Yesterday morning it seemed the 99ers had been swept under the rug. The propagandists on Fox Business looked like a group of seven year olds on Christmas morning. One reporter expounded that she had woke up in the middle of the night, laughing hysterically, with satisfaction for the victory of the top 2% over the rest of America.
Meanwhile, 99ers and opponents of the top 2% tax cuts extensions were inundating the computers and phones of their so called representatives asserting their opposition. I, myself had a hard time getting through to Capitol Hill as the phone lines were flooded. When I did get through I unleashed. I cannot reiterate my full statements as they contain profanity. But I did ask the question, “Do you want a war?”
Then, right as the million dollar propagandists were about to pop the cork on the champagne, the bomb hit. Apparently those that make up Obama’s Democratic base decided they did not want to move to the center with him and make enemies of the majority of the American people. The faces of the Fox reporters immediately went from glee to concern as they snapped back into their “Please, oh please, let the top 2% have their tax cut extension mode”. At that point I was laughing hysterically.
I had been wondering since the weekend as to exactly who is running our Congress. After the two pieces of legislation were voted down on Saturday, one of which would have extended the tax cuts to all those making $250,000 or less and the other for those making $1 million or less, it was announced that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was busy brokering a behind the scenes deal with House and Senate Republicans.
I remember noting at the time that not only is Timothy Geithner not a member of our Congress, but in fact he is not even an elected official. I did know that as a part of the banking bailout legislation our Congress had turned control of our finances over to the unelected Treasurer. I guess Geithner just assumed that he had become a de facto chief negotiator for a dictator.
Apparently someone forgot to send a memo to that affect to Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent from Vermont, as he didn’t seem real happy when he appeared on MSNBC. He stated that the Obama Compromise is an outrage. He further stated that he had received over 800 calls from his constituents since the announcement of the compromise, 99% in opposition. Senator Sanders finished his interview by saying that he would filibuster if necessary to stop the rich from getting the tax cut extensions.
There was a brief moment in the firestorm when, on a couple of channels out of nowhere, the reporters started talking about the 99ers and the fact that they wouldn’t be getting an unemployment extension. And then like flipping a switch the talks stopped. I have to believe there were a lot of 99ers out there screaming obscenities into their phones at their so called representatives like I was.
The bottom line is the mainstream media was completely taken by surprise by this whole situation. I think yesterday those who thought they were safe and secure and did not have to concern themselves in reference to the wants and needs of the people, were awakened to the real possibility of millions of Americans coming at them with blood in their eyes and nothing to lose.
We must not let up. We must call this Independent Senator from Vermont and let him know that not only do his constituents back him, but also all 99ers across the country whose backs are against the wall and are ready to come out swinging.
We also must redouble our efforts in contacting our own so called representatives. We must demand that they put our so called President on a plane and fly him over to China to undergo an operation to have the spine of a Chinese dissident inserted in that cavity full of yellow goo running down his back.