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Subject:  Re: Repubs vs Dems Date:  10/7/2003  12:59 PM
Author:  TMFCheeze Number:  126533 of 883476

Could it be that the liberal 'spend all you can afford and then more' has tapped out American wealth? People can't 'afford' any more goodies since they are paying for the goodies they bought yesterday? And the rampant budget deficiets - federal, state, and gov't, are crimping social welfare/make work programs, putting more people out of work, because the 'spend all you can' democrats have so many entitlement programs in place there is no money to actually do anything productive????

You forget that the "rampant budget deficits" are a REPUBLICAN mess, produced by idiotic fiscal policies and a delusional foreign policy that will cost us perhaps even in the trillions of dollars before we clean up Bush's mess. You forget that the Bush Tax Cut was the biggest shell game in American history, shoving billions upon billions of dollars into the pockets of the wealthy while handing the IOU to working people and their children. You forget that "entitlements" work both ways, that the rich have their entitlements, like the free ride that George W. got getting into Yale and out of the ROTC, not to mention his fancy back-door dance into the Oval Office. You forget that a working society depends on supplying the basic needs for all its members, and if society does not provide that, in a democracy we have a right to reshape the system until it does -- even if that frightens the rich who think their dollars entitles them to make all the decisions in spite of annoying inconveniences like honest elections and civil liberties.

I am sick to death of this "you envy the rich" argument. Hide behind that all you want. Sing yourself to sleep every night with that song, whistle it as you walk past the cemetary, because the truth is that you do not so much scorn envy as fear justice, and you hear that wave rising to wash over you and your own self-rightous sense of entitlement.

Your argument amounts to "working people are overpaid as it is, and they don't deserve more." You've stated it almost as baldly as that. See how well that argument plays at election time.

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