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In The Shame of a Government

November 13, 2006

The Plan.

On Friday the Democrats released the New Direction, what it is, is a plan on which the democrats plan on taking the country in the next few years. Most Republican Neo-Con types are screaming that what the Democrats did was to adopt the old plan from the G.O.P. and claimed it as their own. Although I do see similarities, this has a better chance of taking off, because of the fact republicans don’t have the ball anymore.

The plan is called, Six in “06”. It is broken down into six areas that will be the goal of the Democrats to repair or totally overhaul in the upcoming session. Read On. >>>

Plan

SIX FOR ‘06 – PRIORITIES FOR ALL AMERICANS, NOT JUST THE PRIVILEGED FEW
PROSPERITY – BETTER AMERICAN JOBS, BETTER PAY
Prohibit the Congressional pay raise until the nation’s minimum wage is raised. End tax giveaways that reward companies for moving American jobs overseas.
OPPORTUNITY – COLLEGE ACCESS FOR ALL
Make college tuition deductible from taxes, permanently. Cut student loan interest rates. Expand Pell Grants.
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE – LOWER GAS PRICES
Free America from dependence on foreign oil and create a cleaner environment with initiatives for energy-efficient technologies and domestic alternatives such as biofuels. End tax giveaways to Big Oil
companies and enact tough laws to stop price gouging.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE – LIFE-SAVING SCIENCE
Fix the Medicare prescription drug benefit by putting seniors first by negotiating lower drug prices and
ending wasteful giveaways to drug companies and HMOs. Promote stem cell research that offers real hope to millions of American families who suffer from devastating diseases.
RETIREMENT SECURITY AND DIGNITY
Stop any plan to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part. Enact real pension reform to protect employees’ financial security from CEO corruption and mismanagement, including abuse of the
bankruptcy laws. Expand personal savings incentives.

The title says it all, PRIORITIES FOR ALL AMERICANS, NOT JUST THE PRIVILEGED FEW. That is something that has been lost on the Neo-Cons over the last 6 years, or longer. This bunch that has rode ruff-shot over the country, has hand out more funds to those who did not need it in their attempt to revive Trickle Down Economics, no matter what the indicators say, the middle class is lucky it has survived.In the past six years the middle class has nearly become extinct. In its struggle to survive, the average American is over four thousand dollars in debt, and that grows every year. Like the Government, the population is depending on credit to survive. It is easy to show the upside of an economy if that is all you are showing. If you don’t show the people that you are barrowing trillions of dollars, [or selling your countries interest down the Yellow River] everything looks bright. The democratic plan addresses the problem by returning to financial responsibility, which has never been seen since this administration took office. The one great point that is brought to light is that we own half our debt to China and Japan.
Plan

Without a return to fiscal discipline, the foreign countries that make our computers, our clothing and our toys will soon be making our foreign policy. Deficit spending is not just a fiscal problem – it’s a national security issue as well.
Our New Direction is committed to “Pay As You Go” budgeting – no more deficit spending.
We are committed to auditing the books and subjecting every facet of federal spending to
tough budget discipline and accountability, forcing the Congress to choose a new direction and the right priorities for all Americans.

Yesterday during a debate online, something was said that we hear a lot of anymore about the Democratic win last Tuesday. The republicans lost it, the democrats did not win. While I do believe that might be partly true, it is not the whole truth. People could have not voted, or voted for a third party. The people knew that this was not what they wanted for the country, and once they saw past the fear mongering, they felt secure enough to pop their heads up and look around. The other lie that the Neo-Cons are telling their selves to take the sting out of the loss is that they voted for centrist democrats. That the so call “Wacky Left” ran towards the middle, and that is a total line of bull puck.

“IN THE SHAME of a GOVERNMENT”

In the last five and a half years, this administration has ask hundreds-of-thousands of its citizenry to sacrifice their livelihood, and thousands to give their lives, for what they claimed was done for the bettering of the countries defenses against an invisible enemy. An enemy that was of thought, not of country. During that time those who sacrificed, and made it home, found that they would not receive that which was promised to them for that sacrifice.

Instead they came back to find that for their giving, the giving of limbs, sanity, and life, there were broken promises, out right lies, and miles of red tape. The wounded found a system that lacked in compassion, but thrived on the bottom dollar. They returned to find that the resources that had been in place when they left had shut their doors because of a government’s greed for power. They came home to find an administration whose very leader refused to do, that which he ordered them.

In a time that we find the change of power in our own house, we find ourselves trusting that we will not be subject to lies for the gain of power, the all too familiar sound of broken promises. With this, the sound of change should come, not the same drum beating.

Yet, we hear the clamoring of how we can save face and respect those who have given for the lie. To that I say, bring them home. An apology will ever comfort the families that have lost loved ones, reinsure that though it is too late for them, no other American will die for a gross fabrication.

A gross show of negligence left us abandoned at home, for the lie. The resources for the protection of the homeland were so far away, and for that, there is no excuse.

To invite negative accusations, because you turn your back on humanity in need, because you turn your back to the threat, so that you might advance a diabolical plan

And finally but nowhere near least, because you sold you brethren to the lowest bidder, while endangering the world, I say to you step down, relinquish the misguided grip you have on our freedoms.
ABA

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