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America's Middle Class Can't Take Much More Punishment
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Judith Nathan got security earlier
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BY MICHAEL SAUL, HEIDI EVANS and DAVID SALTONSTALL DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Friday, December 7th 2007, 4:00 AM




Witnesses claim Judith Nathan received a full-scale valet service at Nathan's beck and call well before the affair became public. Judith Nathan got taxpayer-funded chauffeur services from the NYPD earlier than previously disclosed - even before her affair with then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani was revealed, witnesses and sources tell the Daily News. "It went on for months before the affair was public," said Lee Degenstein, 52, a retired Smith Barney vice president who formerly lived at 200 E. 94th St., Nathan's old building."It was going on longer than anybody thought," added Degenstein, who, along with others in the neighborhood, said they often saw Nathan hopping into unmarked NYPD cars in early 2000, before the affair was revealed that May. When pressed by The News Thursday, aides to the Republican presidential hopeful conceded that Nathan got police protection "sporadically" before December 2000 - the previously acknowledged beginning of her taxpayer-funded detail. Then-Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said in January 2001 the NYPD assigned Nathan round-the-clock protection the month before because of an unspecified threat against her on a streetcorner near her home. He insisted at a news conference she had no guards until then.

Thursday, Giuliani aides changed their story. They said Nathan had received previously undisclosed "threats" earlier in 2000, and that protection was provided at those times. They refused to provide dates, describe the nature of the threats or confirm - as witnesses and a law enforcement source now contend - that the protection began before she was publicly identified as the married mayor's girlfriend in May 2000. That would make the threat justification all the more puzzling, because she wasn't a public figure. "Mayor Giuliani and some of those close to him were provided security that NYPD professionals determined was necessary at any given time," said Randy Mastro, a former deputy mayor. "It was not something any of us wanted." Ed Hartnett, the former deputy chief of the NYPD's intelligence division and now Yonkers police chief, added in an e-mail from the Giuliani campaign that Nathan's protection was at first sporadic and did not include a full-time, round-the-clock detail. But former neighbors of Nathan's, as well as a law enforcement source, describe a full-scale valet service at Nathan's beck and call well before the affair became public. "I saw guys coming here to pick her up," said Alexei Moncayo, a manager in the garage adjoining Nathan's building where her NYPD escorts often idled. "Maybe a couple of months later I found out she was dating the mayor."
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The US Middle Class Meets The Bloods And The Crips
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 05:11:08 AM »
The US Middle Class Meets The Bloods And The Crips

By Paolo Caruso
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18919.htm

12/18/07 "ICH" -- - -Given the U.S. media induced obsession with convicts, criminals, and fugitives; one can clearly see how this coincides with the loss of civil rights, omnipresent video survellience, electronic data intrusions, privatized penal institutions, and the build-up of war-hardened national guard assets - all taxpayer funded to guard the wealth of the elites. The once demure security guard with the blue sports jacket at the local shopping mall, has been replaced with the gun totting, equipment laden sentinel in the black commando uniform, bloused fatigues and combat boots. Suspicious glances have replaced courteous smiles. Basically, we are creating our own prison planet, but there is even more to cause great concern to the middle class.

As much of Middle America shrinks into desperate subsistence, this backbone of the U.S. economy will find itself facing, not only a lower standard of living and an intrusive security apparatus, but an even stronger motivation to maintain obedience. Coming to a neighborhood near you is the perpetuation of gang culture and a countrywide spread of an irreverent and violent underclass.

The middle class is being hemmed in on two sides. On the top of the hill, they will face the electronic clad security walls of the wealthy gated communities; guarded by private, well equipped security firms. These little fiefdoms along the waterfronts and hilltops will be the lairs of the employers, politicians, lawyers and financiers. But at the bottom of the hill is the other menacing border that encloses their precarious level of society - the increasing boiling cauldron of the underclass.

The growing disparity in income levels squeezing the middle class is more than just quality of life issue. It is indeed a life or death situation. The growing underclass is more than just poor.it is forming a threatening periphery of middleclass neighborhoods. An angry sprawl of the neglected; ruled by rival gangs whose level of decency and compassion is non-existent. The poorer urban areas, now taking over the suburbs, will soon be presenting itself as the precipice over which one could easily find themselves falling, if they should have a disruption in income. In light of the coming economic hardships, workers will face drops in real pay, and other exploitative terms of their employers, to which they will be more compelled to agree. Conveniently so, the obedience of the middle class is assured, as the underclasses become more violent and pervasive.

Is it possible that the masterminds that contrived 9-11 and Weapons of Mass Destruction, could engineer such a society, whose strata provides the incentive for unwaivering obedience of those just above them on the social scale.

Already in the suburbs we see the spray-painted gang graffiti, once rebellious icons of the inner city, or locales such as the crime-ridden 1,000 unit Nickerson Gardens housing project in Los Angeles. Nickerson Gardens, a hell-hole of humanity is the hornets nest of violent urban society, which spreads it eggs out to the rest of the country. Nickerson is in fact an incubator for gang activity that appears to be deliberately franchising its produce to the suburbs of middle America.

Strangely this housing project, which incurs hundred of killings a year, is owned and run by the federal government. Evidently, the Feds, in the guise of solving the violence, is spreading graduates of this housing project to every corner of the country, while the media moguls in New York and Hollywood assist the malignant scourge by perpetuating this gangland culture in film and music.

The squeeze of the frightened and disheartened middle America may transcend terms and pay, to extend to ideology and submission. Conformity may be breached not only by disobedience, pro-labor activities, or perhaps by not showing up for a patriotic rally, or failing to have your son or daughter sign up for selective service. Such show of rebelliousness could cause your lender to call in your loan, or cut your work hours, or may even result in a layoff. The consequence of the slightest recalcitrance may be enough of a disruption in pay, to send you over that cliff to the "more affordable" neighborhood, where the school system is a brutal hell for your children, and your house is an open target for burglars, rapists and street gangs - where its so bad that going grocery shopping seems as treacherous as Snake Plisken's escape to New York.

