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View Diary: The Tipping Point: Ten Wake-up calls for Americans from Coffee Party USA (222 comments)

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  •  It IS us versus them. To think otherwise is a (9+ / 0-)


    The US economy is moribund. Every American is exposed to the risk of the US financial situation. It is comparable to that of Greece and Spain. Just because the US still has borrowing power, doesn't mean the rest of the world has its usual appetite for US debt, and that puts pressure on US interest rates.

    The US worker, through austerity, is expected to repay the market losses of the rich. We are expected to help balance the US budget through austerities. But we did not cause the losses, we have lost jobs and homes. We did not create the market conditions that collapsed our economy, but we are expected to correct the situation.

    The sooner Americans wake up to the causes of our financial crisis and seek the ballot box remedy, the sooner our country can correct its financial trajectory.

    There is a massive disinformation campaign underfoot which is having successes like the attacks on public employees in Wisconsin. These must be countered fiercely, as the unions are doing.

    Only a united front by workers across America can stem the assault by the right on the accomplisments of generations that brought us social security, pensions, a five day workweek, and fair labor practices. They are all under assault and need defending.

    Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - Abraham Lincoln

    by 4Freedom on Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 06:02:16 AM PST

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