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  •  IMHO, our parties and our govt. are reflections (7+ / 0-)

    of our values as a society.  Government is a means by which people pool their individual resources to provide common benefits.  Government is also a vehicle by which we, as a society, can ensure that those who need extra help can be assured of having it in times of need.  How we allocate our common resources and where we decide to cut them when revenues decrease says much about our societal values.

    If my party (currently I am registered as a Democrat) says that cutting programs under our social safety net for the elderly and most needy is more desirable than increasing revenues through higher taxes or cutting funding for the MIC, then the Democratic Party no longer speaks to my values as a human being and a citizen of this country.  It is as simple as that for me.

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by gulfgal98 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:08:50 AM PST

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