Wednesday, January 9, 2008

More On Edwards


I know Edwards insn't going to win, but here's making sure him and his "Middle Class Campaign" fall short (because I know this blog influences soooo many people).


I think when it comes down to it, Obama and Hillary care just as much about middle class prosperity. I think their economic policies would be very fair. Also, I am so tired about hearing about the mill. Even last night, in his 3rd place concession speech, Elizabeth opens up by saying something like "It is so appropriate that we are in a mill right now, just like John and his father, who used to work very hard in a mill." Who the hell works in a mill these days? Who does that resonate with? Plus, so many people have stories about their parents and grandparents working 2 or 3 jobs in the factories or where ever.


The sad thing is that I think it was actually more of capitalism rather then entitlement programs that have led so many of the factory workers out of poverty and allowed them to build up some wealth. I think the most important change that can be instituted in Washington will be to free from the shackles of the lobbyists. Because, any good intentions for public policy, whether from the left or the right, are always undermined by this subversive and deviant group of lobbyists. And for Edwards to claim that he will not have lobbyists around when he is taking money from lobbyists right now is such double talk. I think Obama or McCain will be the most likely to TRY to change the culture, which I hope can be ameliorated...

1 comment:

tostone said...

Just to help give you a perspective on the portion of the population that might not be in your socio-economic circle, there are plenty of mills that employee people today. From steel mills to paper mills, generations of Americans identify and continue the tradition of working in a mill.

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