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One way to make a difference
    #830211 - 08/20/02 10:22 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

For over a year a single Senate seat has served as the
sole check on the ambitions of this administration to
plunder the national treasury on behalf of its friends.
The administration has tried to open the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge to drilling by its allies
in the oil industry. It has supported high oil prices by
increasing federal purchases of oil and threatening a
multi-billion dollar war in the Middle East. And it
winked as its oil and gas buddies manipulated the
West Coast energy market, creating a fictional shortage
that permitted energy companies to quintuple their
profits while energy-starved businesses in that region
faced economic ruin.

Worse, it has set a terrible example for corporate
accountability by the actions of its own top officials.
Bush took corporate loans he now would ban. Cheney
profited from insider sales that make Martha Stewart's
look like window dressing. And they all looked the
other way as friends in high corporate office pillaged
their companies of billions of dollars and then left
shareholders and employees high and dry. It is clearer
than ever that "compassionate conservatism" has proven
to be no more than crony capitalism at its worst.

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Re: One way to make a difference [Re: SoFarNorth]
    #830254 - 08/20/02 10:46 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

All their candidates are Democrats. Did you know that there are more Democratic millionaires in congress than Republican? This is bullshit. There is not a dimes worth of difference between the two major parties. The government needs to have less power. Period, end of story.

If you continue to do what has always been done (vote for one of the duopoly of parties which controls this country) you will continue to get the same results that you always have. We must abandon the silly notion that the answer to bad government is more government.

"Under The Republicans, man exploits man. Under the Democrats it is the exact opposite."
-- Hubert Jongen (?)

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Re: One way to make a difference [Re: ]
    #830279 - 08/20/02 10:58 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

In reply to:

There is not a dimes worth of difference between the two major parties. The government needs to have less power. Period, end of story.

On this matter, I agree with you completely

"Life has never been weird enough for my liking"

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Hindu BuddistInitiate
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Re: One way to make a difference [Re: ]
    #830284 - 08/20/02 11:00 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

I agree with you on principle - both parties are worthless. The point of my post above is that we need to prevent either of the two parties from gaining control of both wings in congress and the executive branch. I guess the way I look at it, until a viable third alternative pops up, I'd rather have the gov't deadlocked in a partisan morass. Inaction is preferable to action; or to put it another way: Leave well enough alone.

"Those that would sacrifice essential liberties for some temporary safety deserve neither."
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