Quietly, going on today, in Florida under the Republican state legislature that has three fourths of the members of their party, and with a corrupt, former Medicare and Medicaid fraud executive, Rick Scott, able to be elected Governor with no political experience, but having Tea Party support; 180,000 poor, black, Hispanic, college student, and elderly voters will soon be off the voting rolls, without any recourse for most, with the design to fix the election of the members of Congress, and the Presidency, in the Republicans’ hands!
The Republicans have also made registration of new voters much more difficult a procedure, and they are ready to do what happened in 2000 use corrupt methods to help fix the vote, which led to the contested election of George W. Bush, by 537 votes, throwing the election to Bush over Al Gore, who had a national popular vote lead of over a half million votes.
This is not unique to Florida because across the country, many Republican controlled States are purging the voting roles of those who would be voting against the Republican Party. These same State legislators are also passing anti-worker’s rights laws that basically give cart blanch to employers to extort and exploit the Working Middle Classes. They are also quietly pushing through laws giving contribution rewards of special “Tax Breaks,” or removing the responsibility of corporate taxes, and deregulation that does nothing to benefit workers and only makes sure corporations continue raping America.
The results are many Working Middle Class people suffering the brunt of the economic greed which lead to this Depression Downturn. I give the example of the construction worker, his wife, and their five children were living in a comfortable, three bedroom home. The family now resides in a donated trailer on a local campground, having downgraded from about 1900 square feet to about 215. The hard Working Middle Class family’s slide into homelessness started nearly two years ago when the husband lost his construction job. The family’s choice was when the money got tight; the family started having to make some difficult choices. Do you go ahead and make the house payment and keep a roof over your head but have no lights and no water, or do you go ahead and keep those utilities on and forego the house payment, and hope that you can get it caught up? This scenario just kept getting worse to where it got further and further behind until we wound up losing the home. This all lays directly right back to the Deregulation of Banks and Corporations laws that were voted and signed through at Midnight on Fridays in the 2000 to 2004 time frame.
Those who did not look deeper into the truth of what was really going on behind the veiled curtains of “Conservatism,” and voted to enable the “Controlling Republicans,” have only to blame themselves for allowing this to happen.