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  •  It is breathtaking (11+ / 0-)

    that Republicans are so clueless regarding what it's like to be poor, and the necessity for poor women to work.  I come from a family where, out of economic necessity, three generations of women had to work:  my mother was a bank teller;  her mother worked in a silk factory and as a concierge;  and her mother sewed uniforms for the Italian army as piecework.

    Despite that corrosive picture of the traditional American nuclear family that conservatives hold in their heads, women have always worked, often out of need, but also in order to build meaningful careers for themselves.  Can Republicans really be so stupid as to think women don't need those sorts of choices?  Or do they just hate poor women and their children that much?

    -5.13,-5.64; EVERYTHING is an approximation! -Hans A. Bethe

    by gizmo59 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 08:41:48 PM PST

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