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Re: “Election 2010: The Baby Elephants

Why do we go to college? Because Republicans support big business, which then supports sending blue collar work overseas. We have to have an education these days to make a decent wage now that manufacturing and unions are practically gone. I guess these young Republicans attending college have forgotten about the reformed student loan program that Obama instituted so that big business (supported by Republicans) can't exploit students. And they must have forgotten that funding for education is one of the first things to go under Republican rule when times get tough.

Furthermore, if you want to get a deficit under control, we have to quit pretending like we live in a meritocracy where everyone has equal access to education and the workforce and it's a matter of laziness or lack of intelligence if you're stuck in a low-paying job. We have to quit pretending the rich deserve what they have and the poor deserve what they have. The rich are often rich because their parents were rich. Or maybe they "pulled themselves up by their bootstraps" and got VERY lucky in their business endeavors. However it happens, why don't we take a lead from Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, and advocate for progressive income taxes? The rich can still be VERY rich and STILL pay a higher percentage in income tax. Has trickle-down economics EVER worked? NO! Because we don't have a free market and we never will, so why don't we ditch this ridiculous idea?

Young people in Idaho are not educated enough on economic and social issues. It's not surprising considering corporations spend millions of dollars to disseminate their propaganda and influence political campaigns while public universities and schools go under-funded. Maybe young people would be better off if Obama could actually get what he wants and improve education for everyone, while also giving everyone health care and raising the general standard of living. Obama cares about young people, health care, the environment, human rights issues, solving domestic and world problems. Republicans care about protecting rich, white people and making sure gays and lesbians have sex in the dark.

Posted by abcdks on 11/03/2010 at 10:07 PM

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