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  •  Exactly (13+ / 0-)

    Congress cuts unemployment benefits and US residents' food stamps and President Obama signs the bill!

    Does anyone doubt that that vast majority of US residents would be safer and more secure with full employment, living wages, affordable health insurance (single payer), enough food, clean drinking water and air, higher quality education and infrastructure improvements than they are with over $1 Trillion in annual military/offense spending?

    It’s ironic that politicians are so concerned about keeping the “American people safe” that they are willing to let many atrophy from unemployment, suffer hunger and malnutrition and exposure from homelessness.

    The people need to redefine “safe and secure” for the politicians. Since it’s more likely I’ll win the lottery than die in a terrorist attack, I’ll take my chances with less offense spending and more human needs spending.

    If I was a communist, rich men would fear me...And the opposite applies. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

    by stewarjt on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 01:00:17 PM PST

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    •  Oh, don't worry. We've got military cuts (8+ / 0-)

      of course, they're to pensions/veterans' benefits, soldier's pay, and commissaries.

      Sure once I was young and impulsive, I wore every conceivable pin. Even went to socialist meetings, learned all the old union hymns. Ah, but I've grown older and wiser. And that's why I'm turning you in.

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 01:09:20 PM PST

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    •  I find your remarks salient and to the point (4+ / 0-)

      I agree completely.

      When will some foreign government come to the aid of the American people?  When will the American people be the recipients of charity from abroad?

      The government has cast us on the side of the road and then points it's finger at us  and says "what god damned useless bastards" as they drive past on the way to a $1000 a plate fund raising dinner.

      "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness," Allen Ginsberg

      by Hermenutic on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 05:15:39 PM PST

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