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  •  There are things that in the UK (13+ / 0-)

    we can take for granted that you are still struggling for in the US.

    We have the National Health Service, and it is political suicide for any politician to stand on a platform of attacking it, or even to be perceived as doing so.

    We have introduced civil partnerships, something that while it is not called marriage, gives identical rights to gay couples.

    We have a social security system that, while not particularly generous, provides more of a safety net and for a longer period that anything available in the US.

    We have a legal aid system that provides a lawyer for free to anyone being interviewed by the police and anyone charged with a serious crime, regardless of means (although a contribution may be made for court representation).

    So many areas that I wish could be provided for everyone, whatever country they are in. Obama is taking you a few small steps along the road, but the journey still has thousands of miles to go.

    Chill the f*** out. I got this.

    by ultraviolet uk on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 04:15:07 AM PST

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