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Subject:  Re: Repubs vs Dems Date:  10/7/2003  1:26 PM
Author:  2828 Number:  126540 of 882496

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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I'd hate to have been on your little league team when you lost.Ease up on the cheeze and get outside and enjoy the day.

2828
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