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The War on You

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The message is clear. They're coming to take everything - Social Security, Medicare, good jobs, etc. It's a war on you, the people.

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Myron Scott (70)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:13 pm
Thanks, Michael. Spot on. It is an unending source of amazement to me how many Americans vote against their own interests.

Lisa N (206)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:32 am
Noted, thanks Michael!

Marty H (119)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:48 am
Thanks Michael and noted! How true!

. (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:54 am
Thank you, noted, how true.....words,words and more words......WHEN WILL THE AMERICANS GET IN TO
A C T I O N.....?

Ralph F (66)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:10 am
The scamming of a deliberately asleep people. Thanks, Michael.

Mike S (86)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:30 am
Noted and thank you Michael.

Marilyn K (50)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:55 am
Once again the Middle Class has been sacrificed to the GOP in the name of compromise. They have finally been given a foot in the door to make some headway to eliminate SS, Medicare and Medicaid which has been their main goal for years to insure their own financial and political structure..

Joi J (106)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:15 am
Thank you Michael....When will America wake up?????

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:50 am
Noted. Thanks Michael.

Judith Emerson (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 8:04 am

Phoenix N. (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 8:16 am
Good presentation! I think this adds to it though:

Brittany D (28)
Monday August 1, 2011, 8:22 am
Scary, but so true. When will we actively do something?

William Y (54)
Monday August 1, 2011, 9:18 am
Joi J. asks, "When will America wake up?????"

When we have all been turned into serfs to slave for the richest 2% of the country.

H Nick H (1826)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:13 am
Scary. Each day I see the terrorist take over of our government as they lie and mislead the public. Of course, they have billions to help this propaganda along, and the corporations and very rich are the winners. The whole idea is to raise the upper 2% to greater heights, and lower the standard and power of the 98$, the under class. It doesn't take much brains to see which party suports which cause.

As William said, when is America going to wake up and see the takeover that is happening right before their eyes? I have no idea.

Charles Wallis (111)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:15 am
It's not a war on the people--just the bottom 95% of them. Honest working people who weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouth.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:49 am
Darn it William Y! I can't give you any more green stars this week! Consider these all yours:

Make them green!

Noted and Disgusted!

JustaHuman Here (53)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:56 am
Watch the axe falling. America without money? Santa Claus on a surfborad is more likely. But the media and the choregraphy in the parliament say so. So it must be true, or not?

Here in Germany as our economy is booming there is a discussion in the parliament to lower the taxes,

and b o o o m a so-calleed speciaiist announces the end of Germanys economy rise. (Just in time).

Keep good care what the news tell you and be sure it is a lie.

as s (201)
Monday August 1, 2011, 11:25 am
This has become class warfare. Is it time for a call to arms, or a call to campaign against the wicked GOP owned evil?

Mireille Picron (46)
Monday August 1, 2011, 11:29 am
Thank you.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday August 1, 2011, 2:06 pm
Sadly the majority of Americans are blinded by such news BS as Fox news. They walk around with "info" in their heads thinking it's news when it is pure made up crap. Fox is a political station trying to pass itself off as news. So many are fooled. The talking heads on Fox represent dumb blondes of America and the very rich. Not much else. The rest of us don't matter except to vote in their paid for reps and senators. This is very corrupt as the more money you have the less taxes you pay and the more representation you have in Washington. Poor Obama, thought he could change them, they changed him.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 2:11 pm
Penelope: That's what my right leaning friends say about where I get my news, just depends on your perspective.... Of course I completely agree with your assessment of Faux News and what followed.... Doesn't stop them from spouting the crap as truth though....

Kim O (396)
Monday August 1, 2011, 2:31 pm
Thanks for this one Michael! So scary!!

Kamila A (141)
Monday August 1, 2011, 2:34 pm
Its time for the intelligent citizens with real ideas of how to get moving into the future to take the lead. We need the president to speak with harsher tone against them too. Its pathetic that the poor and disadvantaged always get victimized most.

We are exhausted, but we will never give up and its getting harder and harder for the ugly ones to hide their real faces

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday August 1, 2011, 3:13 pm
Whatever happened to the law where foreign power couldn't own American meia?
Who owns faux news.

