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Originally posted by neo96
its a given that anyone who pushes communism has never lived under it.
If the left wingers were threatening to default the country then I would denounce them as I am denouncing the republican tea party.
.... If interim or full-year appropriations are not enacted into law, the time interval when agency appropriations are not enacted is referred to as a “funding gap.”5 A funding gap also may occur any time a CR expires and another CR (or regular appropriations bill) is not enacted immediately thereafter. When a funding gap occurs, the federal government begins a “shutdown” of the affected activities, including the furlough of non-emergency personnel and curtailment of agency activities and services. Programs that are funded by laws other than annual appropriations acts (e.g., entitlements like Social Security) also may be affected by a funding gap, if program execution relies on activities that receive annually appropriated funding....
Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
If you could ever pull your head out of knee-jerk partisanship, you'd realize that thinking the Tea Party has been hijacked and that the Tea Party caucus in the House are either idiots or traitors doesn't automatically mean that anyone holds Pelosi, the Dems, or Huffington in high regard. Both parties have screwed up, ignored the country's needs, etc...but what did you expect? They mostly all come from the same class, the same colleges, the sam fraternities and sororities.
They represent the same people, and those people aren't us.
Capitalism as currently practiced in the US is a major failure and needs overhaul.
Saying that doesn'r make me a commie or a socialist, it makes me a realist.
Calling me either a commie or a soc makes you just abysmally ignorant and unwilling to face realities.
Originally posted by poet1b
You people who have bought into this free market advertising campaign, who fail to see that the free market concept is nothing but repackaged communism, are helping those who want to destroy the government of the U.S., and turn control of our country over to International Corporations, primarily the bankers.
Oh Jesus... you serious? Get out of here with that.
Globalists only pretend to be progressives as they sometimes pretend to be conservatives.
When globalists start talking about ending war and feeding the starving, and gearing resources to ending suffering for all in the earth then they will be true progressives
Africa's Future and the World Bank's Support to it
With Africa facing an unprecedented opportunity to transform itself and improve the lives of its people, the World Bank is responding with a new, ambitious strategy which could help African economies take off.
# Competitiveness and employment -
The plan will assist countries to diversify their economies and generate jobs, especially for the 7-10 million young people entering the labor force each year. It will help to close the gap between infrastructure needs and investments -- currently about $48 billion annually -- and support efforts to make it easier for business to operate. In addition, the plan will focus on building the skills of workers.
# Vulnerability and resilience - Africa’s poor are directly affected by shocks -- economic, health-related, natural disasters and conflict -- which keep them in poverty. By focusing on better health care, dealing preemptively with the effects of climate change through improved irrigation and water management, and strengthening public agencies to share resources more fairly and build consensus, the plan seeks to reduce the number of shocks and limit the damage from those that do occur.
# Governance and public sector capacity -
Critical services, in education, health and basic infrastructure, are too often either not delivered or delivered badly because of weak management of public funds. The Bank’s program of support aims to give citizens better information on what they should expect from their governments, as well as the capacity to report on instances when services are not delivered properly. The Bank will also work directly with governments to help them improve their systems and capacity to deliver basic services and manage accounts. web.worldbank.org...:22846778~pagePK:146736~piPK:226340~theSitePK:258644,00.html
.....as the North congratulates itself and celebrates, the South and its three billion poor will tear out their hair in rage. For the operations of these agencies there have been catastrophic. Instead of development and favorable adjustment, the Third World today is in an accelerated spiral of economic and social decline. That decline is linked directly to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
IMF-World Bank structural adjustment programs (SAPs) are designed to reduce consumption in developing countries and to redirect resources to manufacturing exports for the repayment of debt. This has caused overproduction of primary products and a precipitous fall in their prices. It has also led to the devastation of traditional agriculture and to the emergence of hordes of landless farmers in virtually every country in which the World Bank and IMF operate. Food security has declined dramatically in all Third World regions, but in Africa in particular... www.thirdworldtraveler.com...
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by Jezus
If you do some research you will find the "grass roots" claims are completely fabricated.
I was part of the base group before the word "Tea Party" was ever even coined! That was several years ago.
Is TPTB trying to grab control or sideline them? OF COURSE! What the heck did you expect? For them to say "OH, sorry, will give back all the money and power we stole"???
But the grass roots groups have been around since before the 2008 election, here are some I have had "dealings with"
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
It's absurd to pretend that the only people critical of the GOP are Democrats.
I appreciate the fact that grass roots groups do exist...
However, the tea party actions and the corporate agenda on the federal level are completely linked.
Spare me the lecture...I know the theoretical differences.
Whatever it is, it's being passed off as capitalism, and whatever you call it it is a failure.