All eyes may be on the Middle East, but there is also a quite explosive story developing in the US. In Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana newly elected Republican lawmakers are facing off against unions as they attempt to roll back long-held benefits and bargaining rights. Freedomworks, an organization that helped grow the Tea Party movement, says it’s using its list of supporters to rally people around several states’ anti-union bills, while in Pennsylvania, union members plan to wear read in solidarity despite not currently being under attack. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Democrats remain on the run, trying to delay a vote on their state’s bill that would sharply curtail the power of public workers unions.
And then there is the House vote to slash $ 60 bn from the federal budget over the next seven months, showing the efforts of the new Republican majority to shrink size and scope of government.
So what is next – a shut down of government seem to be a real possibility.
“Closing our government would mean our men and women in uniform wouldn’t receive their paychecks and veterans would lose critical benefits,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at a news conference earlier Friday. “Seniors wouldn’t receive their Social Security checks, and essential functions from food safety inspection to airport security could come to a halt.”
The whole thing is a political armageddon, a show-down over empty state-funds and a huge power-game to protect holy cows.
So first, let’s ask why are they broke ?
Could it be that they are paying out billions of dollars a month for two wars of choice started by Republicans over ten years ago? How about they’re broke because during the last Republican administration there was a nudge, nudge, wink, wink, approach to oversight of what bankers and Wall Street were up to, an approach that was far more than criminal negligence, it was wanton disregard for the economic well being of this country ?
I mean, just noticing the obvious…
Yes that is exactly the situation here. To you its obvious, to me its obvious, to most members of the Democratic and Progessive Parties its obvious. It is much worse than what you have noted here in fact.
I loved the myss clip because what she says it true and totally relevant.
The founding fathers of the United Staes of America have been profound mystics. In God we trust – not a bad prayer to be build a nation on. Just have to remember – not by my will, but thine…
These days, knowing that both sides have plenty of defects, I prefer to avoid espousing of political hatred, and it is sad to see it on this site. I understand that some people are passionate about their side winning, but I am working to avoid all of the hateful blame game stuff. I also understand that you own the site and can put whatever you want here, but there may be people like myself who are scared off from reading even the entries that might be helpful to us.
Espousing political hatred ?
It is what it is – massive change is taking it’s course and here is hope that blame, political hatred and the need to win may altogether disappear.
So many lies are coming to the light of the day, so many tactics, games and schemes are being revealed…its difficult to face that we have chosen to believe them for so long.
It brings up fear, thats for sure…but fear is easier to be dealt with than a life supporting lies, is it not ?
Yes Carl its not about the defects, and there are plenty everywhere, its about consciousness and unconsciousness. Consciousness of individuals. Political bodies and governments are a reflection being of the individuals (the people) that make them up.
The American Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 – here is a link where you can see it – is noble indeed. To see those noble aspirations manifest a healthy society is our goal.
The founding fathers “….must have been profound mystics.” I don’t think so. They were land owners, natural leaders and politicians.
Just humanbeings, maybe more conscious than most, and clearly having idealistic aspirations and thoughts. Like most people, even those naturally inclined to fair-mindedness, justice, etc., they probably did not even notice the hypocrisy and unconsciousness that dominated their lives and their society at the time.
It was a slower time though. Its hard not to notice now, as the human race appears to be careening ever faster toward an inevitable future. The future, is inevitable.
From what I’ve learned, if it’s the truth, some of the founding fathers were actually advanced spiritually.
So many lies coming to the light — may they all come to the light. May we all be free now.