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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-13-13 05:21 AM
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They always knew what we want. It's not rocket surgery or brain science.
Edited on Thu Jun-13-13 05:46 AM by No Elephants
1. We want the Constitution.

Too many of our sons and daughters have died and too much of our tax dollars have been spent, supposedly to ensure it for us, for government to take it away from us at will or by executive order or by statute or by abdication of the duty of judicial review. If government wants to remove something from the Constitution, government needs to follow the amendment process outlined in that document.

2. We want jobs.

3. We want a work week that won't kill us thirty years before our time--plus a reasonable number of days off for the same reason.

Luckily for employers, we ask for a lot less in that respect than people in other parts of the world and also luckily for them, giving us those things results in a more productive and cost efficient work force than trying to work us into an early grave.

4. Like folks in Bangladesh, we don't want deadly workplaces. Been there, done that in places like the Triange Shirtwaist Factory.

5. We want the basics--basic food, basic shelter and necessary medical care--to be reasonably affordable throughout our lives.

Conversely, we don't want the most expensive health care in the world for the worst outcomes among the world's wealthier nations.

6. We want the ability to send our kids to college, if they are accepted, without having to re-mortgage or even sell our homes, or mortgaging the rest of ther lives. You know, like Massachusetts had under King George.

7. We want politicians and bureaucrats to be at least as thoughtful and careful about spending the money for which we work hard as we have to be when we spend it ourselves. In fact, more so.

8. And, while they're about giving us what we want, we'd really rather not send our sons and daughters to die or be disabled for reasons no one can figure out, even 50 to 100 years later.

If you can arrange to give that package to Americans and you could easily be President for life, even if you never bought a single TV ad when running for reelection. Just ask FDR. (Yes, it would require a Constitutional amendment now, but you'd easily get that too.)

That's what we want. They know it. They've always known it. It's not rocket surgery.

But, they want something else, so tough for us.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-14-13 03:55 AM
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1. These "think tanks" have determined
that we must be hungry if we are to work hard. You know, otherwise we will have it too easy and become lazy. We just have it too easy. Well, that appears to be the prevailing sentiment of the ruling elite, anyway.
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