The dynamics here are clear: the middle class is squeezed into more productivity and less pay..or else...you may have to move a few streets over into an anarchic violent lifestyle, where your chances of getting shot are 1 in 250, as is the ratio in many gang ridden neighborhoods. This type of society is spreading rapidly. As judges regularly order gang-bangers out of their housing projects into suburban settings in other states, where, rather than joining the 4-H and the junior achievers, they immediately set up recruitment for their own violent gangs. And with the cultural disenfranchisement of American middle class culture, there are plenty of wannabes to join and plenty of customers to buy crack.

It is clear that corporations have far more leverage when the housing track, within walking distance of your home, has already turned into a ghetto, ruled by ruthless irreverent gang-bangers. It is particularly threatening, when you cannot make the private school payments, and you have to send you kids to public schools, where they are like lambs to the slaughter. Losing ones job is a life and death matter.

America, which all the world knows is ruthless and violent externally, is turning on itself as a ruthless violent society. And the African-American community, along with Hispanics, will be unwillingly utilized as the proverbial alligator pit to maintain middle class order.

Is this social engineering? The gang society in Los Angeles is already being deliberately transported to other cities and small towns throughout the U.S. and is finding fertile growth to reproduce itself. Hollywood is more than active in glamorizing and perpetuating this growth. The social scientists and their Straussian elites - those that contrived the current wars in the Middle East, are certainly not beyond such strategic machinations to check the growing dissatisfaction in today's middle class.

It is brilliant on their part, since the "divide and conquer" strategy works so perfectly. A united front against the elites will never amass, since the Blacks are unlikely to ally with the Hispanics. The Southeast Asians will have nothing to do with the others. And they will all be killing each other over drug turf and protection rackets. Even the rural whites will close their communities to outsiders, as they fall under siege by the federal authorities in their attempt to "urbanize" all areas of the U.S.

In reaching the perfect equilibrium, the Feds will empty their jails of the worst of the gang members back into society, creating a ruthless and criminally controlled subclass. In the article on the 5000 resident Nickerson housing projects, the L.A. times reporter states that even though the project is federally owned. all new applicants for housing must be deferred for approval by the Crip's gang leaders, many who are still wielding authority from prison.

Under such a scenario, the middleclass will be almost as expendable as the underclass. Either submit or be thrown to the dogs. Military service will seem a much safer alternative than staying in such an environment. The all important "productivity" factor, touted as the greatest progress of today's economy, will be even more productive. And the property of the elites will skyrocket as many once peaceful suburbs turn into baron war-zones, where families hide in darkened rooms behind cast iron bars on the windows. In today's growing society of "haves" and "have-nots" you may find yourself submitting to any of your boss's unreasonable demands, just to keep your family alive and out of the inferno.

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The Demise of the American Middle Class !!
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 08:37:18 AM »
The Demise of the American Middle Class

By Richard Backus

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19304.htm

07/02/08 "ICH" -- - - American as well as all western white and blue collar workers will soon realize that they will either have to decrease their wage demands to conform with "global standards" or chose jobs in the service sector. These global standard wages are now being set by worker in India and China, where average hourly wages are about 65 cents and one dollar respectively. The high paying jobs created in Mexico under NAFTA, the whopping $3.50 per hour ones, are moving to China because even this princely wage level is much too generous according to U.S. businessmen. So currently unemployed workers and anyone laid off in the future better get their applications into McD and Wal-Mart in a hurry because these will be the premier jobs of the future. But, if American workers are willing to accept these "global standard wages" (adjusted for product transportation costs), no more than $3.00 per hour, perhaps they can get work here in the U.S., but only if their employers believe these wages will be maintained in the future. Unfortunately no one an live on $3.00 per hour in the U.S. unless he doesn't mind living on a subsistence level, without car or medical coverage (even if minimum wage laws were waived to allow them to do so).

So the middle class worker unwilling or unable to accept this wage level has been disappearing into the limbo of the " having chosen leisure over work" class. The (establishment) economists have so labeled those 35 percent of the labor force (about 70 million people) who are of working age but not working. Forty(40) million of these 70 million "loafers" are between age 50 and 62(surprise!), still too young to be receiving social security.

So what are these "leisure choosers "doing? Some have legitimately retired, being beneficiaries of retirement plans (civil servant ones being the most generous.) But the great bulk of them are simply limping along on their accumulated savings, or, if they are not so well off, have applied and been accepted as "disabled' under SSI or SSD programs. The children of all these American workers ( those displaced by foreign workers) will not see a dime of whatever savings they had made prior to this time.

Who can we thank for this disaster? The pols have paid their (personal) economists to say that it is the wage earner's own preference for leisure. Other current myths, created in the same way and by the same people, claim that American workers are uneducated or too lazy to retrain themselves, or simply too lazy. In other words, the workers have only themselves to blame.

The truth is that establishment politicians have engineered this demise of the middle class via globalization, NAFTA, CAFTA, and legal immigration laws befitting their clients, big business and the rich. All of these programs have proven to be against the interests of the American working classes but none have been revoked or revised. NAFTA alone is currently costing the U.S. treasury $40 billion dollars yearly but the pols still insist on CAFTA. The immigration laws affecting high-tech jobs have not only ruined the prospects for many American hi-tech workers, but have precipitated the loss of an entire industry. And the pols continue doing absolutely nothing, even after recognizing daily the adverse consequences of their policies.

