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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:57 AM
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Republicans Set Out To Impoverish Real America Though Shared Sacrifice

There are a multitude of catch-phrases and buzz-words politicians use to convey their message and solicit votes during campaigns, and Republicans in particular devise messages that invoke patriotism by using fear and loathing of Americas enemies whether from foreign or internal enemies. Americans have always pulled together during emergencies or times of trouble, and in this tenuous economy we need a concerted effort to rebuild confidence and achieve economic stability. The new catch-phrase Republicans are using to defend their Draconian spending cuts is shared sacrifice and for a change, they are staying true to their word.

During World War II, the government enlisted all segments of society to work for the war effort and every American sacrificed something for the good of the country. Children collected tin cans, women took on construction jobs, men enlisted in the military, and every citizen felt they had a part in the victory. Today, money and jobs are in short supply, people are losing their homes, and communities are hard-pressed to maintain police, fire departments, education funding and everyone is being asked to sacrifice something for the common good. In order to rein in spending and reduce the deficit, Republicans in Congress are selling their spending cuts as necessary to the health of the nation and say their cuts impact every group; they claim it is shared sacrifice.

Americans are beginning to understand that Republicans want everyone to share in the sacrifices except the wealthy and corporations. Conservatives traditionally force minorities to make sacrifices, but they have broadened the scope to include the poor, elderly, children, and now working-class families in an effort to spread the pain evenly. For one thing, sacrifice means giving something up voluntarily and sharing denotes all parties giving equally. Republicans are forcing 98% of Americans to give up services their tax dollars pay for, but they are not asking the wealthy or corporations to make any sacrifices whatsoever.

In Congress, Republicans are finding it difficult to force Americans to sacrifice for corporations and the wealthy because the Senate and White House are controlled by Democrats. In Republican controlled states though, governors and legislatures are forcing the masses to sacrifice everything to ensure corporations receive all the tax dollars and control of the government. Republicans are not using subterfuge and deceit to hand over control to corporations, and in many cases, Republican governors are flaunting the fact that they are giving corporations a free ride while forcing everyone else to make bigger sacrifices.

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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:02 AM
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1. "Shared sacrifice" means "pay our bills"
Yeah too bad we spent all the money and don't have much to show for it, just like the homeowner who is underwater or the person who bought tons of clothes on their credit card.
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:22 AM
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2. FU Republicons
and especially the Republicon Governors.
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