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  •  So, lemme get this straight . . . (0+ / 0-)

    if one is against something, one should compromise to get what one wants -- ????

    This country wouldn't even exist if that were true.

    •  That's exactly how (0+ / 0-)

      programs like Social Security came to be. The original SS bill excluded many workers, and only covered about 2/3 of all workers, IIRC. There were no benefits for survivors, and no disability benefit.

      Once the foot is in the door, and people see the benefits, you build on the foundation.

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 07:58:27 AM PDT

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      •  But you seem to be impying that (0+ / 0-)

        the whole idea of a social safety net shouldn't have even been attempted -- going against the prevailing flow of the times that an individual was responsible for his/her own welfare/situation and charity was the sole pervue of private individuals/institutions.

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