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Response to ProSense (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:27 PM

24. Why do you claim a "debt reduction plan" as a victory?


Why do you start at Step 2? Why do you pretend this started now, instead of last spring, when the trap was set that would require an outcome of either austerity, or slightly less severe austerity?

Why do you never address the reality of the content of the offers we see in print from our Democratic President, over and over again? They are so skewed toward the wealthy that this process of "negotiation" should be a national joke. Look at them.

And why do you ignore the questions about what was never on the table at all, and will never be on the table? Why do you not question why our Democratic President has never, ever mentioned corporate welfare through this process? Why he chose to ensure that the national debates were about Social Security, rather than Military Spending or the growing Police State?

Why do you claim a "debt reduction plan" as a victory, in an economy which has already obliterated its middle class and which hundreds of economists have warned needs stimulus and investment rather than starvation? Why do you avoid the fact of the real outcome here: that we face triggered, across the board budget slashing in January, when what we needed was exactly the opposite?

Nothing will change until Americans look clearly at how the game is rigged from the start in every single negotiation, how the possible options are artificially narrowed from the start, and how every negotiation moves us rightward.

Every. Single. One.

Americans need to learn to think again outside the corporate narrative that has been carefully constructed for us, in which we lap up the options that are presented and express gratitude that the less painful one was implemented.

Look at the Offers. Look at how absolutely ludicrous they are. Look at what is STILL not on the table.






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