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  •  Yes. (6+ / 0-)

    Heck we are a people that can support screwing over the other "guy" because we can't imagine ever being in their situation - see Medicaid/Medicare/SSN cuts; see blocks to Universal healthcare; see educational cuts; see cuts to welfare programs; see cuts to any anti-poverty program.  We are constantly battling and defending programs that are designed to keep people from impoverishment.  And it is all so we don't have a dime more in taxes - except we do but that money "rightfully" goes to our "job creator" overlords.

    A recent local event brings it home.  Our community fiercely resisted a property tax increase of maybe $50 a year on average and demanded/supported attacks on teachers and a nasty contract negotiation (this in one of the top SDs in the State and nation.  But recently the District decided to do away with a township tennis court that had been put on school property - the township stopped maintaining it years ago and the school needed additional parking and didn't want to pay for upkeep of a township responsibility.  Uproar and indignation ensued.  Meanwhile I strongly resisted the urge to tell them all - you get what you demand, just not always in the form you desire.

    "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

    by newfie on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 06:12:25 AM PDT

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