Rambling About Spending

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It’s interesting how people who are so concerned about how much is spent on programs that help people, advance community and make our world a better place to live won’t flinch at what is spent on the military industrial complex. To me working on making our world a better place to live, reducing crime and promoting peace with nations is a worthy investment. No one likes to pay more than their fair share of taxes but you know sometimes you have to invest in things that matter to the vast majority of people and can do the most good. Death and taxes are a certain but perhaps while I am living I can improve the present and invest in the future.

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If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people—their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties—someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”

John F. Kennedy (via blua)