Welcome to Voices on the Square. This place is the place where it's Ok to care about something other than 2012 election race. There are many issues that matter; LIBOR manipulation(the rate of interest banks charge to borrow from each other as the benchmark to all loans) manipulating every global interest rate on ever loan, mortgage, or contract there is by the banking elite involved with this global financial malaise of Barclays, or perhaps boldy pointing out that Obamacare is not really enough actual health care and a massive giveaway to the insurance industry.
Though it will help some people, it’s really not the best thing since sliced Medicare, but you won’t hear that everywhere even though it’s the truth. At other blogs this truth would be forbidden; you are supposed to fall in line and say Obamacare is what Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and Harry Truman were trying to achieve. It was not. National health care is for the people in the nation, not huge monopolies that think they are people.
Holding water for either party owned by special interests that wrote this legislation even during an election year is disingenuous and ultimately immoral. Not to mention thanks to the support of austerity and the fake deficit crisis by Democrats(nice austerity also emboldens harsh austerity when it comes down to it), the latest decision upholding the ACA by the SCOTUS also emboldened Republican governors by allowing them to opt out of Medicaid without any pressure from the federal government to withhold funds.
This will be a blog where we don’t emotionally support politicians because of soaring rhetoric and a misguided belief that we must return to the era of the Rubinites; the deregulated 90s. No, this will be a blog where we call politicians out on their stupidity when it comes to the budget they are in charge of. We won’t pretend that not being adept mentally enough to understand budgetary matters is something that is deserving of respect in an election year or otherwise.
After all, austerity is killing the Eurozone, there are no bond vigilantes or confidence fairies in this country, and draining resources from the American people indebted by their mortgages already by sucking away national income through budget balance huts people and even causes people to die. Deficit lies will get no respect from this blogger. We will call it what it is: deficit terrorism. We need long term spending towards full employment to alleviate the pain caused by those that have cushy jobs in the treasury and the Fed.
We will call out fake “progressive organizations” that carry water for the politicians who carry water for the Rubinites that have the people bankrupt, indebted, broke, tired, and hanging on by a thread or might even be almost dead. You heard me right. I’m using my voice on the square to stress indisputable facts because I care. That’s exactly what I said.