I've said it many times: America is the most heavily propagandized
population in the world. And the insidious thing about it is its done
so slickly, and by private interests, that most people are unaware of
All of these "deficit hawks", austerity scolds, and the rest of their
ilk care about one thing, and one thing only: pushing the tax burden
down the income scale and looting the treasury for their own benefit /
that of their employers. All the rest is window dressing.
Between Pete Peterson, the Koch brothers and the Walton family alone,
they've spent billions to convince Americans to sacrifice the poor and
middle class so that the top 0.01% can keep slicing themselves a
larger share of the nation's wealth year after year.
We've got class warfare all right, but it's being waged by front
groups like "Fix the Debt" and "Americans for Prosperity" and others
that pop up as soon as existing AstroTurf fronts are discredited.
It's a never ending battle. And for the most part, the news media
have been (charitably speaking) asleep on the job.