Saturday, January 23, 2010
Five justices have pretty much set a course that will wreck our democracy as it was conceived by the founders. Ok, wait a minute. The founders gave the vote only to landowning aristocracy and not to their slaves. After two hundred years the disenfranchised managed to wrest a piece of the action, but the five conservative justices on the court have succeeded in nullifying all the progress that the disenfranchised were able to achieve. About the only thing the lamentable court decision didn't do was take away the right of women to vote. Otherwise, we are back to square one with powerful wealthy white men calling the shots.con referencia a:
"Conservatives may not know how to govern when they are in power, but they sure know how to make certain that centrists, progressives and liberals are not given a sustained opportunity to work their will."
- John Dean: A Supreme Victory for Special Interests - Truthdig (ver en Google Sidewiki)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This research concludes there is evidence that current anti-government sentiment need not foreclose the public option. However the pundits pretty much agree that it will be impossible to pass a health care reform bill that contains any kind of public option. Support for such an option is generally positive according to public opinion polls.
So why isn't congress listening to the polls? One theory is that their paymasters, are against a public option because it would destroy private companies.
The study was done before health care reform became a red hot issue following the rise of the Obama administration. It would be interesting to see how things have changed.
There are now so many Idiot Americans being constantly stirred up against the government that it may be impossible to effectively govern anymore until the public resentment against the government is attacked successfully. There is no other counterbalance strong enough to oppose corrupt greedy corporations. Who it may go without saying are responsible for corrupting our political system.
Somehow, the public has to understand that the demagogues deliberately destroying faith in the government must be effectively countered.