We know what you’re thinking when you read the title of this blog. What does the debt ceiling have to do with a practice that this country has long abolished? Let us explain why the debt ceiling crisis is about slavery when you consider the why’s and the who’s.
First, it is important to realize the vast differences between the Democrats, specifically President Biden, and the Republicans with regard to their views of what is the real role of the government.
For the Republicans, one can sum it up in two ideologies. One ideology dictates that the government steps out of the way for the well-off and the rich to benefit even more from policies that drive income inequalities. The other deals with sustaining a stable work force with little room to improve, and which includes individuals working 2 or 3 jobs, to keep the engine of capitalism steaming.
Government social programs help the poor and afford them to work one job at a time when the pay is $7.25 an hour, which is contrary to the GOP core beliefs.
The Democrats, on the other hand, champion the less fortunate, ergo the notion of taxing the rich to move the needle on income inequality with money to keep federal help, like food stamps and Medicaid in place.
Those two ideologies are clashing, and the raising of the debt ceiling is the crossroads that decide who wins this battle.
When the Republicans aim to cut government programs that help the poor, it is not because they fear a higher debt cataclysm.
The focus of the Republicans remains on cutting spending and the Democrats on taxing the rich to generate more revenues the government could use in support of programs to benefit the middle class and the working families.
When the Republicans aim to cut government programs that help the poor, it is not because they fear a higher debt cataclysm. After all, in four years, Donald Trump raised the debt ceiling by $7 Trillions, $1.7 Trillions of which gave billionaires more billions to play with. The belief that more money in the hands of accomplished Americans trickle down to the poor man is one of the biggest myth President Ronald Reagan sold the American people. With much success.
Rich people usually keep the money to themselves.
A working American on the lower economic scale can often afford, when the government steps up to assist, to manage living decently working only one job.
WORKING 2 TO 3 JOBS
A working American on the lower economic scale can often afford, when the government steps up to assist, to manage living decently working only one job. This means that the economy would need more labor to fill the vacancies left by the federally supported working person who now works fewer jobs. This will require more people joining the work force, and since these people come from a supply of immigrants that enter the country, the Republicans want to cut spending as a side benefit to also stem the flow of immigration.
The less assistance, the harder people work, sometimes 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet, and the fewer immigrants we require to enter the workforce. Forcing people to work more for less is economic slavery.
This makes the debt ceiling crisis about slavery, which is baked in the DNA of this country. What do you think employing children to clean slaughterhouses is all about? Cheap labor, which proves that the slavery mindset some of the white baby boomers in this country have always boasted they have never been able to shed.
Less federal help for working families also means running big bills for healthcare, which also benefit the same GOP politicians as lobbyists contribute to their campaigns for re-election.