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  •  No, you are wrong. They don't want everyone (15+ / 0-)

    on their feet. That's the last thing they want -- people going anywhere on their own two feet. Never mind that the whole continent got taken away from the natives by people on their feet. In the 21st Century, people are supposed to stay put, in their homes, and when they go out, they're supposed to do it in their cages on wheels and drive to the most convenient parking garage. That's what people are supposed to do, unless they are called out to do some dirty work, like picking up other people's litter or walking the pets on which their surplus income gets spent -- to the pet-food industry and the vet.
    You saw what happened when Occupy people started walking aimlessly in the streets and feeding the homeless, instead of squirrels and pigeons, in the park. The militarized police had to be called out.
    People in the street are a threat.  Didn't you see them under the arch in St. Louis in 2008 and then on election day in 2009. Thank God, all the media tell us, this year there will be fewer, even though the weather is milder.  Talk about wishful thinking!
    But, it's my guess, people in the streets are like the genie out of the bottle. When people start walking, they can't be stopped. We're not going back.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:47:43 AM PST

    •  Yes, Hannah, I thought that in 2008, then 2010 (1+ / 0-)
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       came, and we lost a hell of a lot of gains. So, for me, I'm uncertain about it to say the least. We'll see how it works in 2014.

      •  Nothing is ever totally fixed. (0+ / 0-)

        2010 was an aberration. However, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. The Cons' agenda was to undo all the legislation of the previous Congress, but the Tea Party people had their own axe to grind and no understanding of legislative procedure. So, they voted (what?) 35 times to cancel the ACA and wasted everybody's time and dime.
        At least two of those idiots were removed in New Hampshire this time around, but one wouldn't have been necessary, if a Democratic Congressman hadn't decided, after just a single term that he'd rather be a Senator and let that bimbo Ayotte take the seat. Now the country is saddled with Ayotte, a real example of "up and out promotion," for four more years. And Ayotte would be nowhere, if a Democratic governor hadn't kept her on as Attorney General to show how bipartisan he could be.

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:41:58 AM PST

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