Nov 04 2012

Don’t screw up today … or Tuesday

A friendly reminder of your temporal and civic obligations courtesy of the Bad Astronomer.


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    Relevant post with which I agree: “i ain’t marching (to the u.s. polls) anymore”

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    Jasper of Maine

    In a way, it might be a good thing. 50 years ago was before all the Republican gutting of unions and regulations – before American was “Reaganated” – back when the rich paid much higher taxes and the wage gap was much lower, etc.

    Maybe we can find a way to set America back 50 years ago in terms of the economy, and set America forward 50 years socially.

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    On the other hand the sooner you get your theocratic corporate enslavement, the sooner you get your next revolution & maybe a tiny bit of change & wisdom so it doesn’t happen again (ok, ok, so it takes a little longer to happen again)

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    Kennedy was president fifty years ago and the top-level tax rate was about 90%. Kennedy had recently announced that we were going to put a man on the moon, had signed an executive order prohibiting racial discrimination in federally funded housing, and sent troops to Mississippi to insure a black man could attend the university.

    Romney wants to take us back about 85 years when Herbert Hoover was president and the top-level tax rate was about 25%. The NAACP had to protest Hoover’s racially charged supreme court nomination, and Hoover rode the country into a depression because he believed government intervention would disrupt the American values of “rugged individualism and self-reliance”.

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