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From OpEdNews: Don't get fooled again
12-02-2012, 02:29 PM
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From OpEdNews: Don't get fooled again
Quote:... Meanwhile, back in reality-land, we're reminded that how people talk about the economy often leads to this madness. As cognitive linguist Anat Shenker outlines in her enormously insightful book, Don't Buy It: The Trouble With Talking Nonsense About The Economy, the economy isn't a living, breathing thing. It can't be hurt. In fact, as Shenker says, the problem is that the debate is still often about "who loves the economy more, when it should be about people."

Because, you see, people are actually hurt by layoffs, lack of health insurance and the austerity-police, or those plutocrats who'd consider it unclean to fly coach.

Thankfully, there is reason for optimism, as a number of groups with whom I've worked closely, such as Social Security Works and USAction, have led a grassroots effort to point out who's leading the charge to starve grandma -- while wearing their finest Italian suits. Consider former Senator Alan Simpson and Wall Street Democrat Erskine Bowles, the travelling clown show of austerity. They wander the land preaching cuts to Social Security and Medicare, netting $40,000 per speech to do it. Or, three years of Social Security benefits. Oh, self-awareness -- where art thou?

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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From OpEdNews: Don't get fooled again #1 - azmouse - 12-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Thanks for posting! #2 - JeffR - 12-03-2012, 11:14 AM
12-03-2012, 11:14 AM
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Thanks for posting!
Very good reading. Cuts neatly through the crap.

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