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Response to canoeist52 (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:44 AM

20. Exactly.

I have a very sick relative who gets care from Medicaid. She tells me that Medicaid won't pay for this or that. Politics is involved in that, IMO. (she doesn't vote)

I have a brother who retired early with a union pension. He votes Republican. He doesn't care that Republicans want to do away with unions. I see politics as protecting those who come after him.

I have a sister who is a teacher. Need I say more about that? She will retire early, to get away from the assault on teachers. Politics. I have no idea how she votes or if she votes.

My company had a huge layoff in 2009 because of the recession which was caused by deregulation, greed, and the Republican policies of the 2004 administration and Congress. Politics had a lot to do with that.

I see it as directly related to everything that matters to us. That's my curse, I guess.

I'm going to try to focus on some other things these next few weeks. But I cannot help but be interested in politics. I have been ever since I took my first civics course in junior high school. I still remember my teacher describing the Bay of Pigs incident. Weird.

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