17 December 2010

Surviving The Republican Recession

Reposted from Jobsanger

It's taken the recession years to do it, but they've finally succeeded in giving this country back to the rich (and in the process, screwing everyone else). They've fixed it so the rich have most of the wealth and income of the country (back to pre-Depression levels) and seem intent on giving even more to the richest Americans. As we've seen in the last couple of days they're willing to sacrifice the small tax cuts to workers to make sure the rich get their massive cuts.

Of course this, along with their continuing support of corporate outsourcing of the few good jobs left in America, will just lengthen and deepen the recession for all other Americans. And they've capped this off by denying an extension of unemployment benefits to the people their policies have thrown out of work. Now they want to start the dismantling of Social Security and other social programs to make sure their rich benefactors won't have to pay any future taxes.

The upshot of all of this is that the vast majority of Americans are in deep trouble, and there is little prospect of things getting better any time soon. Blogger Badtux, the Snarky Penguin, has been giving advice to ordinary Americans on how to survive the Republican recession and yesterday he offered up an affordable recipe to help Americans get their needed protein. As a public service, I now reprint Badtux's excellent recipe post. I hope you never need it, but the way things are going I wouldn't bet against it. Badtux says:

Congress has thus far refused to extend unemployment benefits despite the fact that there are over 10 people unemployed for every open job in America, so here's a good recipe for you to get your daily protein intake. Most of these ingredients should be available at your local food bank, other than the meat, which is the important source of protein that you need to maintain health:
Rat Croquettes
Dress rats ready to cook; cook until meat falls off the bones, then let cool. Work out the bones with your hands and chop meat fine; season with a little salt, pepper and sage. Make into cakes. Roll in cornmeal and finally, fry in butter.
That is Congress's message to the unemployed: Let them eat rats.
-- Badtux the Culinary Penguin
Posted by Ted McLaughlin

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