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I have to say I was surprised - and a little disappointed - that you had a "discussion" on what it is to be an American, especially predicated on Mitt Romney's remark - a facile attempt to gild his stance and cast aspersion on President Obama's. The first caller had it right about not wanting to engage in the spurious spin. And for the record, here is an earlier pronouncement of Romney's: "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in." Holy Magic Underwear! This guy's picture ought to be in the dictionary, next to solipsism - a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing.
I have yet to hear a Republican speak with compassion of the people working hard, some working 2 to 3 jobs, to feed their families. For the past 30 years both parties have passed laws favoring the top 5%. All salary raises have gone to the top 5% forcing the middle class to borrow on their homes to put kids into college, etc. That in turn put the middle class into debt. In addition both parties have not put resources into good teachers and improving our schools so that we our schools are now among the worst instead of among the best.
NONSENSE...I've worked in the private sector for 20 years and see mountains of waste constantly!
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