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Dear Mr. President


An address to the President… I hope he hears it and follows through with these suggestions…

As the debate over deficits ramped up in Washington on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out the compelling case not to slash programs for working families. Any deficit reduction package must rely on new revenue for at least half the reduction in red ink, he added in a major address in the Senate. Sanders spoke at length about what caused deficits (wars, Wall Street bailouts, tax breaks for the rich) and how to shrink them (more revenue from the wealthiest Americans to match spending cuts). He urged fellow senators not to yield to Republican congressional leaders who “acted like schoolyard bullies” when they walked out of budget negotiations. He summed up the situation in a letter to the president that had been signed by more than 16000 people by the time he completed his speech. Sign the letter » http://www.sanders.senate.gov


Americanus Middle-Classis


The context of the illustration was too good to ignore…

 

Americanus Middle-Classis.


Absorbing the Pain…


A new normal. Or just the same class warfare where working class people fight each other for crumbs… When will we, collectively, get hip to the game being played on us?

The joke that has gone viral on the internet recently that sums up the recent economic unfairness goes like this:
“A public union employee, a tea party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the tea partier and says, ‘Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.'”
It’s time we start asking for our fair share of those 11 cookies…

The predators at the top, billionaires and millionaires, are pitting ordinary workers against one another. So we’re left with the bizarre situation of unionized workers with a pension being resented by nonunion workers without one. The swells are in the background, having a good laugh. – Bob Herbert

Absorbing the Pain – NYTimes.com.


We Are ALL Liberals…we just call ourselves Conservatives.


We keep being told that the country is “Center-Right”. Center-Right!? Even with the latest poll numbers of the NBC-WSJ poll??

I am a consistent watcher of Rachel Maddow’s show and last night she echoed what I have been saying since the election of Barack Obama in Nov of 2008. The NBC – WSJ poll that she talks about basically shows the mandate that Obama walked into office with. Change we can believe in. From taxing the wealthy to the Public Option to protecting collective bargaining, Americans think a lot alike. No wonder the President was swept into office. I thought elections had consequences!?

Watch this clip of the Rachel Maddow Show and let me know what you think.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

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Rachel Maddow: Democrats find their spine.