YES! - But unfortunately things will have to get worse to galvanize enough people to force our government into doing it's job.
68% (25 votes)
NO! - We'll just have a "Jobless Recovery" - Neo-Feudalism here we come.
32% (12 votes)
Total votes: 37

Comments

dianhow's picture
dianhow 2 years 22 weeks ago

I hope we do Nothing gets sone without People Power Nothing

arky12's picture
arky12 2 years 22 weeks ago

I thought we were already protesting austerity, or at least the cuts that would create even more austerity. Unemployment is taxable income, so I don't understand why they'd need to cut that back. Except for the fact that they don't want the economy to succeed while Obama is in office.

a2phil's picture
a2phil 2 years 22 weeks ago

It's time to start the Socialist revolution!!!

Vote straight Socialist in November!!

washnwmn's picture
washnwmn 2 years 22 weeks ago

History has shown that every depression in this country has fueled mass protest, and since we don't seem to learn from history and continue to allow the same mistakes from Wall Street and the financial sector to repeat themselves, no doubt the protests will increase until there are major changes.

I was watching a feature on PBS about the great depression and it's causes. The next hour, Frontline did a focus on the problems of the 08 crash. It was obvious the newest generation of financiers and banksters had no clue about the history of crashes, since they seem to have fallen into the same traps, blindly believing there was no ceiling and stocks would only go up. It would be helpful if anyone associated with banking, and Wall St. were required to study and understand not only economics, but the history and causes of crashes and take exams or something, require some sort of license, almost like a bar exam, and in some way pass on the mistakes of history to new generations....lest they forget.

Add comment

Login or register to post comments
From Cracking the Code:
"In Cracking the Code, Thom Hartmann, America’s most popular, informed, and articulate progressive talk show host and political analyst, tells us what makes humans vulnerable to unscrupulous propagandists and what we can do about it. It is essential reading for all Americans who are fed up with right-wing extremists manipulating our minds and politics to promote agendas contrary to our core values and interests."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community and When Corporations Rule the World and board chair of YES! magazine
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
From Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World