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Bill Moyers Essay: On the Sabotage of Democracy
October 4, 2013
This week’s government shutdown has consequences for all of us, costing an estimated $300 million each day ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-01/shutdown-would-cost-u-s-economy-300-million-a-day-ihs-says.html ) that the government is closed for business. Many Americans have voiced their frustrations with the fallout from the shutdown on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hash tag #DearCongress ( https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DearCongress&src=typd ). Here, Bill Moyers shares his own thoughts on the shutdown, and the resulting sabotage of democracy.
“When the president refused to buckle to this extortion, they threw their tantrum,” Bill says. “Like the die-hards of the racist South a century and a half ago, who would destroy the union before giving up their slaves, so would these people burn down the place, sink the ship.” He goes on to tell us where the “reckless ambition” of the Republicans could lead us.
[A war is raging on a people who think it was something they ate, the latest flu, the neighbor's dog, welfare queens, pan handler millionaires, tax & spend liberals, any one or thing in eye shot or on TV ~ while out of sight, behind mansion & boardroom walls, 1% of 1% Kings send orders to their GOP generals: "Keep them fighting each other! Make them hate their own government! Make sure the redistribution of wealth never stops flowing to us!"]
Reform Turns Real
By PAUL KRUGMAN | Published: October 3, 2013
At this point, the crisis in American governance has taken on a life of its own. Some Republicans are now saying openly that they want concessions in return for reopening the government and avoiding default, not because they have any specific policy goals in mind, but simply because they don’t want to feel “disrespected.” And no endgame is in sight. [Free passage to Somalia!] CONTINUED: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/opinion/krugman-reform-turns-real.html?_r=0