Barack Obama then appointed his cat food commission to lay out a path towards deficit reduction, a commission loaded to the rafters with opponents of Social Security and Medicare. The committee's plan was filled with ideas right out of John McCain's 2008 Republican National platform. Despite the fact that the Cat food commission report did not receive enough votes to pass through its own committee, Barack Obama declares it a good starting point for budget negotiations.
It smacks of a foregone conclusion, a sham, a who do and a fraud. Not a word about reigning bankers in or redirecting some of these funds towards a legitimate jobs program. No, instead the President says that budget negotiations must be tackled before any jobs program. This after Obama said that in these negotiations "he will probably irritate many in his own party," I feel certain that Benedict Arnold would have said the same thing.
Bill Clinton's last budget called for $371 billion spent on defense, George W. Bush's last defense budget was $771 billion. Then we elected Mr. Obama because we all wanted hope and change, and his defense budget for this year calls for spending $813 billion plus all the extras, of course, the little off budget goodies. The numbers are so hazy and smoky that no mortal man can total it all up. A tripling of this government's defense budget in the space of twelve years, fighting perpetual wars of aggression for defense of empire.
From the CIA factbook, "Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households. The war in March-April 2003 between a US-led coalition and Iraq, and the subsequent occupation of Iraq, required major shifts in national resources to the military."
Obama's position? Cut social spending, while reauthorizing the three trillion dollar Bush tax cuts for America's wealthy, oh wait, not the wealthy, what Obama calls the middle class. Any carpenters or tradesmen out there making five thousand dollars per week? The Republican's demand, no new taxes but they shouldn't worry because Barack Obama has cut more taxes for American business than even the patron saint of Republicanism Ronald Reagan. Obama recently proposed cutting lease rates for oil companies on federal lands, wasn't that nice of him? A time of national budget crisis and he wants to cut the rates the world's wealthiest corporations pay for your national resources.
So another Presidential election is in the offing, Barack Obama versus Michele Bachmann or Tim Pawlenty or Sarah Palin? Really? This is what is considered a genuine two party political system? Why not Carrot Top, Pee wee Herman and Gilbert Godfrey?
This is a clown show, masquerading as a political system, the powers that be want Barack Obama reelected and so they stack the deck until the sane are forced to vote for Obama. Yet that isn't a viable option either, it becomes a question of which Republican Party do you support? The extremist, insane Republican Party or the regular Republican party of madness, loony tunes and tea baggers? That isn't a political system at all, a choice between Candidate A. and candidate A-.
A sitting corporatist, right wing Obama, the Trojan horse with no plans to deal with unemployment other than to offer more tax cuts. Satisfied with playing checkers with America's military forces with no end of war in sight, Obama whose plan to fight foreclosure is maybe if we ignore it, then perhaps it will go away. Climate bills? Dead! Labor bills? Dead! Barack Obama that nice man behind the smiling face and soothing voice, Obama the leader of the other Republican Party. Under the administration of Barack Obama the Federal government of the United States is in open conflict with the elderly, the poor, the working class, the sick, the student, the child, the unemployed and the about to be unemployed. Corporate America and their government versus the rest of us.
"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves"
Bertrand de Jouvenel
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: Freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
"Hence, I have no compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight."
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