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Indeed the American people are on the verge of running over their very lame indeed so-called Lame Duck Session of Congress, which seems unable to get together to pass any legislation that the people need and want. Whether it’s tax relief, at least for the hard-pressed middle, or unemployment relief or eliminating the hypocrisy of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” in the military, this Congress is useless. They might as well all go home and just stay there, and hope the citizens with the pitchforks stay in for the holidays.

Gee, yesterday it just so happened that the President himself argued that the various tax benefits to be had by the middle class justifies his support for the continuation of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Republicans and most democrats seem to agree this is OK. Even many of today’s pundits are calling this a fair “deal.”

Partisan politics aside, if that is possible, why is it no surprise that once again our politicians, even those elected on the premise that they would help out the little people, are supporting un-needed and un-justified tax benefits for the richest one or two percent of the population, and the increased deficit be damned?

Is there no better argument than this hypocrisy for mandating government-funded elections, to put the people back in democracy, and help get some of the big money out of politics?

December 2010

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