GOP Fighting We The People...
These newly elected Republican governors are brilliantly using the current financial crisis that is actually occurring in these states to fire broadside after broadside at hard-won workers rights protections and to steal the wages, pensions and benefits of the working poor and the middle class.
The right is leaning hard, pulling us back to a time of corporate plutocracy, a new gilded age of power and rule by the overlords of corporate power.
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The right is pushing hard right now under the cover of a financial crisis of their own making to implement a wish list of right wing ideology that has nothing to do with budgets and everything to do with the onslaught of autocracy and corporatism.
In Ohio, the unions have been busted and Gov. John Kasich has stolen funding from public services and education while handing corporations in his state serious tax relief. No budget relief there. Michigan will be raising taxes. A prudent move? Look closer. They will be taxing the seniors, the working class, and families with children. They are following the rightist playbook by handing corporations even more lucre from the pubic coffer; no budget relief here.
In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has “solved” his budget crisis in part by cutting the funding of public education. His “solution” includes handing over this money, stolen from the public coffers, to corporations doing business in his state. Mr. Scott is still faced with a major shortfall in his budget; again, no budget relief here.
The right wing speaks with the assurance of privilege when they quote the “insane commentary” from the “kook left.” These words could just as easily be turned around on the “kook right.”
This strange and upside down bit of logic is but one example:
The folks responsible for the fiscal crisis in Wisconsin and across the country are the ones sitting in the seats of power. Who still believes that the rightists, corporatists and the Republican rulers of Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio are helpless victims of the “Democrat-union” juggernaut?