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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 04:45 PM

10. Great part toward the end:

"In the Times story, there’s a man named Ki Gulbranson from a small Minnesota town called Chisago, both barely clinging to the middle class. He tries to make ends meet selling apparel and refereeing kids’ soccer games. All around him, he sees growing dependence on government. No fan of government spending, he joined the Tea Party in 2010; at the same time, he benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit, free school breakfasts for his children, and Medicare for his mother. “I don’t demand that the government does this for me,” he said. “I don’t feel like I need the government.” Yet he finds it hard to imagine surviving without the safety net. “I don’t think so,” he said. “No. I don’t know. Not the way we expect to live as Americans.”"

This mindset is what I'll never understand...He's fully aware of this and he'll still happily don his Gadsen snake t-shirt, attend rallies, buy the latest Glenn Beck books and donate his last cent to "Bachmann for President"...All in an effort to cut his own safety net...In what situation will less government spending make his life any better??

And why does corporate America always escape criticism when these morons from economically stillborn small towns are interviewed??

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