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  •  Republicans Oppose the U.S.Government (27+ / 0-)

    Grover Norquist wants to drown it in a bathtub.  The Koch Brothers and all of their co-Conspirators are working to bankrupt it.  

    Who are the terrorists we should fear?

    When will the Mainstream Media cover the actual news? Today's Republican Party wants to Repeal the entire United States Government while waving the flag with the stars and stripes. The Republican Party does not like Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, OSHA, EPA, the Minimum Wage, the US Postal Service, or any federal regulation of the banking industry. Hell, the Republicans don't even want to inspect the meat, cheese and milk that we consume.  They don't want to approve baby foord!  

    I want to know what it is exactly that any Republican candidate likes about the United States Government. Come on! Be Honest! Step Forward and let's hear from some Republican.

    The Republican Senate agreed to march in lock step to oppose everything that President Obama proposed so that they could run in the 2012 election on the platform that they had made his administration fail. You heard it it in the New Hampshire Debate.  They bragged that they made Obama Fail!  The country voted in 2010 and elected a Republican Majority in the United States House of Representatives and the House has not presented ONE Bill to the Senate with a plan that would provide jobs and employment to the American People.

    What is the difference between America and the United States? Let's hear somebody ask the question and let's hear some Republican Politician answer the Question!

    If you want to see what Government Programs can do, look at what used to be called the "American Dream".  The United States Government took a bunch of kids from the Depression of the 1930's and after a destructive war called World War II, a Republican President, Eisenhower, working with a Democratic Congress, began a series of public works programs leaving our nation with an Interstate Highway system, with bridges and dams across this nation.  A Supreme Court integrated our nation's schools and restaurants and public facilities.  The GI Bill initially offered free public education and our state universities provided low-cost, affordable education to all.  Workers in union plants and factories could plan on retiring with previously unbelievable wealth after a 25 - 30 years of working and buying into their company's pension plans.

    Thirty years of trickle-down economics have destroyed that structure.  Our bridges, dams and highway are collapsing.  Our children who complete their education are emerging with student loans that have effectively restored a 21st Feudal system with workers struggling to pay off their debts with little or no hope of retiring hat debt before they begin to face the prospect of facing the cost of educating their children.

    Government can work, but only when people who believe in the possible benefits of government are elected.  When working people believe the lies of Republican politicians and vote against their own economic interests and vote to transfer more of this nation's wealth to the people who have more than they have earned, then Americans lose hope.  

    This is where our nation is now.  Our people have voted against their interests for too long.

    •  "Republicans oppose US Government" (4+ / 0-)

      that is the frame.

      Here I am! I'm up here! Where are you? - the Red-eyed Vireo

      by mightymouse on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 11:25:44 AM PDT

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      •  Republicans oppose America, not the government (2+ / 0-)
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        NM Ray, New Rule

        They like government just fine when it controls who marries who, what restrictions they can place on a person's ability to get health care, what they can do to spy on people, torture them, keep them in prisons.  That's all just fine with them.

        They're just fine with the government making wars on other countries with a third of the US budget but they're apoplectic that a fraction of one percent of the budget is used for foreign aid to help other countries.  They're fine with government permits for oil, just not when they're in any kind of short supply, cost too much or come with any regulations against polluting with them.  They're fine with government contracts to their friends, but they hate government spending on the poor, the unemployed or anyone else who isn't their friend.  They're fine with government regulations that prevent individual meat packers from advertising their meat as 100% mad-cow examined, but they're against any regulations that might force their large contributors to actually improve tracking of inventory so that outbreaks of food-borne diseases can quickly be tracked back to their origins.  They're fine with the USDA buying Minnesota pork products to keep prices high, but they're against the US propping up GM or Chrysler.  They're fine when government can force applicants for aid to undergo drug tests in Florida when the Governor's company benefits from that, but they're against measures to lock up valuable land in things like public parks and rivers that might otherwise be used for golf courses and agribusiness.  They're fine with narrowly targeted laws in Kansas that will force the three Planned Parenthood clinics into shutting down, leaving the state without any abortion providers even though it's going to make it harder for people in that state to get any kind of healthcare, including contraception.  They're just fine with the government coming in and dissolving the duly elected people's representatives in Michigan and appointing an emergency manager who makes far more money than any of the officials they've replaced and who has no restrictions on eliminating existing contracts or creating new ones that give away huge no-bid contracts to crony friends.

        They don't hate government - they love it when they control it.  They hate America though because virtually everything they do makes lead from gold.

    •  This is a GREAT comment (1+ / 0-)
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      New Rule

      You should write an op-ed to the Times or WaPo and get this published.  Other people besides DKos need to read this.

    •  Woaa!! NM Ray..classic.. Forward this to the DNC (1+ / 0-)
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      NM Ray

      This should be part of our campaign speech. With your permission I will copy and save this...and repost to several blogs...(acknowledging you of course).
      -Forward this to the DNC....please do. A clearer argument has never been made.
      Great stuff. Thanx.

      "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

      by tuma on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 12:08:55 PM PDT

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