The Super Committee Precedent: Why End The Filibuster Just For Deficit Reduction? | OurFuture.org
Every tax cut, deregulation, privatization, and budget cut destroys jobs, families, and lives.
The filibuster has made a mess of our democracy during the last few years, and yes, this Super Committee is another facet.
To accept as fact that our debt is our number one problem plays into the hands of a few billionaires no matter how you look at it or how it is approached.
Pay down the debt, and you redistribute the wealth of the many - the Middle Class - to the few. This will have zero stimulative action and would simply serve to divide America further into a wealthy class and a huge poor class. It would create no new jobs - direct government jobs would be destroyed, along with secondary and tertiary employment from the business these cuts would eliminate. This austerity would create further pressure on governments to support people as we stir up discontent, and stir up extremist feelings in voters to keep racist, extremist groups like the TeaParty in some position of influence.
If we stop creating debt and spread out payments, interest (admittedly low these days) goes to the very banksters who willfully destroyed our global economy, and received the assets of smaller institutions along with taxpayer bailouts.
What should be filibustered is anything anti-stimulative. Any House or Senate bill that spends money that doesn't create jobs. Any bill that spends money that goes into the hands of billionaires without benefiting the MOST of us. Any bill that allows billionaires to send money overseas whether this creates jobs there, wars there, or fortunes there.
Instead, we live with our broken, FOX and KOCH poisoned system, and we accept it.