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  • Mary shared from Pack of Lies Volume One: Debunking the 40 Most Destructive Conservative Myths in America: 1 by John-Paul Bernbach
    Anyone who knowingly contributes to public confusion demonstrates an open contempt for democracy.
  • Mary shared from Beyond Outrage (Enhanced Edition) by Robert B. Reich
    Romney is right: free enterprise is on trial. But he’s wrong about the question at issue in that trial. It’s not whether America will continue to reward risk taking. It’s whether an economic system can survive when those at the top get giant rewards no matter how badly they screw up while the rest of us get screwed no matter how hard we work.
  • Mary shared from Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future by Robert B. Reich
    But we did not learn the larger lesson of the 1930s: that when the distribution of income gets too far out of whack, the economy needs to be reorganized so the broad middle class has enough buying power to rejuvenate the economy over the longer term. Until we take this lesson to heart, we will be living with the Great Recession’s aftershock of high unemployment and low wages, and an increasingly angry middle class.
    Note: Very true.
  • Mary shared from Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America by John Avlon
    in his Farewell Address, George Washington made it clear that he perceived no greater threat to the American experiment than a partisan demagogue who “agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another.”
  • Mary shared from Last Words by George Carlin
    “It’s called the American Dream because to believe it, you have to be ASLEEP!”
    Note: Looks like George Carlin knew what he was talking about, huh?
(Matagorda, Texas)
Mary L. Schelle