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  •  I'd like to point out that healthcare is not (11+ / 0-)

    "The third and final pillar of the social safety net".  We WILL be adding a fourth: Quality Public Education.  It's imperative that Education become another pillar in the social after net.  I predict this will be the next big ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans.  Those who educate our children will determine the destiny of our Nation.  To allow our educational system to devolve into a privatized charter hell and allow the Republican Party and theocrats to decide what our children learn, or more accurately NOT learn, is to deliberately tear a hole in the social safety net and POUR our children through.  A Quality Public Education is VITAL to our children's well being, and the prosperity of the Nation.

    •  And we clearly need a new name for it. (3+ / 0-)
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      "social safety net" sounds too "nanny state" -ish.

      How about something like the "Foundation Programs of America."

      Or "Programs that define America." from now on.

      Sure, some aspects of them are a safety net, but mostly they are earned by, and are an investment by, the people of this country.

      My social security is no safety net. The education of the children of my town is no safety net. I have earned my social security payments, and the education of America's children is an investment in America's future. I am proud of those American programs.

      And now, by GOD, the steps should be taken to implement a new program that defines the greatness of America in the form of national health care. One that assures all Americans that are sick are cared for. In fact, we should cover anyone in this country that gets sick and we should all take pride in it.

      Fucking backwards-thinking republicans wallowing in their sense of superiority while so many Americans suffer and die is the only thing standing in the way of American greatness.

      "We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." - Louis Brandies

      by Pescadero Bill on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 08:58:29 AM PDT

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      •  Investing in the future (0+ / 0-)

        Educating citizens and workers, keeping the workforce healthy, and not letting the old and infirm be a drag on the economy through either poverty or ill health.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 07:14:33 PM PDT

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