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  •  My solution is an analogy everyone can understand. (6+ / 0-)

    Here's what I posted on Facebook: "If my husband had been spending an average of $1,000 a month on groceries, but then started using the sale flyers and coupons to buy the same groceries for $800, how would you describe the difference? Did he "steal" $200 from our grocery budget? Or did he "save" $200? Now you can see how idiotic the Romney/Ryan Medicare lie really is."

    I went on to explain that the $200 we saved on groceries can now be spent on going out to dinner several times. That's like using the Medicare savings to close the prescription drug donut hole and allow seniors access to free preventive care, cancer screenings, etc. through Obamacare.

    (I still hate saying "Obamacare" because of its original derogatory intent. But if President Obama can embrace it, I can try to embrace it too.)

    "If you are neutral in situations of oppression, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    by life is making tacos on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 01:12:04 PM PDT

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    •  that is EXCELLENT (1+ / 0-)
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      I will start using it right away.

      and I like the term Obamacare, because Republicons will never be able to take credit for it.

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW in OH, PA, FL, NC and TX. Make sure they have the ID they need to vote, and make sure YOU are registered and ready to vote!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 03:15:48 PM PDT

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    •  i just sent this to the campaign (1+ / 0-)
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      and I will help spread it around everywhere

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW in OH, PA, FL, NC and TX. Make sure they have the ID they need to vote, and make sure YOU are registered and ready to vote!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 03:21:19 PM PDT

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