Wednesday, December 01, 2010

How’s the Cake?

”Finally I recalled the last resort of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: "Let them eat cake."”

For the poor:

Millions may lose jobless benefits as holidays loom

Nearly half of unemployed in U.S. have been out of work for more than six months

”Hours before beefed-up benefits were set to expire at midnight on Tuesday, Democrats sought to extend them for another year. But they were blocked by Republican Senator Scott Brown, who said Democrats should have taken time to work out a compromise.”

For the rich:

Senate GOP Pledges to Block All Bills but Tax and Budget

”Senate Republicans informed Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a letter signed by all members of the minority Conference that they will block all legislation during the lame-duck session until the chamber has acted to fund the government and extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income tax brackets.”

Reality. The poor have lost unemployment benefits. The rich have retained their tax breaks. For now. This reality has been brought to you by the Party of Big Business Party of the Confederacy Republican Party.

For the air traffic controllers of America, ask yourself a question; How many PATCO guys ever thought they’d be on unemployment when they were in your shoes?

Your turn awaits.


”Efforts to save taxpayer money by shutting down obsolete FAA facilities or combining unnecessary operations is often delayed or denied by purely political decisions. As the air traffic control system is modernized, FAA will require fewer facilities to operate.”

That’s Congressman Mica talking. Soon to be Chairman Mica.

How about some coffee with that cake? Y’all need to wake up.

Don Brown
December 1, 2010

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