Sunday, July 24, 2011

Future Tense

Greetings good citizen,

It’s one thing to make a ‘prediction’ (and you know I don’t shy away from sharing my ‘observations’ as my predictions are based on observation.) but it now appears we are going to witness at least a partial default with the incumbent taking the fall for the no longer existent Democratic party.

There aren’t any Democrats any more and the people who claim to be ‘progressives’ are a little, er, ‘suspect’ as well. Do they not dare to champion the people out of fear of touching off the powerkeg the corporate sympathizers have built?

Because there sure is a lot of ‘pussyfooting’ going on!

Although they’re right, once the lid comes off it will be the Devil’s own trying to set it back on again.

But I digress.

It is the ‘prediction’ thingy I wish to address.

For those of you who don’t remember or are disinclined to go digging through the multitude of posts searching for it I’ll recap the probable improbability here:

The budget ‘impasse’ will be used to demonstrate that ‘Democracy’ doesn’t work and the corporate puppets will use this impasse to ‘shut down’ our broken government…while the ‘Democrats in name only’ sit there dumbfounded.

Out of this ‘paralysis’ will come a ’new, take charge’ movement

Probably along the lines of this Republican proposed lunacy

Debt ceiling negotiators think they’ve hit on a solution to address the debt ceiling impasse and the public’s unwillingness to let go of benefits such as Medicare and Social Security that have been earned over a lifetime of work: Create a new Congress.

This “Super Congress,” composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his counterpart Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), legislation to lift the debt ceiling would be accompanied by the creation of a 12-member panel made up of 12 lawmakers — six from each chamber and six from each party.

Legislation approved by the Super Congress — which some on Capitol Hill are calling the “super committee” — would then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it couldn’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers, who’d have the ability only to cast an up or down vote. With the weight of both leaderships behind it, a product originated by the Super Congress would have a strong chance of moving through the little Congress and quickly becoming law.

A Super Congress would be less accountable than the system that exists today, and would find it easier to strip the public of popular benefits. Negotiators are currently considering cutting the mortgage deduction and tax credits for retirement savings, for instance, extremely popular policies that would be difficult to slice up using the traditional legislative process.

I don’t know how closely you’ve been paying attention to what is put on the chopping block but a great deal of it could be described as ‘employer benefit expense’, which is to say the ‘winner’ of the proposed cut will be employers!

If they remove much of the mortgage interest deduction they will be removing most of the ‘incentive’ to purchase a home in the first place.

Understand there wasn’t a ‘real estate market’ when this whole capitalism bullshit got started, it is a reasonably ‘modern’ development that hasn’t worked nearly as well ‘as promised’.

Naturally, I’m still hunting for all of those millionaires Reagan promised would be around if we allowed him to slash and burn the private pension system!

Look where THAT left us!

But I digress (again!)

If a ‘Super Congress’ is all we need then why wasn’t it a good idea a long time ago?

Good idea or not (and I think not) WHO gets to choose which members get, er, ‘appointed’ to the 12 Super Congress seats?

And is ‘diluting’ our government processes further than they already are really a ‘good idea’?

Can’t you see it coming, “Senate Republicans walked out over the latest failure of Congress to pass legislation proposed by the ‘Super Congress’!”

The real danger we face good citizen is having what few rights that remain to us being legislated away by the self-interested few, some of them ‘pretending’ to be Democrats and others posing as Republicans.

While absolutely NOTHING gets done about the rapidly expanding economic desert!

Which is to point out, there WILL be WAR and because of the war there WILL be BLOOD, copious amounts of it too!

On both sides.

Your mission is to survive this bloodbath while refusing to be enslaved.

Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!

That’s how those who would entrap you think…

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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