"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

May 09, 2006

"By and large, Americans are getting sick and tired of the posturing by the Republican Congress, putting politics ahead of policy. While there is an understanding that there will be some sybolic acts in politics, Americans want to see some substance, too, and the Do Nothing Republican Congress simply can't provide it.

"No increased funding for stem cell research, even though the majority of the Congress favors it. No changes to Social Security, even though the Republicans claimed the program was in crisis. No serious move to insure the uninsured, even though leaving tens of millions devoid of coverage is both an economic and moral disaster. No changes to America's immigration policy, even though the Republican base is clamoring for it. No decrease in the massive budget deficit, even though our growing national debt is already affecting the economy. No oversight on Iraq, even though the country is descending into a civil war.

"At a time at which Americans need real leadership, assertiveness and action the Republican Congress either cannot or will not provide it. And the only remedy for such potentially-crippling inaction is the election of Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate in November."

- - - Jonathan Singer

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