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splat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 09:41 AM
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5. It's not merely a debate
If it had been done, I wouldn't have written that post. It's not that we aren't paying attention.

Kerry said in Racine, W.Va., that W is wrong, that he's cost you jobs, etc. but it's reactive. Anybody can criticize, but can you replace him with an effective, workable plan that will keep our children safe?

He needs to spend more time on mature, consistent, confident, overarching vision of how America can/should/will be, specifics on how he's gonna turn things around: If you elect me I will convene a meeting of the world's leaders on terrorism, show every coffin, count the cost of this war in soldiers' lives, use the National Guard at home, not for foreign wars. Change brutal foreign policies that justify terrorism is the minds of those affected by it. Stop jailing people at great expense for minor drug offenses, spending our taxes on $200 an hour Halliburton drivers and leaving the cities to cope with few federal dollars.

Don't permit Social Security taxes to be diverted into investments that enrich CEOs and give the investor all the risk. Don't reward companies that cut their quality and payrolls to the bone to look good for Wall Street. ...offer every American an opportunity to be a Volunteer for America -- local meetings to address local problems, local community service earns a tax credit, strengthen the Peace Corps abroad, establish a Geek Corps to close the digital divide. Reward those who make society better, not those who personally benefit from others' misery.

The details can be his, but the plan needs to be a whole system that shifts our emphasis from foreign wars of "liberation" to shoring up the damage done to America by W.

Yeah, that blunt. We need a strong leader who'll tell the SBVTs to go to hell, and W to go back to Crawford, so we can get back the American Dream.




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