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Response to harmonicon (Reply #62)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:54 AM

66. Yes - I agree - but - the system has already been bought.

It has already been subverted. Look who gets appointed to the positions who decide this sort of thing - Monsanto people, lobbyists, Wall Streeters, whatever. Look where elected officials go when their terms expire. Look at the money poured into influencing laws and regulations.
Both sides kowtow to corporations and banks. Appointing Geithner and Welch. And this is "our" side.
And it seems any mention of a different party or whatever is called Obama-hating.
The people making money while polluting are not gaming the system - they own the system, and I see nothing going on in Washington today that will change that.

In a way, what difference does it make if people pay their 6.2% instead of 4.2% into SS if the amount they are paying from keeps shrinking - and I see nothing today that will change that. The entire fabricated kabuki drama in Washington just preserves the status quo at best - it does not make anything any better for workers. The little details in that fabulous cliff avoidance - money for fucking NASCAR? The whole system is a barrel of reeking pork that would astound Sinclair Lewis.

Hey, let's see someone propose - on TV, out loud, as a real starting point - an actual living wage instead of a minimum wage that can't support someone.
Single payer. Or lower the Medicare age. Raise the SS cap. Raise the SS payout. Put money right into the economy.
The GOP proudly runs candidates who say they will do away with the EPA.
Right now, the EPA is just quietly trundling along, being mostly ineffectual. Same with FDA, in my opinion. The corporations run those things.
And the answer is always that well, Congress is intransigent, ya know. So sad.

So - where do we start?

(Sorry for the Sunday morning rant.)

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