AND LIFE GOES ON
Hey, I think it’s poetic justice - and I really wish the girl well. Sarah Palin (The Republican Vice Presidential nominee), it seems, is a baby factory, so I guess the torch is now passed to her daughter. And that’s her choice. I don’t condemn her for that. But don’t condemn anyone who does not want to have six children, because they are poor, lack access to birth control, or do not have a stable family to support the high cost of raising a child. All the while, the Federal Poverty level has been reduced by the Republican Congress, making it more difficult for children and families to get healthcare, or SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Plan), more difficult to pay for food, gas, electricity, heat, medicine, tuition and mortgages (for those fortunate enough to own their own homes.)
And all John McCain talks about is lowering taxes. “My friends” (as he often begins his speeches) the taxes he’s talking about are not for you and me. They are for the wealthiest Americans (2% of our population) and large corporations. In the meantime, we have an amassing deficit, which must be paid somehow. Ah, that “somehow” is the key word. Either it will be passed to the next generation, reduced by revoking the tax cuts for those wealthiest 2% of Americans or large corporations.
Choose your poison.
But life goes on. For me, today I’ll probably get lost on campus, get my parking pass, books and sit in my first class “Women and Politics”.
I’ll try to stay silent for the first class.