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Since our worlds collided on that fated day in 2008 when the American dream became even more elusive for the majority of us there has been some time to reflect on our mistakes. Some of us have learned from what we have lived and experienced. Others, however, are still stuck in the partisan la la land of Rabid Conservatism or Rabid Liberalism. Each side pulling for its own without taking pause to understand the long-range consequences of their actions.
Politicians will do what politicians do best, protect their pockets and those who keep them full. What excuse do the common folk (non-corporate or lobbyist) have? You vote Republican or Democrat because they hold the best future for our country? Or do you vote because it is all you know and you cannot fathom the fact that both sides of the aisle serve the same master? It has gone way beyond the scope of political party or leanings. It is time to put those patriotic gestures, slogans and mindsets to actual use by truly putting your country first. We must put a stop to the criminal Washington/Corporate agenda that is killing us.
Until we truly and seriously address the criminals who are selling our Nation and our children’s future to the highest bidder we are doomed. Are you ready to face the truth or will you just sit back and blame another while you do nothing to change the problem?
The only answer to the putrefaction that is taking place all across this nation is in the hands of the people. Many laughed at the Occupy movement. Some vilified those who wanted to make a difference and voice their displeasure with the status quo. How many of you have done anything to make a change? How many of you have cared enough to even consider what role you may have to play?
Truly, I do not see a way out of this unless people stop seeing right or left and start seeing stars and stripes. This nation depends on it’s People, not its politicians. Why have we become so complacent that we are no longer willing to fight the good fight for our freedom and our way of life? When did this nation become the home of the lazy and the weak? It is time the strong and the brave stood up, if there are any left.
What will it take to make you see that politics is a trap? An illusion to make us believe we have a choice when in reality we have none. They have both evolved to serve the same masters and fulfill the same agenda. An agenda that serves neither you nor me. When will you wake up from your blue and red slumber to see that we have all been lied to ?
When do we take America back as a People not a political party?
The time is growing short people! Unless you open your eyes and understand what is truly at stake. You will never live in America the Land of the Free and the Brave again. We will simply exist in a land run by petty politics and corrupt corporations willing to do whatever it takes to maximize their bottom line. Even if it means exploiting our children’s lives and futures.
Is that an outcome you are willing to live with ?
Just in case you still don’t have a clue what I am talking about. Here is a very short list of examples of the Corporate Assault on Our Lives And Our Health that our politicians have allowed to take place for a price.
GMO’s in our food supply
Digestive disorders, Obesity,Endocrine disorders on the rise
Glyphosate in our foods, our water and our breast milk
Kidney and Liver damage on the rise
Fracking chemicals in the water supply
Cancers on the rise
Fluoride in the water supply
Vaccines causing deadly reactions in children and adults
Autism on the rise
Heavy metals in our food supply
Alzheimer’s on the rise
Deadly chemicals being pawned off as sugar substitutes from saccharine to splenda all have been found to cause cancer in animal studies. The biggest culprit and most dangerous thus far being Aspartame.
Life saving drugs monopolized by Big Pharma to bloat prices beyond most people’s reach. Daraprim being the latest going from $13.50 per pill to $750.00. Basically condemning those who cannot afford them to die.
There are so many more examples you just need to open your eyes and want to see the truth
Have we forgotten about the national debt? Congressional Republican leaders and the Obama administration have begun private talks about a new two-year spending plan that would keep the government operating beyond the 2016 election but would do little to address more fundamental structural problems, including entitlement and health care spending for an aging population.
Even before Congress completed work on a short-term spending measure to avert a government shutdown at least until early December, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and President Obama held preliminary talks on a possible multi-year budget agreement to increase spending for both defense and domestic programs by lifting fiscal 2016 discretionary spending caps imposed by the 2011 Budget Control Act.
The agreement would be similar in scope to a two-year mini-budget agreement that was struck by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) following a 16-day government shutdown in late 2013 that temporarily put an end to inter-party budget warfare. That agreement allowed for $45 billion more in spending above the caps in 2014 and $20 billion more in 2015, as well as $20 billion of deficit reduction.
Obama Is Willing to Put Our National Security at Risk With a Veto
The Russians are bombing CIA-backed rebels in Syria and continuing to hold parts of Ukraine. ISIS continues to spread in the Middle East and inspire attacks around the world. Iran is receiving hundreds of billions in sanctions relief, some of which will likely go to destabilizing the Middle East. China is building illegal islands in the South China Sea. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are streaming across Europe. The Taliban is on the rise in Afghanistan. And our national secrets are being vacuumed up by Chinese hackers.
At the same time, our national defense budget is being slashed.
Since 2011, the defense budget has been cut by 15 percent in real terms. If you include the war budget, which has been going down as we reduce troops in Afghanistan, the national defense has been cut 25 percent in four years.
As a result of these budget cuts, the U.S. military is smaller than it was on 9/11 and in many cases the smallest it has been in recent history.
The world is a mess, our military is being slashed, and now President Obama is going to veto a bipartisan bill that would increase the national defense budget by 6 percent in real terms.
The House of Representatives just passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA), and it is headed to the Senate. This is a bipartisan bill that has been signed into law every year for 53 straight years, but Obama plans to veto it for one simple reason: it doesn’t increase non-defense spending. The president believes that defense and non-defense spending should be increased, and, according to the White House, “he will not fix defense without fixing non-defense spending.”