Of course it has failed! The ludicrous and absurd notion that you can cut your way to prosperity by sowing poverty. These cuts have condemned tens of millions of human beings to lives of misery while running roughshod over the democratic will of the people. Corporate fascism and corporate feudalism reducing elected governments to lackeys of international bankers. In their failure is the beginning of a self fulfilling prophesy as each social cut begets a further economic decline, which in turn raises social discontent. Then Cerberus will begin to howl.
In this country no amount of media manipulation can disguise the fact that after two years of neglect and half hearted, half assed attempts to repair the economy the mortgage crisis is worse, 420,000 Americans are still filing new claims for unemployment each week and Barack Obama promises to lower troop levels in Afghanistan to around where they were when he took office as the President.
Barack Obama has offered more tax cuts to the wealthy in this country than did Ronald Reagan, but the Republicans want still more. Barack Obama is prepared to acquiesce to their demands, he's three card Monty or a shill in the crowd at the auction, Obama is a flat out Trojan horse filled with guile and deception, he works against the needs of the American people for his corporate masters. So it is no surprise that the Republican Obama promotes his cat food commission recommendations as a starting point for budget negotiations. These positions were taken directly from the Republican national platform and Obama believes taking Republican positions is a good starting point.
A deal will be struck in Congress, social programs will be gutted and taxes will be cut. In Greece, these actions brought about only further economic decline. In California, Governor Schwarzenegger's state budget cuts brought about only economic decline. So what should we expect to happen here next?
Slowly, the sleeping will awake as poverty cuts cable's umbilical cord. Silently and stealthily the discontented will begin to stir, gradually those on both the left and the right will see through the three penny opera of American politics. It is a formula older than Caesar, mass poverty begets mass anger and mass anger begets mass violence. In his wisdom Caesar knew that it was better to feed the people than to fight them. Any nation which sets itself upon its people is a scorpion which stings its self. The war has begun even if in this country, at least, the revolution will not be televised.
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