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More budget cuts for US, but ONE thing stays in place

According to this AP report, "House Republicans sweated out a victory on a major budget cut bill in the wee hours Friday...[making] modest but politically painful cuts across an array of programs for the poor, students and farmers."

And this is a "victory?" This begs the question, WHO are they fighting for?!!

The so-called "deficit-control" bill "would slice almost $50 billion from the deficit by the end of the decade by curbing rapidly growing benefit programs such as Medicaid, food stamps and student loan subsidies. Republicans said reining in such programs whose costs spiral upward each year automatically is the first step to restoring fiscal discipline."

"This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy, faster than inflation, and FAR beyond our means to sustain it..." (emphasis added)

Uh, excuse me, but what about the over $335 BILLION the federal government has already spent this year on INTEREST?!! Why don't you start by re-examining the structural assumptions that allow THAT to continue?

The rest of the facts are too disgusting for me to repeat.

Really, folks, we're being robbed BLIND!

It's time to OPEN your eyes.

And, demand an END to INTEREST.

2 Comments:

At Monday, November 21, 2005, Anonymous Sal said...

You can demand anything you want. People demanded that the war never start and yet here we are. Your demands won't be met until the political process is no longer influenced by money.

 
At Monday, November 21, 2005, Blogger qrswave said...

Thanks, Sal.

I couldn't agree with you more. No one listens to demands unless they're forced to listen.

But, guess what? You can't collect interest on that which people refuse to accept.

Our choices are limited, but they exist. Obviously, you must eat and feed your family, but each of us has at least some personal choices that they can make.

Do what you can, but work towards one goal: to slow down the machine that is killing us and to direct our wealth (our labor) towards changing the system rather than feeding it.

So, if you want to be patriotic, then stop using dollars!

Together we can make them hurt, the only place it ever hurts them--in their wallets!

When their cash cow (us) starts to dry, they'll listen.

And remember, if we don't act now, soon our own well of choices will dry up.

 

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