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  •  i wish the democratic party was as full throated (3+ / 0-)
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    Buckeye54, PatriciaVa, JVolvo

    in defense of raising everyone's benefits rather than being focused on cutting them.

    instead both parties have been in the tank for cutbacks, privatization and off-shoring.  finally, voices like elizabeth warrens' are starting to be heard in the msm making the case that everyone needs benefits like a living wage, health insurance and a modest retirement.

    This article about college grad entering the military was interesting.

    It is no secret in 2012 that times are tough for college graduates. Some are moving home after graduation because they face an uncertain future; student loans have been predicted to be the next bubble to burst, similar to that of the housing crisis; and the current job market has students hardly able to find part-time work, let alone begin advancing in their careers. But a new trend has blossomed in light of the difficult economic climate: College graduates are turning to the military to solve their joblessness woes. The surge is a push in the right direction to create a semblance of upward social mobility in America, where citizens have the least likely chance to better their status than those in most European countries and Canada.
    For some, the notion of a steady income is all the reason to sign on, as new recruits who work stateside can make upward of $50,000 per year – slightly higher than the average income in America. In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch, recent college graduate Josh Gibson said his career interests, as well as the current economic state, pushed him to enlist. The prospects of moving up in the military are more accessible because college degrees are required to be promoted to “officer” rank.

    Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

    by No Exit on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 09:03:55 AM PST

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