See post #3. This is exactly what I'm talking about. The politicians are lying to the people and the proposals they make are based on those lies. Like Abraham Lincoln said, "Give the people the facts and the country will be safe." What we are getting, from both sides, is lies. Does anybody ever question our military involvements all over the world? Why not? Are we really in such grave danger, to such an extent that we must spend four times more of our GDP than the entire world combined to protect ourselves? Really? Who is this powerful and grave enemy? There's the massive lie. The elephant in the room.
Why are we having the worst recession in 80 years, and yet the rich are getting richer every day? The people who caused this calamity have not been harmed in the least. In fact, they have profited. What has really happened has been a massive redistribution of wealth. Did the equity in millions of homes disappear? No. It shifted from American homeowners accounts into the hands of the greedy banksters. And on top of that was added piles of taxpayer money, robbed from us by the government to fatten up the banksters even more. There's another big lie.
Why is there no more money in the world economy so that working people of the industrial world are told they must sacrifice their security, their health and education systems, their jobs, and their futures, turning them over to the third world, while the rich hide $32 trillion in offshore accounts? There's another lie.
Who do the people in Washington DC represent? You?
Proposals based on lies will amount to nothing but more lies.
Besides, the Right's "solution" is no solution at all. It's simply another example of their fanatical ideological stance that the only fix is to cut the "size" of government and their rabid devotion to the voodoo economics of, "Tax breaks for the rich fix everything" no matter how much evidence accrues to prove that there is no economic benefit whatsoever, except to the rich. Of course, the naked hypocrisy of the Right is evident to all when they insist that, not only should there be no military cuts, but we should cut more social programs so we can buy even more military. They are like the ghost dancers in this charade.
The liars in Washington have allowed pirates to rob us while accepting kickbacks for themselves. They have allowed greedy bastards to ship our livelihoods overseas for their own, individual profit. They have lied us into wars where our children, not theirs, get killed. They suck the lifeblood out of the public weal and then accuse us of selfishness when we ask for simply a chance to make a living for ourselves and our children. They rob us of our future and then blame us for the crime.
The ideology of America is dead. The mythology that was our greatness is extinguished. The greedy use our continuing belief in that mythology simply to steal our wealth. They no longer believe in it. They simply use it as a tool to manipulate us. They sell the lie that we are all in it together while slowly and surely, stripping us of opportunity and freedom. Thus ever have empires dissolved.
This story goes back to our very roots as humans, in Sumeria, 3000 BC. The upper classes, as they gained wealth and power, used the people's fear of their gods to establish their own "divine right" to rule. They simply used the gods against the people. They used the belief system of the people for their own benefit. We see the same pattern in Greece. Then, in Rome where Augustus is constantly extolling the virtues and values of the Republic for public consumption, long after he has strangled the life out of it and taken supreme power to himself.
Here's the truth: They want it all.
Wake the **** up.
Prepare the guillotines, you dumb suckers!