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Ammo Alamo

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  • The Hannity Case is so Serious it Requires a Consumer Boycott of his Advertisers
    • Too many of those newsies and entertainers have no understanding at all about their collusion, or appearance of collusion. They think a $300 round of golf, or an evening out, all paid for by the rich guy, is just a friendly gesture. They falsely assume that a free ride on a private or corporate jet is just what friends offer to each other... but in fact it is the buying and selling of everything American. Their behavior is despicable.

  • It isn't just Trump: The American System is Broken
    • Reagan was the heavy hitter who started the deconstruction of our government with his statement that 'government is the problem". He was so popular - who wouldn't like a handsome, articulate career cowboy riding his horse down Main street to rescue America - then his supporters, and even those who did not support him, began to thoughtlessly adopt his clever speechwriters' sound bites into their worldview. Republicans have followed and expanded on Reagan themes ever since, including the failed notion of trickle down economics, which they still believe in even if they no longer use that name. Even Dems have been roped into the Reagan corral, mooing to the tune of their corporate masters who are milking Dems and Republicans alike, though some libs like to think their precious Dem party is still the liberal party they always wanted it to be.

      This is a good article, though it leaves out the dark money on the Dem side, and fails to recognize just how badly Clinton and Obama were saddled and ridden by corporate masters not so different from the Koch Bros. Remember Hope and Change? Those two were executed the day after Obama was elected, or maybe even before. Good liberal Clinton signed the incredibly short-sighted repeal of Glass-Stegall, and that repeal directly led to later financial scams and crises; his NAFTA bill added impetus to moving American jobs south of the border, not to mention its heavy cost in new pollution. His gutting of the welfare system failed to replace it with anything that truly helped the neediest among us, forcing them into minimum wage jobs with no benefits, and moving their children into greater insecurity of food, healthcare, clothing and shelter. Unfortunately, people continue to think hordes of welfare queens exist today, when in fact there is very little direct cash payments to any of America's poor (that type of welfare money goes to corporations in the form of subsidies and tax abatements), and what does exist is not enough to support anyone even at a starvation level. Now, Trump wants to reduce or eliminate even the shreds of the social safety net that still exist, and use the 'savings' to reduce taxes on the rich.

      No one seems to recognize that the 1% who are driving our DC government have so much wealth that they need no more, and can hardly use the wealth they have now, except to amass more useless and stagnant wealth on paper. They could not spend themselves into poverty in ten generations without some foolishness like converting all their assets to cash and setting it alight on a huge bonfire. Dems and Repubs alike have gotten America into this mess; the only starting points to sanity begin with rolling back Citizens United, elimination of lobbyists influence, refusal of accepting any legislation written by industry, some form of campaign money overhaul, and restrictions on corporate access to politicians - no more golf outings, no more 'free' vacations, no more loans of corporate jets, just no more contact. The US needs a new sort of separation of church and state, call it separation of corporation and state.

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