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  •  It all comes down to politics (1+ / 0-)
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    Killer of Sacred Cows

    and, as Tip O'Neil said, all politics is local.  I think we may be at a political juncture that would allow us to abandon the supply side nonsense and to move back to the style of economics and politics of the 1940s to 1980s except for the sad fact that our Congress was effectively stolen from us in the 2010 debacle.  That disaster was unfortunately timed concurrently with reapportionment of most congressional as well as state legislative districts nationally, which gave the plutocrats an opportunity to poison our system of representative democracy for the rest of the decade.  In order to align our political institutions with the positive political trends we see developing, we somehow have to get around that problem.  That means sustained political organizing at the state and local level together with some degree of patience about the results.  This is boring I admit:  Our people have to learn to vote, vote consistently, and vote down the ticket.  We have to win state houses all across the country, and gradually, maybe sooner than we think, the Congress will follow.

    •  Allowing politicians to (2+ / 0-)
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      Killer of Sacred Cows, Mokurai

      choose their own voters is the root of many problems. Letting a major political party run an unabashed, nationwide propaganda network is another issue.

      Canada refuses to allow Fox to poison their political discourse while calling it news. What are we waiting for?

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:11:01 AM PST

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