One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.


Hypocrisy from the Right and Left: Why would some “fiscal conservatives” try to prevent federal spending cuts, and why would some “progressives” striving for fiscal discipline vomit platitudes on senior citizens?

Senate votes to keep Medicare cuts in health bill


…the Senate rejected a Republican bid Thursday to stave off Medicare cuts…


Senators voted 58-42 to reject an amendment by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that would have stripped more than $400 billion in Medicare cuts from the nearly $1 trillion measure.


Republicans said the proposed cuts to health insurance plans and medical providers mean seniors in the popular Medicare Advantage program will lose benefits.


…Democrats said seniors will not lose any guaranteed benefits. The cuts — amounting to a 2 percent slowdown in spending — will help keep Medicare solvent by making it more efficient, they contended.


The Medicare vote went to the heart of seniors' concerns that cuts from the program used to finance coverage for the uninsured will undermine the quality of their care.


AP, December 3, 2009


If the National Football League’s revenue

comes from television contracts, licensed paraphernalia, and ticket sales

and divided up between teams in two conferences


and special interest and corporate contributions

are relatively divided up between two political parties

depending on who currently holds more power


do most fans and constituents tend to cheer for their team

even though the financial foundations of both systems

enrich both sides of the same businesses

who exclude all and/or most of the nonaffiliated from participation?


Why are there only two powerful American political parties?


In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence


In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee

 who is incompetent to carry out his duties


Work is accomplished by those employees

who have not yet reached their level of incompetence


Dr Laurence J Peter

What should the electorate expect

from leadership dependent on the status quo?


Has the two party system

reached an unsustainable level of incompetence?

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