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WHY IS MY LIFE DETERMINED BY 100 CLUELESS, PAMPERED SENATORS/

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I don't think our system of government is really working any more. Maybe it's time to ditch it and try something else.

Because those Washington blowhards are not concerned at all with me and my problems or anyone else's, for that matter, except, of course, for the corporations that woo them.

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Do they, with their lifelong pensions, care that my measly Social Security benefits have been capped for the next few years? Do they, with their excellent, comprehensive, free health coverage, care that despite Medicare, a major illness could wipe me out?

Do they, with their two residences, care that housing costs are so prohibitive that I am desperately trying to avoid giving up my one small apartment?

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JOAN WILE -- author of newly-published book,
GRANDMOTHERS AGAINST THE WAR: GETTING OFF OUR FANNIES AND STANDING UP FOR PEACE (Citadel Press, May 2008 -- available at amazon.com and in book stores), which is an account of her founding of (more...)
 

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