What exactly does the "Left" want?

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    There are all kinds of arguements going on about his, but I really want to know what the "Left" really wants to see happen. What do you want to see the gov't do? Can someone please lay this out for me?
     
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    Buller?

    This isn't some kind of trap post. I honestly want to know what the left want. Curiosity, nothing else.
     
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    They want the same ting as they right wants. What they want not what the other side wants.
    The issue is not as important as opposing the other side.
    But in the end we all want what we want.
     
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    Well, I can't speak for the whole of the left. Here are a few things I'd like to see:

    1. An end to the war in Afghanistan and bringing our troops home from the Middle East.
    2. A payroll tax holiday.
    3. Ending the Bush tax cuts in a measured manner, starting with the estate tax and the highest marginal rates and working down to the base rates over a period of a couple years.
    4. Ending the process by which natural gas explorers are granted approval for exploration and fraccing by including such exploration in the Clean Water act.
    5. Changing the tax structure so that earned and unearned income are treated more equitably.


    That's a brief start....
     
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    Even though I'm not a reg'd Democrat, I'd like to see the following:

    1) A single payer health care system or at the very least a robust public option.

    2) Removal of all combat troops from the middle east

    3) Scaled down down military spending and presence worldwide.

    4) True equal rights for all citizens of this country (ie. legalize gay marriage)
     
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    We want you to STFU. Think that could be arranged? How about YOU telling us what YOU want, huh? I'm not jumping hoops for some one that's THAT lazy!
     
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    RDD raises a couple other good points. You can add single-payer health care and equal marriage rights to my list.

    Oh, and abolishing the ability of states or the federal government to kill their own citizens for the purposes of "justice".
     
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    Yep. Gay marriage.... there's something that will make us great.
    Let's add doggie and kitty marriage to the list. And popsicles for all!!!!
     
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    Everything, at the expense of everyone else.
     
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    And let's add getting this asshat back on his meds to the list.
     

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