THEY ARE LYING AGAIN!
For any of you who like to sit back and trust the government, you only have to go as far back as the Iraq war to prove that the president, secretary of state, Pentagon and media will readily lie to you to follow their own agenda. Even if that lie costs us tons of dead and injured American soldiers, possibly a million of dead/displaced Iraqis and we spent an unnecessary fortune doing it. If this weren't enough, our attacks on innocent people will create ill will towards us from around the world and generations of future terrorists to come. But the US government will lie, cheat and risk ANYTHING to make sure that their corporate campaign donors get their money's worth and craft policies which favor their profits while average Americans are forced to make choices between sending their kids to school and saving their homes. Or even affording their medications as many seniors can't.
Now the government and the media are conspiring to lie to us again on this fiscal cliff nonsense, which is a non-crisis. We just voted that we wanted to tax the rich and 60% of the country are in favor of this. Isn't that bi-partisan? So then why are both parties shying away from what we want and focusing on which social social safety nets need to be cut? Obama has a strong hand, but refuses to use it. So he and other democrats' approach to this grand bargain do not reflect the views of the hard-hit people who JUST reelected them.
MOVEON: The first thing to know about the so-called "fiscal cliff" is that it's not a cliff—it's a choice. It's a choice between making the 1% richer at the expense of everyone else, or lifting up 100% of Americans. It's a choice between American prosperity and European austerity.
In this sharp new video, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich breaks down the fiscal choice in 2 minutes and 30 seconds—with pictures too. And he gives Democrats the inside scoop on how to fight and win this fiscal showdown for the middle class.
Even if you don't usually watch videos like this, you've got to watch this one. Reich's video on Mitt Romney's economic plan went viral—half a million people watched and shared it—because it was so illuminating. Share this one with your friends and family so they understand what's at stake now, and how we can win.
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO BY ROBERT REICH WHO BREAKS THIS ALL DOWN IN A SHORT AND VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND VIDEO.