Friday, May 5, 2017

The Only News That Really Matters a Bit

Mentioned in an article in Esquire recently, this fact:

"In a recent survey, 56 percent of Americans said they have less than $1,000 in their checking and savings accounts combined"

One month away from complete economic devastation; one paycheck; one broken bone or dental emergency; one car breakdown; one of almost any emergency, and they have absolutely nothing to show for their whole lives' work.

And yet the party in control continues to work day after day, year after year, to leave them with less and less.  What is less than zero?  If the Republicans stay in power, half the population is about to find out, with a good portion of the rest not far behind in learning that lesson.

With the Democrats seemingly unable to cut through the noise created by the Republican owned mainstream press, we are moving toward a catastrophe that will make the French or Russian revolutions look like minor disruptions.  The Republicans' rich masters clearly believe that it is possible to beat the American populace down, until they will accept a life on the level of that lived in the slums of the worst third world dictatorships.  It is harder, I think, to take something away from people than it is to get them to live without something they have never had, but then I also suspect that Trump and Ryan and McConnell and Pence etc. may just be more heartless and vicious than even the worst third world dictators of our dreams.

Whoopee! If you aren't too old now, you are destined to find out!

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