the tax cut for the wealthy, which will almost certainly lead to cuts to human services and attacks on Social Security, is fait accompli. Quite a few Democrats said no to this piece of shit, but in the end, too many were too scared to vote the consciences, while many others are simply not on the side of working people. The Democrats are indeed a party of cowards and crooks, much like their partners in crime across the aisle.
You know, it’s funny. I’ve never understood why the wealthy, who already have so much, are determined to have it all at the expense of everyone else. It’s been a long time since 1917 and even longer since 1789, when the rich (perhaps) learned why it’s important to keep the proles well-fed, employed, and financially secure. It’s not rocket science: well-fed, employed, secure proles don’t rise up en masse and kill rich people.
I suspect that 2011 is going to be a very bad year for the United States, with more desperate people doing something stupid as they watch their lives circle the drain. It’s already happening: