Monday, September 12, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court Taketh Again

At the risk of sounding like a conspirator, please consider the following:

The GOP are filing lawsuits against the health care. They are saying that you cannot force people to pay into the health care system despite this being their idea to begin with. The GOP is intent on taking this challenge all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC), five members of which are bought and paid for by corporations.

If they win, this will be very bad for the working-class people for this will only be the beginning. If the GOP wins in this effort, they will go after the Holy Grail -- Social Security. Once they get the Social Security issue before the U.S. Supreme Court, the GOP will argue that it is illegal to force people to pay into their retirement plan -- Social Security. They will win at the USSC because the power is on their side.

The GOP will offer the alternative of privatizing Social Security, which will put all the money into the hands of the GOP’s other best friend, Wall Street. If healthcare and then social security appears before the USSC it will be a “win-win” for the GOP and a “lose-lose” for all working people and their families.

The potential is there, the threat is real. Look at what all the GOP has done in recent history and ask yourself if this is inconceivable. The working class has been blindsided over and again, the GOP has gone on the offensive in attacking the safety nets put in place to protect the nonrich of this country. Something for all of us to think about.