Economic Murder – Study Links 120,000 Deaths in the U.K. Directly to Their Neoliberal Austerity Measures

Govt accused of ‘economic murder’ as study links Tory austerity to 120,000 health & social care deaths https://ind.pn/2mwjReI

But it’s not like there isn’t already a precedent set for this, now it is?

Funny isn’t it how monsters kill the poor with impunity and a sense of self righteous entitlement and our dear liberal class still loves and respects them and even brags about inviting them into their homes for tea and crumpets.

You down with the sickness?

Advertisements

Trump Uses DACA “Crisis” to Push Bush’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The DREAMers are the “crisis”. Big Business is the victim. Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the solution. And it will all be brought to you by your populist President of Orange and his Goldman Sachs administration.

links available after the break

Continue reading

Trump Betrays Base AGAIN: Uses DREAMers to Push for Bush’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by Scott Creighton

In the fascist state, everything “we” (the government) do is for Big Business.

We illegally invaded Iraq for Big Business. We are “surging” in Afghanistan for Big Business. We “regime changed” Libya with terrorists for Big Business. We lie about and then sanction North Korea in order to benefit Big Business. We are trying to “regime change” Venezuela on behalf of Big Business. We are arming Saudi Arabia and helping them bomb the CIVILIANS in Yemen on behalf of Big Business. We are starting up the Cold War again on behalf of Big Business. And… we are about too see sweeping changes to our corporate tax codes in order to benefit Big Business.

And back during the Bush days (the same days we allowed Big Banking to undermine our economy so they could profit from it and we could use the crisis to further neoliberalise America and other Westernized nations in Europe PLUS started Big Business’ Global Free Market Wars) we tried our damnedest to push Comprehensive Immigration Reform down the throats of the American people which would benefit NO ONE other than Big Business.

The bill’s sole sponsor in the Senate was Majority Leader Harry Reid, though it was crafted in large part as a result of efforts by Senators Kennedy, McCain and Kyl, along with Senator Lindsey Graham, and input from President George W. Bush, who strongly supported the bill.

Cheap labor is the point of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Cheap labor which benefits the profit margins of Big Business. Argue whatever the hell you want, but congress and Big Business don’t give a SHIT about displaced brown people from down south.  NAFTA and a slew of brutal regime change operations and a host of bloodthirsty dictators serving Big Business’ interests prove that point BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT.

They tried to push Comprehensive Immigration Reform on us again under the left cover of President Peace Prize but again, the American people rejected it. And the American people rejected it for good reason.

So, President Obama resorted to using an executive action to pass PART of Bush’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the DREAM Act. That’s the same “progressive” DREAM Act that was originally cobbled together by “progressive” thinkers like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and George W. Bush (of Katrina fame)

Yes Obamaites… the DREAM Act was George W. Bush’s plan.. not Obama’s. Kinda like ObamaCare was really RomneyCare or, more specifically, the Heritage Foundation Care plan. Get over it.

Today Big Business wants their cheap labor to stay exactly where they are and the corporatist Dems and their idiotic minions online and on the street are out in numbers championing Big Business’ wishes with all their heart.

Continue reading

CNN Says It’s OK for Business to Hire Nothing But Refugees Because Americans are Junkies

by Scott Creighton

This morning on CNN they did a 20 minute segment about how businesses in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and elsewhere are hiring more and more refugees because, as they put it, American job-seekers are addicts.

This is remarkably obtuse propaganda. Even by the segment’s own inflated numbers of job-seekers who flunked pre-employment drug screenings (20% according to Sterling Technologies) they report that 80% of job-seekers passed the drug tests yet when they showed the inside of the manufacturing facility the owner proudly stated 100% of the workers on the floor were Syrian.

Truth is, refugees are cheaper than American workers. Businesses don’t have to pay certain benefits for them and I am sure they get some kind of tax-breaks for hiring refugees. Plus, they will work for less and put up with more.

That’s what explains the 100% refugee staff on that shop floor. It has nothing to do with Americans being junkies.

CNN had also just done a segment where GE’s CEO talked about his opposition to Trump growing more and more vocal. He opposed his travel ban and Trump’s position on the “Global Warming” hoax but mostly, he didn’t like the new president’s position on cheap illegal immigrant labor, though he didn’t put it quite that way.

The CNN interviewer didn’t bother asking the CEO if he had a problem with Trump looking to walk back the build-up of the New Cold War since that would cost GE, a major defense contractor, a lot of money.

