E foarte simplă: scutiri de taxe şi de impozite pentru bogaţi, austeritate bugetară pentru săraci. Nu vă bucuraţi, nu e vorba despre România, este vorba despre SUA, în contextul revoltelor din nordul(şi sudul? că se mişcă şi ăia din Zimbabwe) Africii şi din Orientul Mijlociu. Găsiţi o mulţime de date şi de fapte în sprijinul acestei afirmaţii în cartea lui David DeGraw, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” Aici sunt publicate fragmente din carte, şi merită să le daţi atenţie:
"Let’s recap the statistics: we have 59 million people without healthcare, 52 million in poverty, 44 million on food stamps, 30 million in need of work, seven million foreclosed upon and five million homes over two months late in their mortgage payments. Meanwhile, all new political policies and proposals on the table, on the state and federal level, are committed to major cuts in social services. In a sign of what’s to come, Obama’s first disclosed spending cut targets the poor...
“To prove it is ‘serious’ about the deficit, the White House proposes cutting a program that helps pay heating bills. The Obama administration… will propose big cuts to a program that provides energy assistance to poor people when it unveils its suggested 2012 budget. ‘The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP… would see funding drop by about $2.5 billion from an authorized 2009 total of $5.1 billion.’ The news is generating a lot of outrage… in large part because of a paragraph that suggests that the White House wants to gain political advantage from being seen as tough on the most vulnerable Americans — people who can’t afford heating oil during cold winters…. If the White House wants to convince Americans that it is serious about budget discipline, it should do so by ‘going after powerful vested interests rather than those least able to defend themselves within the political arena.’ The White House could redouble its efforts to cut oil company subsidies or repeal tax cuts for the rich, for example.”
Vă sună cunoscut? Ce vrea să facă boc şi ceata lui de voşi şi de tembeli? Păi, să taie subvenţiile pentru căldură şi alte ajutoare pentru săraci!
DeGraw îl citează pe editorialistul NYT, Bob Herbert, care spunea, într-un articol, "Democraţia americană zdrobită de elitele economice": "One state after another is reporting that it cannot pay its bills. Public employees across the country are walking the plank by the tens of thousands. Camden, N.J., a stricken city with a serious crime problem, laid off nearly half of its police force. Medicaid, the program that provides health benefits to the poor, is under savage assault from nearly all quarters.
The poor, who are suffering from an all-out depression, are never heard from. In terms of their clout, they might as well not exist. The Obama forces reportedly want to raise a billion dollars or more for the president’s re-election bid. Politicians in search of that kind of cash won’t be talking much about the wants and needs of the poor. They’ll be genuflecting before the very rich.”
Să n-o lungim: un astfel de sistem nu are cum funcţiona aşa pe termen lung. Mai devreme sau mai târziu o să crape. Iar cei foarte bogaţi vor regreta amarnic fiece bănuţ primit cadou din sărăcia altora. Dacă vor mai avea timp de regrete...