Friday, August 31, 2012

What is Wrong

What's wrong with this picture? Well, for one, they're two white guys. For another, they're two rich white guys, one in fact worth several hundred million dollars, almost all in overseas (foreign) accounts we don't know where, what or how much. For another, they've never worked a real job in their life and career.

Yes, they're two white well-off men who haven't worked outside of politics except for Romney who was the head of the venture capital company Bain Capital which bought and sold companies for profits, always striping any money from the companies and often striping or raiding the pension and health insurance funds, and almost always firing hundreds of people in the process.

Ryan has proposed a budget which won't pay down the longterm debt for decades since it won't balance the annual budget for decades. He calls it fiscal restraint, except where's the restraint on spending? It's in domestic programs which benefits everyone but the rich. He calls for lower taxes on the wealthy and corporations who are already weathly beyond our imagination.

They both call for social reform which takes away our rights and freedoms, especially those of women over their healthcare. They both call for a religious doctrine, one Mormon and one Catholic, which imposes religion into the decisions about this country and people.

They want all of us to think like them? And if you don't, or you're different in your own way, then, of course, you're un-American and unpatriotic, for only people like them are Americans and patriots. Never mind the great diversity of race, ethnicity, religion, sex/gender, etc who built and are this country. We don't count to them. We're not them.

So, what's wrong with this picture? Well, how about all the rest of us. Where are we in their world?

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