Dubya and Kerry are speaking as I write
| The first 40 minutes preoccupied with the war in Iraq | Some of the issues are old saws with Dubya defending his stance of why things occured in the first place and John Kerry on the attck |
Then they come to the draft; Kerry arguing that the draft is unaccecptable Dubya assuring that there will be no draft | Yet, it sems to me that, assuming that the war in Iraq continues, there is no way a daft can be avoided | Welkl, my own though is then so be it | But if we are to have military conscription, then it ought to be without execption | Rich kids [such as the children of Dubya and Kerry] and the progeny of senators, ought not be exempted | ALL classes should be included in the draft |
Then there's the question of health care | Frankly, its laughable to assume that drugs coming from Canada are "third world grade" | Given the strong support of the drug pushers known as the pharmeceutical industry it seems unlikely that such is a valid defense | I gotta admit I find the idea of giving the general public the same medical benefits as Congressional reps is appealing |
Tax cuts | I find it difficult to belive the Bush arguement at all on this | Making benefacants of the super-rich the entire time of his administration is morally represensible | I guess, personally, I hold to the premise that "
O YE RICH ONES ON EARTH!
The poor in your midst are My trust; guard ye My trust, and be not intent only on your own ease.
From the Bush record, there IS no trust in the poor | Only to feed the coffers of the rich indefinitely |
Mind you, I'm not all that much more comfortable with Kery and direct connections to Corporanationdom | But his administration might ease back on class warfare's gluttony ...but I digress |
To be honest, I broke track here and just went and listened as the two of them spoke | Bush was more glib and facile that the first debate | One of my friends [whom I judge to be more in step with how the guy-on-the- street might see things] thought that Kerry did a poor job on presenting the issues | That's troubling | I didn't bother to keep the talking heads on after for the debate post-mortem |