Friday, March 11, 2011

RE Scott Protestors at the Marriott

I was one of the SCOTT protestors at the Marriott. What I saw was teachers, firemen, families, union workers, working people with concerns about the cuts to the DRUG DATABASE, and people protesting cuts to the care for the Homeless and the elderly. People worried about the environment, people worried that dissolving the Department of the ENvironment into the Development Department will speed the destruction of what's left of Florida's Environment.
Protestors object to Scotts refusal to Fund The Pill-Mill Database

The current GOV. showed whose agenda he served when he chose to address a Tea Party Rally when he rolled out his budget.

I find it a very sad fact that the same people who say, we must all share the burden, of the results of the Mortgage Speculators, and the Banking Speculators and now the Petroleum Speculators, but insist that the price must be paid only by the working people and the poor. The RICH, get tax benefits and the working poor get to carry society's burdens. The RICH get tax cuts, the poor get to suck it up. How is that sharing the burdens?

I stood at the entrance way, to the Marriott were the limos and well heeled drove in to visit with their pet governor. 

I saw happy faces, of people engaged in the dialogue of democracy. I saw concerned faces of people worried about their jobs, their neighbors, their children. I saw no one yelling angrily at the inbound fat-cats, I saw no one trying to block the driveway. I saw among over 400 people protesting, not one angry face, except, on the faces in the fancy cars. They were angry, they wanted us to just disappear.

There were two county police checking cars entering the Marriott parkinglot, but there were no confrontations at all. I saw over four hundred people standing up to be heard. More democracy than you might see inside. Where the congratulatory backslapping, stood more for PURCHASED POWER of the PLUTOCRATS than anything resembling democracy.

CUT TAXES for the RICH, and Funding Cuts for firemen and women, TAX BREAKS FOR LIMOS and PRIVATE PLANES, reduced funds for libraries and the Unemployed. How is that fair?

It's fair, like the republicans in Wisconsin, using legislative tricks to GUT Workers Rights, Fair like Utah's republicans repealing Government in the Sunshine Regulations, so corruption covered up, and simultaneously retrieving any documents will be prohibitively expensive.

How is TAX CUTS for the WEALTHY and funding cuts in schools, libraries sharing the pain? And why have the speculators, not only benefitted from their fraud and theft? But then been given TAXPAYERS BAILOUTS? for our losses?  Does anyone actually believe that Mortgage Bankers and CREDIT CARD COMPANIES write page after page of fine print - to help YOU?

The people were standing outside the Marriott to say NO to tax cuts for the wealthy and wage and benefit cuts for working people. We were there to tell Scott, we know crime when we see it. Why is he fighting the people's vote to end Gerrymandering - Enforce don't Thwart Amendments 5 and 6. 


Thursday, March 03, 2011

Upon learning that Obama will join Jebby at a Charter School in Miami

Jeb, (the smart one)

Known by those of us, who paid attention as Governor "Nefarious".
(He used the word to describe his own plan, to thwart the public will on Pupil-Teacher Ratio)

Mr. Nefarious, will join the Constitutional Lawyer, Community Activist president while they laud the decimation of the Public School System at a charter school in Miami.
Tell me what is inevitable, if a pre-purchased Congress refuses to tax the hand that feeds them? What will happen if they continue to refuse to tax their corporate PAYMASTERS?
Why is it UNFAIR for the public to pay for modest retirement pensions but it's totally fair for Banks and Credit Corporations to gouge the same public so that their CEOs can get Million Dollar Bonuses? And then bank the tax funded bailouts to keep them wash in the luxurious style that would pay the pensions of tens of thousands? I know of no union man or women getting a million dollar pension.

How  will they wring the funds for crumbs of government from the poor, a government  [no doubt] small enough to drown in a THIMBLE?

Will it really be by gutting all those non-essential public employees, like TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, FIREMEN & WOMEN and POLICE OFFICERS? Florida's New TAX CUTTING Governor has already fired hundreds of prison employees because "PRIVATIZATION" is better, is better, is better, is better.

It seems the poor, can't afford to pay for their own survival. Odd, are they too cheap, can't they be compelled or at least conscripted?

Clearly the RICHEST 1% needn't be bothered about these once critical infrastructure pillars. After all they send their spawn to the PRIVATE SCHOOLS. They FLY ABOVE the POT-HOLED STREETS and they don't need police or firemen, they own their own SECURITY FORCES.

I wonder why Prez "o" and jebby didn't journey to the RUST BELT? 
Why aren't they there ? Why aren't they  PRAISING THE BRAVE GOVERNOR KINGS of OHIO, RHODE ISLAND and WISCONSIN, those proud men brave enough to GUT public employees and their pensions in the face of all that FEIGN STREAM MEDIA hand-wringing.

Lay on McDuff - Mr President maybe next you'll stand next to Alberto Gonzales and praise his eye for Justice (wink-wink). Or maybe Rummy and praise his skills at WAR-PLANNING, wrong country not withstanding...

Heck of a job Jebby, Heck of a Job!

solidarity & peace