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  •  Just to add - I had posted this recently (2+ / 0-)
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    in response to one of the MinWage republican arguments.

    Dignity comes not from the work performed, but from the quality of life that work procures.  Work is the means; a fulfilling life in a prosperous, well run, sustainable and fair society is the goal.  A society that's better, stronger and more fair for our kids than it was for us.  The 1%ers' framing is trying very hard to focus on the means- not the cockeyed results and slow demise they have engineered.
    I think we should call the 1%ers and their lackeys exactly what they are: Hoarders. (In reference to Ryan's 'report' earlier in the week)
    Hoarding is wrong.  It's just plain wrong.  Everyone knows it.  Elementary school kids know it.  Hoarding hurts our country.  It hurts our economy.  It hurts our children.  Hoarding hurts some one you love.

    Those that game our public policy to promote hoarding are morally unfit for public office; those that use lies to promote hoarding, more so.  Representative Paul Ryan's report is full of factual errors and misrepresentations, but his intentions are clear - make the rich richer and working people...well, he doesn't really care.

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    Support Rob Zerban - WI-01 and stop the reign of The Hoarder Ryan.

    Lobbyist, PAC, SuperPAC - a bribe by any name is still corruption

    by GreatLakeSailor on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 10:03:07 AM PST

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    •  I like your dignity comment (1+ / 0-)
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      seems we are on a similar, if not the same, page in this regard.

      cheapening the dignity of work seems to be the MO of the "overseer class" (i.e. the 1% and above), along with enhancing the perceived dignity of what THEY do (slash, burn, rape companies, hurt employees, run their own corporations into the ground while bailing with their golden parachutes, etc.)

      America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

      by dagnome on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 10:46:52 AM PST

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    •  Yes Hoarding! Let's make this the new answer to (0+ / 0-)

      maker/takers

      Stop with the purity trolling!

      by Penny GC on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 10:58:55 AM PST

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      •  Whenever I refer to (1+ / 0-)
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        the Koch Bros, I have been using the term
        The Hoarders Koch

        In my mind I see a Dickensian Duo - 2 nasty pot-bellied old men dry humping an enormous pile of gold, half eaten stacks of foie gras toppled about, surrounded by obedient lackeys thinking they're going to be the Hoarders one day, and hungry poorly clothed men, women and children peering in from a cold windy perch...with pitchforks at the ready.

        I think I spent too much time thinking about this.  Yikes!

        Lobbyist, PAC, SuperPAC - a bribe by any name is still corruption

        by GreatLakeSailor on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 07:43:05 AM PDT

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