Economist Robert Reich, a professor and former Clinton labor secretary lays it out on the GOP’s 7 Biggest Economic Lies from “RawStory”
Thursday, October 13, 2011
And so they should! Republicans rode the Tea Party to victory in 2010 praising their patriotism and winning their votes. And since they took control of the House they have done nothing but set records of obstruction the at the expense of that 99% of America that is now coming back to haunt them.
People in this country are not stupid, and those that didn’t know are finally seeing whom these tea bag republicans are really looking out for and they know it’s not those that voted for them. People are sick and tired of these do nothing for America Republicans who still refuse to pass Obama’s Jobs Act when we have had steady job losses for 14 months, simply because they refuse to eliminate corporate tax loopholes for the richest 1%.
Instead of closing those tax loopholes they are vowing to strip Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Education, as well as food and health programs for children and seniors and anything else they can think of to find money to balance the budget. Anything but making the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. The eyes of the American people are rapidly opening, and so are their voices.
Now the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has republicans running scared and where they once praised the Tea Party protests, they are doing their dammedest to disregard OWS and even suppress coverage of the movement. “Rep Steve King” , “We can’t allow more coverage of OWS”
“Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is upset at the growing movement and the media’s coverage of it, hoping that a modern day version of the protests from five decades ago isn’t being recaptured now.”
“It’s really important for us to not give any legitimacy to these people in the streets,” said King on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Friday evening. “I remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”
Eric Canter said of the protests:
"If you read the newspapers today, I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country," Cantor said at the 2011 Values Voter Summit. "And believe it or not, some in Washington, have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans. But you sent us here to fight for you and all Americans."
Yes, he’s very concerned now, but he wasn’t very concerned when it was the tea party was he? “Nancy Pelosi” addressed Eric Canter’s “concern”:
Senator Orin Hatch said:
"They're alarming, and I'll tell you we are going to get more of it," Hatch told reporters in Utah. "We are going to have riots in this country because of what these people are doing."
Well Senator, if we do have riots it won’t be because of what the protesters are doing, more likely because of what the GOP are doing.
The Preamble of Constitution of the United States says: “We the People of the United States”, it does not say: “We the Corporations of the United States. The government exists to protect the people, not the corporations. But it is the corporations that have all the control and all the power and that is just wrong. It is the corporations and the wealthiest 1% that the current GOP are bowing down before at the expense of the 99%.
Just how long will that last? Hopefully now that the 99% are speaking up, not much longer because they will make their voices heard with votes, provided the GOP is NOT successful at passing all their voter rights restriction bills.