Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Bobby Scott held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the reintroduction of HR 6556. And Monday evening MSNBC’s Ed Shultz addressed the issue of the 99ers and the legislation extensively. It was good to see the 99er issue thrust back into the mainstream propaganda machine.
Of course there is a trade off. Schultz seemed to rave without taking a breath for five minutes expounding on his total devotion to social communism. He mixed truths with half truths and lies. Truths, like the description of the deplorable conditions the 99ers are living in. Half truths, like the right wing of the false left-right paradigm is 100% responsible for our plight. Outright lies, like social communism is American.
Ed Schultz, in spite of his front is a socialist elitist. I doubt he has ever seen a poor day in his life. His solution for the 99ers was that the government should start paying us to work for the commune a few days a week in order to keep our skills sharp. He also raved on about the need to build high speed rail across the country.
Well, Eddie, not everybody is ignorant as to all the implications associated with high speed rail. You see, the same filthy rich families that became filthy rich through land grants when the first transcontinental railroad went through, will be the number one beneficiaries of a high speed rail system, as new tracks will have to be laid across their property.
Schultz was right about one thing, and that is that the whole damn government is socialist and that the rich corporate Republicans represent a socialism with a two class system – the rich and the poor. And the second branch of socialism is headed by the unions and is social communistic at its roots.
I am in individual, freeman sovereign citizen of the united States of the Americas. I have never nor will I ever support any other form of government other than the Republican form described and guaranteed in the Constitution for the united States of the Americas. I can trace my roots in this country back to the colonies and I tell you Ed Schultz, in spite of you and your idol Lenin, who said America would accept communism as an alternative to capitalism, we the free patriotic people are going to take this county back. After which we are going to send you and your commie buddies to China where you belong.
It is admitted that the only way HR 6556 is going to make it to the floor of Congress is if it introduced as “Emergency” legislation. Sorry people, but this is not a bailout for a billion dollar bank and it’s not going to make it under this pretense.
Not long after the press conference was concluded, Speaker of the House John Boehner released a statement saying the unemployment legislation would not even be considered unless it was paid for. And what do you think the chances of that are? Well I’ll give you an indication.
Wednesday morning Boehner and the rest of the power house Republicans attended an extravagant luncheon at the White House hosted by their good friend, President Soetoro, at which the Republicans presented Soetoro with their list of programs targeted for cuts. Making number one on the list was $2 billion to be cut from job training.
The Republicans plan to cut $500 billion from the budget. Does anybody out there really think they’re going to find somewhere they can cut $15 to $16 billion to pay for the 14 week extension? And even if there was someplace to cut $15 to $16 billion, does anyone think the Republicans are really going to allow for that money to be spent on 99ers?
This whole episode is nothing more than a publicity stunt. It was dead on arrival from its inception and is nothing more than a stalling tactic.
In watching what little I could procure from the press conference I have to say this sounds like nothing short of a rerun of the last time a 99ers extension was brought up. I think Lee and Scott have known from the beginning that John Boehner is in no way going to allow any legislation for the 99ers to proceed in any way. I think the limited coverage of the press release in the mainstream media attests to its insignificance.
I’m sure some will try to argue that the aforementioned representatives just do not rate the clout for news coverage in any event. But I will bet you when they get ready to champion the cause of amnesty for illegals all the mainstream news agencies will be front and center. Hell, the activities of politicians in other countries rate higher than the plight of 7 million 99ers.
This whole situation is unchanging and I am afraid it will remain so until the 99ers stop listening to liars and take the matter into their own hands. But then this will require doing something besides bitching and waiting. I think we had all better start strongly considering going forward with the Easter Project. If not us, who? If not now, when?