Rupert Murdoch & Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

Yvonne White (229)
Monday August 1, 2011, 3:18 pm
No Jobs Bills, no repeal of Bu$h Tax Cuts for the rich, no military cuts, no cutting off Big Oil subsidies.. just terrorizing of the old & disabled. Corporate owned Government Terrorists hate Americans. period.

Marilyn M (145)
Monday August 1, 2011, 3:57 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting, Michael.

Liz NO FWDS G (69)
Monday August 1, 2011, 4:21 pm
Noted and thank you Michael for the posting.Liz

Mary T (178)
Monday August 1, 2011, 4:30 pm
What a disgrace I am so a shame of our government they all should be fired. Thanks Michael great post.

Suzanne H (81)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:06 pm
Watch Soyent Green

Marco C (31)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:07 pm
The Taliban and the Terrorists are the least of our worries. We don't have to look far to find those working against us. But then again, we created this and allow it to continue.

Bryan S (105)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:29 pm
It's so blatant -- debt expanding tax breaks for the rich, bloated unnacountable military spending, and imperialistic wars are preserved, while cuts on working people are enacted. The royalty that own this country are openly thumbing their noses at the people, saying "F' you, we'll continue to make our millions/billions and you peasants can eat cake!"

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:49 pm
Just keep doing & saying what you have always done & Nothing will change!
You want change then one must do something & not just rave & rant of it! Thanks Michael.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:53 pm
I suggested we all pick two days and refuse to pay any taxes for two days. We buy NOTHING for two days which means no taxes coming in for this corrupt government for those two days. They think we are powerless & we are if we don't band together & do something like this to let them know there are more of us and we won't take this anymore

Lydia S (155)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:09 pm
Thanks for posting Michael ,

Shirley S (187)
Monday August 1, 2011, 11:14 pm
Noted & FEELING your FRUSTRATION . Kathy C. has a good plan that NEEDS to be ACTIVATED!

Monica D (580)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 12:15 am
Sad! So - why did so many vote Republican and how can it be stopped next time?

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 12:45 am
Sadly noted, thank you Michael.

Deb E (63)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 1:25 am
Great idea, Kathy. Let's go for a week and really bring them to a halt. It's a cinch we gotta do something to stop the takeover of our country. It is actually our duty as Americans to stand up to this corporate takeover. Boehner was so smug when he said he got 98% of what he wanted. Made me sick. Not much compromise in that.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 3:16 am
Thanks for the post Michael.

Anne P (174)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 5:48 am
Americans have known for years that the GOP and their wealthy backers are nothing more than thieves ... and yet they keep voting these crooks into office. How badly must people be hurting to finally open their eyes?

. (0)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 6:38 am
This is what you get when there are no term limits and you vote in another neocon demopublican POTUS.

l L (1)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:51 am
I have no pity for obama- he is not poor obama. he is not our friend. he is on the siide of the gop and has always been as I see it.
The news today politiely says what will it take for you to have faith in your politicians again. my reply was to turn it off, cause I don't want to hear the propaganda and the answer is-- nothing.
I despise all of them. The dems are too weak and courting to protect my interests. They come up with excuses why the other fella has to win.
this thing in the wh is equally as bad and I can't wait for him to get out of there. He's an embarrassment to me.Since I voted for him and he just acts republican.
Now he comes with excuses. later he'll be beggin for campaign money and voluteers. He can voluteer himself right to hell, as far as I'm concern. And my representatives and senators can forget it too.
This showdown didn't have to be. now it is suppose to be business as usual and forget what mess you allowed us to get in. I despise all of them.
And as far as this so called bin laden kill; I stayed out of it now they are bringing it up again today in the news. More than lightly to psche us out obama the warrior/saviour.
How about the biggest lie put out there. I looked at the government photos and shook my head. Only a dummied down fool would believe this crap.
I remember when candidate obama went overseas; dick cheney told him to enjoy europe and strangely enough a big crowd wqs waiting on him as far as the eye could see. How is that? Cheney was the enemy politician but was friendly that day. Our susspicious government at work?
Hi all; still seething on the give away of our livelihoods as you can tell. checked into the news today. Senate hasn't voted yet. I am angry at all of them. gabby showed up love her but wish she would have stayed home.
She didn't help my cause. should have made the bastard sign the 14th and move on. Just had to have it this way. It didn't have to been this way. Your president wanted it this way and don't you ever forget it. He and bill maher in bed together on this one. Bill was the first with his plate of affairs to come on t.v with his gop guest and offer up the big 3 in spending cuts His lies we cut thru to finally get the public to understand noone is giving us jack squat they are a separate fund. What they talk about behind closed doors, then spring on the public. they are all in this together. we see it we know it. And---------------there is no--oh --poor obam!.

