Thursday, August 04, 2011

More on austerity

Here's the headline:

The Beast Is Starved: Welcome to the Next Great Depression

And here are a few snippets:

Republicans offered popular tax cuts so that they could later cut popular government programs “as a necessity.” Oh, we’d love to continue providing low cost, effective medical care under Medicare, but you see, the country just can’t afford it …
So, after starting with a surplus in 2000, Republicans used two wars, two rounds of tax cuts, and a giant giveaway to big Pharma, to get the country racking up debt like a drunken sailor.
Never mind that cutting Social Security to balance the budget is like attacking the mailman because your car doesn’t work. It has nothing to do with the budget – but again, that’s a mere fact. When you’re drowning the beast, facts don’t matter.
News flash for all the debt mongers, Tea Partiers and other assorted ignoramuses. You can’t run a consumer-based economy when the vast majority of consumers don’t have enough money to buy anything.

Hard to believe our country is letting all this happen. Hard to believe.


  1. Anonymous9:17 AM

    It IS hard to believe but perhaps we should be getting used to it by now...

    Canada anyone?

    annie c

  2. Sadly, I doubt if Canada would take us at our age...

  3. Anonymous6:16 PM

    I think they are more interested in our bank accounts than our birthdays...

    maybe someday!

    annie c


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