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Democrats claim that the Republicans have no “plan.” Nonsense! They have a plan: Make permanent the tax cuts for the wealthiest, so they can build their factories in China; ship American jobs overseas (Whitman and Fiorini); move their business and their money (on paper) to Dubai and the Cayman Islands to avoid paying taxes (Halliburton); privatize Social Security, so those with no discretionary money to invest in the stock market will face an impoverished old age; repeal health insurance reform and block Universal Health Care, so the working poor will die sooner; and take away women’s rights to choose what to do with their own bodies. Sounds like a plan to me!

When I hear, see, and read about hard-working people of the disappearing middle class supporting the perpetrators of this “plan,” I am stunned at the success of the propaganda machine, which has convinced them to abandon the party that gave them Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and Civil Rights, because it hasn’t been quick enough to undo the rape of America’s economy by the deregulation of unfettered capitalism and unregulated “free trade.”

Then, the poor dupes boast they’re going to vote these flag-waving, self-interested destroyers of the American Dream and protectors of the elite back into office. Historians and philosophers have warned us for centuries that an under-informed electorate is easily swayed by those who seek power. Here it is, happening again.

-- Istar Holliday - Arroyo Grande

-- Istar Holliday - Arroyo Grande

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