Richard Backus, author of this article, is a free-lance journalist specializing in political economy and politics. He resides in Miami Beach, Florida and his personal website is uncensoredops.blogspot.com


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Re: The Demise of the American Middle Class !!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 04:22:40 PM »
I have heard it said the demise of Rome was exactly this, the elimination of the middle class.
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Re: The Demise of the American Middle Class !!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 06:56:45 PM »
     

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Reflections: An average middle class US Citizen's views on issues
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2008, 12:57:26 AM »
This is an article I wrote on a writing website. Interesting that it is rated number 1 out of 18 articles under the title. I will reprint the article here, and give the link to it.

Reflections: An average middle class US Citizen's views on issues
by TJR

Our country has just plain gone out of control. Our government just does what it wants to, giving no regard whatsoever for the want of the people. The president, the congress, our governors, none of them seem to be listening to what the people are saying. I don't mean the lobbyists either. I see our country roaring down a freeway, an eighteen wheeler with no brakes.

We invade countries without regard of what other nations think, and while we claim we want democracy in Iraq, and in the Middle East, our own rights get trampled by The Patriot Act, this wire tap disaster and many other pieces of legislation since September 11, 2001. We claim we want peace around the world while we not so secretly make our war plans against Iran. Our kids are forced to take mind altering medicine, they are shooting up schools. Regardless of what you may think, racism is still ingrained so deeply in our country, that it has negative ramifications for all of us, no matter what our ancestry. Our citizens care more about Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton, or the NFL, than they do who is running our country, and sending our boys to their deaths over a huge pack of lies. Once again, our government lies to us costing an uncountable about of human death, suffering, and enemy building and most of us say nothing, and even keep the people in office who lied to us. They lied to get into office too, saying they would bring troops home, then one of the first things they did was send in more.

Our political system is disgusting. All we see are a bunch of fake talking heads, saying everything in such an ambiguous way, that you can't tell if they have taken a side. In the end, it seems like all they care about is money, or weird sex. All this is going on, while the only real candidate, who is making any sense, is getting intentionally left out of the spotlight. Not one of the mainstream candidates would be any good. Our woman candidate is so radical, that she wouldn't stand a chance getting things done in Washington. Our Black candidate, to "prove he was black enough" had to dig down deep into the depths of stereotype, to prove he was. The voting system itself is broken, and when you look at the evidence, it sure looks to me like any election could be stolen, and quite easily.

I see us soon losing our sovereignty, with the Security and Prosperity Partnership, is really the quiet birth of the North American Union. Just think, another Government, above the US government. Your constitution would become something akin to toilet paper for the "evil doers".

I see all this, and then I study history. I see where every time since World War I we were duped into going to war. Always given just the right boogie man, at just the right time to scare America, scare her into a bunch of "killin' to make a killin'" for the military industrial complex that Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about. Frankly, if you read his speech, we have done pretty much the opposite.

Throw in the "Unsolved Mysteries" like assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and, as some believe, even John F. Kennedy Jr. and the 30 Egyptian military officers aboard Egypt-Air Flight 900 that both crashed in similar fashion, about 100 miles apart, and about 45 days apart. There is plenty of other evidence that our own government has lied to us, covered stuff up. I mean think about the pentagon on 9-11. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, we know for a fact that there are tons of other camera angles that were confiscated that day from both government and private businesses that day. We can all admit that none of the pictures released so far can be considered conclusive. Why not just show the other pictures? Why keep it so mysterious? One could go on, but, my point is made.

In my opinion, if our forefathers were alive to see our country today, I honestly think they would be ashamed and probably move in with the Swiss. This isn't the country I learned about in school. I was raised to believe that America was a good country. For the most part, that is true, but our government isn't, at least in the minds of others around the world. In the world of international relations, some see us as a big bully, spreading our democracy whether they want it or not. What good is democracy at gun point? Look at Iraq with their government corrupt from the top down. Is this the kind of example we lead? Yes, it is.

We have lost our way. We have bent and twisted the constitution to meet our whim. Our country is run by people maybe not even chosen by us, and listening to the money. When is someone going to lobby for me? When is someone going to lobby for you? How can you lead the common man, when you have never lived a common life? The people running our country have never been hungry, had no money to heat their home, or had to worry where the school clothes are coming from this year. Not even John McCain, former POW knows what a dollar is. He recently made a comment about Americans being above making $50 per hour picking veggies in Arizona. Oh yeah? Where do I sign up?

The candidates for president are chosen by the rich, so who do you think they are looking out for? Yeah, we may vote in the primary and on election day, but do we really have a choice of who they put up there? No. Do you think that Bush signed the Security and Prosperity agreement for you and me? No, he did it for elite people. The ones that look at us as a virus on the earth. These are the same people who are screaming really loud about global warming, while their companies spew garbage into our water, air and earth. These are the ones who cry about how bad people are for using carbon and causing global warming while evidence still suggest that the polar caps of Mars are melting at a similar rate to ours, or that more recent evidence shows the trend reversing, drastically.

And don't you dare grow an herb that has shown to relieve symptoms of glaucoma, AIDS, Cancer, and a host of other issues. The government says its bad for you (even though you know its not really that bad, in fact, you probably used this herb once or twice yourself, or know someone who did or does) and so we won't even study it to see if it helps. Oh, and the drugs we OK, when taken properly, kill more people than auto accidents and that is OK. But, don't light up that weed or you will ruin your life (but it really won't kill you).

I think most Americans feel this way, or at least the ones who are awake enough to see what is happening here. If not, I am sure most at least share one of those points of view. What has this country come to, when I can't make the 45 mile trip to the closest mall, without being stopped by the Department of Homeland Security check point? Yes, its happening. They stop you, ask you where you are going, where you are coming from and if you are an American citizen. "May I see your papers please?"...Almost.


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Re: Reflections: An average middle class US Citizen's views on issues
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2008, 01:11:41 AM »


Wow, eloquently and bluntly stated. This is not only average middle class views, these are the views felt and expressed, either loudly or quietly at home, by many many more people. You are not alone in your awakenings, but I urge you to stay strong, don't let it get you down to the point that you want to give up. Instead, fight. Fight with your words and let everyone you know what we all know--that is about the corrupt system, but that it is failing and falling.

