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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 04:08 PM
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14. When I was ......
campaigning for a Dem female candidate probably 30 years ago, that was the

first thing I asked about -- "Shouldn't we be organizing women/families on welfare?"

I was embraced -- they loved the idea -- but no one in the Democratic Party was

interested in getting involved in it!!

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  -A National Disaster: Examining a Welfare System Broken by Reform Lyric  Sep-06-10 11:43 AM   #0 
  - Why isn't welfare strictly a jobs training program?  dkf   Sep-06-10 12:00 PM   #1 
  - for what jobs?  ibegurpard   Sep-06-10 12:06 PM   #3 
  - If we can get the economy to recover they will come online.  dkf   Sep-06-10 03:23 PM   #6 
  - In my piece, I propose that welfare should be an "education-first" program  Lyric   Sep-06-10 12:08 PM   #5 
  - Shouldn't all jobs provide a livable wage?  dkf   Sep-06-10 03:25 PM   #8 
     - That's a valid argument in and of itself  Lyric   Sep-06-10 04:05 PM   #13 
  - So, you want the elderly, ill and too young of your family to have to take those "icky" jobs?  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 03:36 PM   #10 
     - +1  readmoreoften   Sep-06-10 04:23 PM   #17 
     - I don't get into discussion of jobs, because disability is ignored.  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 04:37 PM   #21 
     - Elderly and ill get SS. The young rely on their parents who need to get with the program.  dkf   Sep-06-10 09:07 PM   #26 
  - I am trying to think of any "reform" program that has ended up actually helping people.  dixiegrrrrl   Sep-06-10 12:05 PM   #2 
  - We should respect the dignity of families and the work of mothers  My Good Babushka   Sep-06-10 12:06 PM   #4 
  - We also need to be organizing people on welfare, the unemployed, seniors ....  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 03:31 PM   #9 
     - Yes, "we" NEED to... I have been saying that for years.  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 03:37 PM   #11 
        - When I was ......  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 04:08 PM   #14 
           - Even 30 years ago???? SHIT!  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 04:17 PM   #16 
           - But it's always been true that TPTB don't care about anyone but  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 04:25 PM   #18 
              - Yes, we were ignorant and ignored the relentless march of corporate money.  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 04:33 PM   #20 
           - Sidebar.... A DUer got me into a book that is validating me and helping my thinking  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 04:26 PM   #19 
              - Well, I'd be interested in this part of it . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 08:04 PM   #22 
                 - I'm not that far yet. I think its important to have a firm foundation to act from.  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 08:28 PM   #23 
                    - Presume you'll do an OP on this when you finsih the book? Let me know -- !!  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 08:29 PM   #24 
                       - Well, I have an essay half-formed, which includes Barbara Ehrenreich's  bobbolink   Sep-06-10 08:41 PM   #25 
                          - See . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 11:09 PM   #27 
  - Let's keep in mind that Bill Clinton wiped out the 60 Welfare safety net, with a nod from Gore--!  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 03:25 PM   #7 
     - If you read the piece, you'll see that I explicitly mention the fact  Lyric   Sep-06-10 04:04 PM   #12 
        - Scanned it quickly --  defendandprotect   Sep-06-10 04:13 PM   #15 

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