Friday, October 29, 2010


If you are still not planning to vote because of your misguided “plague on both your houses” thinking. Then ask yourself:  that if both major parties are the same why are the billionaires like the Koch brothers and corporations throwing millions of dollars into this election to elect Republicans and against Democrats?

The shrill one also gives us another reason to consider voting.

The economy, weighed down by the debt that households ran up during the Bush-era bubble, is in dire straits; deflation, not inflation, is the clear and present danger. And it’s not at all clear that the Fed has the tools to head off this danger. Right now we very much need active policies on the part of the federal government to get us out of our economic trap.
But we won’t get those policies if Republicans control the House. In fact, if they get their way, we’ll get the worst of both worlds: They’ll refuse to do anything to boost the economy now, claiming to be worried about the deficit, while simultaneously increasing long-run deficits with irresponsible tax cuts — cuts they have already announced won’t have to be offset with spending cuts.
While I am at it...I should like to remind you that voting is actually not about yourself but about your country and its citizens. Your enfranchisement allows you participate in the governance of the country and how you and your fellow citizens will work together to "form a more perfect union". One of greatest, if not the greatest, mistakes people make when casting their vote is considering whether to vote themselves "bread and circuses" instead of what is best for the country, county, town as a whole and in today's global interdependent world our votes determine, to a great extent, what will happen in the rest of the world and to the billions of global inhabitants. Yes, your vote will affect you but it is not about you and to vote your own self interest above that of the country as a whole is a great disservice to your country and ultimately to yourself.

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