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Representative government in US collapses under Republican rule



Published: Mon, March 3, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Representative government in US collapses under Republican rule

The great Will Rogers once said “ten men in the country could buy the world, and 10 million can’t buy enough to eat.” Kind of rings true today, don’t you think?

Today’s workplace majority can plainly see that a privileged few at the top are building their fortunes as fast as they can and destroying the well-being of the rest of us.

After the 2008 economic collapse, everyone rushed to the aid of the pampered few with taxpayer money and called it a bailout, but they did little about the crash in wages, income wealth and economic power of the bottom 90 percent.

This is 2014, and the Republican Congress continues to ignore the ongoing destruction of the middle class and the ever-growing rise in poverty. They seem to think that cutting food-stamp funding and jobless benefits is doing something helpful.

Lets face it, people. Our form of representative government has collapsed with the Republicans in control. They’re not even trying anymore, not listening to the people, not talking their language, not even knowing any regular folks and definitely not representing their interests.

Some of the things that should be done to stimulate the economy are raising the minimum wage, rebuilding our infrastructure, job training and shooting down the proposed free-trade agreement — the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership).

In my opinion, large corporations are in control of the Republican Party and when it comes time for more tax cuts and favors, all they have to do is crack the whip and toss out some more campaign money.

Working part time for 175 grand a year, taxpayer-paid health care and other perks and all they have to do is go in and press the “nay” button on everything they’re told to.

Pretty good job, huh?

Bud McKelvey, Hermitage, Pa.


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