Thank you for those words of wisdom.
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Re: Reflections: An average middle class US Citizen's views on issues
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008, 02:11:15 AM »
Gotta love being a slave for the elite and the welfare bunch. I sure hope the latter starve for being useless feeders and I hope the elite fear for their lives when the nation wakes up. I sure hope America wakes up and points the blame at where the blame belongs at the federal government.

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Re: Reflections: An average middle class US Citizen's views on issues
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008, 01:23:16 AM »

Wow, eloquently and bluntly stated. This is not only average middle class views, these are the views felt and expressed, either loudly or quietly at home, by many many more people. You are not alone in your awakenings, but I urge you to stay strong, don't let it get you down to the point that you want to give up. Instead, fight. Fight with your words and let everyone you know what we all know--that is about the corrupt system, but that it is failing and falling.

Thank you for those words of wisdom.


Thank you for your kind words, the article has gotten quite a reaction from those who have responded. Not one response in disagreement either. Thanks again!
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Credit Crunch UK crippling Middle Class
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 02:58:24 PM »
The whole of the UK could soon be on the verge of bankrupcy due to Corporate Greed and over zealous Taxation. Article here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-567196/As-credit-crunch-bites-hard-middle-class-debt-threatening-all.html

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Re: Credit Crunch UK crippling Middle Class
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008, 03:09:03 PM »
My parents are caught up in this. It's a frustrating situation, made more so because there is no solution. Plus, because of their public employment, their wages have gone down with respect to inflation. So taxes rising, wages down and the banks plunging their memory banks for things you owe them...I just don't know what to do. It's hard to wake up the people who are struggling most. Soon the tent cities will be built

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008, 04:19:42 PM »



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Re: Credit Crunch UK crippling Middle Class
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2008, 04:53:38 PM »
yes the credit crunch is going to hit the middle classes hard, sadly. Large mortgages and expectations of the good life will tragically not mix well in the coming few years of economic pain.
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Re: Credit Crunch UK crippling Middle Class
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008, 05:03:55 PM »
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having just spent 1 year back in the UK Ive been in Canada /us for the last 19 years  until people can stop treating everthing
in terms of money as the holly grail of there lives   humanity is the key  .not possesions and   status  + class
as long as the super rich  spend millions on  party's and trinkets  learn to grow food turn of the tube  love your family
as long as your enamored  with the TV and  sport's   greed is not the answer ..
peace  is war enjoy ..where's the  war  were  always at war ™ ' said harry i do like  it so'

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Re: Credit Crunch UK crippling Middle Class
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2008, 05:08:14 PM »
Unfortunately I can only seeing this mess ending up in mass genocide.


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Re: Middle Class Mom living in car with dogs in Santa Barbara
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2008, 07:37:20 PM »
Welcome to the new USA. Granted hard times come to everyone in some shape or fashion, but that was just downright depressing. What else would you expect though from a President who thinks working 3 jobs is "truly american" and a new reality in the world of people working just to afford gas just to get to work never mind just rying to live.

I've often asked myself what it would take for the vast majority of Americans to wake up and see what's going on and the sad truth is, they will only wake up when they can't watch their American Idol, or their sport of choice. Then you'll see outrage on a massive scale. Rape me at the gas pump, but I can still watch tv? Cool. Lie to me and tell me we have to go to war and kill thousands, but wave to flag in front of me and says it's for our "Freedom"? Cool. Congress votes itself a pay raise every year while taking more from me, but they're working for me and have my interests at heart? Cool. I can't watch sports/American idol/insert whatever distraction cause the economy is bad? Oh HELL NO, where's the gun? Oh, that's right it was taken away cause it was bad for me.

It just makes me so disgusted to see what's going on around me and see so many blind people. I'm starting to stock up on can goods and even experieminting whith HHO gas with promising early results, still need more testing, but if something more definitive is not done soon, then cases like in that CNN video will become the norm. Welcome to the American Nightmare.

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Re: Middle Class Mom living in car with dogs in Santa Barbara
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2008, 07:49:33 PM »
Ok, I feel very bad for these women, but if all you had was a car, and an $8 an hour job, why wouldn't you just drive out of this high rent area and go to a state where the cost of living isn't as high? I mean, the median house price is $1 MIL? Jeez! My wife and I have great jobs, but we couldn't afford that either!!!

Again, my thoughts and prayers are with this woman and her struggle.
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Re: Middle Class Mom living in car with dogs in Santa Barbara
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2008, 07:55:33 PM »
Ok, I feel very bad for these women, but if all you had was a car, and an $8 an hour job, why wouldn't you just drive out of this high rent area and go to a state where the cost of living isn't as high? I mean, the median house price is $1 MIL? Jeez! My wife and I have great jobs, but we couldn't afford that either!!!

Again, my thoughts and prayers are with this woman and her struggle.

I was thinking the same thing. Its strange. If the reporter who interviewed this woman was worth her salt, she would have asked her that question. But since most reporters suck these days, I'm not surprised she neglected to pose this germane question.

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Re: Middle Class Mom living in car with dogs in Santa Barbara
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2008, 07:56:46 PM »
Welcome to the new USA. Granted hard times come to everyone in some shape or fashion, but that was just downright depressing. What else would you expect though from a President who thinks working 3 jobs is "truly american" and a new reality in the world of people working just to afford gas just to get to work never mind just rying to live.

I've often asked myself what it would take for the vast majority of Americans to wake up and see what's going on and the sad truth is, they will only wake up when they can't watch their American Idol, or their sport of choice. Then you'll see outrage on a massive scale. Rape me at the gas pump, but I can still watch tv? Cool. Lie to me and tell me we have to go to war and kill thousands, but wave to flag in front of me and says it's for our "Freedom"? Cool. Congress votes itself a pay raise every year while taking more from me, but they're working for me and have my interests at heart? Cool. I can't watch sports/American idol/insert whatever distraction cause the economy is bad? Oh HELL NO, where's the gun? Oh, that's right it was taken away cause it was bad for me.

