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  •  Focus where gov't can help AND DO IT! (6+ / 0-)

    These goals will not be accomplished...

    We must focus, this year, on four or five simple but compelling examples of where government can help the average family, like:

        Raising the minimum wage
        Making college more affordable
        Renewing our commitment to revitalizing our national infrastructure
        Ensuring equal pay for women

    ...because they require legislation.

    Your general guidance here is wise but the details sound like more of the same. What can be accomplished besides goal setting? What results will be evident going into this year's elections?

    What happened to Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

    What happened to immigration reform?

    It's not controversial that American children deserve parents. All of our American children have rights and deserve to know their immigrant mother or father will not suddenly be disappeared and get deported. A simple non-comprehensive, unbundled law (nothing to do with citizenship) could get a result, one with huge support - preserving the dignity and integrity of families and eliminating the fear of state-ruptured families.

    Sure, raise the minimum wage. But in the meantime, do whatever doesn't take legislation and set the 2014 stage with results,  incremental results, yes, but better than none. Raise min wage for federal employees or all DOD jobs or DOD contractors' jobs. Do more. Now.

    Reduce costs by eliminating prison sentences for pot possession and pardon any currently serving. It's just common sense.

    •  Thanks for the comment (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't believe this is more of the same but I appreciate your skepticism.

      Immigration reform is still on the front burner. We're continuing to work with the pro-reform community to pressure the House into action. The fight certainly is not over.

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