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Great Quotes

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” John Steinbeck

Income Distribution

For the life of me I can not understand why people keep supporting politicians who have been bought and paid for by the likes of the Koch brothers and the oil and gas industry.
“$100 from 2 million people … a total of $200 million … is 20 percent of what the Koch brothers themselves are prepared to spend. … Maybe the game is over. Maybe they have bought the United States government. Maybe there is no turning back. Maybe we’ve gone over the edge. I don’t know. I surely hope not.


The Republicans keep harping on the fact that Congress hasn’t passed a budget in three years. Does it matter? What is a budget anyway? A budget is just a piece of paper (well a document whether on paper in 1s and 0s stored in a computer somewhere.) A budget is a plan, a projection, a prediction, a hope, a DREAM. It outlines or summarizes what income and expenses will be. It shows how much income, where it will come from, and when it will be received.


Dean Heller along with all the other Republicans keep harping on the fact that Congress hasn’t passed a budget in three years.  Does it matter?

Election Reaction

My reaction to the elections is a bit delayed.  I guess I’m still a little in shock.  Needless to say I did not expect the outcome.  When I discussed it with Professor Levine at UT and he predicted a 50 seat loss in the house.  I REALLY thought that was impossible, I told him maybe 30 seats.  WOW was I wrong!  So, Renan, you were right and I was wrong.
I still don’t believe the American people have actually bought-in to the Tea Party agenda.