Thursday, July 01, 2010

The political economy

I get maybe 10 solicitations for political donations a day. You all know who they come from, you get the same ones I'm sure. But every new request for money leaves me just a bit more bitter. 'Send us money because we are the only party/ candidate/ organization looking after your interests' seems so hollow when you look at the facts. Dems are in control of everything, but they can't pass a measly unemployment extension. Financial stocks jump at the passing of banking 'reform'. My family is still uninsured and pays most of what little money they have for doctors visits and medicine.
i can't help but think all those political contributions would be better spent if they were just given to the people the pols claim they want to protect. How much more effective might that be than paying people to find new laws to make the rich richer?

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