“The fact that, in the United States, there are people serving ten-year prison terms for growing marijuana plants in their backyards while Wall Street racketeers, who have defrauded millions of people and destroyed the global economy, walk free is a kind of bizarre hypocrisy that boggles my mind.” .. (attributed to Mark Haskell Smith) .. (story here)
"Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re preborn, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked." .. (George Carlin)
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." .. (John Kenneth Galbraith)
"facts show that that the United States has one of the worst health care systems of all the developed countries in the world." .. (from here)
"We all lose when American workers are underpaid. It’s a myth that small businesses can’t pay a higher minimum wage, as proven already in the states that have raised theirs. When businesses don’t pay a living wage all society pays. We pay through poverty and needless disease, disability and death from inadequate health care. We pay as women struggle to put food on the table. We pay as businesses and communities suffer economic decline." .. (Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce)
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