The dollar is in real trouble, not just because of the games in Washington. It's been coming on for a long time. But in the political circus in Washington, everything of real value - including Social Security - is on the block.
The people most at risk, the regular people of America, don't really have a seat at the table. Our brave Congressman Jim McGovern is a voice in the wilderness there.
So what's their game? In 2009 Newt Gingrich declared a goal of destroying the Obama Presidency, and they've done a pretty good job. Now they're playing chicken with the whole world economy, demanding the dismantling of Obama's only real win, the misbegotten Republican-designed healthcare law dubbed Obamacare, which is a done deal, all the contracts signed - an absurd, unworkable demand. Why?
The Obama Administration, whatever its other failings, has single-mindedly pursued wars and preparations for wars and the building of a huge Security State, as revealed by whisleblowers like Snowden who he has hounded and pursued around the globe. And they've made advanced preparations for dealing with an emergency by imposing martial law.
Now the Tea Party seems to be deliberately driving the economy to the brink of the next disaster, one which could cause suffering, even starvation, on a global scale, and the militias are preparing for war and "revolution".
Is this some kind of terrible high-stakes game? Are they trying to provoke disorder and riots, as an excuse to mobilize their militias? Are they trying to push Obama to declare martial law?
Or to give him the excuse he needs?
What part are we supposed to play? Designated victim? Wait until we're desperate, then give them the riots they expect?
We need instead to present non-violent united mass protest movement, so large and broad they can't ignore us, demanding solutions that work for us all.
We're calling for everyone who wants this swindle stopped - no more cuts and no more wars - to meet on the Worcester Commons at Noon today.