Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I Don't Get It!


While 1 percent of the wealthiest in the United States dance to the bank, President Bush is planning on cutting the budget to reduce food stamps, housing, education assistance and Medicaid for the poor. Yet, he plans to increase tax breaks for the rich.

These cuts are being proposed to offset the cost of the war in Iraq and to rebuild New Orleans. It would seem that the categories he is planning on cutting are the very ones that the displaced residents would need to aid their families while they try to get back on their feet.

Talk to me....I need to understand why the smallest and the weakest is the first target.
Please help me to understand why the poor is always the one to suffer, while the rich get richer and they are only 1 percent of the population. Why do we just sit back and watch it happen?

36 comments:

gramyactress@21 said...

I know this is so true.. this is b/c this will benefit him. this will make him stay rich.

Brea said...

You can never understand greed and corruption.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Because the rich know that the voice of the poor will not be heard. The powerful drown it out, distract from it and derail any movement otherwise.

We need to impeach the goons, and clean house.

I'm so angry right now, sorry....
~Deb

lady in satin said...

Its so unfortunate and it infuriates me. But it seems like there is nothing that I can do to influence the government otherwise. There would have to be a massive effort on the people's behalf to try to protest what the feds are doing...like the million man march. Or some other mass demoonstration like that. I feel thats the only way. The people need to rise up and let their collective voices be heard!

Until then...the feds are going to do whatever they want, whether its in our best interest or not!

Unconquerable Soul said...

I think there are a select few that are on the battle fields with the fortunate. Unfortunately, there are many people that don't know what is going on in the world and don't know how important politics plays in their daily lives.

There are millions of people that live in poverty across America. Imagine if they elected someone who advocated for them. That would shift grounds on who is winning the fight.

NellaBella said...

I dont understand why this happens. I believe they should help the poor. Help school's help childern.... rich people should never come first...they will always be rich if they know what they are doing!!

JazeGma2 said...

When you take cuts away from those less fortunate, how can you tell them I care about you and your well being? It's sad to see that so much has already been lost and more will be lost. The cuts are not only going to affect those from New Orleans and other disasters but those already in need as well. The impact of such major cuts is going to be overwhelming.

momyblogR said...

Great, great question. I too would love to know that answer to that. If you find it PLEASE let me know.

:)

Hasan Mubarak said...

One thing I never understood that when we, on the other side of the globe, knew what kind of misery Iraq & Afghanistan wars can bring to millions of poors, then, how come Americans voted for Mr.Bush.

Did they not know, that this would also have a terrible impact on the U.S. economy, which, in turn, would most affect the poor of America...

Hasan Mubarak said...

If the poor are 99% of the whole population of the U.S., they could easily have ousted Mr. Bush's government.

Clay said...

i cant believe all these things can happen and the public is barely informed - very sad and scary.

Shirazi said...

Because the rule of this Jungle we all are living in is this: Might is right. No?

Stacy-Deanne said...

Rose I don't understand it myself. As for the citizens, well you know we can only do so much. If only we could bring back a government whom we can trust and believe in, things would be much better. Since Bush America's become a hostile place and every single day exposes some sort of corruption. Some people make fun of Clinton but look at how much better things were then. The public was happy and the economy thrived. Now it's so depressing to me I can't even stand to read the news. Every time I turn on the television there is some tragedy or problem with Bush as the center of it. If we don't get the morale of the people back up, America will never be as unified as before. A lot of people claim they won't even vote next time because it's just too disheartening to see what America has turned into. Things can only get better but we used to be such a happy nation. Then again how can we with all of these problems and no one taking care of them? Great post!

Ruben said...

Bush is an idiot and has no idea on how to run this country. His answer to everything is to give out tax cuts to people who are financially secure while poor people continue to drown in debt.

Groove said...

Rose you touched on somethings that no one understands, and chances are we never will. Sad situation.

TeeBee said...

So true. We have greedy people running this country. However, I believe in karma.

Tre said...

Plain and simple GREED.

Jdid said...

cause its easier to pick on the poor

E said...

It's really hard to find any logic in anything the federal government does.

Deirdre said...

Greed is somethig that has always concerned me...it always concerned me.

I mean what do the rich need with more money...they kill themselves over what they already have...

makes no sense to me:)

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No_the_game said...

Mrs. Rose,

If you look at societal structure of any country without rich people society will not advance. Governments, rules, laws were written for rich people and their own interest. They are the heart and soul of societal structure. If there were not rich people, poor ppl would not find a job. I mean it. There is need for active citizen groups to keep rich, overconfident people on check. Rich people get rich for taking risk and extra stress. Poor ppl lack of courage and guts that rich people possess. So poor ppl do not deserve more because we do not have guts to take risk and speak out loud enough.
Disclaimer: I am not rich or do not come from a rich family.

Brownsoul said...

My theory: the rich can't be rich if there aren't any poor folks to exploit.

Poverty is at the root of many of our social problems...if not all. Of all industrialized nations the U.S. has greatest number of people below poverty....I can't even begin to explain why that is.

Funny though, how we (the U.S.) hold ourselves so high above the rest of the world--quick to point out injustices and social problems in other nations, yet we seem to ignore I our own.

ManNMotion said...

It's like the bullies in junior high school, if someone won't fight back, if they just take it, the bullies know they're weak and take advantage pretty much forever. And if they don't stand up for themselves, it doesn't matter if someone else tries to do it for them. Because the bullies know that you can't save someone from themeselves.

Marcus Harris said...

Because poor people weren't paying $2000/plate at fundraising luncheons along his campaign trail.

If you watched "Fahrenheit 911," you'd hear him say it out of his own mouth at a fundraising event: "What an impressive crowd: the 'Haves,' and the 'Have-Mores.' Some people call you the elite; I call you my base."

Enough said.

Brotha Buck said...

Rose, you're gonna throw rocks at me, but I think because they don't contribute much, only taking, their stuff gets cut first. The thing is, "rich folks" as they say are actually people like you and I. People who work and pay our way. Those tax cuts will help middle class working tax paying folks like you and I.

BossMack said...

Bring your ass to see me!

M-Dubb said...

We live in a day of apathy. That and there's always another battle needing to be fought. We're gathering for commemorative events such as the Millions More Movement and taking time to protest Sex and the City ending. I've never seen anybody get up a group to oust Bush, but I saw several every time "Touched by an Angel" faced cancellation.

defiant goddess said...

Because the poor don't donate millions of dollars to campaigns. And we don't have any oil.

T`bou said...

So true, an indication of who's not voting to keep people like BUSH and his policies out of our lives. The governement should be working for the people and not the other way around.

crallspace said...

Damn straight! Bush's policies are horrid.

He has to please his base- the powerful, corrupt, and rich.. cuz without them and their deceit... and all that money, he would have never successfully stolen both elections.

crallspace said...

Damn.. some pretty intellignet comments. Why can't more people like you comment at my blog? I get all the Republicans, folks with wool pulled over their eyes, and people who think that everything's OK, and I'm buying into some conspiracy.

Deb S. said...

I agree with Brea.

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