The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 1, 2013

When did you last vote?

Did you know? For 99 percent of us, income has risen just 0.4 percent over the three years 2009-2012; for the top 1 percent, it climbed by 31.4 percent.

Mr. Lincoln got it wrong. Our government is not of, by and for the people. It's of, by and for the wealthy ... and their minions, the corporations.

"If you can't give them bread, give them circus." -- Juvenal

Bread would be a government that actually does the people's business.

And our circus is the dysfunctional collection of ineffectual clowns in Congress, ever seeking to do the will of their financial backers while telling the people "It's for your own good!"

"Every nation gets the government it deserves."-- LeMaistre

These guys can be fired! There's an election coming up. When did you last vote?

John Cooper,


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