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  •  You need a security net: a social security net. (2+ / 0-)
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    Dr Teeth, Tailfish

    We need to reclaim our image of ourselves as a social ['sociable'?] democracy, pledged to unite for the good of us all.

    E pluribus unum does not mean "from the many, one percent".

    I want Health Care (not Health Insurance, btw- big difference) for everyone, from day one, now. I want my kid to get the dental work he needs and your kid too, whoever they are. We have the potential to do so much good for so many people, so inexpensively if we would just pool our resources and pay for the goods and services, and not for the advertising budgets of the speculators profiting off our miseries.

    Am I a "Socialist"? NO, because I don't agree/know enough about the actual "S"ocialist Party right now. But I reserve the right to belong to that party, while living in this free country, if it turns out I want to.
    Am I a "socialist"? Yes, I dare say so. I want everyone to benefit from what we as a species have learned.

    Let's go tax the high-speed trading on Wall St. One penny every time they do their lightning transactions and gee, we could fund a lot of fundamentals that are currently only being paid for by the little people who actually pay their county taxes and real estate fees. Off topic? Perhaps, but i say stop the corruption everywhere before taxing me more anywhere. Thnx.

    If I didn't have to line somebody's pocket buying health insurance, I would gladly pay into the fund to buy everyone health care. That's my line and I'm sticking to it.

    •  That's a small percentage: Repatriate (1+ / 0-)
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      nuclear winter solstice

      I definitely agree there are things the government can do to protect the lower class from inflation, but unless the structures which form the private sector are changed, all the socialism won't be worth a damn.

      We must repatriate US dollars into US jobs, and balance are trade deficit.  That is why Germany has weathered the recession.

      As long as we allow American capitalists to buy/manufacture foreign products, and import them to American markets at less than the cost of domestic production, we are fucked.

      •  President Obama is doing more (2+ / 0-)
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        Dr Teeth, Tailfish

        to achieve that outcome than any President of the last 50 years.  Remember that he got politically motivated partly by working with people like you and me.

        He doesn't refer to us as the poor or the working class because we've been demonized by 50 years of careful propagandizing.  If the working poor have a voice, UNIONS may be created/empowered.  OSHA will interfere.  The PCA will get even stronger.  All those things are happening under Obama, but it's not getting much attention, which is good.  Stealth is required when you're fighting the 1%  

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 07:05:15 AM PDT

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