Fiscal Cliff Doublespeak Duplicity
Both parties plan to erode and end America's social contract. Death by a 1,000 cuts is planned.
by Stephen Lendman
As issue is destroying social America, increasing the unprecedented wealth disparity, punishing ordinary households, impoverishing growing millions, and providing limitless funding for militarism, imperial wars, and corporate favorites.
Also ahead is toughening police state harshness against non-believers. America's at the precipice of full-blown tyranny.
Washington's fiscal cliff debate is doublespeak deception. Republicans and Democrats share guilt. Language refers to expiring yearend tax breaks and unemployment benefits.
It's also about sequestered/largely discretionary yearend $1.2 trillion in cuts coming to address them. Republicans and Democrats share guilt.
Backroom double-dealing planned them months ago. The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan. It's perhaps worse now than ever.
Details alone remain working out. Both parties are in lockstep on policy. Third worldizing America is planned. A previous article said only Republican Nixon could go to China when America had no diplomatic relations.
Only Democrat Obama dares end America's decades-long social contract. His mandate is eliminating government's responsibility for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and publicly-funded pensions.
Straightaway in office, he attacked social America. He promised deep cuts. He sold out constituents who expected better. He did what they thought impossible.
Another article said he matched Star Trek. He went where no administration went before. Imagine what's ahead in term two. He's unrestrained. He'll throw America's most disadvantaged and middle class under the bus. Expect him to take full advantage.
In 2010, his Simpson-Bowles National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (NCFRF) recommended deep Medicare cuts, higher Medicaid co-pays, and restrictions on filing malpractice suits, among other ways to end Washington's responsibility for healthcare incrementally.
Raising the retirement age incrementally to 67 is a scam. In 1981, Alan Greenspan headed Reagan's National Commission on Social Security Reform.
His mandate was to study and recommend ways to deal with "the short-term financing crisis that Social Security faced."
None existed, but it was claimed that the "Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Trust Fund (OASDI) would run out of money....as early as August, 1983."