It just makes me so disgusted to see what's going on around me and see so many blind people. I'm starting to stock up on can goods and even experieminting whith HHO gas with promising early results, still need more testing, but if something more definitive is not done soon, then cases like in that CNN video will become the norm. Welcome to the American Nightmare.

Well put.

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Re: Middle Class Mom living in car with dogs in Santa Barbara
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2008, 08:01:46 PM »
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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. ~ Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802), 3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

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Re: Middle Class Mom living in car with dogs in Santa Barbara
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2008, 08:23:53 PM »
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. ~ Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802), 3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

No truer words have ever been said.

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The Fed continues to drive a stake through the heart of the middle class by directly loaning money to banks through the discount window. These loans are being used by the investment banks to buy futures options on commodities in particular food and oil, thus driving the prices up. The price increase of commodities over the last year is going directly into the investment bank coffers, bailing them out, leaving the FED in a good position, since the FED is getting paid back with interest courtesy of the middle class, who are once again taking it in the shorts. Welcome to the 80's all over again. This round will finish the middle class off for good unless someone comes up with an advanced alternative motive technology quick. This is also the last desperate attempt by the banks to keep themselves solvent. Its them or us. Drive less and they make less money and hopefully go out of business sooner. They can't ride this commodities pony to the moon however, because when the prices finally reach critical mass, no one will be able to afford the luxury of driving OR eating. Diet anyone? "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the Anorexic states of America... "

The banksters are targeting $8 to $10 a gallon because they think that is what the market will bare while at the same time saving their ass. Will it work? Only if we keep buying it. Just because Europeans pay high prices doesn't mean our system can sustain those levels. Try to drive as little as possible, and if you need to go on a diet, nows the time. Whenever you're tempted by that piece of cake, think of Ben Bernake's shiny head and back away. Just to spite those crooked bankers.

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  Money out of thin air- just like our rebates.
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I have been going to the Dollar Store for basic goods (bread, milk, canned goods, etc..) for years now, whilst doing my "everything else" (meat, frozen goods, toileties) at the regular grocery store.  The shelves are starting to go bare at the Dollar Store.  Delivery trucks can't keep up with demand.  Also, they are beginning to stop carrying certain products due to the higher price of fuel.   

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That's pretty sad.

The scary thing is, while i have a good job right now, if I ever lost it, I wouldn't be far away from that.

That is sobering.
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OMG. That's what you get with these NWO types are in charge, with their lackey George Bush calling the shots, starting the Iraq War, giving billions to Israel - the predatory Zionist state and trillions in corporate welfare to companies like Halliburton, KBR, and other the corportate crooks and croney capitalists. God help us all.

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« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2008, 03:11:00 AM »
This is some exert's out of the UK Defense Department Document which is mean't to cover the next 30years.Just something to think about.Check it out your self.

The Middle Class Proletariat
The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the
proletariat by Marx. The globalization of labour markets and reducing levels of national
welfare provision and employment could reduce peoples’ attachment to particular states.
The growing gap between themselves and a small number of highly visible super-rich
individuals might fuel disillusion with meritocracy, while the growing urban under-classes
are likely to pose an increasing threat to social order and stability, as the burden of
acquired debt and the failure of pension provision begins to bite. Faced by these twin
challenges, the world’s middle-classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources
and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest.

Terrorist Coalition of the Willing
Islamist terrorism is likely to remain the most obvious manifestation of the international
terrorist threat until at least 2020. However, changes in the strategic context could cause
this threat to evolve in unusual ways. A generational change among leading Islamist
terrorists could lead to a more broadly based coalition of opposition to the cultural invasion
caused by globalization and modernization. A terrorist coalition, including a wide range of
reactionary and revolutionary rejectionists, such as ultra-nationalists, religious groupings
and even extreme environmentalists, might conduct a global campaign of greater
intensity.

Decline in Ethical Constraints
A more permissive R&D environment could accelerate the decline of ethical constraints
and restraints. The speed of technological and cultural change could overwhelm society’s
ability to absorb the ethical implications and to develop and apply national and
international regulatory and legal controls. Such a regulatory vacuum would be
reinforcing as states and commercial organizations race to develop and exploit economic,
political and military advantage. The nearest approximation to an ethical framework could
become a form of secular utilitarianism, in an otherwise amoral scientific culture.

Broadcasts to the Brain
By 2035, an implantable information chip could be developed and wired directly to the
user’s brain. Information and entertainment choices would be accessible through
cognition and might include synthetic sensory perception beamed direct to the user’s
senses. Wider related ICT developments might include the invention of synthetic
telepathy, including mind-to-mind or telepathic dialogue. This type of development would
have obvious military and security, as well as control, legal and ethical, implications.

Development of Neutron Weapons
The political purpose most commonly envisaged for nuclear weapons has been to deter
nuclear attack by, or to offset the conventional superiority of, a potential adversary.
Future concerns will centre on the potential acquisition of nuclear weapons by terrorists
and other irregular entities, for coercive purposes or to inflict massive casualties. In
addition, existing assumptions about the employment of nuclear weapons may be
challenged in still more radical ways, including the exploration of neutron possibilities.
The ability to inflict organic destruction, while leaving infrastructure intact, might make it a
weapon of choice for extreme ethnic cleansing in an increasingly populated world.
Alternatively, it might be considered as a basis for a new era of deterrence both in
outfacing irresponsible nuclear powers and in opposing demographically strong nations.

I could go on all day but i thought i would just through you a couple to think about.

