Tuesday, May 6, 2008

GAS TAX HOLIDAY vs REAL INNOVATIVE THINKING

The gas tax holiday is fluff, pure and simple. Thomas Friedman is no friend of the working person, but this time I must agree with him. Shame on Hillary for being the most shameless panderer I have seen in my entire 40 years of voting.


On the other hand, Obama's ideas about rail make great sense to me. I have long believed that rail and barge were the most efficient way to move people and goods. A rail infrastructure that WORKS and then we could have electric or hydrogen or some other motive power yet un-invented to move those goods and people from the rail hubs to their ultimate destinations.


Innovation and creative/critical thinking USED TO BE among Americans' greatest assets. Perhaps it is not too late to re-fire these flames of enterprise.

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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.