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The 5 Ways of the RR Plan

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, Romney, Ryan, americans, taxes, economy, corporate, consumers, business, money, elections )

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You may know that the Romney-Ryan plan spells disaster for the middle class, but do you know all 5 reasons why? And could you explain it to a friend? Or an undecided voter?

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Azaima A (207)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:29 pm
who could be undecided in this race?

Maggie S (40)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:05 pm
Unfortunately, there are Repukes who choose to not see what is obvious. I know some of those! You just cannot get through to them - they are automans, well programmed by the Repukes! If the Dems were doing the voter suppression that the Repukes are doing, I would be ashamed of them and I would not cast one vote for any of them! Repukes have no shame, no morals, no ethics! Notice holier than thou Romney/Ryan are not denouncing disenfranchisement of voters in this country! That is a point we need to get accross!

Friday August 24, 2012, 3:38 pm
are wRong for America

Anne P (174)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:08 am
Brilliant video with some amazing sketching by Mr. Reich. Thanks for posting, Nancy!

TomCat S (129)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:53 am
Knowing this information is critical, because Romney and Ryan will dominate advertising with their huge corporate cash advantage. We must make up the difference one-on-one.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 10:58 am
Mr. Reich explains clearly and concisely as usual.

. (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:31 pm
If you reflect on past history it really wasn't the Great Depression that brought Hitler to power it was hyperinflation. Hyperinflation destroys the value of a nation's currency. It wipes out investments and savings.
The deliberately engineered [veterans please don't take this the wrong way] economic war of WW1 and the subsequent engineered Great Depression certainly aggravated and produced the events leading up to WW2 along with the Versailles Treaty. Hyperinflation destroyed the Middle Class which is the belly of the nation in that it is the business class. Without business there are no profits to be made and no tax revenues for governments to gorge themselves on. The conditions of the present depression don't quite match those fo the Great Depression yet but it is escalating. Friedmanomics produced globalization and the redistribution of jobs and wealth to poorer developing nations while raping them of their natural resources at the same time. It explains why Africa is and has been such a mess since the sixties.
Globalization has now produced the Frankenstein monster of the giant international Corporatists who are hell bent on maximizing profit while destroying the global environment; reducing edcuation, health and welfare and just about every other social service for its sake. We haven't seen hyperinflation in America yet but the conditions are ripening. It is all escalating and at some point in time very soon it will reach critical mass unless something is done to stop it. It will result in another economic generated global conflict and it could result in martial law being declaared. King Barky's regime has produced this mess in coherence with every regime since Reagan. Romney and Ryan who are the Corporatist's boys and the friends of the internationalists are to be elected to further this plan. We in Canada and the US think we elect our politicians but ultimately it is the boys from the 200 Elites who call the shots. Why else do nations quiver when the boys from Moodys or Standard & Poores come to town. It is because they can destroy your nation by devaluing its standard of living and its currency. Hyperinflation anyone and would like further cuts in services to go along with your reduced rights and freedoms?

Fran F (118)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:48 pm
A fine little vid: short and to the point. And Robert Reich is a pre effective cartoonist as well!

Fran F (118)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:53 pm
Oops, I meant to say "Robert Reich is a pretty effective cartoonist."

Diane O (194)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:24 pm
With all due respect, to our Care 2 liberals, President Obama has thrown the middle class under the bus. Our small businesses are the job engines in our country where middle class Americans work. Obama has ignored the needs of the small businesses for four years. So, if you are concerned about the middle class in America, you should direct your questions to Obama and ask him why he left the middle class/small businesses out to dry early in 2009 while he opted to spend an entire year erecting a flawed 2,200 page Obamacare initiative that has so far been denied by 26 states by non participation.

President Obama doesn't care about our country. He is an uncaring, steel machine who revealed himself to the middle class recently by stating, "YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT" off teleprompter. We'll have to see in November of this year how that has resonated with the middle class in America.

What is not being discussed is that millions and millions of Americans are doing fine financially. There are far more Americans who are solid financially, with excellent credit and money in the bank as well as long term investments in their retirement portfolios and, of course, the Obama administration never comments on this. It is my opinion that the middle class has simply stopped spending money as they are the engine that fuels the economy because they have more money to spend. When the middle class is uncertain of the future because of lack of leadership in the White House, they stop spending and start saving money. When money is saved it is not going into the economy.

Once we elect a new President, my bet is that Americans will once again feel confident enough to once again start spending to include real estate. All recessions since 1948 have had an average of 14 to 16 months recovery. This recession, under Obama, is now four years out and still no viable recovery can be measured. Why? Americans are unsure of the future based on Obama's incompetency and therefore have stopped spending.

Carmen S (611)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:59 pm
Thanks Nancy, don't like any of the plans out there, doesn't change the fact we are all in this together.

Michael T (82)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:56 pm
Diane O. You are entitled to your opinon but frankly the data shows otherwise. When these charlatans you folks are propping up as election worthy leaders lose, and thankfully they will, the only hope this country has is to rid itself of the traiterous, treasonous replublican legislators give up their obstructionist policies and behavior that has prevented this recovery from leading us out of the darkness your chosen party has led us into.

P A (117)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 5:04 am
Excellent cartoon and Robert Reich is absolutely right. Thanks Nancy!

JL A (281)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 7:52 am
Thanks Nancy--given that even most media coverage is taking what the campaigns give them without fact checking or analysis, the effort to actually educate the voting public falls more heavily on the voting public this election.

pam w (139)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 9:57 am
Diane O---I think you've drunk one too many glasses of the Republican KOOL AID. Apparently, women's reproductive rights, homosexual rights, freedom from religion and environmental issues don't matter to you?

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:28 pm
If Obama gets re-elected, well, he can't run again so what will keep him in line!

If Romney gets elected ---- that'scarey!

Maybe, Romney with a democratic congress!

I haven't decided yet.

I don't see either one of them guys worth a vote.

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 11:15 pm
AMEN and well said Michael G and Pam W! Dianne O, you really need to stop watching Faux Noise and get out into the real world more. You're sounding just like the Republican/Teabagger robot!

Robert Reich is a brilliant economist who the government nneds in a position where he can do some good for the country. So is Paul Krugman. Reich does simple illustrations that even a Republican/Teabagger can follow, if they'd only take off their blinders and use the brain that God gave them.
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