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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Let Them Eat Cake!

 House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.

Or,as I believe is more historically correct, let them eat brioche is closer to what Marie Antoinette actually spoke before the deluge" "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.
In an unexpected move, lawmakers also agreed on legislation expected to be incorporated into the spending measure that will permit a reduction in benefits for current retirees at economically distressed multiemployer pension plans. Supporters said it was part of an effort to prevent a slow-motion collapse of a system that provides retirement income to millions, but critics objected vehemently.

There was no immediate reaction from the White House to the bill...

These pensions have been sending out alarms for over 20 years.

This is how the present generation of politicians handles these problems: break the promises, break the retirees backs, break any vestige of honesty and honor.

We are living in times where our "rulers" are aggressively stupid and craven. Our leaders cannot analyze and fix; they can only make unreal promises, and then make us all walk a short plank.
After a generation of death and despair, the sun will come up again, and history will forget us.


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