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  •  I lived in rural Minnesota during the 70's (14+ / 0-)

    I still remember the REA efforts to bring power to farms around the state. It took the federal government and TAXES to do it but the country benefited from getting virtually everyone electricity. We need another effort like that to overhaul a power grid designed in the Depression and "finished" in the 70's. But now so many of those very same rural voters are anti-government tea-partiers who aren't willing to spend a dime of tax money for infrastructure like a smart grid or to even fix the nation's roads and bridges. More damage from Ronald "Trickle Down" Reagan.

    GOP 2014 strategy -- Hire clowns, elephants, and a ringmaster and say "a media circus" has emerged and blame Democrats for lack of progress. Have pundits agree that "both sides are to blame" and hope the public will stay home on election day.

    by ontheleftcoast on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 11:55:22 AM PDT

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