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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. "The dime's worth of difference"

When JFK's campaign piqued my budding interest in politics, my Depression-era grandpa explained to me all he thought any future member of the working class needed to know about the subject: "All politicians will lie to you, then steal from you, but the dime's worth of difference is that the Republican wants your every dollar, while the Democrat will sometimes leave you the dime."

His related explanation (via Will Rogers?) of the trickle-down theory: "If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows."

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