Voices From Russia, Too

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

19 July 2011. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

Note well that the Tea Party screams about invasion of privacy via government regulation, but says NOTHING about the shredding and meltdown of our freedom under the Patriot Act and the police-state Department of Homeland Insecurity… rather, they wish this pointless hellishly-expensive agency and this nakedly repressive act to continue… one wonders why…

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The present tax rates on the wealthiest are HALF of those levied in the Nixon era… there were plenty of rich folks then, I seem to remember… what’s WRONG with that picture?

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It’s quite simple… as Nobel Prize laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz pointed up, if the “deficit hawks” have their way, it’ll start a downward and perpetual cycle… less spending would mean lower profits for business… the Five Percenters would shed workers rather than decrease their rapacious appetites… which would lead to more spending cuts… ad infinitum.

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America has to sacrifice, dontcha know… that is, everybody EXCEPT for the Five Percenters! I seem to notice that none of the loudest Neoliberal Free Marketers offer to take the slightest pay cut to save jobs. NONE. Certainly, it puts a new spin on the rants of Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, and Tim Pawlenty, doesn’t it?

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We HAVE to cut education… we have Congressional junkets (that Michelle Bachmann takes advantage of), a generous Congressional healthcare plan (defended by John Boehner), three pointless wars (and a fourth “war-in-waiting” in Yemen), and the Department of Homeland Insecurity to pay for. We NEVER needed a “Department of Homeland Security” in the Cold War… why do we need one now? There’s no visible enemy… al Qaeda is nothing but the rightwing’s bogeyman, anyone who believes in the nonsense about the “War on Terror” deserves a long stay in a home for the feebleminded.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

7 June 2011. A Russian POV… The Revolution in Yemen… Shall it Succeed?

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THIS is the world of Globalisation… that’s what the people of Yemen are rising against. They’re sick n’ tired of the American puppet junta running the country, but their American-lickspittle dictator just scarpered off to the KSA, supposedly for medical treatment… perhaps, he wants Saudi tanks to reinstall him the way that they crushed the people’s revolt in Bahrain. It’s NOT over yet, kids… the multinational Corporatists are heartless, godless, vicious, and without the slightest scrap of scruple… just look at Dropout Scott Walker’s attempt to crush working people in Wisconsin.

In a related vein, Tim Pawlenty‘s demented plan to eliminate all taxes on the inheritances and investments of the rich is of a piece with this… you see, anyone who advocates no taxation of the rich usually agrees with maximal repression of ordinary people, which leads to what you see here. If you want this in the USA… vote for the GOP Tea Party scummers. If you don’t want this here, hold your nose, and vote AGAINST them (Barry and Ike will applaud you from Heaven). We DO outnumber them, after all…

BMD

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