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  •  how about... (none)
    leave the world a better place. I like generational resonponsibility, however, and i just submit this for those of you that think it has too many syllables.
    •  Responsibility (none)
      alone is a great frame for us. It isn't just about generational responsibility. For instance, busting a budget does harm in the here and now, and puts our entire economy in peril. Irresponsible businesses are destroying the environment and cheating American employees with outsourcing.

      It's also important to co-opt the Republican idea of "personal responsibility." We believe in that too, you know--more than they do.

      •  I disagree slightly (none)
        "Responsibility" doesn't seem like a powerful enough word, and is one that (for me) evokes the image of my mom scolding me.  I think better (and catchier) words would be "accountablity" and "capability" (both synonyms for responsibility, but with different connotations).  We demand accountability for all the mistakes the politicians in D.C. have made, for the ways in which corporate culture has damaged American culture, and for the military and foreign policy failures that have tarnished our image as a nation.  We demand capability in our elected officials, in making sure our tax money gets spent efficiently, in balancing the budget while ensuring the welfare of the many, and in implementing policy that successfully achieves its goals (like making America safer).

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