Sherry D (47)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 1:58 pm
Tea Party values are not Americaís values. And the programs and priorities at risk will be those that have long defined us as a nation. The future of the middle class, the economic security of families, and what we stand for as a country... are all at risk in the coming months.

On the chopping block will be essential programs like Head Start, medical research into breast cancer and other deadly diseases, implementation of health reform, family planning, child care, nursing home care, nutrition assistance, education, housing and other programs that support Americans who need help the most. All while the filthy rich dodge their taxes yet again.

We think itís high time our nation resets its priorities and demonstrates once again that it values families as much as it does family values.

William Y (54)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 5:26 pm
@ Deb E. I would have preferred that he got 50% of what he wanted. At least the sting wouldn't have been so great.

Henry P (171)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 5:29 pm
Thanks Michael for the post

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 5:47 pm
Thanx Michael. I think Kathy's right. We need to develop a plan for ALL US citizens to participate in.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:47 pm
This Country and 98% of it's people LOST.......

Following quotes by Keith Olbermann.....

"Where is the outrage to come from?" he asked rhetorically. "From you! It will do no good to wait for the politicians to suddenly atone for their will do no good to wait for the media to suddenly remember its origins as the 'free press' will do no good to wait for the apolitical public to get a clue."

He said that, without a protest movement, the "tide" that had brought the debt deal "will crush us, because those who created it are organized and unified and hell-bent. And the only response is to be organized and unified and hell-bent in return."

He said the public "must find again the energy and the purpose of the 1960's and early 1970's and we must protest this deal and all the goddamn deals to come, in the streets."

Lika P (130)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 2:42 am
I'm glad it went through. The republicans backed down.

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 4:41 am
All of what they just did is typical of that Fascist owned Congress. They put people in fear all year and then said that they made great strides, while basically going no where but 2 steps back!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 6:00 am
thanks Michael, good post and sharp analysis from the the other Michael. Sorry I'm late.. so, the cards are on the table now, deal is done, ink has dryed on a piss poor agreement....
I agree that the war is in full swing, also agree with Myron Scott as itis obviously no pure coincidence who has the house majority,...some never learn.
Now I am wondering about that supposedly neutral, non-partisan commission they need to find for that additional job of tracing and knocking off the missing $ billions ...wait and see what they come up with and better be prepared for another attack.
And yesss, DO SOMETHING, organize, but NO Jed L., NOT at arms!

Evelyn Z (300)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 5:55 pm
Noted. Thanks Michael

l L (1)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 7:53 pm
Organize? thx michael for the post.
The mind up there is the same mind that was there when the entire country and world organized to stand against the invasion of Iraq. Bush did just what he set out to do. Just like obama has done with the rest of them and continues to do.. It is going to take ingenuity that works and is legal. Until then old conventional stuff is antiqated. It jsut doesn't work. It made me feel good when the upper classes thought they were going to the bush tax cuts in december10. That was their achillies heel. Another one was when the stock market shed jobs and losses in days and months. However we are all tied to the same things. We lose too.

l L (1)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 8:01 pm
remember when you march or congregate; there is always the chance that you are going to be arrested so you have to plan for that. You might be beatened, peppered sprayed, horse trampled, beatened with batons, sicced by dogs, and the famous one-- TASERED; REPEATEDLY. Even shot. so count up the cost. what is it worth to you. Without a heart condition you could die. And they don't care, are always afraid for their lives and are always right.
correction--upper class thought they were going to lose the bush tax cuts.
If people are protesting already; it is not making the news. it is on the net.

Elle J (276)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 6:02 am
Noted! Bookmarked so I can absorb every detail. Thanks for this insightful video.

Michele Mercer (16)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 11:05 pm
this just makes me want to kick ass.. Im pissed ..they are F*cked up while they keep fattening their bank accounts
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