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“Not the America I Envisioned”

This article was posted at The Huffington Post on 11/22. To read it there click on the link provided here.

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This is not the country I grew up in…

…nor is it the country I want my kids and grandkids to grow up in.

This country, America, has become ugly, and it’s my generation that has made it this way.

With the incredible amount of corruption and deceit that has overtaken the nation it no longer resembles the great country our forefathers envisioned over 235 years ago.

As we age we remember the good times and suppress the bad. The ‘good ole days.’ Nostalgic remembrances of happy times of our youth and carefree young adulthood. This phenomenon helps us cope in later years with a world that seems to speed up; a world that threatens to leave us hopelessly behind.

And the world is definitely racing ahead.

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“There’s No Crying in Politics!”

The new Speaker of the House’s eyes were already moist before his acceptance speech!

Was he crying for the American people?

For the millions out of work? Or the children now in school that will not have a chance at the American Dream? How about the millions that will be losing their homes over the next two years? Or the disabled Iraq and Afghan veterans and their families? I doubt it.

They’re tears of joy for tax cuts for the wealthy. For AT&T ($40,250) American Financial Group ($38,900) Altria ($26,400) BofA ($16,500) and Blue Cross/Blue Shield ($15,500), and other corporations that donated over $9,000,000 to Boehner’s 2010 bid for the House.

Boehner’s tears were justified. He needed all of it to be reelected in Ohio’s 8th District. His campaign spent $9,682,000 to defeat his Democratic opponent. He will be eternally grateful to the corporations that helped him become the 53rd Speaker. Especially since his opponent spent almost $242,000 against him.

But isn’t Nancy Pelosi the big spender?

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