Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Depressing Set of Reads

A few of these popped up today on my radar, and I skimmed through them over time. They were interesting, but together, they paint a rather sad portrait of the state of the US.

The Constitution Soaked in Urine noting that we have a diffusion of responsibility in this country, which is causing us issues with the way we move forward. Add to that a fickle public, responding to shallow media, and it’s a mess.

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It: I don’t even know where to start here. Lower middle class, retirees, lots of them upset about government assistance, but probably unable to feed their families every day without it. It feels like this is a huge rock and a hard place issue in the US. The one thing I liked in there was the one representative saying we should have the conversations about changing benefit for people under 55. I might slide that back to 50 in this economy, but we need to do something.

Hope Corporations Con Congress - This pisses me off to no end. We have serious issues in the US and Congress is fucking around with copyright? For the-love-of-your-diety-of-choice, go back to 14+ 14 years and let corporations make their own way on this. Spend the time on something else.

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