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    I believe in government funded education (should include four year college programs and apprenticeship
    programs for those who do not wish to attend college), universal health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the social safety net in general.

    I believe in these things too, but they are in contrast to the traditional understanding of your belief in a "small" government.

    But then, liberals don't believe in "big" government - just government big enough to do what is needed.

    "small government" is too amorphous and contextual to really mean anything useful as an ideological guide.  

    •  Understood, But (0+ / 0-)

      it's about priorities.

      Obama says he's going to look at every federal gov't department for waste--

      he can start with the recently created "Homeland Security" Dept., and from their go to the Defense and Agricultural Depts.

      the numbers don't work-- we can't have both a social safety net AND a gigantic, expensive military, AND two never ending wars.

      "Cigna cannot decide who is going to live and who is going to die." -- Nataline's mother

      by Superpole on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 07:43:36 AM PDT

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