It’s the Wars Sweetie

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What issues are important to you this election year?–a recent MPR talk show host asked. “Jobs” and “the economy” repeated a flurry of inquirants. So I was moved to call-in.

What’s your question, asked the screener? What about the wars, I said. That’s where the economy and the jobs are.

That’s not really–

Thirty-three-billion–

She promised “to pass along your suggestion” and thanked me. The elephant in the living room rolled over and snorted. Only two-percent of the electorate thinks the wars are important according to some poll. O, the curse of getting the government you deserve.

 

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