Letters and Politics, for June 29, 2011 - 10:00am
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Great show! I just love us Anglo men...we know so much!
Tropic of Chaos...Are some guys analyzing it, contributing to it or creating it? Is it always really global warming, or is this some kind of research at the top who are using science to test out ionospheric contributions or chaos so they can scare all the wrong people into submission? Is this like making up stories about people so you can ruin them? Some of these guys' lies and distortions are going to come after them.
I am concerned that the only thing the Congress, with too many guys above 60, worries about is "Medicare and Social Security". Is this not a bit selfish and self absorbed? It is like they are defending and protecting programs not because it is a social protection program, because it serves their immediate economic comfort and convenience. Frankly people need to go Congressman by Congressman (or woman) and use some kind of litmus test for viability for real reform. These people are getting away with not doing anything other to say yeh or ney to whatever comes from the top of their power pyramid, or from each other. They need to do some brainwork, hard work, honest work and courageous work.
If there is one thing worse than lack of smarts or intelligence it is "lack of courage" or "cowardliness". Many immigrants and minorities have shown more courage and integrity than these Congress bufoons. Obama is struggling with these people who are not doing their job. Who gave the tax breaks? Not the President, but the Congress! They'd accuse everyone who disagreed with them as being "difficult, non-compromising, impractical, too idealistic, bad for business, bad for growth...etc."
These morons do not come up with anything new, different and relevant. Republicans are accused of being dumb or crazy or ruthless or selfish. Democrats are accused of being cowardly, scared, weak or too congenial. Both are problems.
I like your interviewer who admitted that compromise for short term gains only keeps the system going in the wrong direction for a long time. This is why Progressives are not terribly fond of the good ole boys among Democrats either.
I worry that some social programs are being used by corporations already. They are already using the system to make money. I believe some change to existing programs is necessary.
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