Sunday, March 31, 2013

Democracy vs. the leaderships

Dean Baker: "Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security: Media Don’t Notice."

It's not just a fight for the survival of the rest of us, it's also a fight for democracy. When no one in the Senate - Democrats or Republicans - is willing to stand up for Chained CPI, it's because they know we won't forgive them on voting day.

And yet, Obama continues to signal that he wants the cuts, and the establishment media continues to speak as if this is the only sensible thing to do.

80% of the public is, of course, against benefit cuts, because they know it will kill more Americans than Osama bin Laden ever dreamed of.

Funny, that. They thought it was really, really important to give up our Constitutional protections because 3,000 people were killed in September of 2001, but now they think it's cool to do things that will ultimately kill millions of Americans. Yes, millions.

Chained CPI is nothing but an act of theft and murder. Oh, and, by the way, it will hurt the economy as a whole.

You already know this. Better make sure they know that we know.