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  •  Safety nets are indeed perplexing. (1+ / 0-)
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    Remove them, and you have chaos, failure and the pain that comes with it. Keep them minimally functioning and you can avoid addressing the larger issue without paying a price for the failure.

    It wasn't long ago that the President of a local League of Women Voters told me that in her opinion the US has become a safety net for Mexico's economy in that same sense.  Rising up against the status quo will not happen as long as the desperate have a place to turn.  And yet, we cannot in good conscience turn away the neediest, for health care or (in my opinion) for a place to live and work and support their families.

    My hurriedly made up user name just ain't workin'. You can call me Kristina (or krstna for texting addicts.)

    by KeepingItBlueKrstna on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 08:47:01 AM PST

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