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Snarkoleptic

(6,002 posts)
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 04:04 PM Jan 2015

"Look at the priorities of the new Republican congressional" - Robert Reich (Facebook rant)

I luvs me some Robert Reich!

Look at the priorities of the new Republican congressional – the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement, tax cuts for big corporations and the wealthy, rollbacks of Dodd-Frank regulations on Wall Street, cutbacks on Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, and decimating the Affordable Care Act – and connect the dots. Republicans want the public to think the central issue of our time is the size of government. Wrong. The central issue of our time is who government is for. Every one of their initiatives advances big corporations and Wall Street, and worsens or weakens everyone else.

Elizabeth Warren is correct: The game is rigged. And the only way to unrig it is through a new progressive movement that includes not only the Democratic base but also any and all Independents and Republicans equally determined to take the economy and democracy back from the axis of Wall Street, K Street, and big corporations. Can we rely on the Democratic Party to lead the way, or will a new third party be necessary?
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"Look at the priorities of the new Republican congressional" - Robert Reich (Facebook rant) (Original Post) Snarkoleptic Jan 2015 OP
K&R libodem Jan 2015 #1
I strongly recommend Reich for “secretary of explaining stuff” Snarkoleptic Jan 2015 #2
Hell to the yeah! libodem Jan 2015 #5
The game is rigged.....all the more to sit out elections say some. Historic NY Jan 2015 #3
Glad POTUS has his veto-pen at the ready. He's going to need it Snarkoleptic Jan 2015 #6
He forgot to mention... Pacifist Patriot Jan 2015 #4
And it's going to get worse libodem Jan 2015 #7
Yeah, what's this obsessive fascination with the uterus by people who don't even have one? NBachers Jan 2015 #8
That is an important question libodem Jan 2015 #15
And this one: libodem Jan 2015 #16
Are we just human commodities to them? libodem Jan 2015 #17
Well said. ananda Jan 2015 #9
The rich is getting richer and..... :-( TRoN33 Jan 2015 #10
Actually I think the rich hate the poor. Kevin from WI Jan 2015 #12
Worse, the rich want the poor to crawl upon them and beg them for the last crumble of foods from TRoN33 Jan 2015 #13
Makes me think of Jones Town libodem Jan 2015 #18
K&R. JDPriestly Jan 2015 #11
"The central issue of our time is who the government is for." blkmusclmachine Jan 2015 #14
Republicans will be 'spanked' if they don't do what their masters say! Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2015 #19

Snarkoleptic

(6,002 posts)
2. I strongly recommend Reich for “secretary of explaining stuff”
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 04:20 PM
Jan 2015

in the Sanders/Warren administration.

Historic NY

(37,477 posts)
3. The game is rigged.....all the more to sit out elections say some.
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 04:22 PM
Jan 2015

Some say the parties are all the same..

Some say there isn't anything in it for them.

The same now say we need a new movement...okay...but sitting out elections isn't going to get you there. From the state house to the White House it needs to be a movement. Your not going to get there when the votes are rigged (gerrymandered to death).

Yeah it is rigged.

Some will be back complaining soon, and others will expound us with fantasy politics.

Buckle your seats because the next 2 years are going to be rough.

Snarkoleptic

(6,002 posts)
6. Glad POTUS has his veto-pen at the ready. He's going to need it
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 04:43 PM
Jan 2015

As the v-pen is used and override whipping begins, we'll be able to expose what the Third Way folks are all about.

On the flip-side, it will be fascinating to see left and right come together, albeit for mostly different reasons, in attempt to block the TPP fast track.

libodem

(19,288 posts)
7. And it's going to get worse
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 04:52 PM
Jan 2015

It's like criminalizing the sex act itself and punishing people for life over one mistake. Fundamental extremists just want power and control over anyone so they have an element they can subjugate and abuse.

Just like those countries that are criminalizing homosexuality. I think, why? All I can fathom is they need a whipping boy to punish, through no fault of their own. Some class distinction to separate the masses and instill fear and violence. To me it's private business in both matters. Small government my ass

Maybe it's just all part and parcel of this brave new world?

libodem

(19,288 posts)
17. Are we just human commodities to them?
Sun Jan 11, 2015, 04:36 PM
Jan 2015

A class of "wage slaves" and less?

( Less abortion on demand equals more unwanted hungry human beings for the Haliburton/Raytheon war machine.)

I loved "Inequality for All".

Oh, Dear Goddess, it was good!

 

TRoN33

(769 posts)
10. The rich is getting richer and..... :-(
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 06:35 PM
Jan 2015

24,000 children around the world are getting killed by poverty and hunger everyday.


And the rich think poor people have it all good.

Kevin from WI

(184 posts)
12. Actually I think the rich hate the poor.
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 06:51 PM
Jan 2015

They don't care if we die, and they will laugh while we take our last breath.

 

TRoN33

(769 posts)
13. Worse, the rich want the poor to crawl upon them and beg them for the last crumble of foods from
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 07:57 PM
Jan 2015

their dinner plates. Some would confess during the counseling therapy that caused some of therapists to quit their firms in NYC and Chicago due to excessive stress from counseling the rich. Therapists alleged that the rich men and women laughed about the pilight of poor people and their crumbling infrastructure and needs to survive. It makes me sick. Rich people is killing this world and our children.

I know I might sound silly about having this thought earlier today, I practically wished that empathetic-filled extraterrestrial would come to here and pick up all of children and young adults from every corners of the world, include two of mine, and take them to the new world, raise them all to be equal and free from religious, persecution, and radicals while sertilize entire adults on this world so we all can die on our own and allow Earth to thrive on its own.

That is how mad I really am with this plutocracy and oligarchy world.

libodem

(19,288 posts)
18. Makes me think of Jones Town
Sun Jan 11, 2015, 05:19 PM
Jan 2015

All those dead people from drinking the Kool-aid.

It wouldn't matter if we staged a die-in and all staved to death on the spot we sat down on. It would only be a problem to them to remove our skeletal remains. The 1% would send the carcass removal bill to our grieving families. They do hate and fear the poor.

And they think they are our betters.

Yes. We should leave a mess for them to clean up.

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