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  •  I'm unemployed, and I support it. (8+ / 0-)

    Paying people well creates demand for goods and services, which ripples through, and creates work for folks like me.

    eople who get their pay frozen, even as their expenses continue to climb, spend less on 'discretionary' things, and see more of their cash going straight on to execs in health insurance cos, who then don't spend it, and just remove it from the economy.

    'Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.' - The Dread Pirate Roberts

    by Ezekial 23 20 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 04:33:02 PM PST

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    •  These people are paid well. (1+ / 0-)
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      What about that don't you understand?  The point is not paying them raises.  Allocating money that could go to roads and bridges, education, veterans, etc., to RAISES, especially in this economy, strikes me a shortsighted.
      My larger point is there is plenty to stir-up the Democratic base.  There is a better use of our energy and, erm, outrage.

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