You think this shutdown and the impending default just happened in a vacuum? Just 30-40 mentally defective Congresspeople got together and said lets do what Ted is doing? This event has been meticulously planned for a very long time. The “Representatives” and the Miscreant Party to whom they pander are the wholly owned subsidiary of the Koch Brothers and a tiny handful of very rich white men who are and have been committed to to destroying ALL social services and the Government who supports them. They own and or fund all of the groups that are paying Congress members to do exactly what they are doing now. They are on the payroll to lie, delay, obfuscate and obstruct. It is what they are being paid for. It is in their Grand Plan to destroy The EPA, and the Departments of Health and Human Services, the FDA. It is their expressed goal to privatize EVERY program that the Government now has in place to protect and serve the citizenry. They have said that they will lie and delay and do everything in their power to shrink Government to the size of something that can be drowned in a sink. This is NOT about Cruz, or Boehner or even the Republicans. It is truly about privatizing America for maximum profits for the top 1% while leaving the rest of us to live as wage slaves. Read this NYT article please. It is NOT an opinion. It is fact. When your country is destroyed it might be nice to know why. Please get pissed off enough to do something.
Back in the 1930s a general by the name of Smedley Butler exposed a plot to overthrow the government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and install a fascist oligarchy backed by some of America’s most powerful business leaders and conservatives. Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W., was among those heavily linked to the plan. The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. He was ultimately bounced out of Government for his part in the coup and for his belief that Corporate Facism was far better for America than the “Socialism” FDR was promoting. To remind you what this monster FDR did to deserve overthrown in a coup check out his rap sheet below.
1. CCC – Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps was created in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat unemployment. This work relief program had the desired effect and provided jobs for many Americans during the Great Depression. The CCC was responsible for building many public works and created structures and trails in parks across the nation.
2. CWA – Civil Works Administration
The Civil Works Administration was created in 1933 to create jobs for the unemployed. Its focus on high paying jobs in the construction arena resulted in a much greater expense to the federal government than originally anticipated. The CWA ended in 1934 in large part due to opposition to its cost.
3. FHA – Federal Housing Administration
The Federal Housing Administration was a government agency created to combat the housing crisis of the Great Depression. The large number of unemployed workers combined with the banking crisis created a situation in which banks recalled loans. The FHA was designed to regulate mortgages and housing conditions.
4. FSA – Federal Security Agency
The Federal Security Agency established in 1939 had the responsibility for several important government entities. Until it was abolished in 1953, it administered social security, federal education funding, and food and drug safety.
5. HOLC – Home Owner’s Loan Corporation
The Home Owner’s Loan Corporation was created in 1933 to assist in the refinancing of homes. The housing crisis created a great many foreclosures, and Franklin Roosevelt hoped this new agency would stem the tide. In fact, between 1933 and 1935 one million people received long term loans through the agency that saved their homes from foreclosure.
6. NRA – National Recovery Act
The National Recovery Act was designed to bring the interests of working class Americans and business together. Through hearings and government intervention the hope was to balance the needs of all involved in the economy. However, the NRA was declared unconstitutional in the landmark Supreme Court case Schechter Poultry Corp. v. US. The Supreme Court ruled that the NRA violated the separation of powers.
7. PWA – Public Works Administration
The Public Works Administration was a program created to provide economic stimulus and jobs during the Great Depression. The PWA was designed to create public works and continued until the US ramped up wartime production for World War II. It ended in 1941.
8. SSA – Social Security Act
The Social Security Act was designed to combat the widespread poverty among senior citizens. The government program provided income to retired wage earners. The program has become one of the most popular government programs and is funded by current wage earners and their employers. However, in recent years concerns have arisen about the viability of continuing to fund the program as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age.
9. TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority
The Tennessee Valley Authority was established in 1933 to develop the economy in the Tennessee Valley region which had been hit extremely hard by the Great Depression. The TVA was and is a federally owned corporation that works in this region to this day. It is the largest public provider of electricity in the United States.
10. WPA – Works Progress Administration
The Works Progress Administration was created in 1935. As the largest New Deal Agency, the WPA impacted millions of Americans. It provided jobs across the nation. Because of it, numerous roads, buildings, and other projects were completed. It was renamed the Works Projects Administration in 1939. It officially ended in 1943.
Originally posted at http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepression/tp/new_deal_programs.htm
I bring all of this up to bring home the point that we are currently enduring another attempted coup funded and manipulated by rich white men who reject Democracy . The sooner we catch on that this “Shutdown” has little to do with the politicians involved the more likely we’ll be able to save the Republic from annihilation.
Bernie Sanders is a great man who is not afraid to speak truth to power. At first like I good little boy I too thought this shutdown was blameable on the capriciousness of a petty political party. I realize now that the party has been bought and paid for like the ignorant miserable miscreants who call themselves tea party patriots. Tools.