Economic sanctions are working.

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Obama and the Republicans are seeing success in the implementation of their economic sanctions regime on the middle class. The last vestiges of hangers-on to the "American Dream" (unionized public employees) with their "living wages" "health benefits" and "pensions" are gathering to protest the sanctions regime and resist what has befallen the rest of the American middle class - DEATH.

The economic sanctions on the middle class that have been in place since the 1980's is finally starting to bare fruit - a huge segment of working poor living on subsistance wages.

Under rightwing rule (Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama) the American Dream has become the American Nightmare.

matmar83's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm


Nice and concise.

You've been taking your vitamins. Tidbit on changing life valuation aka Tort Reform:

When we shot down Iranian Flight #655, killing 290, in July 1988 the U.S. Government being clear that is was not accepting responsibility and would not apologize gave compensation of $300,000 for each wage earner and $150,000 for non-wage earners like the 60+ children.

More than 20 years later, Big business want to make the maximum in the U.S. less than that.

After the Lockerbie Bombing, killing 270, in Dec 1988 was pinned on Libya, sanctions were put in place until they agreed to accept responsibility and pay $10,000,000 for each of the victims (which they did).

December Suprise. Plus, we now know Libya wasn't even part of it. They just agreed to the blackmail to get out from under the sanctions, but that's a thread for another day.

Rodger97321's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Carbon Tax... Where Should We Start?

In Washington State a fierce debate has erupted over a ballot measure aimed at fighting climate change. As the reality of runaway climate change continues to sink in, the question of what do about it gets even more pressing.

We are not just dealing with the possibility of a few hotter days there - or a few nastier thunderstorms there.

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