Austerity Cometh To America, How‘s It Feel To Be Held Hostage By Radical Bullies?

Robert Reich:

A conspiracy theorist might think they welcome more joblessness because they want Americans to be even more fearful and angry. Tea Partiers use fear and anger in their war against the government – blaming the anemic recovery on government deficits and the government’s size, and selling a poisonous snake-oil of austerity economics and trickle-down economics as the remedy.

Suffering caused by austerity is a tool used against the people.

It doesn't take a very conspiratorial mind to figure this out. They want people to suffer so they will get angry at the government. This assists their propaganda efforts in continuing to manipulate people into helping a radical, psychopathic pack of corporate and/or dominionist zombies destroy our country. They want to rebuild it into their vision of hate, fear, abuse and poverty, but for us, not them. For many of them this is about creating a theocracy as well as getting wealth and power for themselves. What a sick society we have to vote these kinds of people into office and allow them to get away with this.

Below is a partial list of what they have in store for 2013. They plan more cuts for future years. That means they will whittle some programs out of existence and others down to a nubbin. Think how many desperately poor people will be hungry, the crap education systems we will have, how many will have no place to live and all those who will loose their jobs. This Sequestration will also have a negative effect on the economy, of course. That is just part of the plan. Why do you think they refused to work on creating jobs?

Education cuts.

Federal employees laid off and furloughed.

Meals on Wheels cuts.

People cut from food stamps.

Children cut from Head Start Programs.

Low income childcare assistance cut.

HUD housing grants to states will be cut.

EPA cuts.

DOT transportation for rural areas will be cut.

DOJ staff cuts.

Services for veterans and those on active duty in the military.

The FDA will have to cut food inspections.

The Coast Guard will be patrolling and flying fewer hours.

Medicare payments will be lowered 2%.

DOT cuts will cause airport runways to be closed and there will be less air traffic controllers.

Visiting hours at national parks will be cut and they will have fewer rangers.

How sickening to find out Boehner decided his job as speaker of the house was more important than the people of this country or even the country as a whole. How many drinks did he have before he made that decision? Was a crying jag involved? How disturbing to find out the Republicans cheered when they found out the sequester will be happening. Essentially they said, FUCK YOU to the people of this country and left town for the week end. What do sociopaths and psychopaths care about other people’s ability to survive, they have theirs that is all that matters to them. Nothing more frightening than a cabal of little Hitlers plotting to hurt others, except large numbers of people supporting and voting for them. Void of conscience, having no empathy along with little skills uninformed voters have elected them to offices which have power over people’s lives. They could care less if your child or grandmother are hungry, if you are homeless or if a child who is underprivileged gets a helping hand so they can be successful contributors to society.

From 1935
Soon they will come for Social Security. President Obama has already stated he is willing to give some of the benefits away (CPI). Just give them time to implement the strategy and come up with some kind of false crisis.

Some of the above programs help people who through no fault of their own are having a rough time. They didn’t cause the economy to tank, they didn’t cause the banks to manipulate the housing market into the ground, they did not cause their disability and they certainly are not working for minimum wage because they think that is all they deserve or need. Meals on Wheels helps elderly and disabled people stay in their homes rather than have to go to a nursing home, helps low income people get a decent meal, checks on those in the program and gives shut-ins some social interaction if only for a couple minutes.

Imagine just barely surviving and getting a sorry, but we must inform you that our new guidelines disqualify you from food stamps or housing or any essential service letter in the mail. What if you are one of the people in a federal job that will be cut and you have kids, a house payment and other bills? Will Republicans who are on these programs realize the mistake they made when they voted for these bastards? Only when it devastates their own lives, because well, they are a special case, they deserve those “entitlements”, all those other people are undeserving, especially if their skin isn’t white.

It will be interesting horrifying to watch what happens in Alaska which has been addicted to federal money for decades.

Robert Reich:
Instead, the President should let the public see the Tea Partiers for who they are — a small, radical minority intent on dismantling the government of the United States. As long as they are allowed to dictate the terms of public debate they will continue to hold the rest of us hostage to their extremism.

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