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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 04:05 PM
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14. I can support these principles.
I yearn for more specificity,
and please move from "access to affordable Healthcare" to Universal healthcare.
All in all, much better than 2004.

In recent polls by the Pew Research Group, the Opinion Research Corporation, the Wall Street Journal, and CBS News, the American majority has made clear how it feels. Look at how the majority feels about some of the issues that you'd think would be gospel to a REAL Democratic party:

1. 65 percent say the government should guarantee health insurance for everyone -- even if it means raising taxes.

2. 86 percent favor raising the minimum wage (including 79 percent of selfdescribed "social conservatives").

3. 60 percent favor repealing either all of Bush's tax cuts or at least those cuts that went to the rich.

4. 66 percent would reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes.

5. 77 percent believe the country should do "whatever it takes" to protect the environment.

6. 87 percent think big oil corporations are gouging consumers, and 80 percent (including 76 percent of Republicans) would support a windfall profits tax on the oil giants if the revenues went for more research on alternative fuels.

7. 69 percent agree that corporate offshoring of jobs is bad for the U.S. economy (78 percent of "disaffected" voters think this), and only 22% believe offshoring is good because "it keeps costs down."

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  -Kerry's 10-point plan ProSense  Mar-12-06 01:22 AM   #0 
  - Gee, why didn't he just SAY that in 2004???  MercutioATC   Mar-12-06 01:50 AM   #1 
  - Well said John  C_U_L8R   Mar-12-06 01:52 AM   #2 
  - Curious imagery, but otherwise good.  BlueIris   Mar-12-06 03:39 AM   #3 
  - um . . . how about FAIR ELECTIONS, John? . . .  OneBlueSky   Mar-12-06 05:51 AM   #4 
  - I think fair elections is included in #1.  globalvillage   Mar-12-06 07:40 AM   #5 
  - Wonderful points! I agree with everyone of them. I will also make sure  wisteria   Mar-12-06 11:51 AM   #6 
  - Somewhat disturbing  OzarkDem   Mar-12-06 02:37 PM   #7 
  - Kerry is promoting, endorsing and raising funds for Nov elections  Jeffersons Ghost   Mar-12-06 03:48 PM   #11 
  - Then lets focus our attention on 2006 candidates  OzarkDem   Mar-12-06 06:21 PM   #20 
  - Duh  fedupinBushcountry   Mar-12-06 09:55 PM   #22 
  - On point #5, I think I heard Kerry say "from stable Iraq"  IndianaGreen   Mar-12-06 02:42 PM   #8 
  - That is what he said, but he did not say what he meant by a "stable" Iraq.  flpoljunkie   Mar-12-06 03:40 PM   #9 
     - Well, there are many ways to define stable, but we can all agree  IndianaGreen   Mar-12-06 03:52 PM   #13 
  - Key to change in Washington is #4.  flpoljunkie   Mar-12-06 03:43 PM   #10 
  - I hope so too. This was the Wellstone-Kerry Act.  TayTay   Mar-12-06 03:51 PM   #12 
  - I can support these principles.  bvar22   Mar-12-06 04:05 PM   #14 
  - He had me at #1  pirhana   Mar-12-06 04:13 PM   #15 
  - Kerry deserves credit for this.  democrank   Mar-12-06 04:34 PM   #16 
  - Geat stuff, but where was this in 2004? n.t  Joey Liberal   Mar-12-06 04:45 PM   #17 
  - It was there  fedupinBushcountry   Mar-12-06 09:57 PM   #23 
  - Re-broadcast on C-SPAN in 15 min (Sun at 6:30 PM EST)  NAO   Mar-12-06 05:15 PM   #18 
  - just started. nt  pirhana   Mar-12-06 06:10 PM   #19 
  - 11.) Kick the Ass of the Ruling Class  Armstead   Mar-12-06 06:23 PM   #21 

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