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    1.  Social Security pays for ALL Americans.  Not just the poor.

    2.  Medicare is open to ALL seniors, as well as those who become disabled.  It's designed to be a reinsurance safety net, because you never know when disaster might happen to you.

    The rich are not "required" to pay for the "wants" of the poor.  This is about saying, "We're all in this together," which is a fundamental value of E Pluribus Unum and the reason we're the United States of America and not the confederacy.

    Those who are wealthy in this nation owe a debt of gratitude to those who bled and died to keep us free.  Those who are wealthy and productive owe a debt to slaves who were traded and owned as property - human beings treated in completely inhuman ways.  Those who capitalize on America's freedom owe much to the poor, huddled masses yearning to be free, to the failed business owners of yesteryear who teach us lessons and who tried, and to all those who came before us.

    This great nation is not merely an inheritance to be used and consumed and exploited.  America is a sacred trust in which all of us have a stake.

    The parasites on the right who treat America as a host to be used and exploited deserve to be hanged for treason.

    Stop clapping. Stop screaming. Open your mind. Listen.

    by Benintn on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 11:54:23 AM PDT

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    •  And please don't forget that those who are wealthy (8+ / 0-)

      owe their wealth to the back breaking work of their employees.  All the laboring classes of this country contributed to the wealth of every single wealthy person in this country.  And we should never ever forget that or let them forget it!

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 12:36:07 PM PDT

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