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Excuse me, but no, it would NOT have been better. Either way, we the taxpayers will end up paying out the wazoo for the medical treatments of other people.
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A Love/Hate Relationship With CPAC

DG in GA Wrote: Mar 09, 2014 1:05 PM
Hulk, I absolutely agree with your comment. I cannot believe that, with all of the money they have to spend, the GOP can't hire some good MARKETING people! Year after year we continue to allow the Dems to define who we are in the minds of the people. We need to engage in some serious brand management and messaging.
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Surprise: Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

DG in GA Wrote: Mar 09, 2014 12:51 PM
Because Scott Walker has not indicated that he wants to throw his hat in the ring in 2016. I'm kind of surprised that Jeb Bush wasn't on the list, but I don't think he spoke at CPAC either.
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Surprise: Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

DG in GA Wrote: Mar 09, 2014 12:49 PM
Yep, and an Establishment Republican. G.W. Bush is a well-intentioned man, and certainly was a better President than either Al Gore or John Kerry would have been, but that doesn't mean that conservatives agreed with. everything he did. Trust me, nobody who calls themselves a conservative wants brother Jeb on the ticket in 2016, but even if he is, he's still a better choice than Shrillary.
So Jim, do you support drilling for oil in the United States in order to end our dependence on OPEC? I most certainly do. I agree with you about pulling our military out of the Middle East (I have a loved one there) and leaving the Muslims to kill each other off, if that's what they are determined to do. But you can't end U.S. dependence on foreign oil without being willing to drill here at home. All of the Chevy Volts and Teslas in the world won't do the trick. With the range they provide on a charge, they'd be useless in a city like Atlanta, where I live. I'd consider a hybrid, but after renting a Prius for a few weeks while my car was in the body shop (good old Atlanta traffic) I found that the mileage wasn't good enough to justify the increased cost - especially since I understand the mileage declines as the vehicle (battery) ages.
I find it interesting that the state of Oregon says they KNOW that 4,000 illegals have gotten coverage, but they have NO WAY to hunt them down and take them out of the system. So if there is no way to find them, how do you know they exist? This is the BS that has infected the federal government for decades on the subject of illegal aliens. They claim they can COUNT them, but they can't be expected to find them and send them home. They allow their children to enroll in our public schools, but they claim they can't find them and send them home. They are in our emergency rooms 24/7, but the government just can't seem to FIND them and send them home.
You make some good points, but I would add that once Obamacare rolled aut and the American people saw what was in it (that Congress was too lazy to do before they passed it) they are hopping mad and taking it out on the Dem represenattives and Senators. Some young hipster Millennials I know are angry about Obamacare, but only because they were led to believe it would be FREE!!! They don't mind government-controlled healthcare, they just don't want to believe they are paying for it. Even if it is "free," somebody will have to pay for it. When I point that out to them, their response is "but the RICH people will pay for it." And who are the rich people? Why, anyone who makes more money than I do. These kids are sooooooo stupid!!!
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Modern Family?

DG in GA Wrote: Feb 28, 2014 11:24 AM
Another thing I have noticed about the so-called "income gap" between men and women is that having a wife at home to take care of the kids and the home enables men to have jobs where they have to work late and travel. Women tend to want or need to be home to take care of the kids, so they either cannot or do not aspire to those kinds of jobs. As a single woman, I could work as long as needed and travel as much as needed. I became an executive and made excellent money - as much as the men in similar jobs with similar responsibilities. I get mad when leftists complain about the"income gap" without taking into consideration that we are NOT talking about people in the same jobs with the same responsibilities. Women are more likely to be nurses than doctors. Women are more likely to work in Human Resources than they are in Engineering. Women are more likely to be teachers than CFOs. But the women I know who ARE CPAs and CFOs make as much money as their male counterparts. They also tend to either be single or they are childless or they have husbands and nannies.
Never underestimate the ability of the GOP establishment to pull defeat from the jaws of victory.
I was on Maui when Moochelle was there visiting her friend Oprah. The Secret Service had roads closed and had traffic really messed up. It cost local businesses a lot of money during prime tourist season. Yup. Obama. Friend of the working man.
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