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America's Middle Class Can't Take Much More Punishment
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2008, 12:24:43 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqaOCbArzJM

Peter goes back to basics , returns to his bunker after the exertions of outside activities and spouts off about speed cams , the war on the middle classes and how we , the awakened , may infiltrate the mainstream in order to save the world.



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America's Middle Class Can't Take Much More Punishment
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2008, 07:29:28 AM »
America's Middle Class Can't Take Much More Punishment

By Matt Taibbi, RollingStone.com
Posted on July 23, 2008, Printed on July 23, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/story/92431/

The following is an adapted version of a recent article by Taibbi. You can read the original version here.:
http://www.alternet.org/workplace/91927/


I am a single mother with a 9-year-old boy. To stay warm at night my son and I would pull off all the pillows from the couch and pile them on the kitchen floor. I'd hang a blanket from the kitchen doorway and we'd sleep right there on the floor. By February we ran out of wood and I burned my mother's dining room furniture. I have no oil for hot water. We boil our water on the stove and pour it in the tub. I'd like to order one of your flags and hang it upside down at the capital building we are certainly a country in distress. -- Letter from a single mother in a Vermont city, to Senator Bernie Sanders

A few weeks back, I got a call from someone in the office of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders wanted to tell me about an effort his office had recently made to solicit information about his constituents' economic problems. He sent out a notice on his e-mail list asking Vermont residents to "tell me what was going on in their lives economically." He expected a few dozen letters at best -- but got, instead, more than 700 in the first week alone. Some, like the excerpt posted above, sounded like typical tales of life for struggling single-parent families below the poverty line. More unnerving, however, were the stories Sanders received from people who held one or two or even three jobs, from families in which both spouses held at least one regular job -- in other words, from people one would normally describe as middle-class. For example, this letter came from the owner of his own commercial cleaning service:


My 90-year-old father in Connecticut has recently become ill and asked me to visit him. I want to drop everything I am doing and go visit him, however, I am finding it hard to save enough money to add to the extra gas I'll need to get there. I make more than I did a year ago and I don't have enough to pay my property taxes this quarter for the first time in many years. They are due tomorrow.

This single mother buys clothes from thrift stores and unsuccessfully tried to sell her house to pay for her son's schooling:


I don't go to church many Sundays, because the gasoline is too expensive to drive there. Every thought of an activity is dependent on the cost.

Sanders got letters from working people who have been reduced to eating "cereal and toast" for dinner, from a 71-year-old man who has been forced to go back to work to pay for heating oil and property taxes, from a worker in an oncology department of a hospital who reports that clinically ill patients are foregoing cancer treatments because the cost of gas makes it too expensive to reach the hospital. The recurring theme is that employment, even dual employment, is no longer any kind of barrier against poverty. Not economic discomfort, mind you, but actual poverty. Meaning, having less than you need to eat and live in heated shelter -- forgetting entirely about health care and dentistry, which has long ceased to be considered an automatic component of American middle-class life. The key factors in almost all of the Sanders letters are exploding gas and heating oil costs, reduced salaries and benefits, and sharply increased property taxes (a phenomenon I hear about all across the country at campaign trail stops, something that seems to me to be directly tied to the Bush tax cuts and the consequent reduced federal aid to states). And it all adds up to one thing.

"The middle class is disappearing," says Sanders. "In real ways we're becoming more like a third-world country."

Here's the thing: nobody needs me or Bernie Sanders to tell them that it sucks out there and that times are tougher economically in this country than perhaps they've been for quite a long time. We've all seen the stats -- median income has declined by almost $2,500 over the past seven years, we have a zero personal savings rate in America for the first time since the Great Depression, and 5 million people have slipped below the poverty level since the beginning of the decade. And stats aside, most everyone out there knows what the deal is. If you're reading this and you had to drive to work today or pay a credit card bill in the last few weeks you know better than I do for sure how f**ked up things have gotten. I hear talk from people out on the campaign trail about mortgages and bankruptcies and bill collectors that are enough to make your ass clench with 100 percent pure panic.

None of this is a secret. Here, however, is something that is a secret: that this is a class issue that is being intentionally downplayed by a political/media consensus bent on selling the public a version of reality where class resentments, or class distinctions even, do not exist. Our "national debate" is always a thing where we do not talk about things like haves and have-nots, rich and poor, employers versus employees. But we increasingly live in a society where all the political action is happening on one side of the line separating all those groups, to the detriment of the people on the other side.

We have a government that is spending two and a half billion dollars a day in Iraq, essentially subsidizing new swimming pools for the contracting class in northern Virginia, at a time when heating oil and personal transportation are about to join health insurance on the list of middle-class luxuries. Home heating and car ownership are slipping away from the middle class thanks to exploding energy prices -- the hidden cost of the national borrowing policy we call dependency on foreign oil, "foreign" representing those nations, Arab and Chinese, that lend us the money to pay for our wars.

And while we've all heard stories about how much waste and inefficiency there is in our military spending, this is always portrayed as either "corruption" or simple inefficiency, and not what it really is -- a profound expression of our national priorities, a means of taking money from ordinary, struggling people and redistributing it not downward but upward, to connected insiders, who turn your tax money into pure profit.

You want an example? Sanders has a great one for you. The Senator claims that he has been trying for years to increase funding for the Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) program, which finances community health centers across the country that give primary health care access to about 16 million Americans a year. He's seeking an additional $798 million for the program this year, which would bring the total appropriation to $2.9 billion, or about what we spend every two days in Iraq.

"But for five billion a year," Sanders insists, "we could provide basic primary health care for every American. That's how much it would cost, five billion."

As it is, though, Sanders has struggled to get any additional funding. He managed to get $250 million added to the program in last year's Labor, Health and Human Services bill, but Bush vetoed the legislation, "and we ended up getting a lot less."

