A bumper sticker said “I work so that someone on welfare doesn’t.” No, I work to support captains of finance who make costly problems for everybody else, threatening their jobs, their homes and the food on the table. What the titans of finance caused doesn’t compare with what little the rest of us can do to affect the economy. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s good to have WAMC back after the fund drive and to enjoy once again its firm grasp of reality.
But that raises a question. How has the Tea Party become so prevalent and its agenda come to dominate American politics? It certainly isn’t that a majority of us agree. In fact Democrats often hope they’ll have a Tea Party candidate to oppose. Read the rest of this entry »
Years ago we stopped in at a place that wanted to sell us a piece of land. The person we were talking to asked what we would enjoy and then asked us to imagine it was all there. We had to imagine it because he wanted to sell us our own dreams. Nothing he asked us to imagine was actually there or in the contract he wanted us to sign. Our children were young then and urged us to do it daddy and mommy.
I had the same sense of people trying to sell us our own dreams as I read The Word Doctors “Language of Financial Reform” prepared by Dr. Frank Luntz for Republicans. Read the rest of this entry »