Saturday, January 18, 2014

18 January 2014 More idiocy from the Right vs. Poor

Cassi Creek:  Woke up to about 1.5 – 2 inches of rather dry snow.  Since it is forecast to remain below freezing today, this may pose some travel problems. 
          I need to scrape off the deck and steps, and then bring in more wood for the stove.  Naturally, the amount I thought would be adequate for today and tomorrow will prove to be too little by noon.
          The landline is working.  Our neighbor’s up valley was not as of nightfall yesterday.  Another of those unexplained events that leave people ready to commit acts of violence at corporate offices. 
          The GOP/teavangelists have proposed yet another attack on the poor.  Now they want photo IDs to be shown when using food stamps.  No photo, no food.  They support the rip off artists and corporate con games that led us to the economic disaster of 2008.  But they have not one bit of concern for the millions of people whose jobs, homes, and savings, vanished into offshore accounts for the ultra wealthy. 
          I try to avoid comparison that seems to mirror the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Third Reich.  But, damn!  It isn’t that much of a reach to see the impoverished punished and humiliated just because they are impoverished.  Watch for “P” armbands coming to food stores, clinics, and schools near you.

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