First Published 11-9-10
I have been writing articles on Tier 5 unemployment and related issues for a couple of months now. I am a 99er and my unemployment ran out back in May. So what I put forth is from a 99er’s perspective. Someone was complaining on the comments board yesterday because I did not mention the Tier 5 unemployment extension.
Well, so as not to offend, here goes. Boy, we really need a Tier 5 unemployment extension. God, please give us a Tier 5 unemployment extension. And I sure hope President Obama knows we really need a Tier 5 unemployment extension. Well there you go, that should do it. Now everybody can start watching the mail for their check.
In case anyone’s interested, it looks as if the filthy rich members of the international corporate mafia have applied adequate pressure to assure a compromise in reference to the Bush tax cuts. If they get their way the cuts will be extended to the top 2% permanently, at a cost of $700 billion over the next ten years. Now let’s see, at $30 billion a tier for unemployment extensions that would be 23. But then what the hell does that have to do with a Tier 5?
Maybe if we all pick a minute in an hour in a day, and all chant in unison, “Tier 5, Tier 5, Tier 5”, it may just magically appear. Some people out there are so pathetic they make me want to puke.
On the other hand, one lady from Georgia put up a post asking the readers who came on the comment section to put the abbreviation of their state after their names, as she wants to try to organize the 99ers, state by state. I think it is a good idea and I immediately responded and added OR to the end of my name. I have seen very little response thus far. And why is this? Because people would rather curl up in the fetal position and cry, “It’s not fair”, than stand up and take affirmative action to try to change the situation. You people had better start using your minds and every other resource available to you, like the gal in Georgia, or you are finished.
When our forefathers were confronted with a tyrannical government that wanted to take everything they owned and make them slaves, they communicated and organized themselves into an army that put down the oppressors and won this country for us. And they didn’t have the advantage of a computer, radio, television, or telephone.
When you have a functioning government that is under the control of the people, the old adage, the squeaky gear gets the grease, applies. When you do not, you had better have the intestinal fortitude to pick up a hammer and beat the machine into scrap, so that you can melt it down and start over.
I guess what I’m trying so hard to say here is, quit your whining and grow some damn guts. Because in your slide into apathy you are trying to drag me down with you. And, by God, I will not go down without a fight. So everybody out there; stand up, dry your tears, and start looking for some remedies, like the girl from Georgia.
God bless the Republic! Death to the new world order! We shall prevail!