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Wherefore Art Thou, Fiscal Cliff?
Oh Fiscal Cliff tune: Oh Tannenbaum
Politicians in Washington, DC are using a form of disaster capitalism to push through drastic austerity measures that would hurt the 99%.
Protesters in Palo Alto today said they want to swing the national debate away from the debt ceiling to real talks about what the people actually want: help for people in need...not austerity for the 99% and bailouts for the rich.
The Raging Grannies led singing that questioned the reality of a fiscal "cliff" (see song above). Since this was a daytime event, most of the demonstrators were, like the Grannies, gray haired, but concerned citizens from ages 2 to 92 participated. The event aired on two local news channels.
downtown Palo Alto
"More government for people, less government for Imperialist War"
Cuts to medicare, medicaid, and social security
...interviews Cilla Raughley, in elf costume
...rode Caltrain to Palo Alto by bike and train, was there in 15 minutes! Portable bike packs up on train