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Saying “rich people create the jobs” is like saying that seeds create trees. Seeds do not create trees. Seeds start trees. But what actually grows and sustains trees is the combination of the DNA in the seed and the soil, sunshine, water, atmosphere, nutrients, and other factors in the environment that nurture them. If you think seeds create trees, try planting seeds in an inhospitable environment. Plant a seed in a desert or on Mars, and the seed won’t create anything. It will die.

I should look out this particular window more often. #mildlife #robininmyhood

We’ve flushed $4 trillion down the toilet of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, aside from the enrichment of military contractors, got nothing. Think of all the nation-building we could have done at home for that money — and investments that would have more than repaid themselves. We’re the only urbanized advanced nation without high-speed rail. We no longer have a manned space program. And yet, if the media are to be believed, this is Obama’s fault and, as always, has “Democrats on the defensive.” Why the hell are Republicans never on the defensive for pushing endless wars; deregulation, union busting, financialization and bad trade deals that have eviscerated the middle class; driving the nation to the brink of default; preventing action on climate change, and a host of nihilist destruction?
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We should start by acknowledging that the very idea of the Iraq war was a travesty and an enormous strategic blunder. The clearest indications of the disaster to follow were the stated pre-war rationales—which combined one falsehood and one delusion. The falsehood was that Iraq posed a threat to the United States, and the delusion was that the invasion would undermine militant Islam and jumpstart the democratization of the Middle East. This unholy marriage between cynicism and fantasy directly resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and the displacement of millions of them, the deaths of thousands of American and the expenditure of almost a trillion American taxpayer dollars, the dangerous destabilization of the Middle East, and the further aggrandizement of militant groups in the Muslim world.
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The same people who scream “WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND!!” want the cheap products — housing, landscaping, housecleaning, poultry, beef, produce — that disproportionately hire illegals. America is addicted to cheap illegal labor.
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