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  •  There's No Tipping Point (3.80)
    Look at the political divide. On our side, we have some workers, some ethnic groups, and a lot of dependents.

    On the other side is the ownership of almost the entire economy. The economy has concluded that its fortunes no longer depend on the fortunes of the people. And it may not be wrong.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Sep 16, 2005 at 09:14:32 PM PDT

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    •  At this point... (none)
      ...I'd be fine with having people in power who I generally disagreed with IF THEY JUST WERE REMOTELY COMPETENT.  If I disagreed with all the Republican social policies (which I do) but they somehow managed to have the economy humming along, unemployment down, good jobs happening, people who knew how to do their jobs ... I could somehow stomach it.   That's how low my standards have been beaten.

      When did the running of the govt. and electioneering become confused with one another?

    •  Your comment. (none)
      The economy has concluded that its fortunes no longer depend on the fortunes of the people. And it may not be wrong.

      Actually each large corporation knows that when the American middle class struggles, their fortunes are at risk because this takes away from a substantial portion of their revenues.  But CEOs are short-term thinkers (i.e. their compensation package incentives are tied to short-term profitability) AND large multi-national companies only care about THEIR share of the Bush Administration federal giveaways, so they cannot be macroeconomic in their thinking.

      The incentives are not there to ensure they protect us, even though they are only hurting themselves long-term when they hurt us.  The billionaires are like the daddys of the families who are on crack...the short-term high of fucking over the middle class for short-term money gain is just too addictive...they can't stop (possible relative exceptions: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Ted Turner, and a few others).

      "We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead."--Donald Rumsfeld

      by sunbro on Sat Sep 17, 2005 at 12:57:16 AM PDT

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