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For the Children

carole28 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 12:32 PM
This reminds me of the first town hall meeting I attended in 2009, when my rep, Jim Himes, whom I despise as i do most politicians from CT, was pushing ObamaCare. The woman sitting in front of me said, "We have to do this for the children." I pointed out that CHIPS is for the children of those who can't afford regular policies. She informed me that in Sweden, which is where she was from originally, the government takes care of the insurance. I asked her why she didn't go back to Sweden if it was so great there. She replied that she liked it here. I informed her that I liked it here as well, just the way it was, without government mandated insurance and politicians telling me what I have to do for my health insurance coverage. She got very huffy and refused to discuss it any further. I have reached the point where I wish we could form two countries -- one liberal and one conservative. Unfortunately, being pretty realistic, I recognize that what would happen is those living in the "liberal" country would realize how much their policies fail, and they'd see how the "conservative" country was flourishing; they'd then lie and say they are conservative and move to "conservative" country and work to change things to liberal. It sounds convoluted, I know, but I'm sure you understand what I mean. It would be very similar to what's happened to NH. People moved from MA to NH because it's cheaper to live with lower taxes. Then once in NH, they work to change things to the way they are in MA, basically because they are idiots without any common sense. I'm sure similar actions take place in Texas when all those companies from CA move in.
When hiring staff, this administration must prepare hirees by having them lie. If they can do so effectively, they are hired. I can't think of one person in this administration, including the president, who has ever told the truth. This country is doomed!
I recently read a quote from John F. Kennedy which seems to me to be a pretty good description of liberals today: "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." Talk to any liberal and ask questions about his/her opinion or statement, and you'll face a blank look or hear a comment such as, "Well, so and so said...." As far as I can tell, most liberals have never experienced the "discomfort of thought." Here in CT, it's blatantly obvious on the editorial pages of the newspapers where total idiots spout off on subjects which 2 minutes of research and thought would prove wrong.
I absolutely have trust in Jindal and also Scott Walker. Jindal or Walker with Ben Carson would be great for 2016. I am so sick of RINOs and weak Repubs who are afraid to stand up for things that are most important to the American people -- jobs, the economy, energy independence, no amnesty, and most of all caring for our vets.
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Random Thoughts

carole28 Wrote: May 27, 2014 4:43 PM
As always, Dr. Sowell, an excellent and thoughtful column. Thank you.
I would love to see Walker run for president in 2016 with Carson as his running mate. These are two individuals who have the ability to begin the process of healing this nation.
I love the ad from American Commitment. It should be shown in all 50 states (or is that 57 states) over and over. Bombard them just before the elections. I am so sick of the lies, the cheating, the cover-ups, the lies, the obfuscations, the attacks on those with a different opinion, politically correct bs, the lies, the scandals, and an idiot of a president who gets important information about Americans' well-being from the local news. Has there ever been such a narcissistic liar as president before? What's even sadder is that there is not one single Dem I can think of who is any better, not that I would vote Dem anyway. Either this election and the one in '16 are going to get this country back on track, or we are doomed forever to be a European socialist nation filled with welfare recipients and others who have learned to game the system so they don't have to work and can live off of other people's tax money. These are scary times for anyone who loves the country as the Founders founded it. I'm also disgusted with being called a racist or homophobe or anti-women or other "pleasant" names just because I happen to disagree with those currently in power. This is NOT the US into which I was born and raised. I pray to God every single night that these people are voted out, and we as a country begin to find our way again.
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5 Ways Liberals Hurt The Poor

carole28 Wrote: May 03, 2014 1:53 PM
Excellent column! I have a simple question: Why isn't there a Conservative Republican with the ability to speak effectively and coherently and enthusiastically out there preaching this list and offering conservative solutions? Anyone with a functioning brain knows the problems listed here, and yet instead of a Conservative shouting it from the rooftops, we have the party considering Jeb Bush who favors amnesty and Common Core. More than Dems whose hands are into every aspect of our lives, we have Repubs who can't speak coherently about serious issues and who are willing to "cross the aisle" for every stupid and wasteful idea the Dems propose. I have never in my life been so disgusted by everyone in the political class. The people I would support, such as Walker, Jindal, or Pence, don't even seem to be on the party's radar.
Well done! Unfortunately, I'm not holding my breath, either, and it's primarily because some people can't be bothered to find out what the issues are and viewing them with common sense and love of country, and some other people for some ridiculous reason believe the dem hype and always vote dem. Then there are the others who know by electing dems their gravy train continues. I've reached the conclusion that those with common sense, working brains, the ability to think about what being a citizen of this country really means and offers as opposed to socialist Europe, and with concern for future generations are outnumbered now, and our country which for all its faults is still the best in the world is rapidly going downhill. It makes getting older much easier to take because I don't want to be around when it all crashes.
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The “Assault Weapon” Rebellion

carole28 Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 1:41 PM
I am thrilled to discover that CT residents are not registering. It's rare that I feel any pride in my state, but this time I do. Go gun owners!
Sadly, I agree.
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