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mochajava666 Donating Member (771 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 12:31 PM
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34. With all due respect, passing a very bad bill
that benefits the corporations over the people is not something that should be supported, even if the leaders of my Party say so.

What concerns me most is that the process that produced this disaster will also hinder any attempts to save life on our planet as we know it by effectively gutting cap and trade. Unfortunately, our current circumstances dictate the need for some strong leadership, and this process has shown Obama to be powerless. In this power vacuum, greed and money have a much bigger influence, so we are going in the wrong direction toward any type of reforms.

As for passing a bad bill in order to fix it later, I'm still waiting on NAFTA (and other "free-trade" agreements), Welfare Reform, Social Security Reform, etc. to be "fixed". I'm still waiting on Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy to be repealed. Our financial circumstances dictate that health care costs must be curbed in order to fund our wars, therefore health care reform will get done. Nothing gets in the way of the military-industrial complex or Big Oil. Not even the health care industrial complex. Not yet, anyway, but with this bill, they may be able to play with the big guys in the future.

But then again, we are ALL just talking hypothetical situations, including Republican gains in 2010. The only reality I see here is a bad bill that benefits the corporations and strengthens the current corrupt political system.

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