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    Dirtandiron

    I completely understand your feelings as a "loser."  How many times did I ask myself where I went wrong.  I supposedly did all the right things according to Republicans, but they leave out crucial details.  I did get married--but not to a rich man.  I did get a college and post-graduate education, but not the right major (English instead of investment banking), and I waited until my 30's to have children. But their father died and he couldn't afford to.  The kids had some rather serious health issues.  I had a full-time but non-tenure track position with benefits, yet I qualified for the earned income tax credit.  When I got a second job,just to have more monthly cash flow,  I lost that break!  Working harder, getting less!  Every time I saw a tenured professor in a Mercedes park next to me, I couldn't stop myself from feeling that s/he could afford that car because my pitiful pay was subsidizing her (reasonable) salary.  Resentment is not a flattering look. Republicans will never offer any solutions because they don't think there's a problem--not with income inequality, not with healthcare.  

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