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  •  They're attempting (badly) to capitalize on the (1+ / 0-)
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    "populist" uprising of Occupy without directly aligning themselves with them because the group itself has become toxic.

    They're attempting to combat the absurd right wing notion that the wealthy need to keep even more of the corporate profits all to themselves and not share it more respectfully with the workers whose labor helped generate it, by reminding the wealthy that they haven't "earned" that money by themselves.

    And they're right.

    But they're saying it all wrong.

    We wrote a speech for the president that would clear all this up.

    Obama Has A Chance To Win Over American Businesses With A Speech Like This

    If only we could get him to actually use it. ;)

    Stop the party of Gut & Spend policies that gut our Earned Benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare and spends on tax breaks for the wealthy elite.

    by jillwklausen on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 01:31:36 PM PDT

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    •  Do you have a path for his people to (0+ / 0-)

      see it?

       

      Poverty = politics.

      by Renee on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 02:01:33 PM PDT

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    •  Jill - thanks for the comment and link (0+ / 0-)

      I like the speech.

      There are three distinct business groups:

      1. Fortune 2000 corporate executives.

      2. Owners of mature, successful small businesses

      3. Innovators and entrepreneurs who are forming and growing startups.

      The Dems currently don't do well with any of the three. The "you didn't do it alone" comes across like a slap at group #3, which isn't the audience that Elizabeth and the President are trying to reach with their message. Their message is focused primarily on group #2 and maybe partially #1, but I am not sure it makes any sense for any of the three.    

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 02:06:17 PM PDT

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      •  Yep; you've hit the nail on the head. It's a huge (1+ / 0-)
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        messaging fail. :(

        Stop the party of Gut & Spend policies that gut our Earned Benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare and spends on tax breaks for the wealthy elite.

        by jillwklausen on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 11:06:36 AM PDT

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