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Archive for September 16th, 2010

No surprise: US census reveals poverty up

Census Reveals 45 Million Americans Living in Poverty

By Daily Mail

One in seven Americans is living below the poverty line, the US census figures reflect the worst decline in worst decline in living standards for more than half a century.

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It took decades of greed by the wealthy class to skew the gap between rich and poor even more in their favor, but I have to say that it took only eight years of Bush-Cheney policies to tip our nation into third-world status – lest the GOP forget that Financial Collapse 2008 occurred on Bush’s watch.

Now Republicans want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans! For the GOP, it seems that sometimes America’s astronomical deficit matters (ex: extending unemployment benefits when there are few jobs to be found, and funding other programs for lesser endowed citizens), but when it comes to an extra bonus for millionaires and billionaires, their deficit concerns evaporate into that thin and precious air they breathe.

Reminds me of a famous quote by
Henry Brooks Adams
, great-great-grandson of John Adams (yet Henry is known for his anti-semitism):

“Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds.”

In more ways than one as both Ds and Rs use divide-and-conquer tactics against the citizenry in order to keep their cushy Capitol Hill jobs and powerful positions. And though I mistrust the Tea Party’s being funded by the corporate Koch brothers, I exult in how Tea Partisans have managed to ruffle GOP feathers!

Written by Jude Cowell

September 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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