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  •  The president has specifically said it IS! (8+ / 0-)

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:51:04 PM PST

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    •  So much (11+ / 0-)

      for that inaugural speech

      Together we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune. [..]

      For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative.

      The economic truth is that increasing SS benefits, extending unemployment and raising the minimum wage would all increase the GDP. Just as a public option would decrease the cost of medical care.  Medicare substantially reduced the poverty for our senior citizens in the first decade of its existence. Can you imagine how a public option or early buy in to Medicare would help reduce the deficit and ease costs for business?


      "There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say." W.E.B. Dubois, 1956
      TheStarsHollowGazette.com

      by TheMomCat on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 04:03:30 PM PST

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