Great Depression 2

President Barack Obama speaks at the Departmen...

President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Energy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The GOP plan A to return to power and defeat Obama was to oppose everything the President proposed and to slow recovery from the Great Recession as long as possible. That did not work, and Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012. Now the GOP have instituted plan B, shut down the government and skirt the cliff of default, which gone over may result in the Great Depression 2. If President Obama is forced to invoke the 14th amendment to the Constitution to avoid default, that will afford the GOP in the House an opportunity to impeach him. That will prevent any action on the Obama agenda until November 2014. The GOP effort already exists witness the email I received this morning from a TEA Party chapter in Southern California.

 

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Overpass Impeach Obama Rally/Protest 4 P.M.
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SUPPORTING ALL THE TRUCKERS 
               That are Standing Up For
              ALL Of Us and For America
 OVERPASS IMPEACH OBUMMER RALLY  
                Sunday, Oct 13th at 4:00 PM
Bring AMERICAN FLAGSSIGNS and Wear REDWHITE &BLUE
DIRECTIONS:
Woodland Hills 101 OverPass By Fallbrook Ave.
Ventura Blvd West-Left on Fallbrook-1 Half block south of Ventura Blvd-Make a Right-1 block West of Fallbrook-
It is on Del Valle St. in the 22800 block-large cul de sac at the end of block-It a pedestrian overpass from Del Valle to Ave San Luis over the 101
Gene’s phone # is 818-993-4730  
    See All You Patriots There!!!!!!! Gene 
                                                                                                
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OVERPASS IMPEACH OBUMMER RALLY- Sunday 10-13 4 PM, 101 Near Fallbrook Exit

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Fascism in Greece

Flag of the National Fascist Party of Italy. F...

Flag of the National Fascist Party of Italy. Fascism utilized the fasces as its political symbol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wherever and whenever there is economic distress, you can expect fascism to rear its ugly head. The Great Depression led to the rise of fascism is Spain, Italy and Germany and led ultimately to WW2. The prolonged economic distress of the Great Recession has led to the rebirth of fascism in Greece. By prolonging the Great Recession to defeat President Obama and regain power, the GOP are contributing to the rise of fascism in Greece. The GOP state that we are in danger of following Greece into economic disaster, and they are doing everything in their power to make it happen.

Please see http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19065-the-surge-of-neo-nazism-in-greece

Freedom Forum

Official portrait of United States Senator Mik...

Official portrait of United States Senator Mike Lee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Senator Mike Lee appeared yesterday at a GOP sponsored Freedom Forum at the local college. With less than 12 hours notice, I decided not to attend. My comments that follow are based on an account published today in The Spectrum, our local Saint George newspaper.

Attendees cheered as Lee spoke about the national debt. Lee said, “If we start now, we can make some relatively modest cuts to a lot of programs to make them sustainable. It will hurt a lot of people who depend on (these programs), and the poor suffer the most when we do that. We can get to a point where we get the balance and we don’t have a $1 trillion annual interest payment, but these things have to be done more gradually.”

Apparently, Lee did not explain that under the Ryan plan, annual deficits will be cut gradually while at the same time the composition of the budget is shifted dramatically to favor military expenditures over safety net programs. Under GOP leadership the elderly and the poor suffer most during recessions and the Great Recession is no different. Instead of increasing our military budget, we should be making dramatic cuts there so that we can maintain or increase our safety net programs. Depending on the source, the US has between 700 and 1,000 foreign military installations, and we are moving into the African continent, an unstable area that will lead to more wars. We can no longer afford to be the world’s policeman nor should we.

Jobs are job #1

English: Bill O'Reilly at a Hudson Union Socie...

English: Bill O’Reilly at a Hudson Union Society event in September 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I write, Bill O’Reilly is blaming President Obama for our lackluster recovery from the Great Recession. Seven out of eight jobs created during the Obama administration have been part-time jobs with no benefits. No mention is made about the GOP in Congress’s opposition to all of President Obama’s proposals to create jobs. John Boehner’s idea of job creation is to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) 40 times. Tonight’s O’Reilly rant is laced with statistics. Someone should let him know that statistics are the last refuge of scoundrels. On second thought, I will tell him myself, by email.

Irony

English: (The Depression) The Single Men's Une...

English: (The Depression) The Single Men’s Unemployed Association parading to Bathurst Street United Church. Toronto, Canada Français : (La Dépression) Membres de la Single Men’s Unemployed Association se dirigeant vers l’Église unie de la rue Bathurst. Toronto, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think that it is ironic that Republicans are trying to undo FDR’s response to the Great Depression by using these hard times, the Great Recession, or as some label it, The Great Depression 2 light as cover for their actions or lack thereof.