HR 589 was swept aside using Clause 2 (c) of Rule XXI as the legislation would have created new unfunded law as an attachment. I was the first to blame Barbara Lee for not knowing the rules but in all truth and fairness, I’m sure she did. The fact is these rules are routinely waived for issues, oh like, defense expenditures.
Though the House Resolution 589 is not completely dead in the Ways and Means Committee it certainly must be considered to be in its death throes. The bill at present has 67 backers but would require 283 to bring it forward.
Thursday’s jobs report showed 410,ooo new jobless claims indicating that all the talk about job recovery is just more lies.
Meanwhile President Soetoro is off to San Francisco for secret meetings with the heads of Apple, Google, and Facebook. It would seem that the filthy rich in the Silicon Valley want their turn at the trough. If any jobs are created as a result of this meeting they will be building circuit boards at minimum wage, half of which will be given back to the employer as a tax subsidy. How do I know? I’ve already seen it happen once under Reagan. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and wages are driven down for those working in the Silicon Valley.
Again we are paying for the airplane to fly him there and the Secret Service to protect him, however there is to be no public record as to what was said in the secret meetings. When are we going to put a stop to this crap?
In a related story teachers in Wisconsin called in sick Thursday and then took to the streets to protest austerity measures being perpetrated against them by state Republicans. The Democratic lawmakers on the other hand actually ran and hid to prevent a vote. The police reportedly were looking for the Democrats and if found they were to be brought back and forced to vote.
The teachers are calling the austerity measures a direct attack on the labor unions, which would fall right in line with every other measure being taken in the United States to drive down wages and our standard of living. I think those teachers are being completely unreasonable in not wanting to help pay back the money the banksters stole.
FOX Business’s Stuart Varney is calling for the teachers to be fired. I tell you people, this little Tory bastard is one of the worst enemies the working people of the United States have.
This is a war and our enemies, the rich, are making no bones about it. I do not like the socialist idea of labor unions but I support those teachers out in the street 100%. We the American people cannot allow these pompous rich scum bags to divide us in order to conquer us. And it is coming down to the workers against the robber barons.
The most disturbing part is there is not one national leader out there advocating the enforcement of our Constitution as an avenue for solving the jobs problem. The socialist Democrats want to blame the Republicans for ignoring the jobs issue while the socialist Republicans are blaming the Democrats for the failure to gain jobs back through social programs.
All we have to do is prosecute the thieving banksters under the law, get our money back, and prosperity will follow.
Chris Mathews did a piece on Wednesday outlining the theft perpetrated by the banksters and the fact that they have gotten away with it so far. But being a commie little scum bag, he tried to place all the blame on the banksters, when it is our lawmakers and enforcers that have allowed, and are continuing to allow the theft to go on.
As 99ers I think we would be foolish to the extreme in contenting ourselves with writing emails designed to somehow sway the views of the Republican Party as they have made it clear that they intend to remain unwavering in their resolve.
I believe at the very least we must go through with the Easter Project. If we cannot manage large public protests we must resort to small public exhibitions. If we cannot get a 99er hanging on a cross out in front of John Boehner’s church on Easter, then I’m afraid we just don’t want it bad enough yet.
Sooner or later we are all going to have to realize that if we want anything we are going to have to take it.