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Budget Politics

goshawk Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 6:59 AM
I don't believe it's the "people" we resent so much. It seems that it is natural to want something for nothing. It is the Government we resent and now, even despise! It is they that are "stealing" our tax money and handing it out for political purposes! It is the government that is behind and caused all the problems the country now has.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 8:16 AM
I think they were aware of what would happen, but how can they protect us from ourselves 200 years after they died? We need to be responsible for ourselves. Unfortunately over half the voters were quitters and parasites. Grease the skids, here we come.
Coyote9 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 7:57 AM
Oh, but our founders did realize this threat. Career politicians existed in their time. They just served the King. Our founders warned us, explicitily about these people.
goshawk Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 7:44 AM
You're right on all points! Every one of them are in violation of the Constitution in one way or another. The 'people' need to throw them all out before it's to late. Using whatever force is necessary..
YESWECAN Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 7:18 AM
We have a very corrupt government. It has been corrupted by career politicians. Our fore fathers were very wise and created the best government ever. But they did not realize that politicians would become career politicians and become addicted to all the power and perks. They will do anything, vote any way to be re-elected. And they are all accomplished Liars.
Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two tasks: (1) building statues of Benedict Arnold and (2) providing life-saving medications to children. If this agency's budget were cut, what would it do?

The answer, of course, is that it would cut back on the medications for children. Why? Because that would be what was most likely to get the budget cuts restored. If they cut back on building statues of Benedict Arnold, people might ask why they were building statues of...