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  •  None of the Big 3 Can Be Made Safe Politically (5+ / 0-)

    by protecting the rich from paying more for them.

    The rich and the Republicans want all 3 destroyed. No matter how they are arranged.

    There is nothing we can do them, nothing FDR did to them, that can protect them from the rightwing determination to destroy them.

    So we're now liberated from the constraints of avoiding making them "welfare" programs since that no longer can change the rightwing's intentions.

    Let's start making them properly progressive programs as all of American governance should justly be. Let them support the least among us the most, and charge them the least, and put the most burden on the top who can best afford it.

    Sky's the limit for us now, since elimination is the unwavering goal for the other side no matter how these programs are configured.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 08:15:23 PM PDT

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