Eisenhower said, “Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things…a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”
Because they’ve bought and paid for a legion of treacherous loyalties, their numbers are no longer negligible, but the splinter group remains stupid. Laughably so.
Wall Street is manipulating the market to make it seem that the sky will fall if the rich aren’t under-taxed … forever and ever, amen.
But their market manipulations prove – beyond all doubt – that we can’t privatize Social Security, not unless we want seniors starving to death – daily – when additional deliberate manipulations tank their retirement savings.
Eisenhower taxed the wealthy. And he won his election legitimately.
Eisenhower also engaged in an extra-marital affair, which a far more legitimate mainstream media found disinteresting … they did not issue a sky-is-falling alert regarding national security. They didn’t issue one for George H.W. Bush’s affairs, either.
There’s every reason to picture media punditz (spelling intentional) wearing “I’m With Stupid” T-shirts as they sit side-by-side, putting on one witless, bombastic opinion-as-news sideshow after another, typically after interviewing or showing another clip of a “Republican” Senator or Representative that Eisenhower wouldn’t have been able to stand having in the same room as him.
We’re living the hell of the Military/Industrial Complex that Eisenhower warned us that we must avoid. The Pentagon can’t/won’t account for cash, weapons, equipment, supplies or the ridiculous officer-to-enlisted ratio. Their “we’re making progress” intelligence is perfidy. They’re killing and maiming our children and grandchildren.
There’s one budget to cut … the military’s. There’s one group to raise taxes on … the wealthy. There is no Fiscal Cliff. We don’t need a Grand Bargain.