Spoiled Rotten

Spoiled Rotten

How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic

Book - 2012
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Presents a history of the Democratic party in the United States that examines tragic decline of the coalition that has long since abandoned its Jacksonian ideals.
Publisher: New York : Broadside Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062041173
0062041177
9780062041159
0062041150
Branch Call Number: 324.2736 COST
Characteristics: x, 355 p. ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Aug 09, 2013

This book is a perfect example of the propaganda tract so common today, a pre-financed diatribe against something (the health INSURANCE bill, the "stimulus" bill, the so-called "financial reform" bill - - the Dodd Frank Act, and so forth) which the Wall Street-supported neocons really want, just as those so-called democrats - - in name only - - also support. They posture against it, while actively seeking it - - the ACA, the Affordable Care Act, now adopted by the Obama administration by the original pejorative, Obamacare, does nothing to halt the rise of healthcare costs, while assiduously allowing the private health insurance industry to take over all of health care, and privatizing tax collection by allowing private companies to contact the IRS to enact penalties against the citizenry, and on and on. This book is pure claptrap! (Another example which may, or may not, have fallen by the wayside is "cap-and-trade" which is an extension of the shadow banking scam, sending free money to Wall Street banks and oil companies by assigning artificial value to carbon permits, et cetera. The republicans are ostensibly against it, therefore creating the notion that it must be good, and the democrats support it, even though it does nothing against climate change, but everything for the profit margins of banks and oil companies!) [That stimulus bill was so watered down that many of those funds went immediately overseas as foreign investment - - just as the Bretton Woods Committee so lobbied for with their lobbying of the House Speaker and the Senate Majority Leader.]

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ReadRobin
Aug 08, 2013

Actually I did not read the whole book--but when I read what Jay Cost said about the Tea Party being a real faction I knew that he was totally biased in his view--the Tea Party was set up 10 years ago by the Koch brothers who have been providing the money--only recently did a group calling themselves the “Tea Party Patriots” start reaching out to individuals for money, and the oaths the Tea Party groups have been demanding from office seekers, who swear to never raise taxes ever for any reason, are a contract that nullifies or makes fraudulent the oath of office taken by House and Senate officeholders.

Enjoy the book. Or not.

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ReadRobin
Aug 08, 2013

When I read what Jay Cost said about the Tea Party being a real faction I knew that he was totally biased in his view--the Tea Party was set up 10 years ago by the Koch brothers who have been providing the money--only recently did a group calling themselves the “Tea Party Patriots” start reaching out to individuals for money, and the oaths the Tea Party groups have been demanding from office seekers, who swear to never raise taxes ever for any reason, are a contract that nullifies or makes fraudulent the oath of office taken by House and Senate officeholders.

Enjoy the book. Or not.

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