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Forum Post: This Is Opportunity

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 2, 2013, 8:55 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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With the United States Government shuttered in repelican intransigence over whether or not it will in fact fund the current law of the land, in this case, the Affordable Care Act; and with the U.S. federal debt ceiling about to be realized sometime around October 17, necessitating yet another budgetary skirmish in this month alone, and with it the prospect of not one shutdown in 17 years but two government shutdowns in less than three weeks; with these factors front and center before the public and with all that these facts do plainly illustrate -

the public is confronted with an opportunity every bit as much as it is a dilemma. If we hold our tongues, and quietly organize ourselves, we could follow the example set by Congress.

Once the debate over the debt ceiling begins, we could call in sick. Take a personal day. We could choose to register our complete and total disgust with this entire process by not going to work and thus, we could rob the federal government of tax revenue - the revenue that would have been generated by that days labor.

Something less than 0.4 % of all revenue collected I am sure, but a significant hit none-the-less. Someone, quick - what's 0.4% of 2.2 trillion U.S. Dollars?

Whether you favor single payer or not, we have this opportunity to state with utter clarity:





Or, we could just go Clubbing



0.4% of $2.2 trillion looks to be about $8.8 **billion** - and that is with a **B** . . . 

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Enough Tea


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[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

Obamacare is far from ideal as it still panders to the Health Insurance Industry too much but it may well be steps towards the right direction and so see - http://www.nationofchange.org/headlines-capture-huge-demand-obamacare-across-country-first-day-rush-busy-start-strong-early-inte-0 & of course the rancid repugnant Tea Party nutters and their corporate masters know it, hence their desperation to stop it at any cost. Never Give Up Resisting the crazy, soulless, ass-hat wearing scum! Occupy Your Heart!

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

I am concerned it is a step in the wrong direction

I understand that ACA contains many rule the insurance companies must comply to

but that puts the government in the position of policing

while rules may be rolled back or unenforced

or never updated

it's a pay to private companies

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 1 year ago

The GOP is unhinged by the ACA & 'their goal is to make us so cynical about government, that we give up' -

http://www.nationofchange.org/gop-unhinged-obamacare-laugh-til-it-hurts-1381318769 - also see

http://www.nationofchange.org/their-real-goal-make-us-all-so-cynical-about-government-we-give-1381241562 &

http://www.nationofchange.org/single-payer-prescription-what-ails-obamacare-1381409793 .

Never Give Up Joining The Dots And Exposing The 1% Agenda! Occupy Democracy!

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

having private companies run the nations health issuance already shirks a public government of trust

the GOP don't give a shit about ACA either way

has anyone check if their private family is invested in insurance

they have made no clear statements for their opposition to it

[-] 1 points by Ache4Change (3340) 1 year ago

Wall Street is licking its lips at the lucrative prospects of the ACA. Thank you for that nice comment. Wendell Potter is a person who really does knows a thing or two about these matters, so please see - http://www.nationofchange.org/what-congress-didn-t-say-obamacare-outlaws-policies-are-essentially-worthless-1383663137 and at the very real risk of making you feel sick to the stomach, also reflect on - http://www.nationofchange.org/can-wall-street-buy-redemption-1383733823 . Never Give Up Exposing Wall Street Greed! Occupy All Streets! Solidarity.


[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

Universal Single Payer Healthcare is precisely my point & we really have to wonder just how Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and most of Europe manage it. Also, I think that you'll be interested in - http://www.nationofchange.org/gop-lemmings-rebrand-beyond-party-stupid-1380727267 . Never Give Up Occupying The Issues! Solidarity.


[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 1 year ago

To you too and here's a useful link to relevant information - http://occupywallst.org/forum/modern-day-asshats-responsible-shutdown/#comment-1007840 Never Give Up! Go Occupy! Solidarity, Peace and also see - http://www.nationofchange.org/single-payer-prescription-what-ails-obamacare-1381409793 .

[-] 1 points by nazihunter (215) 2 years ago

Destroy the repelicans! Down the tubes with the baggers! Let this be the 'END' for them. It's time to put a lead foot on the neck of the two-headed snake.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

The Daily Show ‏@TheDailyShow 6h

March of Dumbs http://on.cc.com/18sLbKk

[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 1 year ago

The Shutdown is proof-positive the 2-party system doesn't work. Teabaggers my ass. One has to ask, how was the Green Party so shut out in elections and these fukers walk right in? Then they hijack the pugs? The problem is while we talk 99%, we realize we really have 50/50, don't we? And one-half is better organized, better financed, and they have a whole lotta stupid sheep they control. They're so stupid in fact, they think it's cool to be one of them. Well I don't imagine OWS is as well-financed and organized, but has excellent ideas for organizing. When you get to 51/49, you try for 52/48, and onward, ever onward. If the other 50 realize the rug is gonna be pulled out from under them, (the truth is a hard sell on a delusional bunch, Hah!), they may come to relatively small amount of senses. Please wake me up for the mid-terms, I'd vote for fukin' daffy duck before I'd vote for any conservative. Oh, I know. Now they say their independents, (meaning even more radical). Give me F@Ck&&G break!

[-] 0 points by nazihunter (215) 1 year ago

repugz r bugs. Step on 'em

[-] 0 points by IrishRevolt (5) 2 years ago

Just remember, whatever is happening is because TPTB want it to be happening. And they know what the next step is as well.

[-] -2 points by WSmith (2697) from Cornelius, OR 2 years ago

do they know if you've been naughty or nice ?



[-] 1 points by IrishRevolt (5) 2 years ago

Theres quite a few provisions in it that put international trade above the court of law, and also put corporate rights above sovereign rights if there is a conflict.


[-] 1 points by IrishRevolt (5) 2 years ago

Its all just internet chatter, no sure way to tell whats going on, accept that in the middle of a gov shutdown and 13 days until debt ceiling/default disaster the president is traveling outside of the country to work on it. Thats how important it is for the corporations. They already have all the "free trade" and zero regulations they want, so what else is there? Legal immunity is a good guess. Perhaps something with the dollar. Honestly who knows, maybe its being called a trade agreement and in reality its something totally different.




[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

It seems to me it was nothing but a power play. The problem is that they just cut their collective nose off to spite their face.


[-] -2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Zen, that is entirely too nice. Unless, of course, their myths resemble rabid animals with big sharp teeth and their own calves.

I was having a Quentin Tarantino moment.








[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Who's behind the 'Tea Party Shut Down' of The USG ? See :

No one is gonna ''shut down the GOP'' as too many idiots have already swallowed that brand of crap 'cause the MSM panders to their self-defeating class snobbery and reactionary prejudices but people - especially the young, need an authentic alternative - NOT just another bunch of Corporate Controlled Bankster Puppets. Also fyi :

OWS is part of a generational struggle, as just voting for and within the duopolistic status quo won't lead to the really lasting change that The 99% crave and know is needed and that's why we are here, right ?!!

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[-] -1 points by holyjohn (0) from Newark, NJ 2 years ago

it is devastation god help us