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The purpose of having you people there in Washington and making your lives so very much better than those you pretend to govern is that government has a purpose that is vital. It is the way we accomplish all those things we can not do individually.   The  idea that you can sit there and destroy that government is nothing other than a very ugly form of treason.  The idea that you can take what we paid for Social Security and Medicare and negotiate about whether or not you will allow us to have what we worked so hard for is a form of fraud among other things.  The idea that you can subsidize the oil industry as we see their profits made by selling carbon fuels that will possibly cause our species to go extinct is criminal.  If you think it is time to stop this then read on below.

I will make this short.  There is no time to go on with the political theater we have endured up to now.  I am 76, and almost 77.  I have worked all my life to make it possible for those who follow to live as well or better than I have.  That  was a mistake and a big one for we were bought out by these con artists.

We built an economy that let us consume and waste mindlessly to the detriment of our survival.  We lived off the labor of people who were nothing more than slaves.

The theater goes on but we do nothing to stop it.  We pretend we have a democratic form of government as we watch the plutocrats amass more power and wealth using us and dooming future generations.

We just played the election game for them again.  What did it achieve?  It got more money into their hands, used our resources and energy and insured their continued ability to control us.  Now we continue to play their game.

Nero was an activist by comparison.  Fiddling while  Rome burned?  We are pouring fuel on the fire.  I have been totally disgusted by the events leading to his election and since.  It is mind boggling to read the diaries speaking as if these events have meaning.

I'm sorry folks but this is to sad to be funny.  Do you really think there is hope for the future with this system grinding on? You really don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing!

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    annieli, veritas curat, wonmug, Pariah Dog

    An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:19:45 PM PST

  •  You should (2+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, jan4insight

    Have just said Congress we are waiting for a government.

    Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?

    by jsfox on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:35:48 PM PST

  •  It does provide an enormous amount of (2+ / 0-)
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    don mikulecky, wonmug

    entertainment for all of us who enjoy the stunning new ways they come up with to demonstrate irony. $6 billion spent on this past election. I would say it provided somewhere around $60 million worth of entertaining irony and hypocrisy - well worth the money for political theater. The other $5, 940,000 could be, I suppose, considered as a media stimulus package. And the wind continues to blow ever warmer.

    muddy water can best be cleared by leaving it alone

    by veritas curat on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:58:37 PM PST

  •  The government 'r' us. (2+ / 0-)
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    shypuffadder, wonmug

    The people we send to Washington are merely agents. If they are incompetent, they need to be fired.
    One of Congress' primary obligations is to manage the currency. Farming that responsibility out to the banks so they can get a cut is not responsible. It does, however, please the bankers, who get to play golf while our money "works" for them.
    Dollars are nothing more than certified IOUs. Imagine if we made a market in marriage certificates and then argued nobody could get married because the certificates have run out. Of course, both marital obligations and others can still be contracted without certificates, but the relationships are harder to keep track of and the processes less efficient. That's why humans invented currency about five thousand years ago--long before we bothered certifying marriages and births.
    However, that the certification of marriages is being contested at the same time that currency is being rationed is part of a single agenda -- to control the population by restricting their most intimate relations.
    Money and the law being used as tools to abuse. Why? Because power, to be felt, has to hurt. The rule of law is an ideal tool for inflicting injury because it is unexpected and it leaves no finger-prints, nor gunpowder residue.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:20:20 PM PST

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