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    the name. Congress has been dicking around with our money for decades in an effort to reward supporters and deprive citizens who vote for the wrong people. The Tea Party people were right about the ear marks. What they missed is that the problem isn't so much with what they pay for as what they stint in order to promote their own tenure in office.

    Just as prosecutors are presumed not to have any personal ambitions and are, therefore, granted absolute immunity, the Congressional lust for power is either considered normal or not significant. So, that power, to be felt, has to hurt is ignored. That lawmakers would go out of their way to deprive people of rights is unthinkable. And yet, there really is no other explanation for depriving women of medical care, veterans of pensions and citizens of access to information.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:01:00 PM PST

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