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Bush victory: a defeat for the have-nots? - politics


The shouting is over and guidelines for the next four years selected. Judging by past deeds (the best predictor, psychologically, of coming behavior), we can look ahead to:

1. Continual and doubtless extended tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and large Corporations. It is no astonish that the stock advertise soared on the choice news: big big business stands to gain critically by the results. Predictions? A bright endeavor to curb effect lawsuits, no affair how valid, to guard bed line profits and constant tax incentives to offshore jobs to third world countries where labor costs are low, hand protections minimal, and profitability unlimited.

2. Guard of drug companies by barring pharmaceutical imports from Canada and damper of the formation of purchasing cartels for Medicare and other civic programs.

3. Semi-privatization of Common Collateral foremost to the evacuation of advanced paid young employees into clandestine plans, manifestly losing ground the flood of money accessible for in progress and coming recipients.

4. Delayed funding for the jungle of Iraq and assistance for the new Afghani government, benefiting the Haliburtons of the world fairly than the American worker.

5. Escalating isolation all the way through the world as the perceived "big bully of the west" shuns any assistance which burden joint power and dependable accountability.

6. A decreasing prominence on job construction as it is no longer a opinionated football and for that reason a dead horse. The hope is that the unemployed will in the long run take least wage ceremony and acting jobs, the only commonly obtainable positions, and affair will reap the rewards.

7. The jury is still out on what may come to pass to a woman's right of array and committed homosexual unions but we would be well-served to fear cultural ideals legislated by anyone.

The Have-Nots - the jobless, the homeless, the powerless, and the poor - stand to lose what hardly they have in a citizens where the wealthy gain ever more power while the running class, by the thousands, slips lastingly below the poverty line.

"A circle may be clear by how it treats its most vulnerable members. "

Who said that and where is he when we need him?

Virginia Bola is a certified clinical psychologist with deep benefit in Collective Psychology and politics. She has performed remedial armed forces for more than 20 years and has intentional the personal property of cultural air force and employment on the individual. The biographer of an interactive workbook, The Wolf at the Door: An Unemployment Survival Manual, and a monthly ezine, The Worker's Edge, she can be reached at http://www. virginiabola. com


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