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  •  Minds and votes will be changed (1+ / 0-)
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    when Republicans go after Social Security and Medicare.  Nothing convinces a Republican faster than a problem that affects them personally.  It's why they're Republicans - they're interested only in themselves and their own personal interests.

    I recently had a conversation with a Republican who was trashing Medicaid with the usual misinformation (it's lazy minorities sucking his tax money).  I waited until he ran out of talking points and then reminded him that his own mother was in a nursing home paid for by that same Medicaid he wants to end.  Then I added the additional information that the majority of Medicaid is spent on nursing home care.  

    He got schooled, but I don't think his vote will change.  It would, though, if Medicaid was ended (or threatened with being ended) and he'd face the prospect of his mother being dumped at his doorstep for him to care for her.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 11:23:20 AM PST

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