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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    And mine

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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    He sounds like he and the pope could get along just fine.

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    Not sure your votes would count .....but then again, with the corruption in those countries maybe you'll do some good?

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    Another fad for the progressive left.

    So after a life of warfare/bank robbery, this now old guy, by some is idolized because he drives a Volkswagen and doesn't care to wear a tie. He is now praised for preaching a Jesus like missive of self imposed near poverty so others may eat.

    Uruguay's Mujica: widly popular abroad but questioned back home

    Mujica, who still lives on a flower farm with his wife, rarely dons a tie and drives an old VW Beetle, has led Uruguay through stable economic growth and better wages. His social agenda has included laws approving gay marriage and the creation of the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana.

    But critics say his government failed to address improvements in education, security and protection of the environment, pillars of his presidential agenda.
    results of the 2012 Program for International Assessment, or PISA, evaluating high school students around the world, Uruguay got its worst grades in math, reading and science since 2003.

    Gang shootouts and armed robberies have also raised security concerns and taken a toll on the popularity of Mujica, who is also questioned for his support of a huge open-pit mining project.

    "People are not concerned about how weed is going to be smoked or about gay marriage... they're not at the core of their concerns," Raga said. "People are worried about security and education, where the government has real troubles."
    Government officials contend that the problems in education and security began years before Mujica came into power.
    Mujica learned the blame Bush excuse from President Obama.

    "Now that Uruguay is doing well people don't think it's so wonderful to drive a Beetle or speak against consumption," he said. "In a world in crisis that goes a long way, but now Uruguayans want something else."
    Leftists seem to never learn that people want more than bare existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Leftists seem to never learn that people want more than bare existence.
    What about the poor and homeless people in the US ? Are the Republicans committed to ensuring they get more than a bare existence or will they continue to champion the rich and extend the gap between rich and poor ?
    "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
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    To paraphrase....

    Rightists seem to never learn that people want more than bare existence........and half a chance to succeed themselves.

    Hey Tude is Bloomberg a source you are happy with ?

    How would a poor man go about getting elected in the Land of the Free ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    What about the poor and homeless people in the US ? Are the Republicans committed to ensuring they get more than a bare existence or will they continue to champion the rich and extend the gap between rich and poor ?
    That is an unfair characterization of Republicans or any other American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    That is an unfair characterization of Republicans or any other American.
    I think its pretty much accepted that with tax breaks for the rich and benefit cuts for the much less well off is a policy the Republicans support. Its a policy our Tory government champion too.

    These factors extend the gap between the rich and poor, both in the US and here.

    Yet you blame the "Leftists" for holding back the ordinary people from getting on. I would suggest that there are far more people in this world that would like to be elevated to the "bare existence" that you refer. We are leaving far too many people behind while the rich get richer off their backs
    "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
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