Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.
It is not hard to see all that is wrong in this country today. Everyday, everywhere you look it is easy to understand why this country has gone to hell if you want to accept the truth. The truth is no matter what happens working Americans can depend on one thing. Anything that levels the playing field with Corporate interests for them will be defeated. Sadly, anything that allows the 1% to continue robbing and raping our country blind will always be enacted as well.
While the Republican War Against Women is continuing this time it is an outreach of another, wider war. The War Against Working Americans. That is why anything, no matter how fair and no matter how much common sense it makes is defeated if it even hints that busninesss should deal more fairly with workers.
Such was the case earlier today with legislation designed to end the unfair gap in wages that exists between females and their male counterparts. Along party lines, the vote did not allow the bill to defeat the idiocy of the filibuster that requires sixty votes for a bill to pass the Senate:
The bill's defeat came after Democrats made a tightly coordinated media blitz to call for the bill's passage. President Obama, Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-M.d.) and Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Rosa Delauro (D-Conn.) all held conference calls expressing strong support for the legislation. But Republicans strongly opposed the bill, leaving Democrats short of the seven votes needed to overcome a filibuster. Democrats said the paycheck bill's defeat is the latest example of a Republican "war on women."http://thehill.com/...
Of course, no matter how much common sense a bill makes and no matter how much good it would do for our country as a whole, nothing can ever be passed in this country anymore that has the opposition of the greediest and least patriotic among us:
Outside business groups like the Chamber of Commerce also expressed opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act. On Monday the chamber sent out a letter stating that it "strongly opposes" the measure and urged lawmakers to vote against it.Indeed, once again common sense measures that would help so many who work so hard achieve the middle-class is defeated despite broad support from a wide coalition of Americans:
"This is a common-sense measure with broad public support. Nine out of 10 Americans – including 81 percent of men and 77 percent of Republicans – support this legislation," Reid said. "But once again, the only Republicans who are left opposing a common-sense measure to improve our economy and help middle-class families are the ones here in Washington."Yes, once again America the interests of yourself and many of those that you love have been sold down the river so that some fat sack of crap can get even fatter and more full of crap while you can merely dream of living a comfortable life:
Democrats argued that not passing the paycheck bill would hurt the economy by leaving money in the hands of the wealthy instead of the middle class.The saddest part?? Americans continue to allow these great injustices to be thrown upon them. It is like we are becoming a country of fat, brownnosing cowards who would rather believe what we are told and fight each other for scraps than actually find and accept the truth and stand up for ourselves and those we love.
"This is an issue, Mr. President, that not only affects women, but our families and our economy," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said. "You would see the economy stimulated because middle-class families would spend those dollars, they don't hoard those dollars."
It is not hard to see what is wrong with this country. We have allowed the very few elites to hoard all of the wealth to themselves and they in turn have manipulated the system to allow them the best government they can buy. It was not done overnight with one law but has been decades in the making and now we are beginning to see its culmination and effects.
Unfortunately it seems to me that this country is not even to the point where it will accept the truth, let alone rise against the scoundrels who are festering this country from the inside out. Unless we can wake up soon and begin to fight for things that really matter I fear that our democracy has fallen to far to ever rise from the ashes again.
Now is the time for all true patriots to come to the aid of their country.