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  •  Special in what way? (3+ / 0-)
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    gjohnsit, snoopydawg, Lawrence

    We've never been the most generous country when it comes to a social safety net.  (Much of that is down to straight-up racism: many people hear "poor" or "low income" and they think "black", even though the majority of poor people are white.  And too many Americans can't stand the idea of a black person getting some "undeserved benefit".)  

    Even now, most of Europe other than "the periphery" still has more of one than the U.S., despite their even sharper turn towards austerity.

    © cai Visit to join the fight against global warming.

    by cai on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 05:20:56 PM PST

    •  Yep. I have a former friend who is now a (1+ / 0-)
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      teabagger who doesn't like Dems because he "doesn't want his money going to the Blacks".

      You'll hear that kind of thing a lot from white conservatives when they feel like they're in a circle of people where they can say that kind of thing and get away with it.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 02:03:03 AM PST

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