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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:47 AM

Extremism Hurting State Governments

The following interview originally aired on the June 23rd, 2013 episode of Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. By most reports, things in Wisconsin are headed south thanks to Republican governor Scott Walker – everything from job creation to voting rights has taken a dive. And now it looks like the state of North Carolina wants to follow in Wisconsin’s footsteps. Ring of Fire guest host Farron Cousins talks to author and Nation Magazine contributor Ari Berman about us why North Carolina is the new Wisconsin.



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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

1. This is just the beginning of the ALEC plan for the US!!

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:05 PM

2. It's amazing to me that most people don't realize that

 

that's the entire point of the radical Republican agenda. They want government, in general, to cease to be an impediment to the plans of major corporations.

Worker protections, consumer protections, assistance for the poor or unemployed (drives up labor costs and reduces modestly the fear of losing one's job), commonly held resources (e.g., unexploited markets), the very idea that the 'people' may act directly against the interests of corporations through popular government - these have been targets for a very long time (only up until fairly recently the work has been subtle).

'The government is the enemy' propaganda, pro-corporate propaganda (most people allow an hour or more of that into their homes through commercial television just about every day/night), cutting assistance for the poor by using the 'we can't afford it' BS selling point, that's all part of the plan. Oh - and keeping public capacity for sifting through controversial issues focused squarely on 'cultural' issues, such as abortion, God, gays and guns - that keeps citizens from directing much attention and energy toward the more complex questions of corporate takeover and de-fanging of government.

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