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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

anglers reward Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:31 AM
An example of how Freedom can WIN. In 40 States now, retailers are allowed to add up to a 4% service charge to transactions using a credit card (actually retailers have already upped the prices of products to cover for credit card companies service). Well, when a customer gets to checkout, ask if he/she will be charged extra if using a credit card. If it's Yes, ask to speak with the person in charge; if the charge is not waived, then take your business elsewhere and leave your (hopefully full) cart and let the store put your cart's products away. If enough customers do this, the retailers will stop and even if they up their prices again, the customer still has the power of choosing a local competitor.
gungy Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:56 AM
I only use a CC when I buy stuff online. And pay it off every month.
If I can't pay cash, I can't afford it. I don't use the Obama method.
JustMC Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:36 AM
Yes. Even better, use cash if you want. Or pay for credit if you want the convenience. If you use cash and you don't get a discount over credit, you are subsidiizing the credit card users. So, just as you say, take your business elsewhere. Ultimately, people will pay for convenience or NOT pay for it, in a free market. Few get your point though, I fear.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...