Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Don't expect me to take off those crankypants anytime soon

Look, we all know that certain large corporate groups own the country, much as a handful of families have long owned our neighbor to the south.

By own I mean they control the money, the levers of power, and the flipping gummint. I.e., they own enough members of Congress that they can do whatever they damn well please with no accountability to the collective well being of the citizens of this nation.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
We, the People of the United States of America, need to take back our country.

Am I talking class warfare? Hell yes! Class warfare has been waged steadily for a long time and it's the wealthy and powerful waging it against the rest of us. Fight back!

Molly Ivins, peace be upon her, kept telling us that nothing in government would be fixed without campaign finance reform. Can you see the truth of her warning as we ponder how much, say, Max Baucus, has received from the health care industry? Just sayin'.

How about forcing the Congress, by vocal political opinion of the People, to do what is right, to insist on a public option so insurance companies have to compete (I mean, Jesus H. Christ, people, ain't capitalism about competition?), and to return regulation to this nation so the ordinary folk are not screwed at every turn?

--the BB

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