Mudcat Café message #3022213 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133255   Message #3022213
Posted By: mousethief
02-Nov-10 - 11:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Disaster for the Democrats?
Subject: RE: BS: Disaster for the Democrats?
You think you were fucked over in the last 2 years? Wait until the Republicans take over again. Say goodbye to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, VA hospitals, sub-rich kids going to college, decent roads, schools, public amenities (libraries, parks, etc). Say goodbye to effective government oversight on industry including the food industry. Say hello to widespread pollution, unlimited open-pit mining and offshore drilling, E. coli cases in the thousands. Say goodbye to living wage jobs, 40-hour work week, overtime, unemployment insurance, OSHA regulations. Say hello to the next great depression as an unregulated Wall Street once again plays "heads I win tails you lose" games with our money and once again their fake money collapses -- with no stimulus bill to pick up the pieces. Say hello to the new robber barons, child labor, massive unemployment, huge "Palinvilles" of jobless, homeless people sleeping out of doors (and dying of hunger because the government agencies that might feed them are gone).

What? This is overreacting, you say? These are (just some of) the things that government does for us, and the Republicans have said, with their mouths, that [i]government is the problem and not the solution[/i] and have shown with their votes that they are doing everything in their power to dismantle government.