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The Senate Hears Tales From The Struggling Middle Class

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The Senate Hears Tales From The Struggling Middle Class

Post by Guest on Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:59 am

“Families who are scraping by every day see no real relief in sight,” Amanda Greubel, an Iowa mother of two, told a roomful of US senators Thursday morning. “We hear that corporate welfare continues and CEOs get six-figure bonuses at taxpayer expense, and we look across the kitchen table at our families eating Ramen noodles for the third time this week…. We know that money talks around here, and that means you don’t hear us.”


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Re: The Senate Hears Tales From The Struggling Middle Class

Post by tristen303 on Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:04 pm

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816

Pretty much sums it up


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