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  •  They've been planning this for decades. (8+ / 0-)
    The austerity measures are part of an ideological attack on our social welfare states and state sectors to provide an additional area of exploitation for corporations while destroying our services.

    They call it starve the beast. Deprive the government of revenue and manufacture a crisis that results in deep cuts to the social welfare state.

    •  The Nature Of The "Free Market" Beast... (4+ / 0-)

      .........is to constantly be on the lookout for new sources of revenue and capital. Nothing is sacrosnact.
      It shares in common much with the behavior of parasites.

      The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. ---Henry A Wallace VP 1941-45.

      by frandor55 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 08:54:46 AM PDT

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    •  This is the culmination of a long-term (6+ / 0-)

      plan that began in the late 70s-early 80s due to the stagflation crisis; they finally think that they have defeated the left, the unions, and support for the social welfare state and are moving to destroy it for sheer ideological purposes.  They have worked very hard to get here; we must not allow them to succeed in their aims as it will completely impoverish the poor, working poor and working classes.

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 09:02:45 AM PDT

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