By failing to address the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, the Democratic Party is all but ensuring the extension of tax cuts to the wealthiest 2% of the nation, and at least an additional 3.7 trillion dollars of budget shortfall for the foreseeable future.
If this is true – and it appears to be – then this will go down as one of the stupidest moves by the spineless weasels on the Hill – and that’s saying a lot for this crop of morons. This was a win-win for the party – offer a needed tax break to 98% of the population, and force the Republicans to defend giving a break to the most privileged class in the nation.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say if you’re reading this, you have read at least one book that changed the way you looked at the world. In essence, it changed the world. There was some point, maybe halfway through, or at the end, or maybe even in the first paragraph, when you realized the place you were when you picked up the book was not the place you found yourself in as you laid it down.
Or maybe it was a film with subtitles seen on lazy Saturday afternoon. Or maybe it was one intoxicating night in a strange land hanging out drinking with a few people who had been strangers on a train a few hours before.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
One of those moments for me was as a young lad was coming across James Burke’s PBS series The Day The Universe Changed which was about, well, that moment when culturally, collectively, we had some of the moments when the world when, well, the universe changed.
And with all the focus these days on Congress, the White House, and the beltway-wall street complex being corrupt and inept, I think we do need to put some focus on the people. And right now, I would say, that the nation of United States, as fragmented as it is, need to have its universe change. Until it does, we can’t expect much more than more of the same. Keeping in mind what Ellen Glasgow said: All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Here is Burke in the first part of the series
Synchronicity and I were talking in Chat the other night about John Boehner and ways that we could help prevent him from taking the House. We suddenly came up with the brilliant idea to create a Facebook page. So, without further ado, may I introduce you to it:
Yesterday we started with about 4 fans. Today we have over a hundred. Won’t you please visit the page if you haven’t done so already, and if you are a Facebook user please share it with your friends. If you don’t use Facebook, please copy the link anyway and feel free to email it or to post it in comments around the web. Synchronicity has been advertising it in comments at HuffPo and has gotten some great feedback. We’d appreciate it if you’d help us in our efforts to get this link out. Thanks so much.