America is a dying cow. Everyone wants to suck at the withered teat. The stronger push the weaker ones away. Naturally they grow hungry and angry. The wealthy drink the poison milk, then spew their vituperative proclamations. The rich defend the makers of armaments for wars across the world. After all, war is a profitable enterprise. Republicanism demands dependency on oil, coal, natural gas, deforestation, and relaxation of the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Business must be THE first priority.
The old, union baby boomers are a thing of the past. Destroy their unions so they won't be able to collect their pensions and health and welfare checks. Just think of the money saved! Damn those dinosaurs who built America! Turn the young ones into a slave-class of worker drones. Take away their right to collective bargaining. They can go back into the sweatshops. This is regress my friends, not progress! Democracy has taken on a new meaning...corporate complicity. Money is the bottom line. Not human rights or ethics. The Constitution is being re-written for those in power. Non-union wages mean lower taxes at the end of the year for government. Every arm of government will get less without the unions, because union wage-earners will make less and buy less.
Will Wall Street and corporate America foot the bill? I think not. This new economic posturing by the tea-bagger Republicans reeks of totalitarianism, not capitalism. If they have their way, the "grand elite" will rule the day. The masses will feel the whip lashes on their backs, once again.
A government that disrespects its teachers, firemen, policemen, tradesmen, bus drivers, scientists, and intellectuals is damned to mediocrity. The government we have now in place in America wastes close to a billion dollars a day meddling in the affairs of cultures all over the world. We bring our pre-conceived notions wherever we go and try to "spoon-feed" them to people who want their well-deserved right to SELF governence.
Maybe if America used these resources to resurrect its own economy and people who work for a living, it might regain some of its dignity again and be known as "the land of the free". Let's try and feed the dying cow! Maybe it's not too late.