posted by The Dixie Dove in Politics

They died for our sins

December 17, 2012

Here's How We Make Things Better
1. We need real gun control, banning military weapons for the public and with full formal registration and insurance required, just like for auto ownership and operation.

2. We need to end the drug war which is the prime cause of gun violence and preoccupies our police forces and penal systems keeping them from focusing on our real problems.

3. We need to reinvest in our public mental health system. When President Reagan cut the tax rates on rich Americans by two thirds he also had to cut some other things to make it add up. The biggest thing he cut was our nation's vast system of public mental health institutions. Since then we've seen our streets become littered with mentally ill homeless people and it has become prohibitively expensive for people to get treatment for loved ones with serious psychological problems.

America has been going backwards for over thirty years because of our lack of investment in the public good and lack of the taxation policies we had from 1932 to 1986 which allowed for it. This price is too high for selfishness and greed.

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