today’s e-message from Barack Obama; it p!sses me purple, and so does he.
Tuesday, (<the link) November 26th, 2013
When You Sit Down to Thanksgiving Dinner This Year, Remember This:
For decades, Congress has authorized SNAP in a bipartisan fashion through the Farm Bill. They don’t have to do it in a way that hurts children, seniors, veterans, and vulnerable families. Learn more, and pass it on:
Yes, the ever-increasng hunger of these hungry children and families will all be down to House Republicans. Your Grand Bargains on Social Security cuts, Medicaid Cuts and Medicare cuts, not to mention the people who will die from want of health care due to your rank ObomaDontCare legacy policy will likely be blamed on Republicans by you, too.
Do you know how many people want to be employed, but can’t find jobs? Where is your Jobs plan? Still trickling down from Wall Street? How many of us are living on the street now, and don’t even have a fucking address to get some smidgin of what’s left of the Social Safety net you say needs austerity fixes? You.lie. with this propaganda, Mr. President. This bullshit, as you try to fast track the TPP and TAFTA, and ensure we’re ruled even more by Corporate Power. Well, gnaw on a turkey leg for me, okay? And gnaw one for all those who will look at their children tomorrow and feel ashamed, degraded, depressed for not being able to provide for them.
And as you and Arne Duncan Race to the Bottom with your school closings around the nation, I’m sure you can be proud that you are privatizing once-public education to beat the band. Your friends like Bill Gates and the manufacturers of online-school software must love your concern for
their bottom lines American children.
I hope on Thanksgiving you bow your head and ask forgiveness for all the suffering you’re causing now, will in the future, and have already caused both in this nation and around the globe. I will leave it to the Creator to forgive you; I will not. Will your daughters forgive you once they’re old enough to grasp what their father has wrought?
(I hope you forgive me for this interruption; i was working on a piece 180 different when this came into my Inbox, and I just had to share it with you to get it out of me.)