Friday, May 18, 2012

Off With Their Heads! Austerity and Incumbents in Europe...

And what does that mean for the United States?‎

From the article at Huffington Post (linked below) about Austerity and what the implications might be for those of us in the U.S.:

"Graham, the South Carolina Republican, said that American politicians should learn from the Europeans and make sure that both parties are on board for spending cuts. That gives voters nowhere to flee."

Yeah, he would say that; he's a Republican. He doesn't want the Dems to come out strongly against austerity and on the side of "regular" people because the Repubs would lose badly. 

"We're going to need a Ronald Reagan-Tip O'Neill moment, because what you see in Europe is a breaking apart of consensus. The centrist parties took a beating, and now everybody's running for the hills," he said. "Here's what Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill did: They held hands, and they did it together."

In other words, both parties screwed us for decades to come. We are still reaping the misery of that "screwing" decades later.  (I'd have to check history on O'Neill's involvement in such screwing, which I have not yet done.) Let's not take a lesson from that. Come on, Democrats, you can do better.

From the following article at Huffington Post:

U. S. Politicians Eye Europe Warily as Austerity Fatigue Ousts Governments

Don't miss the comments by Talab,  Jsgaetano, Quinny, and ClevelandLib.

The American Workers: Remember them, Republicans?

Avatar found on Robert B's Facebook page. I'll be happy to credit if I can find more info.
Yep.. There is a difference between the two parties, and the following describes it in a nutshell. The Republicans think if you are one of these American workers who are out of a job, a house, and whose kids can't finish school, you are somehow inferior to the rich guys (like Romney) who have "earned" every penny:

Hey Willard "Mitt" Romney, remember us? We're the American Workers that your Bain Capital laid off & put out of business. We're the Americans who almost lost our homes & vehicles as a result. We're the Americans whose children couldn't finish college because there was no more money to pay tuition as a result. We're the American Workers with LONG memories, who you'd like to forget about this Election !!!
By: Robert Bolduc found on Facebook
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