We Did It My Way

Let’s not lose sight of how we find ourselves in the pickle that we’re in at the moment…Dick and W are trying very hard to rehabilitate the record of service while we continue to reap the rewards of their leadership.

What Conservatives Really Want
by George Lakoff   (Truthout Op Ed)                                                                                             The central issue in our political life is not being discussed. At stake is the moral basis of American democracy.The individual issues are all too real: assaults on unions, public employees, women’s rights, immigrants, the environment, health care, voting rights, food safety, pensions, prenatal care, science, public broadcasting and on and on.
Budget deficits are a ruse, as we’ve seen in Wisconsin, where the Governor turned a surplus into a deficit by providing corporate tax breaks, and then used the deficit as a ploy to break the unions, not just in Wisconsin, but seeking to be the first domino in a nationwide conservative movement. Deficits can be addressed by raising revenue, plugging tax loopholes, putting people to work and developing the economy long-term in all the ways the president has discussed. But deficits are not what really matter to conservatives.                                                                                         Go here to read the rest of this excellent piece.

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