It’s hard to believe that there is a single voter who just can’t decide between the presidential candidates at this point. It’s crystal clear: money or people. Either you vote for the uncontrolled power of the mega-rich, or you vote for the real people. If you are not among the mega-rich, your fortunes will suffer under Republican rule. Even if Obama wins, Republicans will continue their ongoing tactic of complete obstruction of anything that might benefit you.
It’s crystal clear: money or people.
Republicans believe that “business” is the supreme objective of life. They cannot conceive of a higher goal, nor can they understand that something like environmental destruction (or its worst manifestation, global climate change) makes everything else moot. They’re still calling for an infinity of increased atmospheric pollution, which would virtually assure the decline of the fortunes of everyone on the planet.
Neither can they believe the radical idea that people who do not think business is the ultimate goal—which is you and me and most of us—are not worthless slackers trying to get by on government handouts. Remember Mitt’s unexpurgated comments about “the 47%”, nearly half the country? According to him and those who think like him, only “business” matters, and anyone not a business owner is essentially a worthless freeloader. That 47% is us, you and me. Do you think you are a worthless freeloader?
Anyone who is not a business owner
is a worthless freeloader.
Do you think you are a worthless freeloader?
If you are rich, you should vote for Obama anyway. Romney will continue to support the ongoing decline of all citizens but the rich. His corporate policies will continue to support the destruction of environment without control, increasing pollution of air, water, and soil, and unrestricted exploitation of the poor and middle class. If you are rich, you already have every necessity money can buy, and much more. But you will suffer along with everyone else as the country declines, because your gated community cannot save you from the national economic fate or environmental losses.
Romney’s economic plans are fiction, an utter fabrication. There isn’t the slightest reason to believe that anything he claims will happen. Krugman has a good summary showing why Romney’s job numbers are, quite simply, bald lies. All his talk about jobs is made up from whole cloth, completely false. If Romney & Wrecking Crew are elected, we can expect reversal of our slow recovery and further decline of the fortunes of most people for the indefinite future.
Romney’s economic plans are an utter fabrication.
There have been Democratic presidents over the past three decades, and when that has happened, the economic fortunes of the country and every citizen have improved, and then declined again under Republicans. In spite of Democratic presidents, the last 30 years have belonged to conservative Republicans, who have worked assiduously in everything from secret rooms to the White House and Congress to establish conditions “favorable to business”, i. e., business owners—and detrimental to everyone else.
They have largely succeeded, and now, with hundreds of millions of secret financing pouring in to influence elections in places where distant riches have no legitimate business, the country is on the verge of a complete takeover by Big Money and those who have it. That’s called plutocracy, and it means that no one will fare well except the mega-rich. Inequality will be far greater than it is today.
If Romney is elected, it will become increasingly difficult to have a real democracy.