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The fascist takeover of the United States of American enters a bold and dramatic new phase, naked in its essence, power at its root, profit at its whip, people at its chain. Wait till the inverse political curve catches up to the economic one, that'll be somethin'.

So far, the bad guys do nothing but win.

Sherlock Debs

San Diego, CA

Mar 18 2008 - 8:00pm

Web Letter

You can fix the American economy if you control it, by using traditional New Deal methods and tariffs. But first, you have to pullout of the WTO and NAFTA like "free trade" agreements. You also have to recreate the American market, the industrial base and jobs behind a wall of tariffs so that our assets do not bleed overseas. Imports that are no longer cheap or affordable, with no jobs or wages high to buy them. We need to quit whining and start taking care of the problem!

Pervis J. Casey

Riverside, CA

Mar 17 2008 - 4:03pm

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I have long believed that the best thing our three remaining candidates can do is get back to doing "the people's business" by filling their seats in the Senate chambers instead of spending so much time and money on campaigning. I doubt that anyone has much confidence left in the Executive when it comes to trying to extricate us from this "economic chaos." On the other hand senators like Christopher Dodd have been trying to deal with the problem through legislation. If we really want to know the value of our candidates, we should seek it in the respective roles they play in debating such legislation as part of their "day jobs."

Stephen Smoliar

San Francisco, CSA

Mar 17 2008 - 1:26pm

Web Letter

"The billions that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would have had to spend to do the wonderful things they are dangling in front of the voters do not exist."

"Mission accomplished!" --CheneyBush & Co.

No more money, unless of course it's for BearStearns or JPMorgan Chase or similar.

The CheneyBush GOP domestic legacy is the S&L disaster redux, many time larger this time around, but with no indictments. The perps are being bailed out, while the rest of us will pay for many years to come.

R.H. Weber

Geneva, Switzerland

Mar 17 2008 - 12:50pm