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No wonder the GOP want post secondary education to be too expensive.

It definitely is an issue of power, or lack thereof and isolation. Look

at the teen suicide rate in indigenous communities in Canada's north. Should politicians and those who discuss power not look into the reasons why the high rates? There is a book called 'A Fine Balance' by Rohinton Misery that goes into suicide vs. connection. It is a novel that takes place in India. It points out that economic opportunity isn't more important than how one connects to the world. Economics is hugely important. I wanted to point out the connectivity side of suicide. Or lack thereof.

Re: the increase in suicides in the USA. I think there are factors in play such

as the GOP morphing the religious into peddlers of wedge issues instead of them focusing on love morning noon and night. Also doing away with the adage that politics stops at the border has taken away the GOP base's enjoyment of presidential success in Foreign policy. Russian is isolated, Iran came to the table, Cuba will soon be a freer country, bin Laden is dead, etc. All are successes the average American would have taken pride in in the past. I'm sure the foreign policy attacks were to keep the base from enjoying and connecting to somebody Africa American in President Obama. Talk radio has made people hatefull and narcissistic in their relationship to the greater world. I'm sure there are many more ways the GOP has artificially isolated the white men who are killing themselves at increased numbers. Humans need to connect in an organic way to be fulfilled. Please feel free add to the list of artificial GOP isolation.

GO Obama. No doubt the forced long recession by the GOP was so that when boomers began to retire

wages would not be so high and there would be a bounty of unemployed. Better late than never folk should agitate and vote for unions and higher wages. If we can just peel off the exploited from the GOP. Which I think we can do.

This transgendered panic was thought up by the RNC to give them a new wedge issue. Creating panic is

all they do. They lost on gay rights. Right now it is Transgendered people and bathrooms. God only knows what citizens' panic they have on hold and will roll out for the General election.

Not much at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_panic

They understand quite well how economics work. The best way to combat

inflation is by slowing down an overheated economy with higher interest rates. Then everyone pays for the recession and no bubble occurs. They refused to do that during George W. Bush years because they wanted an endless economic expansion. Then BOOM!

They want growth for their stocks but they only want the recession in the middle class and poor. So they refused to allow much in the way of keynsian spending under Obama, to keep their profits increasing while wage and home value recessions hit everybody else.

They desperately want to undo income taxes and corporate taxes and unions before the whole world's middle class get wise. Trade works but only if the profits are shared widely within nations through income taxes and good government. That is not a world the 1% want to live in. They want the foundation of the world economy to be as little taxes as possible and are playing low tax and low union areas off against higher tax and union areas of the world.

They know wages are going to fall for professionals as computers take over banking and sciences and teaching. The only people the rich want participating in the profits are other rich people who vote right. Not what a poorer middle class might want in the way of profit sharing.

They want only themselves to have any power. They know exactly what they are doing. Unlimited riches for the 1% and a weakened middle class.
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