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Republicans want lower taxes, a larger income gap; abolishment of the minimum wage, worker's rights, social safety nets, and government regulations; tort reform, arbitrary agreements, and corporate personhood.
In other words, they want the middleclass to merge with the poor, have no rights in the workplace, to a livable wage, protection from an unsafe work environment, the ability to sue their employer if they are harmed in an unsafe workplace, or protection if disabled or laid-off.
The Republicans want the American Dream to only be available to the wealthy (the new aristocrisy) while the middleclass (the new poor) are left to toil as wage-slaves and serfs. Republicans are all about greed, veiling themselves as "Christian Conservatives" they crusade against gay marriage and abortion, while at the same time they want to eliminate social programs meant to help the poor, so what would Jesus do?
I believe that China owns most of the US, so I kind of doubt that we are the sole economic superpower. If we are, then the world is in a heap of trouble.
Pope Benedict is only a "legend in his OWN mind".
The late, holy father, Pope John Paul 2 has more clout, even post-humously, than Benedict has, hunously.
This is why I remain hopeful that the next Pope will honor John Paul 2's life, by ruling as John Paul 2 ruled the Catholics.
Too bad Obama and the American people don't have the backbone and fortitude of Angela Merkel.
YOU PEOPLE CUTTING DOWN OBAMA HAVE 0-NONE-NATTA CREDIBILITY EVER, EVER AGAIN IN THIS WORLD! EVER!
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