We are facing both NY State as well as U.S. elections this fall. The big question is who will win what? It makes a big difference in both cases. Most of our NY prisons are upstate. Will prisoners be allowed to vote in their home districts or be counted as ‘residents’ of their prison locations?
Needless to say those who win houses in Congress might be able to continue the rich get richer policies started with Reagan and we may see a collapse of our economy already in bad shape. How can we compete for jobs with those nations filling our discount stores with bargains made possible by their abuses of their workers — low wages and no benefits in China, where all the stuff to be sold at WalMart and Costco, etc. are blocking American workers from jobs. Memories are short and the TV media will give the Tea Party massive support. Most scared Americans have only time for such falsehoods and deceptions. If we go back to Cheney days we may face a real global financial collapse.
I would add some sources here, but anyone with access to Google can do their own research and I wish Obama was being given proper air time. He is not and so the Tea Party c–p supersedes his highly intelligent statements. I disagree with his support of the ‘wars’, but perhaps he will keep his promise to get us out of them and let the people over there fix themselves as best they can. We can’t make it with crooks such as Karsai and friends and relatives.
Some time ahead. I am on the edge of despair, myself. Let us hope!
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed Kent [blind copies]