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actor212

Hm.

"A Modest Proposal: The Sequel"

Eat the old: the meat's tenderized.

El Jefe

actor,

Well, Soylent Green is Edward G. Robinson, after all ....

Lance,

This. Get digby to spread it around. I was wandering around The Atlantic yesterday or the day before and read Fallows' piece about the Stewart/Matthews interview. He wrapped with a crucial point that gets past the nerdfest of "framing" to say something useful in the same vein: we're arguing with people (those who vote and might give a damn, not those who lead and are either sociopaths or priests of the Sin of Pride) with whom you can't "argue", i.e. submit facts and chains of logic that might make them reconsider. You have to change the emotional turf. And you do that like humans do, by telling stories. Good story.

actor212

Get digby to spread it around

She linked to it on Facebook :-)

food doctor

i thought at first you were going in the direction of the movie , the company men, but the post is more disturbing than the movie.

Earl Bockenfeld

I believe the attitude among Republicans is that a BIG lie, about saving social security and medicare by getting rid of them, should be close enough for government work if it gets the job accomplished as they see fit.

I remember during the Vietnam War, a military supporter saying, "the only way to save a Village was to destroy it". What does saving a program mean, when it gets changed in such a major way? If Ryan wants to save and strengthen Medicare, I wonder what he would be saying if he really hated the programs and wanted to get rid of them.

It's misleading to think the retirement age should be raised because the average American lives longer these days. Higher-income Americans tend to live longer, but lower-income Americans who rely more on Social Security for their retirement income aren't living significantly longer.

"Therefore, even if someone lives past the age of 69, that does not mean that they are healthy enough to be a Walmart greeter, or are able to wait tables or work construction jobs until they reach that age."

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