U.S. Government bails out AIG with $85 billion loan but can't provide universal, single payer health plan?
Own a home? You're not poor enough for free healthcare says government.
I've reflected deeply about the last four years; not only with regard to the state of government in the United States, but because my child's 4th birthday is fast approaching. What has been gained is a brilliant re-acquaintance with the truth in its simplest form; what have been lost are the remains of hope for this free-thinkers ideal for the society my spawn will go freely in once she reaches adulthood.
What kind of place would allow such a true neglect for its people? With today's bailout of AIG, and none for Lehman Brothers, nothing for our unemployed real estate and mortgage workers. Our teachers are among the lowest paid state workers. Middle class folks cannot afford health insurance. The house just approved a bill to expand oil drilling, and Ms. Palin is the best they can come up with?
OBAMA for change, people!
Preceding the last U.S. Presidential election, my partner and I were so full of hope! How could the citizens of this country possibly opt-in for 4 more years of baby Bush and his ignorant, abusive, and war-mongering ways? The writing was on the wall: the times they were-a-changin'. Not so fast. Enter Election 2004 where the man with the most friends (in the right places) wins by hook or by by crook. Not unlike social networking and search engine optimization, they seek more friends (money), not how to innovate for world change. Isn't our government supposed to be for the people? Wag that dog.