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Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by jude11
Not for nuthin' There is a website you can voice your copmplaints directly to the White House and every branch of it. It is read by more people in a position to do something about it than posting here.
I don't think you can impeach the President for lying unless it is sworn testimony in front of a judge and he perjures himself. I have a feeling this President is too smart to let that happen although I cannot say as much for the last two.
Originally posted by robyn
S & F OP. You pretty much summed up the state of affairs in our once freer country. Being lied to constantly is "crazy-making" behavior and infuriating.
Some people will never catch on either because they can't of don't want to, some people are catching on because it is starting to impact their pocketbooks and sensitivities.
I think we all have BS detectors, some are more sensitive than others, but they are starting to go off in increasing numbers and with increasing frequency.
Originally posted by robyn
reply to post by newcovenant
Agreed. But, everyone has to start somewhere. There's a certain amount of "culture shock" involved in begining to realize that things aren't as they seem nor as has long been accepted/relied upon.
Humans need to feel safe and secure - competent with regards to the reality of their environment. People are more likely to accept information as true when it conforms to what they want to believe (ie increases their sense of safety).
Once there's a foot in the proverbial door of truth then it's a process of opening it wider as an individual is capable at that particular moment.
edit on 4-5-2011 by robyn because: (no reason given)
The Repubs "saved" money by essentially killing Medicare and drastically slashing Medicaid, Head Start, EPA, food stamps, and dozens of other popular and effective programs that Americans overwhelmingly support.
Having taken their blunt budget ax to these programs that support our nation's notion of the common good, GOP leaders then scampered to save one of the least popular and least effective federal programs on the books: the annual taxpayer subsidy for Big Oil.
As gasoline prices were rising toward $4 a gallon and higher,
House Republicans voted unanimously to let the oil giants continue siphoning $4 billion a year out of our public treasury.
All 241 of the Republican House members --
with not even one dissenter in the bunch --
declared that in this time of a supposed budget "crisis,"
the neediest among us
are not the elderly and the poor,
but the little waifs of Big Oil.