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View Diary: Why Aren't We Talking About EXPANDING Social Security and Medicare? (273 comments)

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  •  WE are talking about it, (5+ / 0-)

    but our politicians are obsessed with deficit reduction in order to please their corporate patrons, and so they are not talking about it.

    I suspect a vanishingly small percentage of Obama voters voted to slash the New Deal programs, and yet that's almost surely what's going to happen.

    Politicians interpret a mandate from the voters as a mandate to do what the corporations want them to do.

    At some point, this situation no longer even formally resembles a democracy.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:38:58 AM PST

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