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Tea Party offers no plausible solutions for broken system

The Tea Party’s contention that our political system is broken has merit but no plausible solutions. The present problem has been festering for many years and has reached the point where there’s no simple solutions on the horizon. We may have reached the point of no return.

The reason for this doom and gloom is our present recession, teetering on the edge of a depression, is different than the 1930s depression. Corporate America and the wealthy now have a much firmer grip on government. The recent Supreme Court decision has exacerbated this phenomenon.

Our republic is similar to the Roman Empire where 5 percent of the wealthy ruled and retained power. Their ultimate fall could be imperialistic expansion spread them so thin they couldn’t hold their boarders. We are presently in two futile wars with troops in numerous foreign countries.

Because our president doesn’t have legislative powers and Congress is dysfunctional there is little hope for the populous.

Will Rogers was ahead of his time when he said “A fool and his money are soon elected.” My observation of Congress members is sad but often amusing.

Common sense, scruples and integrity evidently makes one ineligible for public office.

Don Cooks

Nevada City

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