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  •  Thank you for posting Senator. (5+ / 0-)
    However, I cannot endorse a process that will worsen our economy, burden middle class families, and reduce our children’s opportunities in the future, and doesn’t ask those who have so much already to contribute one thin dime.
    Perhaps you can't endorse that process but unfortunately for us down here in the lower echelons who will continue to feel the shaft of betrayal that our government has thrust deeply into our collective gizzards, our POTUS seems to have no real qualms about the "process" or the results, or the dangerously destructive door that he willingly opened for the gutting of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  I no longer believe he has our best interests at heart.  I believe he has, for quite some time, had re-election in mind and that can't even begin to happen unless he has obscene amounts of money to finance his run.  And since Citizens United, those who don't contribute one thin dime are the very "those" who won't fill the POTUS' campaign coffers if he offends them.  So that means even lower taxes for corporations who already enjoy low tax rates, no taxes increases for the rich (revenues)who could easily afford to pay their fair share will happen - and the American middle class and poor will bleed more as a result.  Not paying one's fair share is un-American.  Period.
    Somewhere in the frenzy of economic anxiety, ideology, and electoral politics, Washington has lost its way.  The greatness of America and the strength of our economy cannot be separated from the well-being of the American middle class.  If we continue to sacrifice their prosperity to subsidize the well-off and well-connected, we sacrifice America’s future

    Given that standard "the well-being of the middle class," I believe I'm not overstating things by saying we're in deplorable shape and the hope for recovery is grim at best now that this new "compromise" debt ceiling bill has passed.  That Republicans operate with venom and vitriol is no surprise.  That the economic jihad the Tea Party Republicans, Boehner and House Republicans  unleashed on the Democrats and ultimately their fellow Americans is no surprise either.  Just another day on The Hill for them. What I do find utterly frustrating and have relinquished all hope for is a POTUS that can or will stand up for those who needed and need him to stand.  I no longer believe he will do that.

    Ronald Reagan's policies were the very start of our financial woes in this country, so with all due respect, quoting him, even in a moment of regret is probably not the best choice either to console or inspire - especially for this particular site.

    What the American people needed in our POTUS was him channeling Lincoln, FDR, Truman, or JFK because we are at a crucial point in time of this nation's history.  Sadly there won't be many opportunities left for this president to embrace what could be a destiny of greatness by doing the painful thing, the right thing for the times we find ourselves in.

    Thanks for "listening" Senator.  And thank you for being one of the few voices left in Washington who hasn't seemed to have lost his way.  Please keep fighting the good fight.

    When everybody talkin' all at once no one can hear the wise one speak, So just be still and silence will provide the wisdom that you seek - by Tori del Allen

    by Dumas EagerSeton on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 02:01:57 PM PDT

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