The fiscal cliff is another trick of privatization being played upon the people of the United States in favor of the corporate handlers who hold sway over an increasingly oligarchic Congress.
No deal at all would be better than an agreement that cuts entitlements.
The fiscal cliff that Congress has created is dangerous, but not as bad as the so-called bargain that they say must be made.
In January, Congress could easily revive the lower tax rates for all but the top 2 percent.
The so-called automatic spending cuts would not start immediately, giving a Congress that truly cared time to deal with this problem in a way that favored a majority of Americans instead of the elite few. The new Congress could also reverse the planned cuts to domestic and militarily spending.
Our fragile economic recovery would surely be weakened by those cuts, threatening the loss of more jobs and frightening Wall Street.
Instead of rushing us madly toward austerity and the privatization of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security for the profit of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries Congress should be placing attention on job growth. Selling out social programs to the highest bidder is the real goal of the Republicans in the House of Representatives and some members of the Senate.
It won't help us, but it will make their friends a lot of money.
The progressive members of both Houses, the President, and we as the people supposedly being represented will need to stand up and have or voices heard or we will have to take the crumbs that the Plutocrats leave for us.