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Subverting Democracy to Subsidize Billionaires

terry2371 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 9:57 PM
Carl, During the twentieth Century there were probably 150 Million UNARMED people, both children and adults killed by their governments. Stalin's Russia and Mao's China between them I think massed about 130 Million. Then there were the small time killers. With 100 Thousand here and there, a couple million in Cambodia, same in Viet Nam. Pretty soon you get that 150. That doesn't count ant fetuses. If you want to add them, you go well over 200 Million.

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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