Here is a picture of the man who runs America – provided the chaos in Wisconsin with union busting and authorizing the sales of 39 power plants under no-bid rules there, cut the Medicaid and Badger care programs there and stopped high-speed rail programs in several states, forced EPA program funding to be gutted and in this article – has decimated anti-pollution / green energy programs.
So who elected him to decide?
In the New Hampshire House, 297 of 400 seats went to the GOP, along with 19 of the 24 Senate seats, creating a majority that has not happened since 1962. With unprecedented funding from the Koch brothers, following the Supreme court decision to allow bribery, polluter-friendly “Tea Party” Republicans have been installed in state legislatures around the country, who signed pollution-friendly “climate pledges” in return for the billionaires’ funding.
Koch brothers own Georgia-Pacific and control a group of high powered conservative right wing Republican business leaders who recently met in a resort to set strategy (over 200 of them). I’ll look up the article about it.
My question is – after they’ve run things for the last thirty years which put us in this mess today, why would anyone want them to run things for the next thirty years polluting America, destroying our public resources and using our tax money to serve themselves in their lavish lifestyles at our expense?
Why do they get to choose what our state governments do?
Why do they get to destroy collective bargaining?
Why do they get to make changes to increase funding to their industries, destroy our public utilities, undermine programs to the poorest and the children, the elderly and disabled in our communities, and destroy public transit systems, EPA regulations, food safety inspection systems and just about everything that would provide jobs in America?
Who told them that was right for America?
And, how long will we have to suffer from it this time? Aren’t the last thirty years and the massive destruction of wealth in the United States over the last four years enough? Haven’t they done enough damage already?
Why would anyone in America let them or their cronies do one thing more at this point knowing what we do now?
The people in Wisconsin better start reading that entire 144 page budget bill that is on the table right now. So much of the attention has been given to the collective bargaining being removed from state workers and teachers, but the bill has a number of other things that no one in that state would agree to – including the sale of public utilities by the governor under no-bid contracts, the massive cutting of health care programs to women and children, the massive changes to public transportation and other public resources whose infrastructure already has been invested, the changes to how those cuts are legislated or decided by taking them out of the hands of legislators and putting them into the hands of the governor as monarch.
Did the Tea Party want that?
Did the Republicans intend to create an oligarchy rather than a democracy in every state they control? Is that the point?
Are the conservatives working to sell off the public assets like utilities that we’ve already paid to build without any public comment, any discussion and without any analysis of what that will cost the public whose money is already tied up in them? Whose right is it to do that without the public’s input in America? Is that what they want so the Republican cronies and rich, ultra rich can sell them to their foreign friends and investors? Aren’t they the same people that gave us Enron?
It doesn’t matter what I say. They have everything. I have nothing. Their wealth exceeds what they could spend in an entire thousand years if they purchased every day at a million dollars a day every day the entire time, but still they are not satisfied, never satiated.
The Republicans have run this country for the last thirty years plus. Our children’s education has decreased in quality over that time, every state budget is in the red – massively despite increased revenues, the entire Wall Street debacle speaks for itself, our tax money has bailed out the entire banking system and half the insurance mega-corporations so they wouldn’t be bankrupt, our taxes have been increased in every arena, and millions of foreclosures have decimated American communities, tens of millions of jobs have been lost with the most obscene real unemployment America has ever experienced (only 58% of the employable workforce is employed – and not all of that is full-time work) –
And, on top of all that – oil prices have fluctuated wildly and are expected to be well over $5.00 a gallon anytime soon as they were in 2008. Stock values on the stock exchange changed in value from over 11,000 to less than 9,000 in less than two years – but oh, its okay now . . . whole families and businesses and corporations and communities and banks and the financial wealth of 93% of Americans was gone – absolutely gone – decimated and now lines the pockets of those same people that drove our nation into the ground.
But, these are the same people who are backing these power plays in our state legislatures and Republican governors’ offices now?
Haven’t they done enough damage?
You know the best way for America to not need programs for the poor? Is to stop making people poor. Stop making more and more Americans poor.
Stop making people sick and sicker by polluting everywhere your products are produced or used.
Stop thieving the power from the people of America to decide for themselves what is best for them.
Stop destroying the small submissions of innovations and business startups using innovations.
Stop decimating the wealth accumulated by the middle class and lower class citizens across America that they’ve worked to have.
Stop destroying the employment opportunities for American families to support themselves.
And, Stop abusing the power that you’ve acquired by money and political connections and use of our national resources that have supported your business interests to beat up the American people and destroy America’s power in the world by impoverishing our citizens and communities.
I’ll say it again –
You know the best way for America to not need programs for the poor? Is to stop making people poor.
Stop making more and more Americans poor, homeless, impoverished, oppressed, needy, disabled, hungry, uneducated, hurt, anguished, desperate, sick, sicker, excluded, blamed, insulted, despairing, disrespected, lost, angry, fearful, without access to legal business opportunities or employment, bankrupt, without hope, and financially decimated.
Tyrants in silk suits with cash lined pockets serve no one except themselves and their foreign business interests over those of America – if you don’t believe it – look how the housing market and American’s equity in their homes was decimated. How it destroyed the economy of Iceland and Ireland and nearly brought down the economy of Germany, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Japan where those toxic financial products were bought, too.