I am beyond the point of merely calling out bias.
We now need to start from the vantage point of the damage that is done as the Black community's potential for organic development is squandered as some of us become expert pass blockers or ball carriers in the "American Political Domain".
In truth the CUTS that have been DRACONIAN are the ones that were made to the local economies after the machine that took over various "Mission Accomplished Cities" but failed to retain the level of productivity among the masses. If the fear is that 700,000 jobs will be lost under the 'Ryan Plan' as government is pared back - this pales in comparison to the aggregate destruction of jobs in government and the private sector that has taken place over the last few decades as this machine has GROWN in power, talking over all of the institutions in these places.
But you see - Dr Burton is not about laying out a transparent defense for "the workers". She is a classical ideologue. Her job is to advance the political agenda and the methodology that it pushes.
Though a number of cities are perfect references regarding the ultimate "job destroyer" that FISCAL INSOLVENCY reaps upon the working masses - they tell us that instead a BUDGET is the force that destroys jobs.
If you follow the line of thinking and the focus of certain media operatives there is a long list of forces that are more powerful than is President Obama. In this case Dr Burton is left HOPING that President Obama isn't tricked into going along with these forces. But fear not if he does - she will be pushing the talking point that Obama has used to justify his decision.
- The Tea Party is more powerful than Obama if you listen to them
- The Republican Governors are more powerful than Obama if you listen to them
- Rep John Boehnner (R-OH) is more powerful than Obama if you listen to them
- Rep Paul Ryan (R-MN) is more powerful than Obama if you listen to them
- The US Military command that advised Obama to bomb Libya is more powerful than Obama
From The Article:
The war on the elderly and poor may be moving forward. The Associated Press is reporting that the House and Senate are expected to vote on a budget for the remainder of this fiscal year mid-week. President Obama will reveal his plan to reduce the deficit, in part by scaling back the government's chief health programs for seniors and the poor.
The House, too, may vote on Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's spending plan for next year as Democrats readied arguments that it proposed "Draconian" cuts to Americans who need help the most. Ryan wants to cut Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and student loans.
Congress is in the process of making sure that Friday's "compromise" that would fund the government through September is put into effect. What's next? A fight over raising the nation's debt limit and the election-year budget.
The AP reports, "We've had to bring this president kicking and screaming to the table to cut spending," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on "Fox News Sunday." Presidential adviser David Plouffe said Obama has long been committed to finding ways for the nation to spend within its means. He confirmed that the president would unveil more specifics for deficit reduction with a speech Wednesday that would reveal plans to reduce the government's chief health programs for seniors and the poor.
We hope that president Obama doesn't allow the Republicans to twist his arm into doing something crazy like putting those "Draconian" cuts into effect. If Republicans want to cut those programs, then they can do it when they are in the White House. Besides, Republicans always talk tough on these issues but know in their little mean-spirited hearts that if they go through with their cuts, the majority of those who make use of those services -- White Americans -- would be negatively impacted. But then again, maybe the Republicans under the influence of the Tea Party are finally ready to put their economically-disadvantaged "not-so-distant" cousins out to pasture? Time will tell.
Republicans always talk tough on these issues but know in their little mean-spirited hearts that if they go through with their cuts, the majority of those who make use of those services -- White Americans -- would be negatively impacted
Despite pointing out that WHITE FOLKS are hurt more by "Evil Hearted Republican CUTS" I have little doubt that Dr Burton will join the fray in claiming that these Republican cuts are RACIALLY MOTIVATED.
(Did Dr Burton attend Jack White's journalism classes at Howard University?)
I wonder why we never hear that the destruction of tax bases where Democrats dominate are RACIST?