Twitter was ablaze Wednesday night with Clintonian quotes and quips. Suddenly, at the top of the worldwide trending list, #16TrillionFail popped up. But #16TrillionFail was notably different -- for more than one reason.
The friends Ian made at the hospital had to leave treatment early because they had run out of money and the insurance companies would no longer cover the procedure. Ian is still alive. But his friends are dead.
While other countries invest heavily in their education systems, we are mortgaging our future by cutting education, and undercutting the people who are passionate about making a difference. And, it's not all about money.
A member of the most beleaguered, smallest minority in America today will be swept into office on a sea of a billion dollars of our unregulated, unlimited campaign cash to become America's first Billionaire President!
Closing tax loopholes requires standing up to the special interests that benefit from them. That is hard to do when you are closely associated with those same wealthy few in order to raise money for your election.
What the Kochs want is to use their vast fortune to influence the political beliefs of people with a millionth their net worth, getting the middle class to buy into the notion that what's good for the rich is good for everyone.
A message must also be sent to Rove, the Kochs, Romney and the Supreme Court that we are not for sale. This should start by telling Congress that the DISCLOSE Act is a necessary first step to preserving our democracy and the integrity of our elections.
The Koch-funded Right was effective at mobilizing against health care reform, but countless other activists, despite not being as well financed, made sure the Right didn't monopolize the debate. So today, we breathe a sigh of relief.