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  •  Money needs to circulate and not just accumulate (8+ / 0-)

    the right just don't get that.

    "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

    by LaFeminista on Thu May 16, 2013 at 04:31:02 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, but Congress, which has always relied on (9+ / 0-)

      doling out goodies to keep themselves in office, has discovered that, now that the natural resource cupboard has become bare, that doling out dollars, and withholding them on occasion, works even better as a people manipulator. Or, it did, until people started to catch on that they were being played with promises of goodies that never got delivered, for the simple reason that the chambers of commerce have populated the Congress with con men -- failed members of the sales force who got promoted up and out. Now we've got a Congress full of car salesmen who can't tell a brake from a clutch.

      It's interesting that North Carolina has passed a law to protect car salesmen's jobs. No buying of cars direct from the manufacturers for North Carolinians. Got to protect those middlemen.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Thu May 16, 2013 at 04:48:58 AM PDT

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      •  All summed up in one word "austerity" (4+ / 0-)
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        maryabein, a2nite, Words In Action, MKinTN

        "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

        by LaFeminista on Thu May 16, 2013 at 04:53:23 AM PDT

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        •  Yes, but "austerity" is a strange word. (4+ / 0-)

          It comes to us from the Austrians, people who live to the East and are, presumably, not as fun-loving as the Germans. :)
          And the Austrians are the people who gave us that rascalli rabbid guy who caused Europe to go up in flames. So, you'd thing we'd look twice before accepting prescriptions from people whose sense of resentment seems to break out from time to time. The Austrians, among whom I spent my first four years of life, strike me as similar to some of the people in the south-eastern parts of the U.S. whose resentments sometimes lead them to nose-cutting excesses, if you get my drift. :)

          We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

          by hannah on Thu May 16, 2013 at 05:51:53 AM PDT

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