Friday, December 12, 2014

consequences



With the poison pill to enrich Wall Street farther, as a bribe to keep the country funded-- you know to pay bills that were already accrued-- we are seeing the first results of Americans handing over the reins of power to the right. 


Some has been showing up for a few years when the House was given to the right. First was blocking any action on problems. Then were bills to benefit the wealthy or to end health care insurance for those too poor to afford it. Some was outright okaying of theft. 

Others were ignoring of environmental concerns by those who don't believe there is such a thing as global climate change-- or if there is, it wasn't them. Bad air and water? Whoever heard of that!


And thus it will go as apparently the American people, those who hate the very idea of health care for all but approve torture for some, want this. Who are we? Seriously-- who are we? Don't bother saying a Christian nation. That is just a bad joke and it's not funny any more.

  
Update:
And then, there is


Who is defending Dick Cheney or torture? I have heard them out there online trying to say well ISIS is worse. Probably but what leads to an ISIS? And even if none of this despicable torture did influence people to join ISIS, does one evil justify another? I can steal because someone else steals more? We know that's not true-- or have we lost all sense of values?

8 comments:

Rain Trueax said...

The Apache betrayal is just plain crazy-- who benefits from this?

Ingineer66 said...

I am not a fan of the Iranian connection nor the way it was snuck through, but I would like more info about the land swap. At face value I would say getting 5300 acres of land for 2400 is a good deal.

Rain Trueax said...

The amount of acreage tells you nothing about its value.

In the case of the Apache, this is land they consider sacred and has burials. I think you might look with less favor on a swap that involved your land and where you had no say in it happening... Besides when we let our own land be used like this, hard on the air and land and it isn't even for our own benefit, doesn't this remind you of the XL pipeline where a few permanent jobs are the only benefit for the US since the oil goes out of the country and the profit is Canadian companies (with probably some US partners benefiting) but it's all to the rich, not everybody else with the potential risk to aquifers and land all the US's. Seems like we are becoming a Third World country ourselves (to be exploited) with a lot of Americans not having a clue it's happening.

Rain Trueax said...

More on the land swap -- Sacred land traded for dollars

Ingineer66 said...

I agree with the third world mentality. At many levels we pass laws but do not follow them. Such as the ACA, friends of the President have been exempted from parts of it. Or Marijuana or Immigration laws. The President has instructed the executive branch to not enforce the law in some instances. If the law is not popular or fair then Change the law, but don't pick and choose which parts or which people have to follow it. We are supposed to have equal protection under the Constitution, but we are becoming more like a banana republic where some get to do what they want and some have to fear the full weight of the government coming down on them.
This seems to be happening more and more and not just at the Federal Level. Local governments are following the lead too.

Rain Trueax said...

I think most progressives have wished Obama, who has always been more of a moderate who leans left, did more on key issues; but some of what he's blamed for goes beyond him. The immigration issue is a good example. There is not enough money to deport all the people here illegally; so the current way had been to deport haphazardly. No plan, no logic, just catch someone and off they go. His proposal is that we lean on the criminal element first. If Congress wants them all deported, and I bet most repubs and ems do not, given that most are good workers in this country, then they need to put more money out for doing it.

Ingineer66 said...

I don't disagree with most of his immigration plan. I just think it is illegal the way he is implementing it.

Rain Trueax said...

From what I read, it's not. Since he cannot deport all of them, what's the alternative? Scare people and let them fear it could be them at any moment, or be honest?