Friday, July 29, 2011

"A Billion Here, a Billion There, Pretty soon You're talking about Real Money"

I dedicate this post to my late father, one of the wisest men I knew,though I discovered this too late. He quoted the great Everett Dirksen, author of the quote that leads this post. A Republican. A statesman. Think also of George Aiken. Senator from Vermont. Lover of wildflowers. The man who said of the sadness of the Vietnam War "Let us declare victory and come home". And Eisenhower-"Beware the Military-Industrial Complex'. And let us add a Democrat. Lyndon Baines Johnson. "Come let us reason together." Now look at what you and I have sent to Congress. We should be ashamed.

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