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Wake Up America

A Government of the Big Corporations, by the Big Corporations, for the Big Corporations

April 8th, 2011

President Lincoln must be looking down crying tears of disbelief, wondering how the citizens of this great nation handed over total control of our Government to Corporate America.

He must wonder how we allowed the puppets of a corporate puppet master hijack and disgrace the terms “Tea Party” and “Patriots”.

The Tea Party of 1773 was an action taken because of a tax levied by the British Parliament, on American Colonists, therein was born the phrase “no taxation without representation”.  The modern day Tea Party, in the name of debt and tax reduction is trying to undo all social programs voted in by the American citizen over the last 85 years. These are not taxes levied by a foreign country but are the will of the people brought forth by our elected officials… in other words taxation with representation!

It is an insult to American history to allow these corporate goons call themself Tea Part Patriots, when in fact they do not represent the best interest of the majority of American citizens.

A true American Patriot would never support Tea Party favorite Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget which cuts between 4 – 6 Trillion dollars from social programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Planned Parenthood, food for pregnant women and children, as well as drastic cuts to education and environmental programs.

All this while not one mention of cuts for subsidies to oil companies or to close loopholes on Corporations that earn profits of 14.7 billion dollars and pay no federal income tax, as GE did last year.

These modern day self-proclaimed Tea Party Patriots want to re-write history and change Lincoln’s words from “A Government of the People, by the People, for the People” to “A Government of the Big Corporations, by the Big Corporations, for the Big Corporations”.

Don’t be fooled by any short turn victories to stop this nonsense, while the Democrats control the Senate and the Whitehouse… if the Tea Party builds on its midterm results and goes on to help the Republicans take the Whitehouse and the Senate in 2012, you will see sweeping changes in this country and they won’t benefit middle class Americans.

We can no longer be the silent Majority letting those in the minority that are willing to speak out and spew their corporate backed lies to take control of this Government… we the people… the real people that fight for individuals rights not Corporations rights need speak out!

This is your “Wake Up Call America” if we fail we will go backwards 85 years!

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Tea Party Budget Proposal Abolishes Medicare

April 6th, 2011

The 2012 Tea Party lead budget proposal abolishes Medicare within 10 years and includes devastating cuts to Medicaid. They will try to sell this to the American people as Medicare reform to cuts costs, but as it stands now it is nothing short of privatization of Medicare.

The Republicans want to give seniors vouchers that would be paid to big insurance companies to cover health care therefore placing what is covered into the hands of big insurance companies and according to the Congressional Budget Office the vouchers aren’t enough to pay for current levels of care.

They are already on record in the 2011 budget to want to cut funding to K-12 education, Higher education, and cuts of at least $400 million from a crucial program that puts food on the table for pregnant women and small children, along with crippling the EPA, and completely eliminating funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

All these cuts while at the same time proposing to lower taxes even more on Big Business and billionaires.  To be fair they also include simplify and lowering tax rates for you and me… the simplification part is eliminating the few tax breaks the middle class can take advantage of, like interest paid on mortgages.   It is interesting though that they want to lower the corporate tax rate, but with no mention of doing away with the loopholes that already allow companies like GE to earn billions in profits without paying any Federal income tax, and even continue to earn future tax credits.

If they are serious about tax reform how about a flat tax on all income and profit over 25k with no loopholes.  As Warren Buffett, said “There is something wrong when a billionaire like me pays a lower tax rate than my secretary.”

The Republicans proposal is  radical, but they know it will not pass the Senate or have any chance of being signed by the President.  This is a sign of the future if the Republicans take control of the Whitehouse in 2012, you will see not only privatized Medicare, but also Social Security, therefore putting everyone’s future under control of Wall Street and Big Insurance companies.

The Republicans continue to say that the American people are demanding Government to balance its budget… after all we Americans must tighten our own budgets so why not the Government?

The problem is they are only willing to look at ½ the equation.  I don’t know about you, but if my family is running short of cash to support our chosen lifestyle, we have to options… cut expenses or raise more money and I will try to do both.

Don’t get me wrong, no one wants to pay more taxes, but if you make a profit of 14.7 billion, you should have to pay the country you are doing this business in, some sort of tax.  The tax laws should not be written in a way where a corporation earning 14.7 billion in profits pays 0%, but if I want to take my own money out of a tax deferred retirement account before I’m 59 ½, I will not only be obligated to pay income tax, but a 10% penalty for early withdraw, even though I am retired.

The laws in this country are unbalanced towards the wealthy already and the Tea Party lead Republicans are trying to tip these scales even further… what are you going to do about it?

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