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Subverting Democracy to Subsidize Billionaires

ken2375 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 9:38 PM
I frequently contact my State and National represetatives. I also feel that I am the only one writng. I surely wish that the millions who are disenchanted with the performance of our elected officials woud send hem personnally written letters.,. I like to believe that my letter might just be the one that pushes them to action. Please help because telling your neighor does not change anything.

There are needs and there are wants. And then there are priorities.

A crippled child or a victim of crime has needs, while no doubt some people fervently want a bike path built or a brand new sports arena.

That’s where priorities enter the picture.

What are the needs, wants, priorities and responsibilities in Sacramento, California’s capital?

First, the city is presently $2 billion in debt — roughly $5,000 per resident. Half of that goes for pensions and health benefits for retired workers. Much of the...

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