Someone wiser than I said, "You're not paranoid if they really are out to get you," and that was rattling about my poor damaged brain this morning as I consider what those nice folks at Political Ruminations had about the GOP's plans for destroying Social Security and organized labor. Soooo I googled the above statement and came across a truly thoughtful and rational commentary from a Toledo law firm on exactly what is happening to those of us not among the uber-rich and I strongly urge you read it to pass it on to anyone and everyone you can think of -- including your senators, congressmen, and state senators and legislators -- and yeah, Obama and Biden, too.
Jack Cafferty is wrong. It isn't "getting ugly out there, folks" as he is wont to say. It IS ugly out there and unless We the People stand up and shout NOW, it's gonna get worse -- a LOT worse.
For me, losing my Social Security and Medicare (yeah, that's next) is a death sentence -- that that is the plain, unvarnished truth. These greedy a$$hats don't care if y'all or I starve or die from homelessness and/or lack of medication and health care. The way I see it is that my choices are limited: I can shrug and accept what they are doing to us and die or I can go down fighting. I come from a family who were patriots in the American Revolution and braved the wilderness to settle Ohio so I choose to go down fighting -- to do otherwise would be an insult to their legacy.
Here's Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) telling it like it is:
Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) spoke up against SB 5 in my home town of Toledo.
Sherrod Brown (D-OH). who I think has been fighting for us in the Buckeye State since he and I have been old enough to vote, weighs in on SB 5:
What I want to know is where in the hell is Obama on what we in the heartland -- Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio -- are fighting?
We need him -- and he needs us and will need us again in 2012.
There are those in the media who disdainfully blow us off as 'flyover country'. To them I say, "You may be right but what we lack in sophistication (which I think they underestimate), we make up for in common sense, a work ethic, family values and dedication to the values that were laid down by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.
We in the great state of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin are taking a stand against those who would take away those values we hold dear and are demanding that the promises made to us be kept. And I, for one, am dedicated to seeing the initiatives through to the end. I cannot do otherwise in good conscience.