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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:08 AM

My friend Jana came to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia in the sixties to escape the Communist regime

She's now eighty-four and she's worked hard five days a week for the same company (a local convenience store) for twenty-nine years. In that twenty-nine years she has gone to work over seven thousand five hundred times and she has gotten one raise in pay. This is our American economic system in all it's glory. It didn't break down simply because we currently have the worst Republican administration in recent history or because they demonize brown people. It didn't break down because of the Bush/Cheney attempts to remake the world as a safe place for Exxon. It began breaking down more than fifty years ago and has followed a steep trend of consolidation of wealth among the few. It is the result of a laissez-faire attitude toward corporations and has been enabled both by Republicans and non-Republicans. Put your sacred cows back in the barn and get on the wave, or get out of the pool. The future will be a lot browner and a lot less willing to accept the status quo or to be placated simply by putting a kinder gentler face on corporate predation. You're seeing this in the new vocal House Democratic Representatives that many here seem bent on trashing at every opportunity. Remember who the real bad guys are.

Peace out...

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MuseRider Mar 2019 #1

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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:30 AM

1. Had that discussion with my son last week.

He said exactly the same thing, I agreed because I watched it happen and you are right about it all. Personally I am thrilled with the new group of Democrats. At 65 I am ready for new blood and new ideas. Being stodgy has cost us a lot.

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