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ECONOMY: Time for a second revolution

Letter by Martin Kimeldorf, Tumwater on Sep. 11, 2012 at 11:54 am | 41 Comments »
September 11, 2012 11:54 am

King George’s imperialist plundering of the colonies sparked the first American Revolution. Today the looters come from within as well as abroad.

The Bush regime prepared the invasion by softening up the targets at home (attacks on civil liberties, corporate regulation and social programs). Halliburton’s refined the neo-colonial process. First, funnel the treasury into their Iraqi accounts. Then outsource jobs and hide the cash in offshore accounts.

In the 2012 elections, bully billionaires returned to invade with boatloads of money rather than imperial armies. They use super PACs to purchase those elections which ensure they retain control over their latest colony: America.

Obviously, government spending and debt was never the issue under Reagan and the Bushes. Rather the 1 percent stayed up nights developing methods for transferring public funds from the 99 percent into the pockets of the 1 percent. They relied on lucrative war-on-terror contracts, tax breaks, bailouts and privatization. Then they demand the 99 percent make sacrifices by cutting schools, environmental programs, roads, health care, etc.

America’s safety net ain’t broke, it’s being robbed.

Their phony “fiscal responsibility” will eliminate the middle class and turn America into another Third World country of economic extremes. And they will breathe easier living in Dubai’s gated communities.

Our enemies are not the poor, the unionized, the nonwhite, single mothers or immigrants. We must unite against the one real enemy, the 1 percent and their tea party collaborators. A Second American Revolution will be born once we decide to overthrow our new colonial masters.

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