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In a piece that appeared on salon.com last week, columnist Robert Scheer pretty much summed up the way we’re feeling about what appears to be a pending raid on our future.

“Are we all dimwits?” queries Scheer, asking a reassuringly News Hit-like rhetorical question. “We just sit there with goofy looks on our faces while the economy sputters and the president blows what remains of the budget surplus on a tax giveaway to the rich. With nary a peep as the ‘what, me worry?’ kid has the gall to make stealing funds from Social Security and Medicare — to pay for a military buildup to fight an enemy that doesn’t exist — sound like fiscal responsibility.”

Amen, brother Scheer. Amen.

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