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  •  While it is nice to have (19+ / 0-)

    reports by folks who are paid to do reports which confirm what millions of Americans already know -- most folks aren't looking at graphs and well-drafted pages.  They are looking in their refrigerators (if they have one or the power is on), at their stack of bills, and many at their children.  

    Is there a "report" that truly reflects reality --- like the WPA Artist's Project which actually photographed and recorded real stories?

    Forgive me, Meteor Blades -- my pissiness isn't aimed at you -- just at the fact that we need a fucking report to state the obvious for the last several years.

    Vi er alle norske " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 02:17:58 PM PDT

    •  The trouble is that we have quite... (23+ / 0-)

      ...a large number of politicians, including some Democrats, who don't seem to get it until they have a chart staring them in the face, if then.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 02:24:34 PM PDT

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      •  I honestly can count (4+ / 0-)
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        on very few fingers any politician who gets it.  Mr. Smith Goes To Washington was filmed long before my birth.  During the last 40 years of my political activism, I've been grateful for what I deem "crumbs" from politicians in the larger scheme of things.

        Vi er alle norske " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

        by gchaucer2 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 02:27:17 PM PDT

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      •  Hmph! (1+ / 0-)
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        Charts, schmarts!!!  Those assholes wouldn't get it if a whole truckload of sick, starving American children was staring them in the face.....mostly 'cuz they wouldn't allow themselves to get it.

        A pox on them all......

        Well, it sure is a mess, ain’t it, Sheriff….
        Yep, and if it ain’t it’ll do ‘til the mess gets here.

        Liberal = We're all in this together
        Conservative = Every man for himself
        Who you gonna call?

    •  Excellent post, gchaucer2... (1+ / 0-)
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      Why, oh why, don't these economists come up with a measure that lets us know how unemployment, economic inflation, medical costs, AND GDP effect the REAL economy. Or, maybe they do, and the MSM don't report it?

    •  There have been a lot of reports (0+ / 0-)

      Many are on PBS. The news has shown them (as well as paying attention to the situation in Haiti tonight, Japan a few days ago).

      Frontline has done a lot of excellent documentaries on various aspects of the shitty situation that many find themselves in. They are heartbreaking, especially the sense of disorientation of those who were solidly middle class previously. There was one about homeless children going to school, living in motel rooms, and worse that I think was a Frontline program.

      So get off the insipid cable stations and look at PBS. CBS News isn't bad but Bob Sheiver or what's his name is, is truly awful. He is subbing for Scott Pelly who is very good.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 11:19:34 PM PDT

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