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  •  Why not? (4+ / 0-)
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    [W]e can't really have a national campaign of people coming out as being poor, or in a union, or whatever.
    And isn't that was OWS was, in part, all about?

    Don't most of us know and love someone who is poor or who is a proud union member or who has been hauled into a not-always-just legal system or is a non-believer or muslim or disabled or female or has had an abortion or is transgendered or old, etc.? I could be a "knower" or a "knowee" in more than one of these categories.

    What I can't honestly be is untouched by any of these people because I am the 99%,  as are most progressives.

    Out with the gloomage - in with the plumage!

    by mikidee on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 01:22:13 PM PDT

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    •  I had a thought about getting poverty declared a (1+ / 0-)
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      disability to move poor people into a protected class.

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
      ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

      by FarWestGirl on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:25:21 PM PDT

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    •  Partially because being poor is something (0+ / 0-)

      that has some obvious class differences. Perhaps union people too. But it's very different than coming out as gay. In those cases it's a matter of people who are otherwise incredibly close to you learning something. Poverty is very visible already in this society.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:30:45 PM PDT

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