Friday, March 12, 2010

"Public Option" Never Really an Option

"We the People" are beginning to look like a gaggle of suckers:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/03/12-5

Except, of course, for the select few:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/les-leopold/why-are-we-afraid-to-tax_b_496302.html

(We're not really opposed to progressive taxation -- we simply take good, old-fashioned American pride in giving it all away to the super-rich and super-powerful. They're "our kind of people," after all, the people we most admire and hope someday to become.)

But it's not like we weren't warned centuries ago:

“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
-----Thomas Jefferson, 1816

2 comments:

  1. as with many of these posts, the news is so disheartening and infuriating to me. is there not one honest being in public office?
    good people, trying to trust in those leading us, ought not to be made out as suckers. and yet, it seems as though people are floundering to find positive change and honesty just about anywhere.
    maybe we ought to try something else.

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  2. There are several straight-shooters in Congress, but they're forever marginalized as "extreme" as a consequence of getting things right (like the illegality/unconstitionality/inadvisability of our current military/homeland security operations and policies, the corporate-centered nature of recent health and financial "reform," etc., etc.

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