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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:13 PM

48. So when a kid leaves school on Friday, and EVERYONE around them knows they won't have

another meal to count on until they get to school Monday, and it happens thousands of times across the richest country in the world, while over the same weekend billionaires are getting hundreds of millions of dollars taxpayer dollars that same weekend to support their houses and international business which some operate so as to avoid paying the taxes that underwrite the checks they grab. Or thousands of seniors sit in the dark, cold, lonely, afraid, with no medicine or food or friends and no money to change any of that after working for 40 years paying taxes and being an obedient citizen, and that happens thousands upon thousands of times, while banks are getting billions in zero interest taxpayer-funded loans so they can loan money out for profit to put in their pockets, While over 10 million families considered working poor with no future for years, according to the latest news from the labor department struggle every day while banks are supported with accounting rules that make their assets appear to be worth more than they are so as to keep the taxpayer dollars flooding in.

I find that so offensive and repulsive that I can't think of what possible context could make anything but "what can we do?" ok.

Here's another statement from a Republican President...

"As a result of the War, corporations have been entrenched and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands".

That context was in 1865. What I read sounds like a very different Republican view, one that either isn't informed, or maybe just doesn't care about history.

Oh, and same guy...

"Republicans, on the contrary, are for both the man and the dollar; but in case of conflict, the man before the dollar. "

Not what I am hearing today, even with context.

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