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An education system that churns out graduates who lack a basic understanding of economics deserves some of the blame/credit. That many citizens can't name a Supreme Court Justice or the Vice President is evidence of a problem beyond a low-information media. "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." - Thomas Jefferson
An education system that churns out graduates who lack a basic understanding of economics deserves some of the blame/credit. That many citizens can't name a Supreme Court Justice or the Vice President is evidence of a problem beyond a low-information media. "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." - Thomas Jefferson
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S.E. Cupp: The Death of a Meme

elko-mike Wrote: Dec 05, 2014 9:53 AM
The reason for Democrats to exist is to use the power of government to protect "victim classes". To garner votes Democrats need to create victims and bogeymen. Even low information voters noticed that Republicans were women, married to women, related to women or friends with women. When that tumbler clicked the Democrats had lost the argument. The one thing we can be sure of is that the Democrats retread must create victims and bogeymen. Democrats will continue to bash bogymen Republicans for being against ALL immigrants. Democrats are beginning to bash police for being against ALL people of color. That would seem to be the latest retread of a tired old story.
Put the blame for the death of Eric Garner where it belongs, on the politicians. When tax levels become intolerable black markets -- as in the cigarettes Garner was selling -- arise. When taxation becomes punitive and black markets arise, law enforcement is dispatched to FORCE citizens into channels of commerce considered legitimate by government. Thus the punitive cigarette taxes created the fatal conflict between Garner and the police. This is only the beginning of what we will see if we don't get control of the government.
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Emanuel, Drooling Over Death

elko-mike Wrote: Dec 01, 2014 12:15 PM
Katie, excellent. The calculus of Obama and Emanuel is that of the collective -- old people are a burden and put nothing into the collective pot. Therefore it is best if they were gone. It is the dehumanization of humans, and it also led Obama to oppose BAIPA. The most rewarding, as well as the most difficult, 4 months of my life were those spent with my mother at the end of her time Earthon this . As you correctly observe the contributions of the elderly are enormous and only people with very troubled souls, perhaps even soulless, can't see that. Bless you.
Red, I hear ya ... I'm 68 and I gave liberal chick 30 seconds. That will take me the rest of the way through the 4th quarter.
Let me see if I understand this ... the way the GOP can win is to behave like Democrats. Why then do we need a GOP?
The effect of the tax complexity, whether by accident or design, is to hide from the people their total tax burden. H/T to John H below for suggesting that the states should be the tax collectors. I agree. It would have the additional benefit of restoring the 10th Amendment balance to the nation.
Fast and Furious. IRS. AG held in contempt of Congress. Benghazi. Obamacare. Gibson Guitar raid. Porkulus. Solyndra. Spying on reporters. No accountability. Barry knows nothing of accountability other than avoiding it.
Exactly. The GOP was warned that passing the Ryan Budget would be a disaster. Rather, their majority has grown larger after it was passed in the House. The budget is their best tool for stopping Obama's government overreach.
Is a progressive looking for a plumber in their area more likely to look on Angie's List or the federal government's Consumer Protection Bureau? I thought so.
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