But, look at S. 2277. In next year's Senate, it'll probably make some Republican Senators even richer than they already are.
And yet, the latest Gallup poll is headlined "Americans Say Business Background Is Best for Governing." Americans overwhelmingly want more people like Mitt Romney in our government. After all, he was part of "the free market." We need more of that, don't we? If government is just big business writ larger, of course we do. The biggest smartest psychopath is also then the best person to serve as the President in our Government. In other words: Obama's fascism isn't enough for such Americans. They want More. More of the same. The same, but just more of it -- like Romney would be.
Imagine: Hillary versus Mitt. What a "choice" that would be. Another "choice" between two fascists. We've come to call that type of choice "democracy." Romney is merely a less skillful liar than Obama. Whereas Romney told Wolf Blitzer, on 26 March 2012, that Russia "is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe," Obama denied that, while he adheres to it in his actions as our President. And so do almost all other Republicans adhere to it -- the ones who, un like Obama and Hillary Clinton, call themselves "Republicans."
Anybody who voluntarily has children now has to be either very rich, very misinformed, or else very callous. America's decent days are gone. That seems to be a rational bet, but nobody can make money selling it; so, only few people believe that it's true, though it is.
In politics, like in religion, there's not much of a market for truth. It's a product for which there are few, if any, buyers. Tragic. But true.
American democracy is now just an act, no longer the real thing. And, so, unless the 14% chance of Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senate turns out to be the result of the 2014 elections, we'll get Romney's policy, after all, signed into law by Obama, in 2015.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They're Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST'S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.