You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


Democrats, GOP are no match for power of money (and its inequities)

Jeff Jacoby’s June 5 op-ed column “What sequester? When the economy is pinched, Washington, D.C., feels no pain” is right on the mark.

When it come to money, the Republicans and Democrats are more like Coke vs. Pepsi (similar product, different marketing), with the venom of the Yankees vs. the Red Sox (the other guy is evil).

Continue reading below

Budget cuts are directed primarily at the young (education), the old (Medicare and Social Security), the working class (failing infrastructure, little job training), and the assistance to states and localities that provide many of the services that most of us enjoy.

Meanwhile, Congress authorizes the Abrams tank (even the Army doesn’t want it) and other expensive weaponry designed for the battlefield (terrorists don’t operate on a battlefield).

The pharmaceutical industry is exempt from Obamacare, and big banks are too big too fail, while an army of Armani-clad lobbyists ensures that our
tax dollars are directed their way.

Robert Gilstein


Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of