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  •  brilliant dissection (7+ / 0-)

    Thanks to our failed "fourth estate" we are fed brain-numbing pablum.  The media obviously has a bad case of early-onset memory loss.... or it's a sinister plot by Murdoch et al...

    one of my favorite parts...

    Before this economic disaster, the previous President of the United States made the "privatization" of Social Security -- that is, gutting it or ending it, and leaving it to individual investors to try their hand at the market casino (with appropriate fees, of course) -- a major domestic focus. That exceedingly stupid idea was shelved during the market collapse, since it was manifestly obvious that had it been undertaken, millions of senior citizens would have been reduced to eating driveway gravel after their "private accounts" simply disappeared into the void -- but guess what? Yep, the idea is already back again. We're still in the middle of the crisis, and the notion of gutting Social Security is already back, and being called "sensible", even "necessary" by the same group of clowns that drove the truck into the ditch a few scant years ago.

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