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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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He and the rest of his party created this Tea Party mess for themselves

the "old guard" GOPers are now getting wiped out by these reactionary upstarts one-by-one it seems.....
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:44 AM (0 replies)

I might understand what you went through, Ann

if I had ever been living off a stock portfolio at any time in my life.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:47 AM (0 replies)

A LOT of things seem to have been covered up (or papered over)

during the Bush (mis-)administration. I imagine that it may be decades before we know the full extent of the damage that the Bush (mis-)administration inflicted on this country.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:44 AM (0 replies)

Whether deliberate or as a result of incompetence

Republicans always seem to relish the opportunity to use a recession and/or economic downturn as an opportunity to portray themselves as being fiscally responsible "deficit hawks" and attempt to force austerity on this country, which usually means taking swipes at Social Security, Medicaid, and social programs in general- while, of course, never addressing the bloat and inefficiencies of any other kinds of significant government spending (i.e. military spending). Hell, the country doesn't even have to be doing that bad. There just has to be a Democrat in the WH in order to gin up a bunch of outrage over their economic policies- which are bad to them no matter what they are.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:34 AM (0 replies)

"I've got mine suckers!"

"F**k everybody else!!". That is the official Republican Party slogan that they will never ever apologize for.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:30 PM (0 replies)

"Romney was seen as being a better choice to improve the economy and jobs"



WHAT are his credentials on the economy/jobs? WHAT is he promising to do that hasn't already been done by every Republican politician (and failed) during the past 30 years?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:17 PM (0 replies)

Another thing I hate about the anti-Social Security/anti-Medicare/anti-safety net people

is when they start talking about ensuring a hopeful future for their "grandchildren" or "future generations" (and preventing a miserable one) by having to make these "hard decisions" yet all they talk about is cutting things that improve people's lives (or keeps them from dying or falling into poverty, homelessness), which pretty much means that "grandchildren" and "future generations" are going to have it worse off in any event.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:57 PM (0 replies)

Don't forget the "right-to-work" (for less) craze

right-wingers and their "job creator" allies want the "freedom" to be able to fire people easily and/or pay them as little as possible.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:41 PM (0 replies)

WTF?!

and I imagine that some of these states are the same ones screaming about having to cut services, pensions, bust labor unions, etc. in order to "balance the budget" and remain fiscally solvent, right? This means that states could technically have had a lot more money to work with to balance their budgets but allowed the money to continue to go to these companies instead, right?



Unf**kingbelievable!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:40 AM (0 replies)

Calls for "shared sacrifice"

are equally meaningless as not everybody is actually being asked to sacrifice- just the people at the lower end of the spectrum whom can't afford lobbyists. I refuse to believe, unlike the Republicans apparently do, that there are no other ways to address budget shortfalls than to just cut social programs, particularly when there are plenty of other ways we can cut spending or raise revenue to help balance our budget.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:36 AM (1 replies)
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