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  •  Why? And why now? (2+ / 0-)
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    corvo, Brooke In Seattle

    We are still dealing with long-term unemployment at historically high levels. Unemployment insurance keeps a roof over the heads of many families. It puts money directly in the hands of people who desperately need it & will spend it, thus generating economic stimulus. It transfers wealth downward on the socio-economic ladder (which ultimately is the reason it faces such hostility from Republicans).

    And why, why must Democrats accede to the austerity mindset, after it has proved so disastrously wrong in so many places? And how do we make the case to people who face the dire situation of poverty & long-term unemployment that they should turn out & vote for the Democrats?

    •  I don't think you can "accede" to anything (0+ / 0-)
      And why, why must Democrats accede to the austerity mindset
      you already believe in.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 10:22:56 AM PST

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