For me the surrealistic political drama now playing out with the so-called Super Committee, in which we are merely pawns, is on my mind. The committee charged with reducing the national debt, a debt that grew under the Bush presidency along with the gap in wealth and income, is super deadlocked. Maybe that's good. Maybe the committee's failure might be better than "deals" and "compromises" that send the 99%--ordinary Americans, workers, and seniors--down the river without tax increases for the super rich, the 1% .
But Thanksgiving is here, a time to give thanks for what we have: a roof over our heads, food on the table, health, and family. It's a time to pray for those less fortunate, and for a government that helps the poor and powerless, listens to the majority and restores the American dream. For now, I'm a happy grandma, and I am grateful for that.