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    These people--home health workers--are professional in so many ways. They not only deal with the mundane and tedious, but the unpleasant and tragic. These women contend with dysfunctional families, cantankerous, senile, depressed, demented clients. Sometimes they are the only companions these people have.

    What galls me is how the politicians are so eager to demean the services of so-called 'low skilled workers'. From excluding domestic workers and farm laborers from Social Security to Newt Gingrich and janitors, there has been a concerted effort to marginalize workers who make civilized life possible.

    I'd like to see any of these guys spend a day, wiping and cleaning feces, emptying urine bags, fixing meals, cleaning homes all the while being cursed at and demeaned. They wouldn't last 5 minutes.

    As I've said before, the way back for this country is to begin to honor the work of one's hands and brow and not to praise the slickest at spending and investing other people's money.

    "I feel like I'm still waiting to meet my true self. I'm assuming it's gonna be in a dark alley and there's gonna be a fight." ---Rachel Maddow

    by never forget 2000 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 07:27:38 PM PDT

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