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What I Want to Know...

The famous, "What I want to know" Speech at the California State Democratic Convention in 2003. WATCH:


All of us that work here at DFA were inspired one way or another by the innovative and historic Dean for America Presidential campaign in 2004, and we want to hear from you. What inspired you about his 2004 run? 

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Calls Out GOP Hypocrisy

This clip is a couple years old, but now more relevant than ever in light of the GOP's continuing effort to reward America's rich at the expense of its poor; from cutting food stamps to opposing a living wage, it seems like the GOP just never changes. 

One of the best points in the video occurs starting at about 3:00. Jon's satire at its best: 

"In dollar figures, the bottom 50 percent of this country have 1.45 trillion dollars in everything they own on this earth. So let's see, we take — I don't know — half of that. That'd be, oh look at this: 700 billion dollars... So raising the income tax on the top 2% of earners would raise 700 billion dollars but taking half of everything the bottom 50% have in this country would do the same... I see the problem here: we need to take all of what the bottom 50% have." 

Make sure to watch the part where Republicans complain that America's poor aren't really poor after all, as evidenced by the fact that 99% of them "have refrigerators."At 5:35, Jon replies: "Twenty-five percent have a dishwasher?! Though to be fair, after a 12-hour shift as a dishwasher the last thing you want is to bring your work home with you."

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