10 min video:
A doctor and two activist/citizens talk with me about why this *lack of discussion inside the meeting is critical to the meeting being honest and meaningful and how it is being billed as democratic when it is not.
This video has three people explaining what is happening, which is sad to say, is actually they explain that which is not being talked about at the private funded Town Hall meeting inside. Things like Social Security, Health Care, Military Spending, Wall Street& housing bailout, Medicare and more in regards to this deficit and real honest solutions.
(quote from previous PIMC post about this protest)
As many people are aware, the right wing and corporate media have been ginning up a scare over federal budgetary deficits. The scare is being used in the short term to obstruct extension of unemployment benefits and more vigorous efforts to create jobs and bring the "recovery" to ordinary people.
In the long term, it is being used to set up an attack on Social Security and Medicare, despite the fact that these programs have their own revenue streams through payroll taxes and in fact subsidize other federal spending, notably the bloated military with its thousands of bases and destructive, wealth-draining wars.
The "Our Budget, Our Economy Town Hall" organized by a group called America Speaks as part of a national series of events is susceptible to misuse to advance this deficit scare agenda with its attacks on economic recovery spending, unemployment benefits and human needs spending. The purpose of the actions on Saturday outside of the "town hall" is to demonstrate rejection of the deficit scare agenda and to demand protection of human needs spending and cuts to destructive and bloated military spending.