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  •  As a poor person I heartily disagree. Without (11+ / 0-)

    Medicaid and SNAP I would be so much worse off. So I encourage everyone to vote for Democrats who will vote to keep these programs alive rather than kill them off as Republicans are trying to do!

    Of course there is a host of other reasons for voting for Democrats.  

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 01:19:58 PM PDT

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    •  I totally agree, though it's a hard sell (4+ / 0-)

      It's kind of hard to get people on board with the Democratic party on the basis of what they won't do (cut social welfare programs). Even worse, these days with the Austerian fad, the big selling pitch would be "vote for Democrats: they won't cut your benefits nearly as much as the Republicans!".

      History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

      by quill on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 02:25:23 PM PDT

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