Don Burnard Toledo Free Press Locked and loaded (Dec 20th)

In my Dec. 6 column, I was discussing the grave situation we find ourselves in, what with two unwinnable, and, as far as I’m concerned, unjustifiable wars, an economy in shambles, double-digit unemployment and a decade of stagnant wages. So far, as is generally the case with politicians, their first concern has been to look out for the persons and institutions that played a huge part in getting us into this position. They, after all, by dint of their wealth, virtually control the political process. Their answer always has been to cut wages and jobs in order to raise their obscene salaries and bonuses and to raise their bottom line so it looks to their shareholders like they are actually worth it. Where does this leave the middle class? As usual, begging for scraps.

We need to raise the living standards of the majority of the population. To do that, we need to raise their buying power. That, according to virtually every economist, is what drives our economy. It has been the pipedream of conservative economists that we should be a service economy, and ship all of our good paying manufacturing jobs to third world countries and basically give up our livelihoods so we can buy cheap Chinese toasters and such at Wal-Mart with our new hamburger flipper wages. Little thought is given to who will buy the houses, cars and other high-end items that should be driving our economy. The upper 1 percent can only buy so many items after all, and surely not enough to support the middle class that we built in this country after the Great Depression and WWII.

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" I was discussing the grave situation we find ourselves in, what with two unwinnable, and, as far as I’m concerned, unjustifiable wars,"

That's right...A liberal outs himself AGAIN with unentended statements...according to Burnard(and damn near every liberal)...we shouldnt have gone to war with The taliban after 9/11....

And that is truly the way they feel...they tell you all the time...but few listen...

So much for the "we're patriots too" canard...

So much for The Obama "war of neccessity"...

Once again proof...that the only reason liberals supported going to war with the taliban in the first place was out of craven fear of the rest of the American people...

I seriously doubt burnard has the balls to say this in a union meeting...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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