And a Happy Thanksgiving/Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Happy Valentine's Day/Happy Mothers and Fathers Day/Happy Independence Day/Happy Columbus Day/Happy Birthday to you, too, Mr. President! You saved us from the distasteful task of electing McCain and She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named--but we got a new manifestation of Scrooge all the same. You promptly announced there will be no COLA for Social Security recipients (code: old and disabled) for two years, and now you're telling us there will be no pay raise this year for federal workers (code: anyone left with a job). The disastrous Republican tax rates and tax cuts will remain the same, however--unless one of your pet financial geniuses (code: holdovers from W) can find a way to shovel even more $$ to the very rich.
Also, please don't send me emails thanking me for my hard work and financial sacrifices in getting you elected. It's too tempting for me to say you're not welcome.
You pour your heart and our treasure (I'm thinking more of our young men and women, but also our dollars) into keeping the diabolical wars going. I see you even made phone calls to soldiers, wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving. Nice. Beats W's theatrical turkey dinner visit to Iraq. It seems to me to be about the same thing, though.
Why not bring our military home alive and call off our wars? And please try not to fan the flames in Korea, North and South. Cancel the war games and pretend missile practice at sea. Why not get us OUT of Afghanistan, OUT of Iraq, and OUT of the business of stealing from the poor and giving to the rich that has taken over this country.
That would be a change, don't you think?