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Strange email from Alan Grayson. Mentions '1984' book

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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 03:00 PM
The email overall is not strange at all, but what I found as strange is what he mentions in the beginning of his email.

Dear Branden,

Next week, there is going to be a "debate" in Congress on yet another war funding bill. The bill is supposed to pass without debate, so no one will notice.

What George Orwell wrote about in "1984" has come true. What Eisenhower warned us about concerning the "military-industrial complex" has come true. War is a permanent feature of our societal landscape, so much so that no one notices it anymore.

But we're going to change this. Today, we're introducing a bill called 'The War Is Making You Poor Act'. The purpose of this bill is to connect the dots, and to show people in a real and concrete way the cost of these endless wars. We're working to get co-sponsors in Congress, but, we need citizen co-sponsors as well.

Next year's budget allocates $159,000,000,000 to perpetuate the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. That's enough money to eliminate federal income taxes for the first $35,000 of every American's income. Beyond that, leaves over $15 billion to cut the deficit.

And that's what this bill does. It eliminates separate funding for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and eliminates federal income taxes for everyone's first $35,000 of income ($70,000 for couples). Plus it pays down the national debt. Does that sound good to you?

The costs of the war have been rendered invisible. There's no draft. Instead, we take the most vulnerable elements of our population, and give them a choice between unemployment and missile fodder. Government deficits conceal the need to pay in cash for the war.

We put the cost of both guns and butter on our Chinese credit card. In fact, we don't even put these wars on budget; they are still passed using 'emergency supplemental'. A nine-year 'emergency'.

Let's show Congress the cost of these wars is too much for us.

All we are saying is "give peace a chance." We will end these wars.



Alan Grayson

I removed all of the parts that tell you where to go to support the bill since ATS does not permit that kind of stuff. I have highlighted the strnge parts.

[edit on 5/21/10 by Misoir]

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 03:42 PM
I hope Grayson is successful.

He is exactly right when he says 1984 as come true, that Eisenhower's fear about the MIC has come true

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by Bobbox1980

I would love to see Grayson challenge Obama in 2012.


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