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Detached From Reality

LOIS44 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 8:36 AM
The biggest problem seems to come from our education (lack of) about what America is, and what are ancestors fought for. People take freedom for granted believing it'll always be there. Apparently they can't see taxes and regulations as a form of control, where the government owns us. The double speak given by our representatives, has made us weak and afraid. We have used children and the elderly as pongs, making it noble to support them with tax dollars, while the lion share of the cash collected goes for BIG business, who makes the big campaign contributions. The sucking noise from green energy made over night millionaires, and proved to be cronies of this current administration. YET, we are told "do not look at that".

Here’s two ways to think about the “fiscal cliff” deal that just took place in Washington.

You are sitting at dinner and television is on, broadcasting the news. There is one story after another about things you don’t want to hear. Recession. Unemployment. You walk over to the TV, turn it off – or switch to a sitcom or sporting event - and sit back down to finish your meal in peace.

Or a more personal version.

You take your mail out of the mailbox and see the bills that are due. Without opening the envelopes, you throw them into a...