the 14 votes supermajority required for Commission approval. Republicans had degraded Obama's political capital by delegitimizing him as a "Muslim," "socialist," "Hitler-like," "foreigner," "Food Stamp President" "of the Takers." etc. A recent search of the phrase "obama secret muslim" found nearly 48 million hits. The de-legitimizing campaign and successful Republican strike against approving debt ceiling increase pushed Obama himself toward offering the $4 trillion cuts over 12 years.

Millions of Americans need every penny of Social Security, Medicare, etc. we get. But the B.S. process Republicans and Obama undertook set up a "Hostage Jobs" crisis. If they go over the fiscal cliff deadline, and spending is cut, job creators will kill jobs that were government -- spending dependent jobs. But even if they do make a deal, cuts so severe will lead to job killing. Go over the fiscal cliff or don't, cut across the board or surgically, cuts of roughly $4 trillion will cause employers to kill jobs.

- Advertisement -

When hostage job killings begin, there will be enormous pressure on Obama and the Democrats to stop them. Republicans will use this pressure to extort cuts to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for any revenue increases to avert any more mass hostage job killing. That will not be "compromise," but extortion.

- Advertisement -


Take action -- click here to contact your local newspaper or congress people:
Oppose Job Hostage Crisis, No Cuts to SS, Medicare

Click here to see the most recent messages sent to congressional reps and local newspapers

The author, born 1940, is a white male American retired college professor of philosophy raised as a secular Jew by professional parents. He is a long-time minor activist in the civil rights, anti-war, profeminism movements and taught critical (more...)
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -
Google Content Matches:


The time limit for entering new comments on this diary has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Fall over cliff or not, Republicans will use job k... by Robert Cogan on Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 at 12:22:27 PM