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They got a lot damned gaul talking like that:

  • Posted on: 30 July 2010
  • By: Connecticut Man1

It was bad enough listening to the Obama administration and Democratic party politicians, in general, talking about student loans and using all of the same arguments we were making for Single Payer as the reasoning to change that system but refusing to use the same arguments for healthcare...

But watching the GOP use the same Single Payer arguments to protect Big Oil from the high costs of insuring their own disasters?

Just way beyond the pale:

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When Is a Recovery? And, Is It, Even Then?

  • Posted on: 13 July 2009
  • By: Aaron Barlow


All the talk of a ‘jobless recovery’ going on gives me the heebie-jeebies. What bothers me is that people get left out of the equation. The economy becomes nothing more than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on the idea that if it goes up, things get better for everyone. A rising tide floats all boats sort of argument.


Somehow, I suspect, that’s related to ‘trickle down,’ even though the water’s going in different directions.

Speaking From the Middle

  • Posted on: 5 July 2009
  • By: Aaron Barlow

Now, I ain't no economist, and I ain't no economist's son—but I do have eyes, and ears, and I do live in the United States.  And the people around me, for the most part, are those  who make (probably) something well under $100,000 a year.  For the most part, we've lived reasonably comfortably for the past twenty years.  Our homes have increased in value steadily even though our income has not.  Our children graduate from college (a good sign for the future) and, though they are generally saddled with debt from student loans, jobs (until recently) have been there for them.  With a little luck and careful purchase, many of them were able to buy their own homes, were able to use the increasing value of their homes to offset the burden of college debt.

What are Progressive Values?

  • Posted on: 9 November 2008
  • By: jamess


Progressive Values?
Howard Dean - Fairness, Responsibility ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDyxTntD3qg

What does the Democratic Party stand for?



Howard Dean lists these "Core Values" of the Democratic Party



1) Fairness and Equal Rights for all

2) Strength and Toughness

3) Fiscal Responsibility



These are demonstrated by providing Health Care for all.



Dean stresses the urgent need for us to express these values, on an emotional level, and not just in Policy Statements.



"People vote on their Values -- NOT on Position Papers!"