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  •  And A Lot Of That Is Because (1+ / 0-)
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    Our corporate and political leaders have about a six month time horizon

    Our 'instant gratification' society has a time horizon which is much shorter then that. In the end I think most politicians are doing nothing more then giving the people what they think the people want.

    I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

    by superscalar on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 10:25:11 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe they're giving the lobbyists what (6+ / 0-)

      the lobbyists demand and pay for.

      I haven't seen anything close to giving the people what they think the people want. The only one's politicians are listening to are the lobbyists, and that includes the White House (big pharma secret meetings, etc).

      What a Police State Looks Like: "On one side: soft human flesh, unprotected human skulls, cardboard signs, slogans they chant, armed with belief in 1st Amendment rights. On the other: helmets, body armor, guns, batons, chemical weapons." -- JanetRhodes

      by YucatanMan on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 11:18:59 AM PDT

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