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With 45 – Just Follow The Money

1-The history of mankind is clear; no civilization has lasted when greed and injustice caused it to become rotten to its core. We have seen recently that the land of the so-called free and the home of the brave has reached this milestone in the most shameful and shocking ways. White folk, by and large, elected a man who is a bigot and racist to be the leader of the country and a cast of GOP conservatives that plans to destroy the nation as we knew it.

History is known to repeat itself and from the standpoint of governance and the transparency with regard to information exposing government practices, police killings, and dare I say, it is reminiscent the Third Reich of Nazi Germany. If you can recall, their reign of terror was perpetrated at the hands of taking away the free press and promoting fake news. The modern day Nazi’s is in place to take away all our rights in the most fascist ways. They lie and no one can believe anything that the American President says.

The problem is racism and although few will openly admit it. Racism is a dangerous disease more crippling and AID’s or cancer; it affects every action in American life. The new guy and I refuse to say his name, I just refer to him as 45, has a long history of bigotry and failures. Yes, they made him their champion because he told white folk what they wanted to hear and in fact what is in their hearts. Classic flimflam!

If President Obama had done anything close to what this guy has done Articles of Impeachment would already be on the floor of the Senate! So how could this be except for racism being the reason? When Obama was in office the least little thing he did was a catastrophe but the things guy says and does even a blind man can see nothing this guy does in going to end well. Or to use his favorite word a disaster! So why is it that white folk cannot see it. Racism is the only answer!

I am a believer in the way to see a man’s soul it to follow the money, which means his budget. So America gets a chance to see what this guy’s view of America going forward. A rise in military spending and cutting everything else; John Oliver can explain it to you! And that is my thought provoking perspective…

Losing Faith

The incomparable Jackie (Morganfield) Lambert the great niece of the legendary blues man Muddy Waters has done it again. Jackie offers her powerful commentaries on “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” every Tuesday night at 9:00 PM (est) on Spreaker.com with me and the Wild & Wonderful Brenda White. You must join us on the fastest growing political talk show on the air where we talk about the political news of the day. Oh, and all the crazy goings-on in our country. It’s a blast!!!

Losing Faith

The Republican Party claims that the act of raising taxes is in direct violation of their solemn pledge to Grover Norquist, a man most recently described as “some random person” by speaker of the house John Boehner. They also tell us that raising taxes is a direct violation of their most sacred article of faith.

Their devotion to this belief is the reason that we can’t seem to make any headway in reducing the national debt or passing a modest bill to aid in job creation.

The Republican Party has told us for the last 10+ years that tax cuts are magical. They don’t need any budgetary off-sets because they pay for themselves. And while it would seem to any rational person that the huge tax cuts put in place during the Bush administration aided in exploding the national debt and hurling the nation into a cycle of deficit spending; Republican representatives assure us that that isn’t the case at all. We must have faith.

Given the manner in which the modern Republican Party has vociferously defended this article of faith, why have they failed to extend a payroll tax cut that will save 160 million Americans an average of $1,000 per year? Why does this particular tax-cut need a budgetary off-set so as not to add to the deficit? I mean, aren’t tax cuts magical? Have Republicans lost their faith?

Written by, Jackie Morganfield-Lambert my friend and that’s a Thought Provoking Perspective…

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Robin the Hood’s

When I was a child, and even today, I loved the fabled story of Robin Hood. You know the legendary English outlaw who gave to the poor what he stole from the rich. What a noble concept? I think my reason for loving the story so much was because I was poor and this could well be your reason too. Certainly, this was central to the story’s appeal.

What I see happening today is the same thing only in reverse when you look at the state of our nation’s political environment. We’ve all heard the saying “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”; a truth so well spoken. However, what is profound about that statement now is that today the thief is getting help from a den of thieves, crooks in high places, and the right-wing. The GOP, who I view as being akin to the Citizen Councils of old, are major culprits in this conspiracy or dare I say crime.

Let’s look at the GOP proposed budget for instance with schemes, smoke, and mirrors that defy the rules of sanity. It decimates the helpless, the poor, the elderly, women, and minorities affecting everyone but the rich. Or maybe I should say it differently by saying “the least of Thee” all the while fighting for dear life to maintain the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest of Thee.

I’m having hard time discerning which is more galling the voodoo economics, which we have seen tried before; remember the trickledown theory upon which GOP plan is built. Or those who try to legitimize it when it’s more like something from Homer Simpson. It sounds to me that the GOP’s 2012 Republican budget proposal is nothing more than an economic suicide pact. Comparing the plan to my Robin Hood colloquial literally all the tax cuts in the plan are directed at the wealthy. Not to mention the fact that this budget will actually increase the deficit over the next ten years.

The estimated cost of giving the wealthiest Americans a multi-trillion dollar welfare package is just about equal to the proposed cuts in food stamps, Medicaid, and other programs targeted at low-income families. In a society where the top 400 families possess more wealth than the bottom 50% seeks to further magnify this vast disparity by scraping crumbs from the poor to subsidize the rich.

We’re being told that the country is about to fall off a cliff. Yet, they’ve forgotten that it was the Republicans who pushed it to the edge of that proverbial cliff. The Banks and Wall Street, not Main Street, have more power than at any time in our history. The right-wing conservatives are complicit and guilty as sin as they help the mighty rob the weak. Their draconian approach in doing so is no longer hidden from view, as it once was, it’s so blatant and transparent that Ray Charles, who is blind and dead, can see it.

They want to privatize Social Security so Wall Street can pillage the money that each of us have paid into an accoount. The big Corp’s and Banks don’t have to pay taxes like the rest of us. For example, Bank of America is said to hold 35% of all the financial banking market and paid less last year than they charge for a single, one, ATM transaction fee. But, when they got in trouble the Republicans robbed us all by giving them, and others, trillions of our dollars from the treasury and of course they blamed Obama.

They have somehow harkened the notion that America should go back to its roots; back to the time of the founding fathers as they tout the Constitution. Well, if memory serves me correctly, these were the original gangsta’s who robbed England playing by one rule –“White Men Only”. Slavery was the law, people of African descent were viewed as not being human, and they extolled profits from the least of thee – slaves. They went so far as to fight and kill each other in a war where 600,000 people died to preserve this amoral institution. Today, they righteously call themselves the “Tea Party”.

So the game is to rob every “hood” (Main Street) and give to the rich (Wall Street) in reverse of the heroic outlaw that robbed the rich and gave to the poor. Listen to the voices. Hear what they are saying or maybe what they are not saying because it is no doubt loud and clear. You, me, nor us don’t count; it is all about the haves and unfortunately we are the have not’s. And, if you can’t hear what they are saying – “we are the have not’s” and that is my Thought Provoking Perspective.

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