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You know, I am getting sick and tired of these political hacks playing games with services people need just to keep their sugar daddies happy. I'm especially tired of the House and Senate doing nothing but maintaining a constant stalemate so that they and their rich friends can continue to rob us blind with cut after cut of services that we should have expanded upon decades ago.

I'm wondering though: How much longer are people willing to put up with this shit, especially in southern states like Florida where I live? It sure would be nice if we could have a recall election for that vampire we call our governor, and then maybe put him on trial for the Medicare fraud he no doubt had a part in....but that would require a government that represented the people, not corporations.

The way I see it, one of two things will happen:

1. The sequester happens, and the Republicans in the House and Senate try to pin the entirety of the blame on the President, who has done nothing but try to move things forward despite their nonstop whining and bitching. People across the country get screwed over by the actions of a do less than nothing Congress.

Or 2. A backroom deal is reached just moments before the looming sequester, and then we get to see the whole kabuki play all over again in a couple of months or so.

That seems to have been the pattern over the last four years: Do as little as possible and keep putting everything off so these sociopaths can keep taking hostages.

On that note, there are two things I'd like to see happen.

First, I'd like to see the President take a stand and realize there's no sense in negotiating with economic and political terrorists. The Republicans in the Congress have proven to be so greedy that they're willing to destroy the rest of us just to make sure their corporate pimps can steal from us every chance they get. If that isn't terrorism, I don't know what is.

Second, I would like to see Democrats organize at all levels in order to ensure that the country turns a nice, bright blue.

It's going to take a little while, given how polarized and brainwashed much of the country is, but nothing worth doing is ever easy. Just ask folks like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, or any union worker who fought for better conditions. It was hard, and the authorities and their monied backers did everything they could to keep them down.

We may not have money, but we do have power. People power. I'm sure that if we put our heads together, we can use that to our advantage.

See you around,

Homer

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    I write a series called 'My Life as an Aspie', documenting my experiences before and after my A.S. diagnosis as a way to help fellow Aspies and parents of Aspies and spread awareness. If I help just one person by doing this, then I've served a purpose.

    by Homer177 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 07:17:15 PM PST

  •  You said it well. Thanks for posting. (2+ / 0-)
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  •  People need to think about where they spend (2+ / 0-)
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    their monies.  The fact that some of these huge corporations can avoid taxes by showing all profits to be foreign income when it's not, should be unacceptable to anyone paying taxes.  Many of those companies get huge subsidies from us to do so.  

    Good point about the challenges we have faced and won.  

    BigAg/BigPharm are monopolizing the meat industry.  We need to stop supporting that by buying local from sustainable farmers.  They are some of the biggest water and greenhouse gas polluters and most people don't even know about it.  At this point, factory farming threatens our overall public health.

  •  Union Haters (2+ / 0-)
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    I recently went to a city meeting where people got to speak on the issue of money in politics.  I was astounded at the level of hate these people displayed towards unions.  I was also amazed that they wanted no caps or limits on campaign spending.

    I will tell you, republicans are not nice people.  They are mean, exhibit a disdain for working people and really seem like lemmings to me.  It's like they don't live in the real world.

    Democrats, you do need to get active.  We have a great message & we have to elect people that are not corporate lackeys but are smart fiscal managers who make positive changes for the American people.  

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