Employers Use Obamacare as an Excuse to deny workers health care and even cut hours, to avoid paying for health care. Some turn around and spend it on free pizzas for a football team, so maybe they can afford it?.
Obamacare: Better Than Nothing?
House Republicans are wasting a lot of taxpayer money grandstanding to fight Obamacare, even willing to “shut down the government” over it. They’d like us all to think it’s some commie liberal plan to give us all free health care. No, that would have been the “public option” which I would much rather have had than this privatized bullshit that was written by insurance companies and basically is the same as we have now with the HMO deciding what’s covered and what is not. Big surprise the sellout Democrat who wrote this shit with the insurance and pharma co’s left office? Rotten privatized bullshit and they want to pretend it’s socialism, when really, it’s a strange hybrid of fascist socialism where it’s socialism for corporations and capitalism for the rest of us. They’re busting our unions and sending the middle class onto the dole, now they want to blame poor people for our debt?
Those who opposed Social Security and Medicare were not able to get rid of it politically, so they found ways to profit off those programs and it has turned into a multi headed beast that is bankrupting our treasury as even luxury items are “Voucher billed.”
Is the GOP a Threat to National Security? Did the wars make us more secure? Some argue, it has actually made us less safe.
"The woman who sent a picture of American caskets from Iraq that ran in the Seattle Times (and was then spread around the Web) got fired for it. During the Bush/Cheney regime, the public were not allowed to see the horrors of war." via: The Memory Hole
“The President signed this assault on our Bill of Rights on New Year’s Eve, 2011. Those who still believe in him think he’s being blackmailed by world financiers, skeptics think he’s sold out. Whatever you think, it reeks with the odor of lobby. It really is a shame that for all his smarts, he’s letting his advisors lead him around by the nose. Tsk, Tsk, Mr. President. I really did think more of you. Sad to see you basically just declare war upon the American Citizenry and declare America a “battleground” where mom and pop will now have to endure jacked up military dudes showing up in riot gear to check out granny’s save the whale posts. Yeah? Greenpeace is now a terrorist group? Who knew? Granny, there’s some dudes here to see you.
Granny takes one long look at them and says ‘how much is that gear costing me, dudes?’ ” – Rabble Rouser
It’s not pitchfoks and shovels, this time.
The Trouble with Traitors: French Revolution Events history.howstuffworks.com
Photo: Lisa Derrick, La Figa.
What started as a ragtag bunch of peaceful protesters on Wall Street, has now blossomed into a worldwide Occupy Movement. When people around the world started to see the peaceful assembly being attacked and peaceful, unarmed protesters being brutalized by “public servants” who are supposed to “serve and protect” them, more and more supported them. Veterans showed up, to help protect them. A worldwide movement is now in full swing, with countries as far away as both Egypt and Israel, marching in solidarity with U.S. protesters who have been brutalized beyond belief.
One such protester, US Marine Scott Olsen, survived two tours in Iraq, only to come home and get hit in the head by an Oakland Police “projectile” and suffered brain injury to the speech center of his brain. His crime? Simply peacefully assembling. He is said to have “provoked no one” and footage of the incident shows there was no cause for police to abuse their power so forcefully that night.
Scott Olsen. 24 Year old U.S. Marine, survived two tours in Iraq. Shot in the head by Oakland Police for Peaceful Assembly. Photo: copblock.org
Think about that one for a minute. Injured like this. Suffering brain damage to the speech center of his brain.
A two tour veteran of the United States. Literally silencing his speech. Simply for standing up for his right to free speech.
It’s enough to leave anyone speechless.
NYPD officer cops a feel, while brutalizing a woman half his size. Photo: Buzzfeed.com
The world is watching, as cable news proves how irrelevant they are as a “news” source.
It’s all over the internet.
Do not let them silence your voice. Do not let them silence your vote. It is the only thing we have that is more powerful than all of them.
No matter your political bent, what we spend our money on in this country is – or should be – important to all taxpayers. Politicians, lately, all seem to make their claims under the banner of “the American People” want this, and won’t stand for that, all really to sell us on their agenda, usually bought and paid for by those that financed their campaign. Certainly, the “will of the people” should be what all elected officials work to implement, but it isn’t happening now.
What are the People’s priorities? What do we want to spend our money on?
Gaius Julius Caesar coined the phrase “divide et impera,” – divide and conquer – and used it to defeat the Gauls. Do you want to be conquered? While we on the left and right are busy fighting amongst ourselves about wedge issues, those who seek to conquer and control this country are running your government and taking its spoils for themselves. Time to wake up and smell the Citizenry. If roughly half of the eligible voters in this country register, and only roughly half of those who register bother to vote, then who’s running the country?
First, for anyone who wants to call themselves a “free market” person, let’s get one thing straight – a manipulated market, is not a free market. A monopoly, or even a cartel that monopolizes and manipulates the market, is not a free market. Second, for anyone who wants to pretend they stand for liberty, while actually advocating anarchy and no rules – it is our right to vote on a set of rules we all live by, that separates the self governing Free State from the arbitrary rule of the King’s Slave State.
Let’s get something else straight while we’re at it – rules and regulations that are put in place to protect consumers, taxpayers and ratepayers are there for a reason. Usually, because someone got hurt. Badly. There was a reason they enacted the Glass-Steagall regulations that protected Main Street from Wall Street’s gambling addiction. After they tore it down, big surprise, the same swindlers who crashed the economy the first time and caused the Great Depression, were at it again.
The only reason we’re not suffering another Great Depression, is because of some more fancy dancing on Wall Street, that still isn’t clear to most of us, and they’re fighting like hell to keep Elizabeth Warren’s watchful eye out of it. As Wall Street gets back to it’s old gambling ways, betting all our 401ks on predatory schemes and peddling their bullshit all over again, we still don’t have Glass-Steagall laws in place, nor have any serious measures been taken to curb the orgy of anarchy on Wall Street that even Alan Greenspan admits didn’t “police itself.” No. Greed does not police itself.