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    ...if Democrats don't adopt a protectionist trade policy, you're gone?  Or if they don't keep fighting the battle for earmark reform and to restore civil liberties?

    I'm afraid I don't quite follow.

    The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

    by Jay Elias on Thu Dec 21, 2006 at 02:10:13 PM PST

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    •  Protectionist? (1+ / 0-)
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      well, yes, in a way a protectionist trade policy, because we need to protect the wages of our workers, the benefits our workers have earned and we need to look out for people around the globe who are exploited by multi national companies that don't care much about their customers or workers.

      I tend to agree the most with Sherrod Brown on trade, if that makes me a protectionist than so be it.

      absolute freedom for one individual undoubtedly limits the freedom of another.

      by jbou on Thu Dec 21, 2006 at 08:58:56 PM PST

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    •  no Democrat should (1+ / 0-)
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      endorse "race to the bottom" neoliberal economic policy. While this is the foundation of what passes for DLC economic ideology, that's hardly a reason why anyone should want to be publically connected with it.

      The GOP is the party of "trickle-down" and the ideological blinders that prevent them from seeing what any reasonable person does, that there are no historic examples of "trickle-down" working for anyone other than people who were already wealthy to begin with.

      Neoliberalism is simply the most recent historic example of the ideology that says that the purpose of government is to enforce upward transfer of wealth.

      Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

      by alizard on Fri Dec 22, 2006 at 04:42:31 AM PST

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    •  Dean was talking of fair trade (1+ / 0-)
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      Free trade is okay as long as the other countries practice  on liveable   minimum wage,  fair labor practices, unions, environmental policies.....etc

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