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CPAC 2014: Focus On The Big Three Things

Dan1580 Wrote: Mar 06, 2014 3:16 PM
Guess what has two thumbs and won't vote for Jeb Bush? 200+ million Americans
Of course progressives want higher minimum wage laws, it makes it look like they care, however, their real intent is to stave off bankruptcy. As wages rise, tax receipts to the treasury rise, social security, medicare, and income taxes collected rise along with the minimum wage, the progressives are advocating policy that allows them to continue to grow government.
49 slaves, take that! I hereby issue an updated emancipation proclamation! I free myself from liberal BS logic like this survey, their definition of slave is way off, the $1.00 per day electronics assemblers earn is China is a better living than they could earn otherwise, many are grateful to have those jobs. Shut-up hippies.
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Obamacare and the Price of Bad Habits

Dan1580 Wrote: Dec 31, 2013 12:29 PM
Repeal ASAP Replace with the free market. People making decisions based on their own interests and companies competing to serve those interests will work. Only when busy-body politicians get involved in regulating markets do the unintended consequences cause distortions that politicians use to justify additional interventions. Like recovering from a skid on black ice, the repeated over-corrections cause a result much worse than no intervention at all.
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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

Dan1580 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 5:29 PM
Gas prices are already artificially high due to government interference in the market, devaluation of the dollar, and environmental regulations. If gas was cheaper, I might be willing to chip in another nickle a gallon, but man with an 80 mile a day commute, that adds up fast.
Everyone who isn't an agenda driven statist needs to repeat this: "Every American worker was forced to cut their budget 2% this year when the payroll taxes went up. Is it too much to ask that the federal government cut the same 2% from their spending as the people they 'serve' "
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The Minimum Wage and Economic Reality

Dan1580 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 12:57 PM
The government HAS to raise the minimum wage. You see raising the minimum wage puts pressure on all salary to rise, and since the FICA taxes are a percentage of gross pay, and the government needs that revenue, they have to force an increase in wages to drive taxes. In addition the tactic is inflationary, which is critical to debt service, the only chance we have to pay off the debt is to inflate the currency to the point where we repay that debt for pennies on the dollar with highly inflated currency. All of the discussion around a living wage is a smokescreen for the actual agenda.
I'm a first responder, I see the effects drugs have on people, and I still say that the drug war continues to be a bad idea because it enables and encourages an out of control ever expanding government. Want to fight corruption in government? reduce the size and scope of government, remove the black market profit motive and watch the gangs, cartels, and the Federales become irrelevant as the free market takes control. Combine this with ending all public assistance and you won't have an illegal immigration problem.
Thank you Larry, I think this country would be much improved if men started acting like men again. A man takes responsibility for his actions and finances. He keeps is word, he defends the weak against bullies and criminals, he stands for what is right and fights injustice. A man believes he is responsible for his own success and can reach his goals through hard work and dedication. A man shows respect for women, he is faithful, loyal, changes diapers, attends elementary school concerts, cooks meals, does dishes and scrubs the bathroom. He volunteers time and works with organizations that improve his town. He teaches his children a work ethic by going to work every day, putting in whatever it takes to get the job done.
It's no suprise that a man who can't take responsibility for the economy he's created doesn't believe that success or failure can be attributed to actions. If one could be responsible for one's success, then someone who failed would have to own that failure. Instead, this president believes all outcomes are the result of outside forces. It saves his ego and allows him to continue to advocate policies that don't work, after all, it's not his policies that fail, it's that others work against him, or don't understand, or aren't willing to sacrifice enough to make his plans actually work.
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