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  •  You Think They're Not Paying Attention?? (8+ / 0-)

    Success, money and power, the rich steal from others and hoard for themselves, and teach that only they may have first claim on those things.

    Health is more important than the other things they take from society to hoard.

    And so their health policies are --anyone?-- --Beuller??--

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 08:40:28 PM PST

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    •  No, I don't believe they're paying attention. (6+ / 0-)

      On purpose.

      We can discuss this and wonder what to do about that, but in the end, the ONLY thing that matters is voter turnout. Ya CAIN'T go to the dance if you AIN'T bought your ticket! Go team go.

      by franklyn on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 08:45:36 PM PST

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      •  What I'm Saying Is That Their Intention is That (4+ / 0-)
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        valuable commodities and services belong only to the few who can afford them. I guess that would be your "on purpose" part.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 08:57:58 PM PST

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        •  No. They are doing what they are doing on purpose (2+ / 0-)
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          purely for politics. To do whatever they can do to make us look bad for the upcoming elections.
          I'm not arguing right or wrong here. Merely strategy.

          We can discuss this and wonder what to do about that, but in the end, the ONLY thing that matters is voter turnout. Ya CAIN'T go to the dance if you AIN'T bought your ticket! Go team go.

          by franklyn on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 09:07:30 PM PST

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      •  Actually that's a bit naive. or hadn't you noticed (0+ / 0-)

        what's been going on over the last 30 years of who/what we've been offered to vote for?

        First you would have to have a lineup of voter options who weren't paid puppets for the elites (whichever party), an unbiased media that wrote fact not fantasy propaganda and... Americans who understood when they're being conned and refuse to play the game.

        http://documentaryheaven.com/...

        .... and all elections are bankers/corporate monopolists' elections.

        Retake your country.

        Finché c'è vita, c'è speranza

        by gininitaly on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 09:44:37 PM PST

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        •  Yes, and infomercials suck. (0+ / 0-)

          But what the hell has that got to do with what I was talking about?

          We can discuss this and wonder what to do about that, but in the end, the ONLY thing that matters is voter turnout. Ya CAIN'T go to the dance if you AIN'T bought your ticket! Go team go.

          by franklyn on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 10:22:15 PM PST

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          •  Uhhh... seriously? (0+ / 0-)

            Just what do you think has been happening to this country over the last 100 years culminating in the complete coup d'eta that we're living right now? It's been a war on our democratic government and The People, by who buys the elections or assassinates whoever is against the status quo that the elites have created. Voting simply means voting for the deck they stacked.

            Clinton signed away Glass-Steagall and Obama has not been anywhere even remotely near what I'd call a Progressive Democrat... they both bowed to the money and sold us out.

            Finché c'è vita, c'è speranza

            by gininitaly on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 12:30:40 AM PST

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            •  Notice the time line in the graph..... (0+ / 0-)

              Bill Clinton was good for the top 5%.   He gave them NAFTA in 1994, and as a parting gift, he  repealed Glass Steagall  in 1999.   No amount of fact seems to make it through the smoke and mirrors of "GOP is bad and Dems don't have 60 votes".  

              What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

              by dkmich on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 04:39:08 AM PST

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              •  Frankly they don't exist anymore... (0+ / 0-)

                at least in the real sense of what they used to stand for, the elites conveniently made off with the jobs that maintained that 80% of the voting citizenry that once had a voice and representation.

                We've all been victims in the Empire of Illusions (read Chris Hedges).. that will destroy all of us and life on this planet as we've known it.

                Finché c'è vita, c'è speranza

                by gininitaly on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 04:11:22 AM PST

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