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    economic depression to the most widespread and sustained period of prosperity in history, as a result of the massive stimulus required to implement that command economy. Those dollars went not only to build weapons, but to fund massive scientific research, public K-12 education and access to higher education, and a boatload of government job creation.

    These were the factors that created what became known all over the globe as The American Dream -- Americans in the postwar period had both the freedom and the opportunity to make of their lives whatever they chose. The Republicans are all about the freedom, but they have amnesia about the opportunity part.

    "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

    by NWTerriD on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 04:35:44 PM PDT

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