Okay, now, hold that thought. While we're unable to find $5 billion for this simple program, and Sanders had to fight and claw to get even $250 million that was eventually slashed, here's something else that's going on. According to a recent report by the GAO, the Department of Defense has already "marked for disposal" hundreds of millions of dollars worth of spare parts -- and not old spare parts, but new ones that are still on order! In fact, the GAO report claims that over half of the spare parts currently on order for the Air Force -- some $235 million worth, or about the same amount Sanders unsuccessfully tried to get for the community health care program last year -- are already marked for disposal! Our government is buying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Defense Department crap just to throw it away!

"They're planning on throwing this stuff away and it hasn't even come in yet," says Sanders.

According to the report, we're spending over $30 million a year, and employing over 1,400 people, just to warehouse all the defense equipment we don't need. For instance -- we already have thousands of unneeded aircraft blades, but 7,460 on the way, at a cost of $2 million, which will join those already earmarked for the waste pile.

This is why you need to pay careful attention when you hear about John McCain claiming that he's going to "look at entitlement program" waste as a means of solving the budget crisis, or when you tune into the debate about the "death tax." We are in the midst of a political movement to concentrate private wealth into fewer and fewer hands while at the same time placing more and more of the burden for public expenditures on working people. If that sounds like half-baked Marxian analysis well, shit, what can I say? That's what's happening. Repealing the estate tax (the proposal to phase it out by the year 2010 would save the Walton family alone $30 billion) and targeting "entitlement" programs for cuts while continually funneling an ever-expanding treasure trove of military appropriations down the befouled anus of pointless war profiteering, government waste and North Virginia McMansions -- this is all part of a conversation we should be having about who gets what share of the national pie. But we're not going to have that conversation, because we're going to spend this fall mesmerized by the typical media-generated distractions, yammering about whether or not Michelle Obama's voice is too annoying, about flag lapel pins, about Jeremiah Wright and other such idiotic bullshit.

Bernie Sanders is one of the few politicians out there smart enough and secure enough to understand that the future of American politics is necessarily going to involve some pretty frank and contentious confrontations. The phony blue-red divide, which has been buoyed for years by some largely incidental geographical disagreements over religion and other social issues, is going to give way eventually to a real debate grounded in a brutal economic reality increasingly common to all states, red and blue.

Our economic reality is as brutal as it is for a simple reason: whether we like it or not, we are in the midst of revolutionary economic changes. In the kind of breathtakingly ironic development that only real life can imagine, the collapse of the Soviet Union has allowed global capitalism to get into the political unfreedom business, turning China and the various impoverished dictatorships and semi-dictatorships of the third world into the sweatshop of the earth. This development has cut the balls out of American civil society by forcing the export abroad of our manufacturing economy, leaving us with a service/managerial economy that simply cannot support the vast, healthy middle class our government used to work very hard to both foster and protect. The Democratic party that was once the impetus behind much of these changes, that argued so eloquently in the New Deal era that our society would be richer and more powerful overall if the spoils were split up enough to create a strong base of middle class consumers -- that party panicked in the years since Nixon and elected to pay for its continued relevance with corporate money. As a result the entire debate between the two major political parties in our country has devolved into an argument over just how quickly to dismantle the few remaining benefits of American middle-class existence -- immediately, if you ask the Republicans, and only slightly less than immediately, if you ask the Democrats.

The Republicans wanted to take Social Security, the signature policy underpinning of the middle class, and put it into private accounts -- which is a fancy way of saying that they wanted to take a huge bundle of American taxpayer cash and invest it in the very companies, the IBMs and Boeings and GMs and so on, that are exporting our jobs abroad. They want the American middle class to finance its very own impoverishment! The Democrats say no, let's keep Social Security more or less as is, and let that impoverishment happen organically.

Now we have a new set of dire problems in the areas of home ownership and exploding energy prices. In both of these matters the basic dynamic is transnational companies raiding the cash savings of the middle class. Because those same companies finance the campaigns of our politicians, we won't hear much talk about getting private industry to help foot the bill to pay for these crises, or forcing the energy companies to cut into their obscene profits for the public good. We will, however, hear talk about taxpayer-subsidized bailouts and various irrelevancies like McCain's gas tax holiday (an amusing solution -- eliminate taxes collected by government in order to pay for taxes collected by energy companies). Ultimately, however, you can bet that when the middle class finally falls all the way down, and this recession becomes something even worse, necessity will force our civil government -- if anything remains of it by then -- to press for the only real solution.

"Corporate America is going to have to reinvest in our society," says Sanders. "It's that simple."

These fantasy elections we've been having -- overblown sports contests with great production values, decided by haircuts and sound bytes and high-tech mudslinging campaigns -- those were sort of fun while they lasted, and were certainly useful in providing jerk-off pundit-dickheads like me with high-paying jobs. But we just can't afford them anymore. We have officially spent and mismanaged our way out of la-la land and back to the ugly place where politics really lives -- a depressingly serious and desperate argument about how to keep large numbers of us from starving and freezing to death. Or losing our homes, or having our cars repossessed. For a long time America has been too embarrassed to talk about class; we all liked to imagine ourselves in the wealthy column, or at least potentially so, flush enough to afford this pissing away of our political power on meaningless game-show debates once every four years. The reality is much different, and this might be the year we're all forced to admit it.

Matt Taibbi is a writer for Rolling Stone.

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Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2008, 11:05:12 AM »
Who does he think he's kidding? They don't want to build the middle class, they want to destroy it.


Biden to oversee efforts aimed at middle class
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By KEVIN FREKING – 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President-elect Joe Biden will oversee a task force that will make recommendations on how to build the ranks of the middle class, that ambiguously defined segment of society in which most Americans identify themselves.

Biden said the task force will include other Cabinet members and it will present President-elect Barack Obama with a package of proposals designed to ensure the middle class is "no longer being left behind."

"We'll look at everything from college affordability to after-school programs, the things that affect people's daily lives," Biden said during an interview to be broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week".

