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The true state of the union?

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Good morning, Netizens...


Here we have cartoonist David Horsey's State of the Union summation. Granted, while it is not truly a speech, but I submit its contents speaks volumes about the true State of the Union as it exists today. Although there were several different points of view mentioned in a previous discussion of banks and corporations being allowed to contribute directly to elections, I still have misgivings about it, much the same as I have profound misgivings about the huge bank bonuses being paid to their employees in a time when most working-class people are struggling to survive.


As Horsey's character says, “If this isn't economic recovery, I don't know what is.”


What is too unfortunate, and thus perhaps David Horsey's message is, the economic recovery as it stands, appears to be one-sided in favor of corporations and banks. Employment has dropped yet again, the number of people dependent upon assistance to pay their bills and feed their families has continued to increase and all while the health insurance crisis continues unabated.


However, tonight President Obama has an opportunity to give his version of the State of the Union. Perhaps he can stop this juggernaut economic bandwagon as it appears to hurdle down the hill.


Your thoughts, of course, may differ.


Dave




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