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Lefties must defend Libertarians in this time of crisis, or Bernie Sanders might be next

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Written by Richard Kane   
Friday, 07 December 2012 08:59
Maybe Bernie Sanders is next if he refuses to vote ’yes’ on a bad compromise. The right to refuse taken away goes both ways.

See also,
http://peaceblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/cut-the-military-budget-first/


Rep. Justin Amash spent more of his Michigan web site urging Defense cuts then Bernie Sanders does,
http://amash.house.gov/issue/defense
We must protest him being kicked off the Budget Committee.

And more importantly besides huge cut back in military waste we must try to work out a joint Libertarian-Left non-pork proposal for budget cuts

Only four libertarians and lefties with a joint alternate shadow committee asking for major defense boondoggle cuts and working together on such other matters as internet prescriptions and overseas health care, in exchange for ending the blockage of Cuba and most favored nation status for that nation instead. Some Seniors are are already stretching their checks by retiring to less safe Mexico.

Maybe hundreds as small savings, like no food stamp purchases of soda, can be added up for a joint proposal for budget cuts with Libertarian Congressional Reps.



Cuba with health care would be tempting and save Medicare.

Even ending the embargo and replacing it with favored nation status might not be enough for Cuba to want to provide such free health care.

So Cubans could end up with passes for US excellent intensive care and the world would be like it should be with different rules and laws in different places supplementing each other


http://readersupportednews.org/pm-section/22-22/14673-election-victory-use-it-or-lose-it-push-congress-to-vote-a-policy-change-this-lame-duck-session#comment-253090



http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/83-83/14890-focus-the-fiscal-cliff-is-the-y2k-of-2012#comment-253227


http://my.firedoglake.com/richardkanepa/


http://www.youngphillypolitics.com/whatever_happened_power_positive_thinking#comments
 

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0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-12-08 09:41
I didn't make it clear that Libertarians were kicked off both the budget and finance committees and didn't find out if they have any seats remaining. I can be on the other side of this issue In the past I hoped "Joe" Lieberman would be kicked out of his committees for usually opposing Democrats,

We may or may not have a new system of government depending on the fallout or lack of it.

Daily Kos comments were critical,

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/07/1168171/-Lefties-must-defend-Libertarians-in-this-time-of-crisis-or-Bernie-Sanders-might-be-next
 
 
0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-12-09 17:37
We are all mostly puppets on a string

My arguing with a rebuttal on a conservative libertarian blog
The ruling class likes people to argue about abortion, gay rights even capital punishment and especially sports . . .

http://www.dailypaul.com/265734/lefties-must-defend-libertarians-in-this-crisis-or-bernie-sanders-might-be-next#comment-2860568
 
 
0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-12-10 11:22
There are dangers ahead in our futures, global warming, mass destruction by intent such as total war, unintended mass destruction, bumblebee hive syndrome is a warning, genetically implanting insecticide in corn intended for animal feed produces hardy plants that can crowd out all plants not dependent on insects, even possibly jumping species, and hoping to create a manageable black hole. Or destruction could be total surprise. One theory is that there are inert black holes at the center of most celestial objects if this was the case trying to reach as close to absolute zero as possible could make an inert black hole very active. There are bandade or even phony solutions to our problems, such as the carbon tax and electric cars, except for drivers frequently in traffic jams. If the electricity is produced by fossil fuel electric cars are a net lose. Or in trying to prevent fanatical collapse by raising the retirement age for Social Security, either slow savings on the debt down the road or to the extent 40-year-olds get hired less and thus pay less taxes or get emergency care in place of preventive, a net lose.

Gandhi compared this to blind men feeling an elephant, each one feeling something different. Libertarians are right that financial collapse and a barter only world is a dire danger, and so is global warming a dire danger. Getting the defense budget under control will lessen danger in several directions at once.
 
 
0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-12-14 23:38
The following article explains it better than I,

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/12/13/the-amash-rebellion/
 
 
0 # FDRva 2013-01-06 08:21
It should be noted that the audit of the Fed--championed by Ron Paul and backed by many progressive sorts--provided much of the hard evidence used by Matt Taibbi in his fine piece on "Secrets & Lies of the Bailout," featured elsewhere on this site.
 

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