The Roman Congress
By lucas@endneoliberalism On 30 Sep, 2013 At 01:59 PM | Categorized As Neoliberal Alert, Obamacare, Sequestration, Tea Party | With 0 Comments

The economic and military decline of the US Empire is accompanied by domestic cracks that resemble the fall of the Roman Empire; an overly corrupt and self-indulgent Congress is holding the country hostage to maintain the perverted ideology that had destroyed the country in the first place.

The intellectual degradation of the US Empire became clear when Senator Ted Cruz embarked on a fake 21-hour filibuster in which he cited Dr. Seuz and Star Wars to make an invalid argument on how the Affordable Care Act would turn the United States into Nazi Germany.

Cruz is not an ignorant media commentator reading from a prompter. The job of Senators is to pose valid arguments using scientific findings that promote national well-being. Since Obama was elected in 2008, US Senators like Ted Cruz turned the Congress into what would look like if the ‘Jerry Springer Show’ and ‘The Real Housewives from NJ’ had a baby. Cruz’ rampage was too much even for members of his own party; Senator John McCain called Cruz’ supporters a bunch of ‘wacko birds’.

The GOP-Tea Party alliance that came to power promising jobs is now threatening to shut down the government over the defunding of ‘Obamacare’, while they continue to hand out hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate subsidies. Between Sequestration and a now imminent government shutdown, the ‘wacko-birds’ in the GOP-Tea Party will have killed 750,000 jobs by the end of this year.

Economist Robert Reich says “the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the law of the land. A majority of the House and Senate voted for it, the President signed it into law, its constitutionality has been upheld by the Supreme Court, and a majority of Americans reelected the President after an election battle in which the Affordable Care Act was a central issue. Moreover, we don’t repeal laws in this country by holding hostage the entire government of the United States”. Only 7% of Americans agree on defunding or delaying ACA, yet somehow the treasonous right-wing extremists are winning their war on the poor based on the systematic orgy of misinformation that became of the US Congress under their leadership.

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