Friday, July 22, 2011

A Republican Who Knew Better. Wake Up, Lawmakers!

I am so frustrated lately by the debt/budget talks that are going nowhere in Washington-- in light of the fact that one side cannot see (are they blind?) that sure, we can cut, but we also need to increase revenue (huge DOH!)  The wars must end (we can't pay for them), and the ultra-wealthy and corporations need to be taxed. America's debt cannot, if lawmakers are moral, be shouldered by the struggling middle class.

The debt ceiling must be raised in order to protect our economy and our people, but no, instead, certain factions are quite literally holding the American people hostage! They care NOT about America; they only want to see crisis after crisis so that their precious corporations end up controlling all of us and the world. They want to protect the uber-wealthy at the expense of everyone else...never mind that if the US goes into default, we will all be screwed with our pants on.

Do these people not remember that their saint Reagan raised the debt limit something like 17 times? Bush the Dubya--try seven.

Wake up. Wake up. Wake up!

"Cut, Cap, and Balance" sounds faboo, in theory, but is actually  big-time stupid and no sort of solution at all. Listen to people like David Gergen. Listen to reason.

The intractability of the House right now makes me sick to my stomach.

It's so bad right now in America. So bad. I wonder all the time why my generation has it so hard when our parents had it so easy. I have written before that every generation needs be careful and ensure that its decisions will not negatively affect future people. I was called some kind of traitor for daring to suggest that relaxing pollution laws for Big Business was a bad idea (Hey! Let 'em pollute all they want! So what if it gives our kids cancer?). I am flabbergasted (flabbergasted, I tell you!) by people who think that forcing megacorps to pay to do business a little more neatly is somehow "stupid."

This whole situation makes me feel crazy. I take heart that people are waking up to how they've been duped by a certain party, and tricked into voting against their own personal (and their children's--that's what kills me!) interests. 

I used to be terrified of the idea of upheaval such as we seem to be on the brink of, but now I welcome it. It is necessary, I think. To get better, we may have to hit bottom first. 

In the meantime, more wise words from the forever-impressive Abraham Lincoln:

“The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, and more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces as public enemies all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes…. corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money powers of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

– Abraham Lincoln 

Read some Lincoln, lawmakers, Think about what he knew that you don't. Remember, there is no crime worse than doing nothing to help those in need. And you are doing nothing.


  1. I'm stewing, too. Boehner could have compromised, but he's in the pocket of the TP freaks. They want to see the nation implode. What they don't realize is that they'll all be out of a job and people are not quite THAT stupid.

  2. Boeher won't be able to run for West Chester, Ohio dogcatcher with his track record of misplaced blame and anger. What a fool.

  3. Blood will run in the streets soon. Best move to Canada, if they'll let us in.