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DOW at 17,000 -- But You're Not Invited

Auspex Wrote: Jul 10, 2014 1:50 AM
The whole reason the government won't privatize it is all those politicians will lose the ability to write IOU's on the Social Security account...! How can they Ponzi if you take the scheme away?
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Spending and Morality

Auspex Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 7:35 PM
And charity, at one time in our world, had a very prominent place in society. In fact, the more money you had, the more you were expected to aid the poor and unfortunate. Many also went to church and tithed, and the church helped the poor and unfortunate. But now, you can see just by looking at the people running the world, charity is a dead language. The majority want government to forcibly takes what was once charity, and dole it out at their whim, And it leaves them quite free of guilt to walk past that little homeless lady in the example and to pretend she doesn't even exist. And they call conservatives the mean ones when they set up the systems that let them shed their humanity.
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Spending and Morality

Auspex Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 7:25 PM
Hit the nail on the head there. The bigger problem though is this hungry beast we call Government, planted the seeds that bore idiot fruit while salting the seeds of wisdom. But that is right in line with this article. You give congress the power to handle the general welfare and you make for a government without limits.
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Spending and Morality

Auspex Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 7:20 PM
They weren't more moral individually. It's more like they were more concerned with the morals of liberty. Indeed, they had no problem with their neighbor doing laudanum or hemp or alcohol or hookers or any other matter of sin, should their neighbor so choose (in fact Jefferson might have grown it for him!). It was between his neighbor and God. Where they got "moral" was when the neighbors immorality spilled over and infringed on their liberty. Or in other words, if their wife felt the need to feed the neighbors kids all the time because the father was a drunk, there would be legal repercussions to remedy the situation. If the father was a drunk, but could keep his family fed, our founding fathers attitude was "none of my business...". That is the type of morality we are talking about here...
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Spending and Morality

Auspex Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 7:12 PM
Exactly! Solve that very issue, and all these distractions (like special rights for special groups) goes away, because congress won't have the power to dole things out to any groups -- special or otherwise! We'd all be "created equal" once again.
Well, I had always hypothesized that the majority of the united states voters had an IQ of about 6 or less. Thanks for adding supporting evidence to my hypothesis. So far it is looking like the evidence is stacked in favor of the majority of voters in the US having an IQ of 6 or below.
And you make goldfish look like a well-informed voter, too.
Hey Amy! I happen to have a parrot, and we are both rather insulted that you compared my awesome bird to nrml! Hmph! heh heh
What do you expect? He's a community organizer. It's all he knows, obviously. The leads of those positions probably spend the majority of their time drumming up donations, on a golf course (or at a party or soiree). They don't see much past their nose, because they only need to see the checks come in. It's the people writing those checks that typically worry about the economy and having enough to cover payroll, the shareholders, and other costs so they can then donate for their political causes. And it's pretty telling that seemingly, the majority of American's would hire a community organizer to be the most powerful executive in the U.S.A. And as we can most clearly see, you get what you pay for, people...a fundraising head of the executive branch of the U.S. Government. Too bad he's not figured out to reverse the flow of US dollars in donations to other countries and get some of their cash flowing back to us. So, he's not even a good community organizer for the people of the USA.
And progressives know it, they just use negative response to get more power, as the ill informed part of the proletariat begs the government to "SAVE ME!".
No, but when you gamble on hiring someone, you try to stack the deck in your favor. And that means the adult is the least risk option, on average.
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