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Take it back…

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I don’t understand Republicans.

What do they want?

They already have engineered this American society so that the rich have almost all the money. The middle class hasn’t gotten anywhere in 30 years. The poor have never gotten anywhere.

What more do they want?

Why privatize social security so it can be looted by Wall Street? You just create a huge bunch of impoverished old folks. The Wall Street boys already are rich.

Why privatize Medicare? You just create a lot of hardship. The insurance boys already are rich. The doctors are rich. All it will do is kill a lot of folks who can’t afford insurance, if they could get it.

This is taking food from peoples’ mouths and medical care from their hurts.

What do the Republicans get from this? A few more billions of bucks?

Do they really need it?

Ah, the government is best which governs least.

Wrong.

Government is citizens banding together to get things they couldn’t have on their own. Like clean water and clean air.

Without government, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland would still be on fire. The air in Los Angeles would be toxic. The eggs and bacon you eat for breakfast could kill you.

The roads you ride on to work would not exist.

Without government, 911 would not work. If you fell down and couldn’t get up, nobody would come.

Without government, flush toilets wouldn’t work and you would be up to your ass in garbage.

I know the Republicans say you can contract all this out. But then you would have absolutely no say unless you are a Republican and own part of the industry.

Do you know what it means to have no say?

It means you are a slave. You do what they tell you and get whatever they give you.

You want to take back this country? Take it back from the Republicans.

Make sure your parents can be comfortable because they have Social Security and Medicare.

Make sure your school teachers, firefighters and police have decent lives because they can ban together and bargain for wages and benefits.

Make sure your savings are insured against the wizards of Wall Street and that the company you have worked for has the money to pay the pension and medical benefits they promised you.

Make sure you can breathe the air and drink the water. Only government can help you there.

Do you want to breathe, drink, live and raise your children? It is government that does that.

The problem is to make government better, not kill it.

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Written by Charles Keefer

April 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Posted in Blog, Politics

One Response

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  1. well said

    b pellington

    April 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm


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