The problem is DMN (Dallas Morning News) that money talks much much louder than
words. Public pressure as an effective political tool for change is wilting
under the weight of unconstrained special interest money that the U.S. supreme
court in it foolishness has determinded to be protected "speech".
Perhaps the Occupy Wall Street Movement needs to be resurrected in a more
Americans have just learned that the Sandy relief bill was loaded with pork of
all kinds. MUCH of it will go directly to four or five RED states. According
to an article in Forbes, it had wide bi-partisan support because it was a way to
ensure that certain Republican fiscal hawks would not try a filibuster. In
other words, the pork was a way of buying their votes.Then there
were all but one of Utah's Congressional delegation who voted against the
bill, but only because they knew it would pass and their NO vote would be
regarded by gullible Utah Tea Party types as some sort of victory.What needs to happen is for news media nationwide to ferret out and expose the
full list of which Congressional districts received this pork, which legislators
sponsored the pork, and exactly who will benefit from it.Only when
our news media or someone else makes that kind of information available will
Congress finally be held accountable. As it stands now, they know that they can
continue to hide their sleazy shenanigans and hypocrisy.
"Structural drivers of our debt." --That is medical costs. If we get our
medical expenses down to the level of Germany, or Australia, or Japan, or anyone
but us, our long term deficit projections looks entirely manageable.
Republicans and Democrats are in the way of my utopia. They all need to go away.
Government can exist in my ideal world as the servants and as the road builders.
Not as the criminal element they are now.