Thursday, February 24, 2011

Furthering the Corporate Agenda

Republicans bleed the poor and the middle class every chance they get.

“The corporatists have been waiting for this day.  When Americans are struggling to survive, when their homes are being swept away by Wall Street bankers, when their jobs are going South of the Border and elsewhere to poor countries that have no environmental regulations and no workers' rights, it's the perfect time to kick 'em when they're down, which is exactly what Governor Walker is doing to unionized public workers. He's joyfully kicking them as hard as he can to wreck the equal protection and environmental laws that men and women have fought and died for to establish in this country. The Koch Brothers, the oil and industrialized polluters that make close to $100 billion dollars a year in profits, are cheering Walker on.  If the industrialists win this battle, predictions are that the earth will be unrecognizable by 2050.—Jacqueline Marcus

No shit! But then, I’m pretty sure Earth looked quite a bit different in 1970 than it does today; a lot can happen in 40 years. Too early to tell if whatever’s coming will turn out to be a good thing or a bad thing. However it shakes out, there’s a high probability that by 2050 the global population will be much smaller—not larger—than it is now. But that’s not what the above quote is about.

Or maybe it is. Read Jacqueline Marcus’ full commentary at Buzzflash.