The people’s house

by Michael O. Allen on February 28, 2008

Last August, a bridge fell in Minneapolis and we learned it would cost $225 billion a year for the next 50 years just to maintain America’s crumbling roadways and bridges.

A new report just out says African Americans still lag behind white Americans significantly in income, education and other measures of well-being.

Healthcare in America is abysmal. Education is even worse. The health index for America’s children is worse than in many third world countries.

Remember that illegal war that we lied our way into? It’s still going on and America’s service men and women are still dying for lack of proper gear.

Another new report says one in every 100 American is now behind bars, a new record.

Every indication is that the American economy is cratering, on the verge of collapse.

And I am sure there are even more serious problems plaguing our nation that I am overlooking. At least I know the men and women that we elected to the United States Senate and the House of Representative are hard at work tackling those problems.

Why, just yesterday, a Congressional subcommittee held a hearing where it threatened to impose on America’s major sports cartel testing for performance enhancing drugs.

A different committee has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether an athlete lied in his testimony trying to refute allegations of PED use made by a former friend of his, an admitted serial liar.

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Todd Drew February 28, 2008 at 2:22 PM

People got left out of politics somewhere along the way.

I’m not sure who said this, but I’ve always like the quote:

“The power of any government comes solely from its ability to take care of its people.”

Nothing could be truer and nothing could be further from the truth these days.

JoeyBoy February 28, 2008 at 2:57 PM

You are laying it down, man. We just got to get more people reading over here.

Ron W. March 1, 2008 at 8:26 AM

I just started posting Yankee Justice and I stumbled over here from a link or something. I am just learning this computer blogger stuff but I like what you guys are doing.

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