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Letter: Obama’s speech and Pope Francis
December 10, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter


It looks like it’s still about “class.” President Obama’s recent speech lays out his plan for the rest of his administration. This plan is to resuscitate our broken economic system to enable more funds to get into the hands of the working class. Not too different from the message of the new Pope Francis, which if given by Mr. Obama, would have triggered an avalanche of screams of “Marxist Coup” by our synthetic patriots in the Republican Party and in the media. What fun that would have been.

Simple off-the-shelf remedies have been around since the Roosevelt years for our wayward and uncontrolled system of wealth redistribution toward the top 1 percent. The masters of greed never sleep, so this is a battle that goes on as long as humans do. While most all the animal kingdom has to just await their fate, we can actually speed up our demise or delay it by our actions and inactions.

Both Mr. Mandela and the Rev. King had these same ideas for correcting our greed but they both ended up on terror watch lists. Who said being human was easy?

Mike Caggiano

San Mateo



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