Lest We Forget — We Shall Have a Republican House for Two Years

Obama can veto Republican bills, but he cannot ensure funding for those in desperate need of help. I am disconcerted by the blah, blah, blah of Democratic pols who seem not yet to have taken in the fact that they lost the last election.

The only check on the Republicans is pointing out their favoring the ultra rich — which Obama’s tax deal with them manifests in bold letters.

There will be much games playing this next two years and Obama is our leader. It is time to give him the support he needs. He is presumably smarter than any of our other Democratic pols, judging from their current nonsensical conduct. Hopefully enough Republicans will be equally foolish which will scuttle their party in the eyes of the public.

Let’s see what games they will try to play? Medicare needs some house cleaning to block unnecessary procedures which add to doctor benefits, but Social Security only needs adequate tax support to keep it functioning.

We need to fund education adequately if we are going to keep up with the global competition that is sapping our jobs (i.e. China). A budget freeze on education is not exactly going to achieve that end.

A good life insurance investment would be on the 45,000 each year who are dying needlessly from lack of medical care they can afford. Perhaps the Republicans prefer such early deaths to ease our budgets?

Students who can’t get jobs or pay back their student loans had better spend a bit of time figuring who is getting what and why — and vote accordingly.

Again, we are living in interesting times. Help!

“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]

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