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It is my view that very few members of Congress represent the interests of the American people. They are not progressives, otherwise those companies that are too big to fail would have been hit with anti-trust action and would no longer be too big to fail. Instead, we see them combining into larger organizations, that will eventually fail. Because these companies are international, they will again and again plunge the world into repeated depressions. There are too few people and organizations in charge of the globalized economy.

Business interests are breaking down borders so they can rape the world. They are now attacking state and local government in California. The governor and conservatives in the legislative branch are using the recession as an excuse to destroy what remains of the social safety net in California.

Until the state legislatures and Congress can pass budgets or other bills by a simple majority, conservatives, be they Republicans or Democrats, will block any attempt to govern this country for the benefit of ordinary people.

Party labels mean nothing. These sociopathic parasites are in every party. They need to be identified and targeted in every election. Congress.org records their votes.

Pervis James Casey

Riverside, CA

Jul 11 2009 - 1:18pm

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As for Baucus, "That just could be who he is." Nice line!

Studies consistently show that legislators at the state and federal level do not switch their voting ortientation for campaign money.

What happen, rather, is that those who contribute find people who are already voting with the same principles. In other words, they contribute by supporting the like-minded.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby , PA

Jul 10 2009 - 11:19pm