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A Little More Tautology, Please!

We have been witness to a 30 year effort to ‘globalise’ America. We mused as President Carter gave up the Panama Canal where today China is working to double the width and handling capacity of the canal. We watched as Regan implemented the era of ‘greed is good’, ‘bigger is better’ and put anti-trust law in the closet. Then came President’s Clinton and Bush I, pressing for a World Trade Organization and NAFTA. And, we watched the political infighting to give China WTO membership and the creation of all the AFTA’s.


Result : manufacturing, dollars and jobs out, turning the wealthiest nation into the greatest debtor nation, culminating in the ‘great recession’ where today, Bernanke is saying that it will take several years to restore the US economy and achieve acceptable levels of unemployment.

The duopoly, in reacting to public sentiment, is said to be working hard to create jobs and lower the debt to some sustainable level. Nancy Pelosi, in turning over the House Speaker position, said she and her colleagues had worked hard to reduce the deficit. Now that the Republican’s have taken over the House and have increased their number in the Senate, they are taking on the mantle of creating jobs and reducing the deficit. As I recall the Republican’s bent their wick on trying to create jobs in 2007/8, resulting in their defeat to President Obama.

So, IMO, this is going to be an interesting period leading up to the 2012 elections. Both parties stiff armed the American people in giving us ‘globalisation’ and now are going to create millions upon millions of jobs to save us from, ‘globalisation’. Just how they plan to do that we don’t yet know. We hear a lot of talk about raising/lowering taxes, repealing Obamacare, getting credit markets moving, community help programs, etc, but nothing specific about job creation.

At the same time the duopoly/corpocracy was working on ‘globalisation’ they were pushing expansion and growth in the US. Population growth was expedited through illegal immigration and ‘anchor babies’. Pressure was brought to bear on American workers through some 26 temporary worker visa programs. Education costs were high and classrooms were half filled with foreign students, many looking to hold a US job on graduation. Wages were stagnant or falling.

The amazing part of all this is that nothing has changed. The corpocracy is monitoring the great recession, taking steps to prevent a depression yet they have done nothing to change or alleviate the demise of the working middle class.

How would one know when the corpocracy is moving to improve the job market and lower the deficit? When you hear rumblings of ‘strategic protectionism’ to level the economic playing field, or when the corpocracy addresses the statists trade practices of China, or when anti-trust law is dusted off and brought to the forefront . . . that is how we will know the corpocracy is getting serious on correcting a very serious situation. With the implementation of a VAT trade tax and a flat income tax the US could correct our trade imbalance and begin to pay down the deficit in a serious way. But, we’ve heard none of that.

Thus, the corpocracy is not looking for solutions at this time. They are in a wait state, waiting for the working middle class to reach wage parity with developing world nations. And, where will the voters turn for salvation in 2012? Another kick in the teeth is unlikely to help. IMO, the corpocracy has failed as a governing entity and should be removed. Their removal can be hastened by movements like Vote Out Incumbents Democracy and by pressing for a long denied constitutional right, Article Five Convention. But, in parallel, we should support a new 3rd party effort like the Republic Sentry Party, representing a party designed for the 21st century, a party with a different political attitude.

Otherwise, we have the Corpocracy we deserve.

Posted by Roy Ellis at January 9, 2011 5:14 PM
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Comment #316658

Roy,
While it would have been nice if our business leaders would have grew the global economy while maintaining the national economy; however, that would mean we would of had to increase the Middle Class around the world and raise the Living Standard of the Poor through the Lands. And why these goals are possible yesterday and today. Looking at tomorrow does the Republic Sentry Party have a plan to make it a reality in the next 30 years?

Otherwise, are we not replacing the Copocracy of our parents with a Corpocracy unfit to serve?

Posted by: Henry Schlatman at January 10, 2011 9:24 AM
Comment #316767


Henry, the Republic Sentry Party supports strategic protectionism of certain industries, a VAT foreign trade tax, a flat income tax and the judicial use of anti-trust law to bring innovation and competiveness back, thus creating more competition/innovation and jobs.

Otherwise - - -

Posted by: Roy Ellis at January 11, 2011 11:05 AM
Comment #317147

Roy,
Why the party may support these ideas, seeing Americans need to a political party who will push commerce and industry to produce goods and services which will help the private citizen lower their monthly expenses as well as our Local, State, and Federal agencies. How does their plan differ from Americas’ Democratic and Republican Parties?

For if America is to return to the top in the global economy than our political leaders will have to be able to show our private sector that creating jobs alone is not the answer. Because why every country can build an electric car, by getting commerce and industry to build a Personal Renewable Energy Plant for the Taxpayers’ car and home as well as purchasing their excess electricity to increase their investment and purchasing power would give a new political party an edge in showing they understand what it will take for America to win the Race to the Top.

Otherwise, we still have the political parties of our parents where the Rich get richer and the Poor gets poorer.

Posted by: Henry Schlatman at January 14, 2011 5:56 PM
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