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Bipartisan Agreement Possible: Raising Taxes to Pay for Wars

From the New York Times:

Senator Lindsey Graham rode last week like Paul Revere from South Carolina's wooded upstate to its gracious Lowcountry to its sweltering midsection, offering a bureaucratic rallying cry for his military-heavy state - the defense cuts are coming.

On Jan. 2, national security is set to receive a heavy blow if Congress fails to intervene. That is when a 10-year, $600 billion, across-the-board spending cut is to hit the Pentagon, equal to roughly 8 percent of its current budget.

"The soft underbelly that I'm trying to exploit is, 'What does this mean to your state?' " he said.

The audience for that appeal could be forgiven for greeting it with a yawn. So far, at least, Congress is acting as if the constraints it imposed on itself last August will simply be ignored. The House in May approved an annual defense policy bill that authorized Pentagon spending $8 billion higher than spending caps approved in the Budget Control Act - without the automatic spending caps. The Senate Armed Services Committee stuck largely to those caps but included nothing to prepare for sequestration beyond ordering up a study of its potential impacts.

Military leaders in South Carolina came to the microphones of Mr. Graham's events, speaking of "insidious" impacts and "devastating blows." But pressed privately, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr., South Carolina's elected National Guard adjutant general, conceded: "We don't know what sequestration looks like. There hasn't been a whole lot of planning."

For now, Democrats and Republicans are waiting for the other side to blink. And the pressure may be working. Mr. Graham said the sentiment for raising revenues by closing tax loopholes or imposing higher fees on items like federal oil leases is expanding in his party.

Asked about the "no new taxes" pledge almost all Republicans have signed, he shrugged: "I've crossed the Rubicon on that."

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There is nothing redeeming about voting for any and all class parties who over time degenerate into class tyrants and class Empires. The whole of our class history is all about Social BETRAYAL, corruption of social values, thereby  negating social control,always a ZERO SUM GAME.   THE BETRAYAL, USURPATION OF THE SOCIAL MATRIARCHY, hence the enslavement, corruption of humanity by the historical Patriarchal mechanism and  its class hierarchies, always produces  Betraying class politicians.  This failed historical, class process is the same kind of  BETRAYAL that occurred with THE SOCIAL ENLIGHTENMENT, whose failure to dismantle parasitic ruling classes, totalitarian, Orwellian class principles linked to class hierarchies produced ALL the SAME  BETRAYING CLASS ELITES AND THEIR CLASS PARTIES, that make up much OF THE WESTERN WORLD.   ALL CLASS POLITICIANS, CLASS PARTIES  have DEGENERATED into CLASS TYRANTS,  fascist Capitalism, TODAY A GLOBAL FASCISM tied to the U.S. Fascist Empire.

The degeneration of democrats into FASCISTS, MILITARISTS, TOTALITARIANS, is further proof that all class parties have shifted their phony, corrupt class centers, false centrism, into totaitarianism, in the territory of FASCISM.   They betray ALL social classes AUTOMATICALLY, and, therefore, all illusions, delusions, class myths, class deformed language regarding a vote for class parties amounts to support for totalitarian outcomes.  This is  nothing short but SELF DELUSION, SELF ENSLAVEMENT, SELF IMPOSED FALSE CHOICES leading to betrayal and  TOTALITARIAN OUTCOMES. THESE CLASS POLITICIANS MUST BE KICKED OUT OF POWER, GENERICALLY, for real social parties whose social agendas make as their social goal the reclamation of social control of wealth and  Human rights, which only  once existed before Patriarchy and and class history began.  THE WHOLE WORLD MUST REJECT THEIR CORRUPT, THUGGISH, TOTALITARIAN CLASS PARTIES TO END CLASS DESPOTISM AND REGAIN A NEW DEFINITION OF HUMAN NATURE, SOCIAL NATURE THAT ENDS THESE CAREERS, THUGGISH CLASS POLITICIANS.

We must gain enough critical social forces to reverse the Patriarchal class mechanism and its deforming class hierarchies to gain social control over wealth as social labor, the true definition of Free markets, free from parasitic ruling classes and their bought off Class whores/shills, the class politicians.   They share a corrupt, despotic, inverted, totalitarian mindset that serves parasitic ruling classes and their totalitarian, class empires.  Robert Scheer points out that Obama has degenerated as another killer, mass murderer, war criminal, "cool triggerman" who has no morality, rejects international laws and has become A FASCIST PARTNER WITH REPUBLICANS.   Glenn Greenwald puts a mirror in front of clueless, complicit Amerikans whose ignorance feeds this Fascism.   He points out how class deformed language is the specialty of both, or all class parties who define any woman, child, infant, civilian, killed by the Pentagon, and classified like the fascist Pentagon does, as "militants by sheer deception, lies, and generic criminality.   Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill point out that the democratic party and President have become murderous class parties, empire parties, global FASCISTS:

US Again Bombs Mourners

The Obama policy of attacking rescuers and grieving rituals continues this weekend in Pakistan


"I ask this sincerely: what kind of country targets rescuers, funeral attendees, and people gathered to mourn? If a Hollywood film featured a villainous King ordering lethal attacks on rescuers, funerals and mourners — those medically attending to or grieving his initial victims — any decent audience member would, by design, seethe with contempt for such an inhumane tyrant. But this is the standard policy and practice under President Obama and it continues through today. Recall the outrage that was sparked when WikiLeaks released its Collateral Murder video showing a U.S. Apache helicopter during the Bush era firing on unarmed rescuers, who had arrived to retrieve the initial victims who had been shot and were laying wounded on the ground. That tactic continues under President Obama, although it is now expanded to include the targeting of grieving rituals..."

SCAHILL calls Obama , democrats, complict "MURDERERS" , linked to criminal foreign policies, fascist policies, and the world is now in FULL REVOLT against these corrupt class governments serving parasitic, fascist ruling classes, revolting against fascist austerity, fascist capitalism, global Fascist, military alliances, and their corrupt JUSTICE DEPT. corrupt JUDICIAL FASCISTS, corrupt class politicians, whether in Egypt or Amerika at home.   WIKI LEAKS, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange AND Sibel Edmonds HAVE EXPOSED THE CRIMINALITY OF THE WHOLE OF ALL THREE BRANCHES, FASCIST DEGENERATION OF CONGRESS, OF THE STATE DEPT. OF THE FBI, AND JUSTICE DEPT. IN THEIR HONEST JOURNALISM AS OPPOSED TO CORPORATE JOURNALISM WHICH CHEERLEADS THIS FASCISM:

Jeremy Scahill: Obama Strikes In Yemen Constitute "Murder"(3 Videos)


On Saturday Chris Hayes discussed with his panel civilian casualties caused by American drone attacks and the constitutionality of President Obama's reported "kill list".

Jeremy Scahill, journalist from The Nation, argued that Obama was "out-Cheneying, Dick Cheney," called the targeting of militants with indiscriminate regard for civilian life "murder," and that the US people deserve answers...."












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