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I am appalled!!

At myself. I have been reading DU since I stumbled across it many months ago. I've lived in the DC metro area for 25 years. Because of that, and hearing/reading about the political machinations, I felt pretty informed on State and national politics.

I am wrong. I know about many State political issues, but until recently, because of DU, I feel pretty uneducated about the depth and breadth of the corruption at those levels. I knew about the dishonesty and flat out ignorance at the federal level. I am referring to GOP obstruction and blatantly willful disregard of reality and truth. But, I seem to be severely uninformed of the lower levels of the government.

I have learned so much by being here. I'm sure I will continue to learn much, much more. But as I read about what is going on around the county, it always seems to be about GOP corruption. I am afraid for our country and for democracy. It boggles the mind that there are people (apparently older white men, some truly ignorant women and rabid radicals) who want to reverse time so that women have no rights, the retired are left to try and stay alive and in their homes, and prevent people who can't earn a living wage to have the help that they need.

These folks are not the problem. It's trickle down economics that allowed the rich to turn their backs on the people who enrich them. Not providing health care while they make record profits and refusing to pay them a livable wage. They don't care about the "little people." I don't believe they even think twice (or once) about them.

The more I learn, the more depressed I get and even more angry at what has become of our nation. The rich get richer and the poor are left with scraps who can barely stay in their homes and feed their families because of the greed of the 1%.

I cannot understand what motivates them. Why make ordinary people suffer when they have more money than they can possibly spend in many, many lifetimes. When those are the people who made it possible in the first place. I'm probably naive. But, I just don't get it. I really don't understand the mentality of these people. What more do they need or want? It doesn't make sense to me.


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