Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Anti-regulatory Forces Launch Full Assault on Public Protections

Corporate lobbyists and their allies in Congress have launched a systematic, coordinated effort to attack the federal government's efforts to boost innovation and protect public health, worker safety, and environmental quality. GO.READ
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, even for a disability retiree like me, health care gets further and further away, much less my lovely wife can get none, because we simply can not afford it.  Meanwhile, the billionaires get more and more sweet deals, more and more jobs go away, teapublicans and right wing talking heads are spewing more and more hatred as President Obama sits calmly and takes it from them...what a fucking country!

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.