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Diane H F.

"Alleviate US poverty."

Fort Atkinson, WI, USA
female, age 59
single, 1 child
Joined Aug 13, 2007
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US Poverty and Priorities (2)
Groups OLE HIPPIES with ATTITUDE, US Poverty and Priorities
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Birthday July 12, 1955  
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About Me Interested, concerned, curious about (fill in blank).
People take priority over property, I'm mature enough to understand the value of "the common good."
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  Lifestyle
Pets 1 cat, 1 rat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Russian Orthodox  
Eating Habits eat to live  
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My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope Any act of human decency.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Re-re-distribute the economy. That is, I'd reverse "Reaganism", get the rich/corporations off of welfare and return public funds to "common good" programs to rebuild the US.
What/who changed my life and why My mom, who taught me the joy and value of reading. She taught me how to really see what is around me, and she taught me empathy.
What Bugs Me  
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Inspirations  
What Scares Me violence, rage, hate  
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Role Models My Mom  
Quotation "It's not all about me."
Interests reading, learning, critters  
Books Dostoyevsky to Steven King  
Music  
Movies  
TV Shows Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Ghost Hunters, Daily Show, Colbert Report  
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Can't Live Without loved ones (human and animals)  
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    Aug 7, 2008 3:18 PM

    Diane H F. (3)

    For over a quarter of a century, poverty has been regarded in the media as a moral  or behavior issue.  This is false.  Poverty is an economic issue,  the result of  economic factors. Since the '80's, the public has been inundated with the idea that poverty is a "lifestyle choice", the result of preferring to be lazy.  Anyone who has experienced poverty knows it is hard (sometimes agonizingly hard) and often painful.

    We need realistic ideas for easing US poverty, from putting restraints on corporate greed to re-establishing legitimate social aid to the unemployed/unemployable. Creating a real welfare program can be done entirely by reversing the past quarter century of massive "tax relief" for corporations/the rich.  (Clearly, this has not resulted in an abundance of family supporting jobs, as promised).

    There are great ideas among us ordinary people.  Let's discuss these issues.


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