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The Loss of Trust

BigOlBear Wrote: Jun 18, 2013 11:01 AM
Those who have been in business may recognize the old saying, "Inspect what you expect ... you'll get what you tolerate." The federal government is indeed out of control and is now run by territorial bureaucrats with their only motivation being their own personal satisfaction. This is compounded by the fact that we have an untested, incompetent president. We must find a way to shrink this monster and return power to state and local levels where we, the people, can better keep it in check.
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The Loss of Trust

BigOlBear Wrote: Jun 18, 2013 10:49 AM
But how would you vote out the army of bureaucrats that are actually in charge?
Speaking of unsmiling, contemptuous, wild, and nasty ......... !!!
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The Bullying Pulpit

BigOlBear Wrote: May 28, 2013 11:48 AM
Term limits is a good idea but it won't solve the problem of the career bureaucrats who take our freshman senators and congressmen under their wing, feed their egos and assure them not to worry, they will take care of everything and make them look good. Their only job is to do as they're told and get re-elected. We need to find a way to shrink the federal government and expand states rights.
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The Bullying Pulpit

BigOlBear Wrote: May 28, 2013 11:31 AM
Excellent point ... we seem to have a competition among the states to see who can elect the most unqualified idiots. I would say that California is in the lead but several other states are moving up.
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The Bullying Pulpit

BigOlBear Wrote: May 28, 2013 11:04 AM
I have lived through twelve presidents and countless senators and congressmen and never in all my years have I seen the level of ignorance, incompetence, and corruption that we have now. Levin is too stupid to be ashamed and too crooked to care.
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The Bullying Pulpit

BigOlBear Wrote: May 28, 2013 10:59 AM
Like any other corporate entity, Apple's purpose is to "make money with money" and this is done partly by controlling expenses. When expenses are too high, either prices go up or profitability goes down. Apple doesn't pay tax ... it COLLECTS tax ... from us consumers. Only people pay taxes. Corporate tax is a ridiculous con job and should be abolished. It's just another way to get more of your money without you realizing it.
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Words That Replace Thought

BigOlBear Wrote: May 08, 2013 8:27 AM
Dr. Sowell certainly knows how to provoke thought, a sign of a great teacher. More than once I have found myself frustrated, while trying to discuss an issue with a progressive, by their use of these words that seem to end the debate.
More painful evidence that the LIVs are in control.
Very important point. When we send a freshman senator or congressman to D.C. it takes no time at all for the unelected career bureaucrats to take them under their wing and explain how the game is played. "Your job is to get re-elected and don't worry, our job is to make you look good. We'll write the bills for you. We'll plan your agenda and write your speeches. We'll make you into a rock star." These government employees know that the elected official may be there for a limited time but they plan to be there forever.
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Immigration Gambles

BigOlBear Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 8:20 AM
Wish there was a way to get our elected leaders to listen to the wisdom and common sense voiced by people like Thomas Sowell. This was one of his best columns. We have too many immigrants who come to America ... not to join us but, to colonize us. Political correctness will prove to be our undoing.
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