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The Shutdown Game

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    by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

    What’s at stake in the partial “shutdown” of government? Certainly not Obamacare, which was never in danger. It’s all an exercise in drawing fake lines in the sandbox, so that the bipartisan business of gutting entitlement programs can recommence. Next stop: Grand Bargain junction.


    The Shutdown Game

    by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

    The sanctity of U.S. Treasury notes is what holds the nation – and its global empire – together.”

    The government shutdown battle is more like a Civil War reenactment than the real thing. A face-saving bargain will soon be struck, returning 825,000 furloughed federal employees to their jobs at wages that have been frozen for the past two years – not by the Republicans, but on President Obama’s orders. The clock has been stuck with both hands on “austerity” since Obama came fully out of the closet as a GOP fellow-traveler following the 2010 midterm elections. From that moment on, Republican-imposed gridlock has been the only barrier to Obama’s long-sought Grand Bargain to eviscerate entitlement programs. When the current theatrics are over, Obamacare will remain intact and the president will be back on his ever-rightward stride. The GOP will take Obama up on his offer, earlier this year, to cut Social Security and will probably be offered other bits and pieces of the social safety net in the interest of “shared sacrifice” and domestic peace.

    In the interim, while the reenactors haul their cannons around the cow pasture, waiting for the rich people who call themselves “markets” to signal an end to the charade, rest assured that national security is sacrosanct.

    When the current theatrics are over, Obamacare will remain intact and the president will be back on his ever-rightward stride.”

    For example, the pause in some government spending will have minimal effect on the National Security Agency’s spying on Americans and the rest of the Earth’s inhabitants. The NSA circulated a memo stating that its “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities required to support national or military requirements necessary for national security” are exempt from the fiscal exercise, as are all programs that are necessary for “protection of life and property.” Presumably, that means President Obama can still spend next Tuesday morning selecting the week’s victims for his Kill List.

    Protection of property being the prime directive of both wings of the Corporate Party, democracy will remain in shutdown mode in Detroit and all of Michigan’s largely Black cities, whatever happens on Capitol Hill. The markets are hungry to devour the nation’s pension funds, and have chosen Black locales to perfect the model, secure in the knowledge that nobody of consequence will raise a finger to stop them from filching the nest-eggs of the undeserving classes.

    The disenfranchisement of Detroit under the iron rule of a corporate lawyer is simply another form of “shared sacrifice” necessitated by austerity – which is why the Obama administration challenges voter ID cards in North Carolina but does not deploy the Justice Department to re-enfranchise the majority of Blacks in the state of Michigan, whose votes have been rendered worthless. Detroit’s ability to borrow money – or, in this case, to be stripped of every asset of value for the benefit of Wall Street bankers – trumps citizenship rights, every time.

    The markets are hungry to devour the nation’s pension funds.”

    The same logic will dictate that the Republicans turn the spigot back on. Forget about social justice, the rule of law, and political decorum. The sanctity of U.S. Treasury notes is what holds the nation – and its global empire – together. As the “liberal” economist Paul Krugman writes, “Financial markets have long treated U.S. bonds as the ultimate safe asset; the assumption that America will always honor its debts is the bedrock on which the world financial system rests.” Which is another way of saying that the U.S. maintains its supremacy in the world, not merely by force of arms, but through the artificial supremacy of the dollar, as the world reserve currency. Should the dollar fall from its pedestal, the Empire would have to go out with guns blazing. Or, alternatively, the U.S. would be compelled to adjust to simply being one nation among many on the planet – a prospect too horrible to contemplate.

    Therefore, for the sake of the almighty dollar (blessed be its name) – and because the shutdown has already achieved its purposes – the GOP will call a halt to its action before any money-changers get hurt. The Republicans will have shown their willingness to fight The Obama. Obama will appear to be defending the people from The Republicans. And then they will both slash away at social spending, as was the intention, all along.

    BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at

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    The Shutdown Game

    And the Kabuki theater goes on and on and on. At least we have an idea what's going on from great blogs such as this one.


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    The Tea Party

    The Tea Party is going to teach Barack Obama something life or the "Mirror Mirror on the wall", hasn't told him; it's something you and I learned before we started school, and have been living with every since; but being born in Hawaii where everybody is brown, as opposed to being born in Missouri, or Mississippi, one could begin to think such a thing is irrelevant; but the Tea Party will teach him something that has eluded him for all these years.

    The war on the middle and lower classes

    Indeed you and I share the same insight into this phony "Crisis". The fact is that the president either thinks ALL Americans are stupid, or those who see through his lies are not vocal enough to alert those who have their head buried DEEPLY in the sand at best.

    This is, as we have both written, a fraud. Obama has failed to sell us out with his many attacks on both Socicial Security and Medicare so far and has used every diversion to keep in the headlines anything so he can avoid creating jobs. 

    He neither knows nothing about how to create jobs, or refuses to take the course which neither candidate ever mentioned, that of placing EXCISE TAXES upon all OUTSOURCING, and low priced imports. How? By placing a 5% - 10% EXCISE tax and those OUTSOURCERS , and low priced imports above the retail price of domestically made goods. That and that alone will return the 31 millions who are either unemployed or underemployed back to full reemployment.
    The fact that the near zero interest on savings has cost savers the loss of between $385 Billion  to $545 Billion a year, more than enough to restart the economy. But he cannot kill off the middle and lower classes if he does that, and depopulation is the untimate goal of his bosses.

    Voting for him once, was a mistake, but I voted for Mickey Mouse the second time, who I believed to be a better Democrat.

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    I don't think so Glen, these are slightly different people, they want a piece of "Bamacare", and nothing else will do.

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