Comment: The problem with our big

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The problem with our big

The problem with our big government is in its shadow, and the stinking head is made up of a morally bankrupt elite, working in the darkness to accumulate greater and greater wealth.

Here's an example for you:

Governor Scott Walker says that, with his victory in the recall election, he will “tell Wisconsin, tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions…”

Actually, cutting taxes for CEOs and corporations and then balancing budgets on the backs of teachers, nurses and snowplow drivers isn’t exactly tough work. Redistribution of the wealth upward is common practice these days.

That said: Walker’s right about the fact that his victory speaks to the state, the nation and the world.

But what does it say?

US Senator Bernie Sanders has a wiser assessment than Walker, who raised and spent the better part of $35 million to defend himself—and had another $15 million spent in his favor by so-called “independent” groups. The whole process, say Sanders, is “hugely scary stuff.”

“There is,” the senator says, “an aggressiveness out there among the ruling class of this country, among the billionaires who are saying: ‘You know what? Ya, we got a whole lot now, but we want even more. And we don’t give a damn about the middle class. We don't care about working families. We want it all. And now we can buy it.’”

and another:

The Corporate Media Conspires With Republicans to Strengthen Citizens United

At the behest of corporate broadcasters, a single subcommittee vote by House Republicans killed an FCC disclosure guideline and strengthened the role of secret money in American politics.

The new FCC rule would have required broadcasters to post online who is buying advertising for political candidates. Currently, the only way those records can be inspected is by requesting to inspect them in person at each television station. By making the records accessable to all this new rule would have blown the veil of secrecy off the Citizens United based spending, which meant that Republicans had to kill it as soon as possible.

Establishment Republicans (GOP) accomplished their goal by attaching a rider on to the FCC’s budget that prohibited them from spending any funds on disclosure rules.

and yet another:

ALEC Supports Foreign Trade Tribunals Operating Outside the Constraints of U.S. Law

The TPP is one of many free trade agreements pushed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing corporate bill mill (made up of unelected corporate CEOs) , which approved a resolution supporting the TPP in 2010. ALEC has supported every free trade agreement for decades, including Most Favored Nation Trading Status for China. This free trade agenda has not only weakened U.S. consumer protection but cost the country millions of jobs as factories closed and moved overseas in search of cheaper labor. These agreements also allow public health, environmental, and worker safety rules to be challenged as "barriers to trade" in trade tribunals that operate outside the constraints of U.S. law and outside of the democratic process.

"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi