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    With the exception of the very brief Doyle (conservative Dem) administration, WI has been under right-wing rule since the 1980s -- and it shows. Family farms have fallen like dominoes, and our once-thriving manufacturing jobs are largely gone. The overall quality of life has deteriorated significantly. The impact of what began as a right-wing attack on the powerless poor is that there is now a sort of undercurrent of distrust and hostility among the people.

    •  There's really no other way to describe it (0+ / 0-)

      except as pure predatory parasitism, taking from others withing giving them anything back. These are people who resolved years ago that instead of actually working for a living and doing something productive with their lives, they'd just come up with ways of ripping off everyday people with no tangible benefit to society, even if it ultimately destroyed society.

      These are sociopaths who could give a rat's ass about society's well-being let alone economic fairness. And voters keep electing them, because they've cleverly marketed themselves as rock-ribbed salt of the earth conservatives to people who don't know any better, and divided them off from their natural economic allies on the left over bogus "cultural" issues.

      It's axiomatic that what you build, others will try to take. We got lax on that for some reason. Perhaps the Vietnam war did it, taking away peoples' natural defense mechanisms due to political burnout over the war and other 60's crises. Everybody retreated from politics, and the wolves came out to feast.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 05:08:21 PM PST

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