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Jun 23, 2010

So Republicans and "Blue Dog" Democrats defeated the extenison of Jobless Benefits bill.  My most cynical and immediate response is "Of course! Poor people don't donate to campaigns and they don't have PAC's. So who cares how badly they get shafted?" Since June 1, the failure to help is affecting 903,000 people, well for now anyway.

"So what if people loose everything?  So what if they're on the streets, along with their children? So what if they can't buy food was clothes, get shelter? Get the homeless out of MY town! They aren't wanted here."

"No tent cities in our town!  Aren't there charity organizations to handle these kinds of problems?  Not my taxes!"

It sounds like the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge has entered the hearts and mind of many Americans, yet they go to churches and think they are good people.

"Are there no prisons? "  (Yes now that people can illegally be thrown into them for debt. Of course in this "humane" day and age the whole family can't get in so apparently the rest can just starve.) 

"And the union workhouses - are they still in operation?"  (Not yet but wait. The powers that be, see wall street, big insurance, big banks and industry, will have to do something eventually or face the wrath of the people. You can't drive the people into this kind of growing despair and expect no consequences.)

And so many of these people claim this is a christian nation?  Read Matthew 5: 3-12 and tell me you can still believe it in light of what's happening in this country now.

I have the awful suspicion  that the Big Businesses that really own this country are trying to drive the wages here to the level of India, or any other third world country.

Just so they can rake in another billion for themselves.

Welcome to the world of William Gibson.  You might want to read  Neuromancer, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive.

May the deity of your choice save us all.

About the picture... the people tried to find work in Colorado for two years.  They pawned their wedding rings for $15.00 and made it to California with 10 cents to spare.

Original: http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/life/905W-000-042.html

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