|The Jack Wade Show||
Ever since the Reagan administration, American politics has gone through a transformation that was so gradual that many of us may not have noticed. On the surface, both parties seemed to be unchanged and to stand for their respective core values, but nothing could be further from the truth. As I see it, in small increments, the officials of both parties have lost control of their respective parties to Washington's real power brokers, “K”
Street corporate lobbyists. These lobbyists seem to be using both parties in a very subtle chess game that uses John and Jane Q. Public as the pawns.
Both parties have a definite role to play in this large scale game of corporate chess. The Republican party, and it's voters have the dubious distinction of being used as useful idiots who, knowingly or unknowingly, have a specific function in corporate America’s game of governing our country from the back seat. That function is to push America's politics further and further to the right. They do so by making extreme and unreasonable demands like insisting that our electeds make draconian cuts to “entitlements” like Social Security and Medicare and by refusing to raise taxes on the rich.
Democratic electeds play a faux conciliatory role in this corporate chess game. They prepare their constituency for grand sellouts that they call Grand Bargains by offering up the prospect of making
stealth cuts to Social Security and Medicare, like chained CPI, instead of blatant cuts like raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67. The extreme positions taken by the GOP make the Democrats, in the form of the President sacrificing our seniors on the Altar of inflation by promoting stealth cuts to Social Security like chained CPI seem downright reasonable and acceptable. That kind of “compromise” is “acceptable” to everyone but seniors who will be forced to live hand to mouth and to real Democrats of the past, like FDR, JFK and LBJ.
The bottom line is that we are the ones who are being played by corporations, the rich and both parties.
Have you noticed that there's no one on Talk Radio who speaks for John and Jane Q. Public? I want to change that situation. When I go into the studio and get on the air, I say the things that you've always wanted to say. The big corporate interests have their lobbyists, I want to be your voice. Just think of me as your guy fighting for your interests.
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