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  •  This will resonate (2+ / 0-)
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    hopesprings, auapplemac

    with people who have bought the Repug line that that the only thing standing between them and wealth is someone "mooching" off the govt.  These are people who make just enough to not qualify for these services but not enough to truly consider themselves middle-class.  My fear is that the only take away for voters like this is the line about 47% not paying taxes.  I live in a Southern red state and I've heard a lot of praise for Mittens for "speaking the truth"

    •  Funny story about that. (0+ / 0-)

      My stepkid goes to a very expensive private University.  I'm thinking it's probably as liberal as any University, but she's on the business track so guessing you'll find a lot of indoctrinated Repub kids in there.

      She came home for the first time for Thanksgiving freshman year, last year.  I asked her if any of her friends had been going to the Occupy protests in her city.  She said she knew one or two, but that's it.

      Then she asked (she's not very political at this stage in her life...and is very ambitious in terms of getting into a lucrative career) "My friend says that the Occupy Wall Street people want to make it a law that everyone has to be paid the same salary.  Is that true?"

      I nearly spit out my coffee.  I immediately corrected her and she nodded, saying, "Yeah, I told her that didn't sound right, but she kept insisting...."

      I asked her if she knew if her friend was on any kind of scholarship or loan program and she told me no, her parents are loaded.

      So there you have it.  Some Repub kid's parents tells their business major daughter that the Occupy people are going to prevent her from making the salary of her dreams.

      This is the mindset of the far "have it and don't want to share it" right.  Not that those less fortunate than they want a shot at being able to better themselves...but that those less fortunate than they want to take away what they have.

      This fear of the socialist masses climbing over the castle walls would be a winning strategy for Romney - if more people were in the "haves" category and actually had castle walls to climb over.  

      It is a terrible strategy for an era when many of us in the middle class now find ourselves struggling - tho we've been doing exactly all the right, prudent things that we always did.

      "When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' Don Marquis

      by hopesprings on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 08:15:55 AM PDT

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