Tuesday, July 06, 2004


Tennessee’s plan to cut Medicaid benefits for the poor (Front page of USA TODAY, July 6, 2004.) to the point of actually causing them harm signifies ever more success for the Republican/conservative plan to return America to 19th Century economic inequality. Since the days of Reagan, the Republicans have been wringing dollars out of the social programs created by Roosevelt which prop up the floor for the poor and moving those dollars back into the pockets of the rich and into their favorite Southern, war industries like Halliburton and Brown and Root.

Hang on people! When it comes to Bush and southern style “compassionate conservatism”, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The goal is to create a two class system, the rich and the poor. I’d say, as we see the best paying, middle class jobs going overseas, we’re well on our way in that direction too. Bush doesn’t care if money goes global. He and those who prop him up have global interests in Iraq and elsewhere. An American working stiff can't win with globalism. Bush and cronies wins no matter how many American working stiffs die without good health care.

Yeah! Bush wins and he doesn't even understand his place in the world or in the solar system:
"It's time for the human race to entered the Solar system." —George Bush and
"We have a firm commitment to NATO. We are part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe." —George Bush
Do you think George Bush was one of the children left behind?


Does anyone remember the days when we actually worried about the shrinking middle-class? I do. Remember when Reagan called for sacrifice from all Americans but what he meant was sacrifice by the poor and the middle class? He set the ball rolling and it’s still rolling today. Middle class America is disappearing right on the Republican schedule, and, sadly, it’s the uneducated white male who stands to lose the most who is in support of this Republican scheme. Many of those poor dumb bastards are Southerners, and they still don’t know how to be winners. They never understood unionism. Maybe they just have trouble with the word, Union, against which they fought. The Civil War which created the semi-modern Southern male is still eating all of America alive.

"And that's the world in a nutshell—an appropriate receptacle." —Stan Dunn

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