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We have come a great distance in seventy-five years; from the New Deal to the Raw Deal, from having nothing to fear but fear itself, to being afraid of everything.  We traded democracy’s warm heart containing the ideals of faith, fairness and frugality, for the greedy, cold calculations of the Dow Jones ticker. 

The New Deal saved free market capitalism with jobs and regulation; now both sink in the swamp of speculation, manipulation and capitulation. The Golden Rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” is submerged by the rule of gold, “do unto others before they do unto you.
 
“Some people will ask of this Congress, what were we thinking?  Why did we give $700 billion bailout to Wall Street without fixing what caused the problem in the first place?  Why did we rig the free markets for security fraudsters?  Why didn’t we explore alternatives to let Wall Street solve its own problems?  Why didn’t we have money to save millions of homeowners, create millions of jobs, and a green economy?  Why didn’t we stop the speculators?  Why wasn’t there accountability?  Why didn’t we take time to make an intelligent decision?
 
“Why? Why? Why?”

 

Dennis Kucinich is former US Congressman and two-time presidential candidate from Ohio who served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

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Most of the politicians are in the pockets of the ... by Angelo on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:37:48 AM
When I called my house rep., I asked if the phone ... by Matthew Peters on Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 at 6:16:22 PM
Dennis, I sure wish you were on the ballot.... by Angelo on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:39:46 AM
We have lost our Democracy because of the weakness... by kato krause on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:50:43 AM
I can ony wonder why the quality of America's ... by dick overfield on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:55:41 AM
People are trained not to participate. Everything ... by Kelly Mitchell on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:11:50 PM
can you write in on an electronic ballot?... by Angelo on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 4:13:03 PM
Barack is a very good man. I like him very much.&n... by kato krause on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:03:49 AM
One look at Enron--with their corporate tag, '... by Sherry Mann on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:18:08 AM
Seems obvious that private sector corporate power ... by Davaru on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:37:33 AM
Kucinich:  "Why did we give $700 billion... by Peter Duveen on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:50:15 AM
therein lies the root of the problem.... by Rady Ananda on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:56:37 AM
The form changes, the results are the same. For as... by Jim Prues on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:59:58 AM
  Of course, I could simply say that for the ... by mikel weisser on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:41:05 AM
The problem is that most of the people in Congress... by Better World Order on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:59:39 AM
You don't need Mr. Kucinich permission or any othe... by Ty on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:21:13 PM
Capitalism is a cesspool of corruption and tyranny... by Ty on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:14:47 PM
Lets add a 4th why. PELOSI, HOYER, REID, DURBIN, t... by Lance Ciepiela on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:43:55 PM
Our system is only as good as the people we put in... by Peter Wedlund on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 3:48:00 PM
Dear Congressman Kucinich, Why? We all know why. ... by William White on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 3:51:57 PM
Government was STOLEN!!!  How did our governm... by Mark Adams on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 5:27:49 PM
Dennis Kucinich's hands are tied and so are ou... by jeff prager on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 6:17:25 PM
CNN's Lou Dobbs just reported that while Congress ... by Munich on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 6:42:52 PM
So what if they're American people, the engine tha... by Munich on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 6:56:04 PM
der fuhrer threatened to impose martial law if he ... by 911TRUTH on Friday, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:29:31 PM
There are several things those of us who are payin... by dick overfield on Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 at 12:01:07 AM
We complain about our government, our bureaucracy,... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 at 7:38:47 AM