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Response to earthside (Reply #2)

Mon May 7, 2012, 10:07 AM

23. That's what I'm talking about.

The whole idea of the statement is that the recession is still here for 50% of the country. Those who benefited from the Bush tax cuts and the capital gains tax shelters are making out great. Also those who are employed by the monopolized energy, insurance, financial and medical industries are doing OK and the remaining 50% of our citizens are either living off of minimum wage jobs or no job at all. As a Democrat running for the US House this year --- I'm for single-payer; bust up the banks; cut the Pentagon; get us out of Afghanistan; strengthen the EPA; tax capital gains at the same rate as earned income; set into place a road to citizenship for the undocumented; increase the minimum wage to $10/hr for instate businesses, $14.50/hr for multi-state businesses and an additional $5/hr for businesses that sell foreign made products; strengthen right to organize laws; do away with government's testing in our schools and leave it up to teachers to test and eliminate futures trading of commodities. Does that sound like a Democrat running as anything other than a Democrat?

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