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Too long. Again [Dec. 17th, 2009|05:31 pm]

As the year winds down, I've been increasingly pessimistic about the nation's political situation. The absurdity of President Obama accepting the Peace Prize and after choosing war in Afghanistan. The big banks sleezing their way out of TARP with barely a lesson learned(except maybe that they can do it again and get away with it). The important measures that keep being cut out of the health care plan.

Then I started doing some reading, with the intent of blasting the health care plan in more detail, and I remembered: as much as has been taken out, there is still good stuff left. Not as much as the country needs, no, but still probably a step in the right direction. Sure, it's been easy for me to criticize Obama and Congress for not going far enough, but I have to remember that the legislative system is really slow, and even a strong majority is going to move slowly on such a big issue. In effect, compromise on health care is the price we pay for not having social security privatized by WBush several years ago.

[User Picture]From: nathan_lounge
2009-12-18 02:54 am (UTC)
Don't forget the credit card legislation that swept through without a huge bluster. That one is pretty good.

And gitmo is kinda closing down despite the fact that people have decided they don't really want the responsibility of closing it like they said they did.

Ummm...plus...er....there's still another day in Denmark, maybe someone will care about what Madam clinton is laying down?

Honestly, I think Hope should have refused the peace prize and the Dems should have fired Reed and gotten someone with the balls to make sausage. Those are my main complaints about the last 11 months.
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