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EMANUEL CLEAVER II

Fight for jobs -- and hope

Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 12:07 PM
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  • I placed the following comment on Ms. Hartzler's blog. It is equally valid here. I happen to think that Mr. Cleaver would be relieved if what I propose came to pass.

    Consider yourselves lucky Saline Countians, you have Mr. Cleaver, I have James Lankford.

    More of the same old rhetoric that we get from Congress, Democrats, and Republicans.

    They just can't seem to wrap their minds around the fact that we are in a new situation, not seen before. It is a situation that begs for new solutions, new solutions that are sometimes bold, even daring.

    Unfortunately our system has devolved to the point wherein our folks in Congress have to utilize their time (our time)chasing dollars to be re-elected, or to pursue their next aspiration. Those dollars are readily available, at a price. That price is our Congress becoming no more than mouthpieces for special interests, preponderantly corporate, though not so solely.

    We can expect nothing of substantial substance from Congress until we free them from servitude to special interests, and let them do their job for all of us.

    Without radical campaign, and election reform it will not happen. We must remove private money from the system, and finance it with tax payer dollars. Congress listens to the money providers. If that is us they will listen to us.

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Wed, Dec 7, 2011, at 12:44 PM
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