Just more fundie obstructionism - a mere bump in the road leading toward justice and equality for all.
Better title: Fleischman - awaiting orders from Kochs.
There's little doubt - extremist ideology has rendered informed consent totally moot. Democracy is dying and there is no cure.
As C.J. Werleman said in a recent NY Times op-ed:
"In the U.S., a child born in the top 20 percent economically has a 2-in-3 chance of staying at or near the top, whereas a child born in the bottom 20 percent has a less than 1-in-20 shot at making it to the top, making the U.S. one of the least upwardly mobile nations in the developed world. Our levels of income inequality rank near countries like Jamaica and Argentina, rather than like countries like Canada and Germany, but American voters, in large, believe America is just doing fine.
Not only is the U.S. one of the most income-unequal countries in the world, its government ranks among the least willing to redress the imbalance. This collective unwillingness is borne by the almost mystical reverence right-wing Americans afford unbridled and unfettered capitalism, and the manner in which they deem government as the agent of Satan, as opposed to the only tool they might have to restore economic balance in the society.
"Either we continue to self-delude ourselves into imagining income inequality isn’t as bad as it actually is, or we can finally become angry about it—and, in turn, force the government to actually do something about it."
i.e. the Right Wing Republicans are the problem ...
NOW, VOTE TO FIX IT.
As I recall, one of your types recently attempted surviving on today's minimum wage and found it was impossible ... fix THAT before you yak any more about declining self sufficiency!
Ah, the Heritage Foundation. Capitalist Think Tank extriordinaire. Let's blather on about the poverty rate and the way "welfare breaks down the habits and norms that lead to self-reliance, especially those of marriage and work." But let's ignore population dynamics and the assault on public education. Let's not mention jobs off-shoring and the dismantling of the American manufacturing sector by corporate greed merchants. Let's not consider the waste of billions of dollars on a bloated, expansionist militarist empire that saps the life's blood out of our people and wastes resources on a global scale.
Sure, our "lack of progress is due to the welfare system."
Hmmmmm - Matthew...Matthew. I don't own or want a bible, but wasn't there something in there about a closet?
Ken and Connie - a marriage made in heaven!
Can't everyone see? The American theocracy these cranks dream of would be simply heavenly. Gag.
HIV/AIDS pales in comparison to the sickness you carry in your brain Mr. Orr.
If you folks want a short summary of what happens when one of these crackpot, uber-christian, teabagger slugs gets control of an entire state (much less gets their clammy hands on the White House AND control of Congress) then read this - and reflect on it in the voting booth: