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Dear School Children, from your Republicans in Congress

by Nathaniel Smith, Politics: A View from West Chester, 2/19/18

Dear School Children of America,

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Is this a great country or what? We honor an unbroken succession of (mostly) great presidents going way back to our Founding as a nation.

In school you may be learning things like history and critical reading, but we want to assure you that we, and especially our friends on the U.S. Supreme Court, know exactly what the Founders wanted: a chicken in every pot, a gun in every closet, all that.

You can leave this government stuff to us; it’s too complicated for you to understand right now and we don’t have time to explain it to you. You may well think we can’t have both children and guns, but our sponsors tell us we can and we believe them….

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One branch falls

(except that states, counties, and municipalities will continue their work against global warming)

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Of course he thinks it’s about him

because that’s what narcissists do. Photo by John Grant, 1/21/17:youre-so-vain

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Call Congress to protest billionaire tax loopholes

details from a coalition of progressive groups

Why reform Wall Street?

Because a handful of hedge fund managers make more money per year than all of the kindergarten teachers in America put together.

Because the five biggest banks are bigger now than they were before the financial collapse of 2008.

Because we pay sales taxes on everything we buy – from a gallon of gas to a bag of groceries – but Wall Street doesn’t pay a single penny in transaction taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars of financial products they buy and sell every day.

Because the richest 1% has captured 90% of all income growth since the recovery began. …

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