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I just received a mass email from Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the two independents in Congress. It starts like this:
"Republicans hate Social Security because it has been an extraordinary success and has done exactly what it was designed to do. It is the most successful government program in our nation's history and is enormously popular."
Personally, I am not a big fan of the attacks on Social Security, and I have found some of them to be completely off-base, but this just doesn't help things. Until we stop talking this nonsense about those with whom we disagree, we are going nowhere politically.
This has got to change, all around. In this game of chicken, will someone grab the steering wheel please?
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