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The potential for intensified class warfare with increased chances for violence is developing as Republicans increase their efforts to cut spending on Medicare and food stamps, impose stricter limits on abortion rights as well as try to defund, delay or disrupt the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The longer the government remains disabled the greater the likelihood that control of the federal government will shift from the wealthy to the middle and poorer segments of the population. Labor unions will benefit as champions of the middle and poorer segments of the population.
When the government resumes operating, stock prices and consumer spending will spike and holiday spending will start early.
Breaking News about Events Shaping the Future
New York Times (October 6, 2013)
DRIVING FORCES: David Koch and former Attorney General Edwin Meese III (following DeMint’s quitting the Senate to head the American Heritage Foundation, met with more than three dozen conservative groups to derail the healthcare overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans – including their cautious leaders – to cut off financing for the entire federal government)
“[The United Auto Workers] has recruited thousands of union members in Brazil to picket Nissan dealerships…[and] sent a team of Mississippi ministers and workers to South Africa, where Nissan has an assembly plant, to try to embarrass the company with accusations that it violates workers rights in its Canton plant…[The U.A.W.’s president said] unions in Japan, Germany, Australia and Britain are backing the Mississippi fight.”