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  •  You may have missed how much Obama (2+ / 0-)
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    has streamlined government, in part by rolling back regulations Republicans put in place to make everything more cumbersome, thus proving government is bad.

    Too bad so many Progressives have completely embraced the nastiest RW meme of the past 50 years.

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:53:21 PM PST

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    •  I have ongoing and direct contact with people (1+ / 0-)
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      who work in various federal environmental agencies.  I am speaking from personal experience.  Are you?

      •  SS, Medicare, Medicaid. (0+ / 0-)

        Friends with SBA.

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:58:57 AM PST

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        •  Those agencies are quite different (0+ / 0-)

          from EPA, FWS, FS, NOAA, etc.

          •  The EPA has some teeth now, after (1+ / 0-)
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            years of being underfunded and regulated into insignificance.  In fact almost every agency that relates to the good of the people has more teeth, despite the ongoing Republican need to bomb them back to the 4th Century.  It's a slow and difficult process, and it begins with educating people about what good governance looks like, what it can do for them.  

            We've not only allowed the Republicans to write the narrative on how evil government is, some days it seems like half the people who comment here are fully on board with that whole idea.

            I'm not sure who's left to nurture George Washington's ideas about putting aside personal desires occasionally and supporting the good of all, or the necessity of a strong Federal government that has more power than individual states when it comes to the common welfare.  Or the concepts of good citizenship and the importance of being well-informed.

            I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

            by I love OCD on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:04:32 AM PST

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