A Straight Shot of Politics

A blog from a gentleman of the Liberal political persuasion dedicated to right reason, clear thinking, cogent argument, and the public good.

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I have returned from darkness and quiet. I used to style myself as "Joe Claus", Santa Claus’ younger brother because that is what I still look like. I wrote my heart out about liberal politics until June of 2006, when all that could be said had been said. I wrote until I could write no more and I wrote what I best liked to read when I was young and hopeful: the short familiar essays in Engish and American periodicals of 50 to 100 years ago. The archetype of them were those of G.K. Chesterton, written in newspapers and gathered into numerous small books. I am ready to write them again. I am ready to write about life as seen by the impoverished, by the mentally ill, by the thirty years and more of American Buddhist converts, and by the sharp eyed people [so few now in number] with the watcher's disease, the people who watch and watch and watch. I am all of these.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Now Is The Time For All Good Men [and Women] To Come To The Aid Of Our Country

Just above my blogroll you will see my first blogad. It is for this site, dedicated to the refuting the delusion that there is a Social Security crisis. Why is there no Social Security crisis? There would be no particular reason why Social Security could not be funded, even through general government revenues, if necessary. "Billions for Iraq, but Not One Cent for Americans (except for those in the highest tax brackets)," simply does not wash.

Prominent progressive linkers to this good cause are here, here, here, and here. Join up. Refute the Republican Noise Machine, and tighten down the wingnuts on this issue once and for all!


Blogger The Anchoress said...

But...but...what about when President Clinton said social security needed fixing or it wouldn't be there for our kids? But...but...what about all those other democrats who warned us throughout Reagan's presidency that the Social Security system was in grave trouble?

Has everything that has ever come before all been bs and posturing? :-)

Happy I'm back?

12:14 AM  
Blogger Joseph Marshall said...

Of course, Anchoress, you are my constant reader.

crisis: [n] an immediate unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty.

A long-term problem is not a "crisis" and the President should be speaking to citizens and not trying to stanpede cattle.

8:07 AM  

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