Overseeing a task force has become tradition for vice presidents. Dick Cheney led a task force on energy. Al Gore had the task of reinventing government. George H.W. Bush, while serving as Ronald Reagan's vice president, oversaw a task force charged with reducing government regulation. While all of those efforts resulted in some accomplishments, it's also clear that the issues they confronted were so large and systemic that many could and did question the progress they made.

Biden said the measure of economic success in an Obama administration would be whether the middle class was growing. He said Obama planned to announce the formation of the task force later Sunday.

Even as he discussed the new job, Biden took care to define his role as vice president as going beyond a particular task. He said that when he discussed the job with Obama during the campaign, he told Obama he didn't "want to be the guy that goes out and has a specific assignment." Rather, he wanted to have a voice in every matter of importance.

"I said I want a commitment from you that in every important decision you'll make, every critical decision, economic and political as well as foreign policy, I'll get to be in the room," Biden said.

He said that Obama agreed and has adhered to that commitment.

"Every single solitary appointment he has made thus far, I have been in the room," said Biden, who was elected seven times to the Senate. "The recommendations I have made in most cases, coincidentally, have been the recommendations that he's picked, not because I made them, but because we think a lot alike."

Biden also covered topics from the auto bailout to his continued desire to close the Guantanamo prison holding terrorist suspects:

_ The loan agreement for automakers will require sacrifices from all segments of the industry. While saying organized labor did not bring the carmakers to the brink of collapse, unions in particular are "going to have to make some additional sacrifices, and they know it and they understand it."

_The economic aid plan being readied by the Obama team will focus on creating a strong energy grid, will pay for thousands of new jobs focusing on making buildings and homes more energy efficient and will help health care providers invest in electronic record keeping for patients. "The end result, though, the money we're spending, we're going to get back three- and four fold."

_The military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should close, and the U.S. reputation abroad has suffered as a result of the Bush administration's policies on surveillance and detainees. "To quote from a previous national security report put out by the intelligence community, we have created, not dissuaded, more terrorists as a consequence of this policy," Biden said.

_It's up to the Justice Department to determine if charges should be filed against any member of the Bush administration for prisoner abuse that occurred at Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo. "President-elect Obama and I are not sitting thinking about the past," he said.
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Re: Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2008, 11:18:39 AM »
Yeah, to see how fast they can end the middle class and become an undeveloped nation.

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Re: Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2008, 11:30:00 AM »

  Don't they get it?  The jobs are disappearing--15,000 per day.  Washington doesn't fix problems.  They create problems.  This will be more money down a rat hole.  The biggest problem with governments is that they don't fix problems when they are small problems--all by design.  Health care, Social Security, the budget, etc.  Years ago they decided to fix the budget by robbing the social security trust fund.  There is no trust fund anymore.  All there is is IOU's.  BOTTOM LINE--WE ARE GOING TO BE 3RD WORLD.

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Re: Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2008, 11:31:29 AM »
Sounds like they're keeping the corpse of the middle class alive just long enough to fund all of their operations to fulfill their goals. As soon as they have the monetary part finished, they will probably be done with the middle class again, for as we complete most of their empire building, they will only need a 'skeleton crew' to maintain it. After that they can persue their eugenics program in full scale. They won't need workers with rebellious tendencies anymore, as they are smoothly culturing new worker-bees with all that DNA they're soaking in petri dishes in secret labs.
 Currency will be a disposable asset soon, and the credit based society will be in full swing. A cashless working society breeds nothing but debt based slavery, but the new cloned generations will comply.
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Re: Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2008, 11:32:12 AM »
Well, now we know for a fact who Obama's handler is.
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Re: Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force: What A Joke! :0)
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2008, 11:38:13 AM »
Hi Route:

Who does he think he's kidding? They don't want to build the middle class, they want to destroy it.


We agree 100 percent. Obama is filling his CanAmeriMexico Cabinet with Open Borders Lobby retards and New World Order Elites working every day to destroy the USA right before our very eyes. The article talks about ‘everything from college affordability to after-school programs’ (what a joke) and we are looking at 10,000 foreclosures taking place very day (story).

Obama is going to look We The People right in the face and work every damn day to give 20 million Illegal Alien Foreign Nationals ‘and’ their unscrupulous employers “Comprehensive Amnesty” that will only work to kick the door wide open to the next 20 million Illegal Alien Foreign Nationals flooding in to displace this current batch from our JOBS. We are looking at record ‘Outsourcing’ of JOBS and record importing of Foreign Nationals using 23 HB-Visa Guest Worker (yeah, right!) programs in a shrinking (imploding actually) JOB market where more and more Americans are falling through the cracks with every passing minute of every passing day. A majority of people on the Obama Cabinet believe everyone here is an American, whether they are legal or illegal; which only invites more of the world population to come here in the middle of the night to steal US identities and JOBS.

The Shadow Government (link) working behind the scenes has been in power for decades and their plans for the North American Union (CFR document ) and the CanAmeriMexico Super Highway (link) are right on schedule with Obama’s 100 percent approval and endorsement.

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Go ahead and click on the picture above to see what Senor Bushie (story = archive copy) and his Global Fascists have been planning for a very long time. Senor Obama is “Four More Years” of failed Bushenomics coming down the tracks where We The People become the subjects of their New World Order and we are led into the Second Great Depression by the further destruction of the American Middle Class. Watch and see . . .

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Re: Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2008, 01:42:17 PM »
Their goal is to destroy the middle class and have only rulers and slaves.

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Re: Biden to oversee "war on the middle class" task force
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2008, 01:59:36 PM »
Another War on...
Another excuse to sink billions of tax dollars down the drain.
Another excuse to take away rights under the guise of regulation.

Any time the President states a War on <insert random buzz word(s)> you had better watch your back.
We work jobs we hate to pay for stuff we don't need to impress people we don't like. Am I the crazy one here?