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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Video of "Protest" for Status Quo Outside of Sen. Blunt's Office

There were pre-printed (and a few hand written) signs and people, but not much energy. A couple of times the crowd started yelling "no cuts," but not full participation. Really, a call for "no cuts," is a call for status quo.

Someone handed me a little sheet that said "People Before Profits" and then listed opposition to "across the board cuts." My frustration with suggesting that there should be "no cuts" is focused on why I--or anyone else under 40--should pay into a broken system. At this point, we're not talking about providing a "safety net," we're talking about a national debt crisis.

By 2020, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will CONSUME the entire federal budget. Period.

The cuts will come. It's just a matter of on what terms. Period.

Money does not grow on trees--no matter how loud you protest.

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Van said...

"I found people handing out pieces of paper that said we need to 'Put people before profits'' This was a group of people demanding that our government officials, tell another group of people that they need to continue to pay for their healthcare."

Kind of says it all, doesn't it.

commoncents said...

THANK YOU for posting this Ruth! Your blog rocks!!!

Common Cents

Oback Arama said...

Without profit, there will be no investment in capital. Without profit or the anticipation of profit, there will be no increase in employment. Without profit, our economy will decline. Profit benefits people with employment, income and a free flow of goods in the market. Profit is the driver of any economy, free or despotic. Even socialist economies depend on profit to drive their economies. To deny this is akin to denying that water doesn't flow down hill.