Fiscal Cliff Reality
Fiscal cliff hype is fear mongering deception.
by Stephen Lendman
Political Washington theater continues. Republicans and Democrats agreed years ago to erode America's social contract en route to eliminating it altogether.
Crisis conditions create opportunities. Former White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, explained.
"You never want to let a serious crisis go to waste," he said. "What I mean by that is that's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."
He didn't mean populist ones. He had harsh neoliberal ones in mind. They're institutionalized. Ordinary people and America's most disadvantaged suffer most. The worst is yet to come.
Both sides agree. They're on board to give bankers, warmakers, other corporate favorites, and super-rich elites a bigger piece of the pie. Getting it depends on stealing it from most others. It's happening in real time. Grand larceny writ large looms.
Washington scoundrels also want more money for corporate America, for super-rich elites, to militarize space, fund America's imperium, and wage global wars on humanity. Fiscal cliff hype hides their real agenda. It's hugely ugly, destructive and repressive.