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  •  I hate to say it, but... (2+ / 0-)
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    Most folks have no clue this is even going on, and those who do have it way off in their vision somewhere and hardly understand what it means.

    That my friend is one of the biggest problems. WE know what's going on, but Joe and Jane Average Person hardly have a clue about most of this stuff.

    Low Information is what most folks are. The have this general idea that debt=bad cuz that is how their houshold is run. Politicians=crooks, cuz that's how it's been since Nixon. They don't understand how government works, how economics work beyond their checkbooks, and they are ALL positive that there is NOTHING they can do about it. So they look at pictures of cute kitties on facebook, and worry about the 7-11 robbery on the local TV station, and have a general feeling that they are getting screwed, but otherwise that's about that.

    I've been trying to talk to people, motivate people, and trust me, Joe and Jane Average don't have a clue.

    You have your right to your opinion, I will grant you that, but do not denigrate my right to mine!

    by MrQA on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 05:24:26 AM PDT

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    •  When the cuts happen, then they'll know (0+ / 0-)

      Right now they have the idea that the Democrats, or more particularly Obama, are defending Social Security against people like Paul Ryan.

      The cuts are about as inescapable as a layoff. They'll notice that. They will have no choice.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 09:18:26 AM PDT

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