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Our Economy is the New Weapon of Mass Destruction. 
17th-Sep-2008 07:08 pm
Courtesy of Crooks & Liars:
Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Bob Melendez (D-NJ) castigate the Republican policies of the Bush administration that have brought us to this point and how a John McCain presidency will be just more of the same. Senate Democrats:
Refusing to police lenders and neglecting to protect consumers enabled the subprime crisis that has brought first the American economy and now Wall Street to its knees. Bush-McCain Republicans’ “anything goes” approach to governing cost Americans jobs and hurts the American taxpayer. With the economic news only getting worse each day, Democrats believe that we must urgently pass another economic recovery package.
But Bob Geiger got the best statement on the state of the economy and John McCain from Sen. Bernie Sanders:
“One does try to get a handle on understanding what world Senator McCain and President Bush are living in when they would suggest that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong.’ Clearly, they have not been talking to working families around the United States of America.

“My perception of the economy is if you get off of the country club circuit, you stop talking to the millionaires and the billionaires and the large campaign contributors, and you talk to ordinary working people, people who own small businesses, what you find, in fact, is that the middle class in our country is under more assault than has been the case since before the Great Depression.”
Well said.
Of course, you'll never be able to explain this sort of logic and reason to some dumbfucks. The fundamental lessons that should have been learned from the climate of 1929-1941 (which yes, VERY MUCH DOES apply to current times) about living in excess and having capitalism going unchecked and unregulated will eventually spiral like it is.

This coming election is without a doubt in my mind the most important one in my lifetime.
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18th-Sep-2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Not blaming the current administration, blaming the two claiming that the economy is fine. This all got footing long before the 90's - in fact, I go back to Nixon and Kaiser Permanente for where this got put in motion.

On that point I do not disagree.

On that point we TOTALLY agree.

Edited at 2008-09-18 12:11 am (UTC)
18th-Sep-2008 12:12 am (UTC)
I'd have to fully agree that there are plenty of Democrats that have contributed to this mess, and with the entire Congress and one-third of the Senate up for election, now is a great time to make a lot of changes in the House and Senate as well as in the White House.

So, now what are you doing to make that change?

If you don't think you can personally make a difference, go to Democracy For America's web site and see how many good, solid progressive candidates are in tough races that they can win, IF enough people who care start working to make the change.
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18th-Sep-2008 12:32 am (UTC)
That's not true at all. It's negative attitudes like this one that damn the state to a Republican hell.

GA for Obama is going quite strong, he hasn't "pulled most of his people."

Where do you get your stats?
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