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What shared sacrifice?

October 19, 2011
By Joanne Bilodeau-Clement

"Shared sacrifice" is nothing more than a political catchphrase. To most of us it means a commitment, by all involved, to give something up. The expectation is that the "give-back" will be equitable. Where is the equity? Our leadership infused our struggling economy with billion-dollar corporate financial firm bailouts that its citizenry will have to pay back for decades. The loss of manufacturing jobs has led to the largest trade deficit in our history.



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