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April 16, 2013

No filling station for old men

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Hence, for dysfunctions such as the “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” both sides of Congress are blamed, 50/50.

Those devoted to making government fail are then rewarded for calling government a failure, while those trying to make it work are ridiculed as fools.

It’s as if we keep wiring ourselves into our own dashboards to shut out all sirens and needs of the real world.

How is it that we not better than this?

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Jack Garvey of Plum Island can be reached at hammlynn@yahoo.com.

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