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Response to Psephos (Reply #61)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 11:30 AM

62. Yeah, we're on the same page. And I definitely agree with you ...

... about how cynical people are about the messaging (I really never thought it could get worse than it did in the '80s, then came the '90s and now ...).

What frustrates me is the fact the we are treading water - just barely, but still treading - and have been doing so and sometimes a bit better for over two years now as opposed shedding jobs and the nobody is saying so. And all this while actually cutting public employment.

*If* public sector employment held steady or even added a few jobs, where would the numbers be?

*If* we had enacted a real stimulus bill, where would the numbers (and the highways, power plants, schools, damns, etc.) be?

*That* is what I think Dems should be talking about. Given the handicapping by the Republicans in Congress, timidity (IMO) by Obama in certain areas and the lapdog mainstream media, that we are slowly moving forward is kind of amazing.

What is really amazing is while my views really haven't changed since the '80s when I think I would have been considered a moderate Democrat or left-leaning Indy, I think I am now considered a raging socialist (or communist, whatever is more inflammatory).

And, while I appreciate your comment, your responses have been much more civil than mine and I will strive toward that. Thanks.

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