Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Medicare prescription drug benefit provides a great example of the small-government conservative hypocrisy in action. The Republican Congress passed a Medicare drug bill that cost almost twice as much as necessary. There were two reasons for the excess cost. GO.READ

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.