Call me an American Dissident. I believe in democracy and government of, FOR, and BY the PEOPLE. I do NOT believe in the plutocratic corpocracy this country is today, wherein government is made and administered of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy. I believe in wealth which is HONESTLY attained through hard work and merit. I do NOT believe in wealth attained by means of deceit, exploitation, or leverage. There is enough for all in this world. Greed is the major cause of poverty, and both are totally unnecessary.
"Tax the very wealthy to make everyone healthy." - Vigilante, Sozadee, CA -
Here's a song that was quite popular right about this time in the summer of 1966 and was done by a vocal group called The Happenings. I have adapted the original lyrics to fit the situation of an uninsured constituent of today (there are nearly 50 million of us) as he says goodbye to Congress as they leave Washington D.C., without having passed a universal health care reform bill, for their August recess. (My apologies to The Happenings and to our countrymen for having had to make this post this way today). So break out your old Happenings 45 or LP and sing along with me as I remind Congress that once again, it has failed the American people by bowing to pressure from special interests.
"SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER"
(I'll feel alone, each and every night While you're away, I'll be sure to write)
Bye bye, so long, farewell Bye bye, so long...
See you in September See you when the summer's through Here I am (bye, Congress, goodbye) saying goodbye at the station (bye, Congress, goodbye) Summer vacation is taking you away (bye Congress, goodbye)!
Have a good time, but remember There is danger in this uninsured man's fist Will I see you in September, Or lose you to an insurance lobbyist?
(Counting the days 'til I'll hear from you Counting the hours and the minutes too)