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  •  I think you miss the point. (1+ / 0-)
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    aliasalias

    There are quite a few people who think they know what it is to be poor because they had to eat top ramen in college.

    Never mind that it was someone else footing the bill....

    That doesn't mean it's some how wrong for parents to help their kids through school, it just means that the presumptions of such folks are kind of insulting.

    Poor isn't having to eat top ramen for a week.  It's having to feed it to your kids for a month.

    All too often, those folks are just fine with a cut to food stamps, a slice on medicaid, a reduction in student aid....because, hey, you gotta be flexible and centrist, right?

    But they don't know the pain of the sacrifice they're so willing to nobly ask others to endure.

    "I'm tired of hearing that it's "pragmatic" to support positions that most people oppose." RFK Lives

    by JesseCW on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 11:30:13 AM PDT

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