But of course, his main problem with Trump was his stance on illegal immigration. i.e. “cheap labor”

Continue reading

Mother Jones: My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard (videos)

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Turns out, the reporter who went undercover is Shane Bauer, the same Shane Bauer who was probably working as a CIA Mockingbird when he was supposedly captured by Iran crossing the border illegally in July of 2009. Guess they were trying to drum up some “reporting” for Hillary on route to her planned Green Revolution in the country. I guess now we can take whatever he does with a grain of salt.

This is what privatization does for all you neoliberals, neocons, New Dems and Libertarians out there who support the idea.

Here is the Mother Jones article by the investigative journalist who put himself through this so we could see how our tax dollars are “better spent” by government in collusion with Big Business. This kid has guts. Below are the first few videos in a series of documentaries about his undercover life as a prison guard working for CCA.

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: Part One

Continue reading

Dissecting a Few of Hillary Clinton’s Most Recent Lies and Evaluating What They Tell Us About Her

by Scott Creighton

I was watching CNN’s town hall meeting with the candidates from the Democrat side of the Washington Consensus last night when Hillary Clinton was asked about rising insurance premiums by a woman from Ohio (that’s where the town hall meeting took place)

The questioner informed Hillary that she used to pay $400+ a month for insurance for herself and her family through a private company prior to the passage of ObamaCare and now she is forced to pay over $1,100 for the same coverage. She wanted to know specifically what Hillary would do to tackle the rising costs of insurance premiums.

Hillary answered her by telling her ObamaCare has done “great things” for the country, but yes, they have to do something about the costs. She focused on the pharmaceutical industry saying they had to get them to keep the costs down and that would bring down the prices of everything else.

This is a ridiculous assumption. It’s magical thinking.

If the price of pharmaceuticals decreases all that will happen is the insurance companies will generate more profits and find new reasons to justify jacking up the price of premiums for all their mandated customers.

Then Hillary went on to promote the federal ObamaCare exchange website, telling the woman she should do more research and saying she thought she could find less expensive coverage… if she took the time to look.

Talk about blaming the victim.

Hillary Clinton’s support for the fascist, mandated insurance program called “ObamaCare” is well documented. Also well documented now after her answer to that woman, is the utter disregard she has for working class women and mothers who are struggling to cope with the rising costs (and rising profit margins) of the insurance policies themselves.

Hillary pledged to “work” when she gets into office to get the co-pays and deductibles down a bit and reign in the pharmaceutical companies but she never said a word about going after the main perpetrators in this fascist fiasco, the insurance companies themselves.

Hillary thought that was a good answer. The response from the crowd was less than enthusiastic.

You shouldn’t expect Hillary to do or say anything else on this subject. She’s been serving the interests of Big Insurance for decades.

Take for example a recent lie she told about Bernie Sanders regarding her own efforts back in ’93 to pass what she has called “HillaryCare”

This particular lie, along with another she told this past weekend, illuminates the kind of human being she really is and it exposes why it is that better informed voters usually support Bernie over Hillary.

Continue reading

Donald Trump’s “Progressive” Tax Plan Perfectly Illustrates the Role His Candidacy is Designed to Perform: Get Jeb Elected

by Scott Creighton

“I’m not a populist,” Trump said. “No, I’m not. I’m a man of great common-sense.” That’s one way to put it. But judging by his supply-side (trickle down) tax proposal, conventional Republican is another. The Atlantic

Donald Trump (“The Donald”) has finally released his tax plan after much ado. He created a ton of free publicity for it by hinting at it’s content over the last few weeks with every opportunity he had. The Donald claimed it would make the folks on Wall Street “hate him” but that, sayeth The Donald, was OK because he’s a man of “common sense”, a man of the people.

Fact is, now that his plan has been released, the only real big winners in it are Big Business and the Super Wealthy… and of course, people like The Donald.

The big loser would be the government. His plan would bankrupt Uncle Sam like a Donald Trump run business in record time, the deficit would rise off the charts like a lying Al Gore on a high-low in his global warming movie. That of course would force another “crisis” and result in the decimation of still more public services and the austerity hawks would be served.

In short, in spite of The Donald’s appeal to a growing segment of the republican voters who are rejecting the “business as usual” neocon/neo-liberal elements of the established Republican Guard here in ‘Merika!, fact is, The Donald himself is nothing more than a sheepdog looking to bring those wayward voters of the Red State flock back into the warm and fuzzy fold of Reaganomic Trickle-Down ideology.

More specifically, The Donald’s tax plan is nothing more than a slightly revised version of Jeb Bush’s unpopular tax plan. So what The Donald is doing is helping Jeb normalize his image to the republican base.

Continue reading