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  •  Crucial: (22+ / 0-)
    Politicians of both parties are loathe to admit that America is in decline, even when the evidence is staring them in the face.
    If most politicians today even suggested that "Were Not Number 1," they'd be heckled off the stage, even though most indices make our decline very clear, whether it's economics, health care, or education. Shit, if you don't wear a flag pin today and brag up American exceptionalism you're toast in a lot of districts.

    Not only won't today's under-40 generation earn or enjoy as much as their parents, they won't have lawmakers corporate toadies who give a good goddamn about it. Sure, previous politicians sucked a lot, but at least some of them tried to do shit. I can't even imagine passing the GI Bill or starting the Peace Corp today, and that's a very sad reality.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 01:23:24 AM PDT

    •  America is on the road to its extinction - - - (11+ / 0-)

      the extiction of a nation many of us served to defend (its constitution) and loved for most of our lives.

      The US has gove over the edge.  That is a central theme in most of my posts here at Kos - since 2003.  I am supremely disheartened and sad about this.  No other way to describe it.  

      Our economy has been nearly destroyed by lack of consumer oriented regulations and by abuses at all levels of all corporations/companies/small businesses And the politicans who do their bidding.  Sad.

      I see no way out.  The Vulture Capitalists have too much power.  Americans do not believe in Solidarity and the power of Unions - as we once did, like France & other progressive social democracies.   Sad.

    •  Actually, they know, they don't want us to know. (1+ / 0-)
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      Mother Mags

      It's also the reason that they're going to slash our social insurance programs.

      Heck, they say it every day.  They want the money for:  war, discretionary spending and so that they can finance the further lowering of the marginal tax rates of the wealthy and corporations, when they close mostly lower and middle class 'loopholes.'  [The third one, of course, is not one that they admit.]  

      But you can read it here, in Section II, beginning on Page 28, Tax Reform.

      Those negotiations should be concluded by this July.

      What's not to like about the direction of this country? /snark


      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson


      by musiccitymollie on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 06:44:45 PM PDT

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