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  •  Afraid I agree (1+ / 0-)
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    G2geek

    I am deeply worried on all fronts - we have 3 music degrees and two young engineers in this family.  Orchestras, space and biomedical engineering - who needs those?

    Sometimes it's better to individually address a problem rather than just criticize our politicians for failing to do so.

    by texasmom on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 05:45:55 PM PST

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    •  Well, our world needs them (2+ / 0-)
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      Look, this republican wave of disinvestment won't last.  Sure, it may have significant long term ramifications for the competitiveness of our country--but perhaps it already has.  But eventually, we will have to return to some kind of reality.  Education will have to be funded.  Health care will be a right.  The security of our elderly will be assured.  The rest of us will do what we have to to make a society the works.  

      Will the arts be need in the future. Hell yeah.  Will engineers be needed?  Without a doubt.  Will conservatives be needed?  Not completely clear.  

      •  In my always optimistic heart (0+ / 0-)

        I know that.  Still, as a mother I worry about our children just starting their careers.  They have worked so hard to excel - in areas that too many Americans now disparage as a waste of funding.

        Sometimes it's better to individually address a problem rather than just criticize our politicians for failing to do so.

        by texasmom on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 06:10:19 PM PST

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