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  •  What nobody is yet commenting on.... (7+ / 0-)

    after this debacle, is how it is going to spill out on GOP candidates.

    Tell me Mr./Ms./Mrs. Congressional/Senatorial Republican candidate.....Do you agree with your Presidential nominee that nearly half of all Americans are moochers?

    Do you agree that Social Security recipients who no longer pay taxes because SS is the primary source of their income in their old age are mooching off the government?

    Is this the position of the GOP?

    If you and the party were elected, what changes would you make to address this terrible inequity where your fellow citizens are sponging off you and the very wealthy?

    I have prayed and prayed for an election outcome that just might provide us with a clear cut majority in the House and Senate.  Will this be the magic key?  Or am I asking too much?

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 09:08:17 PM PDT

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    •  I don't have quick access to numbers here, (4+ / 0-)

      but a significant portion of that 47% of Americans have a severe disability that prevents them from working, or at least from earning any kind of decent wage. Millions need support just for activities of daily living.

      This is a topic close to my heart because I work in Special Education. Many of my students will have lifelong disabilities. Consider, just as a partial list, all the kids with: autism, visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual disability (what we used to call mental retardation), neuromuscular disorders, severe cerebral palsy, and those with chronic medical issues.

      A child with Down Syndrome becomes an adult with Down Syndrome. Or, in Mitt's parlance, an undeserving leech on society who pays no taxes.

      Shame on him, seriously. And he also wants to undo the ACA, which has helped many of these millions of people obtain health care.  So, let's see, Mitt has insulted low-wage workers; those who can't find jobs; the elderly; and the disabled, in one fell swoop. Keep talking, slick guy, and tell us how they are not real Americans.

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