Robert Reich: The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, But Who It's For

"Big government" isn't the problem. The problem is big money is taking over government. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Bob Herrschaft - Dec 20, 2011 - 3:14 AM PST
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by Bob Herrschaft - Dec. 20, 2011

Robert Reich, once again gets it right when he scoffs at the argument about the size of government and asks the much more relevant question of who should the government represent? He then proceeds to give a litany of examples that show the current civil institutions are are dominated by corporate special interests.

Like the notorious cowbird that lays is eggs in the nest of smaller species which risk extinction, many of the 1% are true parasites who not only don't contribute to society, but actively harass the productive members of the population and take away their means of livelyhood. Much of the harping about welfare for the poor is simply a way of diverting attention from the insidious greed of corporate welfare

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by Randy Morrow - Dec. 20, 2011

Not a day goes by without Republicans decrying the budget deficit. But the biggest single reason for the yawning deficit is big money’s corruption of Washington. And ... More »

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by Ara Gregorian - Dec. 22, 2011

R. Reich is one of the few sane voices out there among all the noise and quagmire holding us politically and economically hostage...

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