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I might have done better than 2.3% when I ran for a French rural district in 2002, had I had such a good one...

Might I suggest that the phrase "I'm a 'tax-and-spend' liberal" is a real red rag, an absolute roadblock to a lot of readers, and might conceivably be phrased differently without denaturing the meaning?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 07:10:49 AM EST
yes! good manifesto, though i concur with evergreen about tax'n'spend.

both parties (should) hate waste, bloated bureaucracies etc, so leaner government should be on dems' agendas too, obama knows this even.

i think that crying for better spending, rather than more spending will get you further, as will the continued emphasis on renewable resources and economic sustainability as a better value system than pure short-term (economic) profits. the same for taxing, as in: 'would you rather a community with a few rich at the top, then a huge gulf between them and the rest? or some more equitable setup?'

yeah, socialist i know... social capitalism, enlightened capitalism, something new that doesn't ring too many historical bells. techno-socialism, hmmm.

well done! keep us posted. maybe it is better to cut your teeth this way before becoming president, lol.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 08:24:41 AM EST
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the same from others here. Problem is that I'm not trying to sneak up on anybody. Part of being a candidate for me is telling the truth as I see it.

WA is the most regressive state in the USA. It's a simple matter of basic fairness, and it's a Democratic Party issue here, because we endorsed I-1098. The Republican is going to hit me with it anyway.

paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Thu Sep 9th, 2010 at 03:11:51 PM EST
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Just admit you're a 'tax and spend wisely' Democrat, or something like that. The connotation of 'tax and spend' alone has been made to mean 'tax like crazy and spend like crazy'; you must use your 'admission' to kick that connotation in the tail and advance your take.

fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Fri Sep 10th, 2010 at 06:40:06 PM EST
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