We are two days away from the very consequential “Mid-Term” Elections. For some of us it is a referendum on Joe Biden’s presidency and the historic legislation passed in his first year and one half. For many it is a call to preserve democracy itself.
Millions of Americans actually think that politicians create inflation. And they would traditionally vote out the current party as a payback. Of course, the Republicans don’t have any more control over prices than Democrats. Inflation is a natural economic cycle - this time fed by high demand and a shortage of product and materials (not high wages as the Federal Reserve would lead you to believe). Supply chains are fragile. The pandemic and the explosive rapid recovery revealed the flaws in our “just in time” inventory management. Profits prevailed over practical planning.
And then there is the “profit pricing” by companies who under the cover of inflation publicity have achieved record breaking profits - which they have announced they will use to buy back their own stock. Corporations profit, we suffer.
For others it’s a battle for the integrity of our entire electoral system. Do we accept the results of elections we find disappointing? I can’t believe I actually typed that, of course.
And worst of all, the lies, the lies, the lies. The husband of the Speaker of the House of Representatives is assaulted in his own home. Video footage records the assailant breaking in through a glass door with a hammer. Our former President has the audacity to suggest that the door was broken from the inside - he called it a possible “inside job”. People will believe this bullshit.
So it is tempting to think we have sunk to the lowest levels in our history when it comes to lies and squabbles. Not true. In fact we have been this way forever.
Stacy Schiff explains in her opinion piece. The link below bypasses the NY Times pay wall. Good perspective just when we think things are falling apart…which they are.
If you have ever lived in Massachusetts, you will be especially entertained.
Read it here:
John Hancock and Samuel Adams are Still Fighting for the Nation's Soul
Many of us already have voted. If you haven’t yet, PLEASE do. We need to send a message to the liars.
And for those of us who reside in Massachusetts, we look forward to our first elected Woman Governor. The guys have made a mess of things going back to John and Sam. Time for a change.
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I agree with everything said. I would add that a vote for a Republican in the next election is a vote for a dictator. If the Republicans take over you can kiss your freedoms away. If they take congress, the country will find out how many impeachments can take place in a short amount of time. And if the Republicans take the Senate you will find out the country actually is going to live in the Dark Ages once again. They lasted almost 900 years from 450-1330. During that time nothing happened except a lot of wars.