You Know the Mood Is Ugly Out There When…

On the back of a tanker truck tooling down Interstate 80  is a vintage “Uncle Sam Wants You” poster with the inscription:

“I Want You to Fire Incumbents. If They’re In, Vote Them Out.”

Filed under: Politics


  1. Knee-jerk. Don’t you love it. Out goes the baby with the bathwater.

    Comment by SugarMuffin — 10.28.2010 @ 11:03 am

  2. It is pretty alarming when there are so many who have so little capacity for critical thought and fail to take the time or make the effort to analyze the issues and identify the architects of the mess – and fail to recognize their own role in the problems.

    Comment by Sandy Carey — 10.28.2010 @ 11:48 am

  3. Sorry, the tanker truck driver is correct —

    Wall Street and the Big Banks are net Democratic CONTRIBUTORS not Republican. Chris Dodd will be back as a WS Lobbyist at ten times the salary next year —

    Dashle is the lead lobbyist for —- United Health Care

    Public employee and teacher’s unions are three of the four largest campaign contributors — all of their money going to Dems in every election cycle — $500B in unfunded pension liabilty

    Social Security was reformed in 1984. The tax was increased, along with the retirement age, so that the surplus (over anual current year payouts) could be saved for the baby boomers (lock box) — beginning in 2011. In 1985 and EVERY YEAR SINCE, Congress has swept up the entire surplus as part of the current year general spending budget, offering a promisary note in exchange.

    In 2011, for the first time, the general fund will have to pay for SS benefits. If you are surprised you should not be —

    Who has been in Congress for 28 years — 12 house and 16 senate and is now running for re-election claiming her opponent is going to take away your social security? seems the incumbent has done a pretty good job of that already?

    I find in politics there are three truths — the incumbent’s truth, the challenger’s truth and the whole truth. Maybe if we cared more about the latter, we would have a better set of choices –?

    Comment by Joyce Stoer Cordi — 10.29.2010 @ 2:16 pm

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