by RW Spisak Jr.
Ms. Post your comments are thoughtful and accurate.
We have been burdened by a right-tilted government since the "Reagan era", misled and mesmerizing the electorate with a republican ideology of dismantling regulation and getting "government" out of the way of the carnivorous free market.
FEELS PRETTY GOOD, EH?
Remember the firing of the FAA union staff because they dared strike for better working conditions and improved safety for the flying public? Remember when Ronnie Reagan said "forests cause more pollution than factories, and "we don't need to worry about poor children, eating vegetables, they can just eat catsup ?" Remember Newt Gingrich's cute "... we want to make government so small it can be drowned in a tub" comment?
The Bush agenda, with the complicit support of the Republican Legislature and a Right-Tilted Supreme Court have done everything within, and far beyond the law, to destroy even the tiniest modest protection for the working poor.
Whether in the air, on the ground, in their foods or at their jobs, Worker's Rights be damned, and full speed ahead to any fantastic Wall Street scheme they could dream up. Don't worry about the fantasy faux-values, if there are any losses, the American tax-payers (the suckers) will pick up the tab. [we have their checkbook!]
Even in the final weeks (thank providence) of the current administration, they're working overtime to gut any remaining shreds of protection for regular working Americans who live outside their walled enclaves. The current and most recent deregulation frenzy as reported in the Washington Post would "...clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining."
Since the Republican Legislatures which voting Americans have finally drove a stake through, will be long remembered for the INFAMOUS PRACTICE, of allowing INDUSTRY LOBBYISTS to draft regulations and legislation. Finally with a Democratic President-Elect, and a new Democratic Congress, maybe the people's business will again be conducted for the benefit of "the people."
Now that the final cart of cash has been gleefully delivered to Wall Street by the BUSH-ITES (delivered intentionally free of oversight) and America's government bankrupted by design, maybe starting January 21st of 2009, we can begin the process of re-purchasing American Civic Justice and Economic Life from the legacy of decades of republican-corporate misrule and corruption. President-elect Barack Obama will be the president of all the people, and we have every reason to hope he will govern, with the people's needs foremost, instead of JUST CORPORATE NEEDS.
America will again be concerned, about the health and welfare of the American People, not just the welfare of International Mega-Corporations. [Especially those whose offices are located in a drawer in the Bahamas]
We the people... sounds pretty good!