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Entitlement Reforms

Gritsburgh Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 5:56 PM
We ought to, at gunpoint, force Thomas Sowell to run for President.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 6:49 PM
I hope you're joking.

Forcing someone to do something at gunpoint is a crime. And if not a joke, it reflects poorly on you and the US in general, in that people think using force is the way to solve problems, rather than allowing people to choose what they want to do, along with the responsibility it entails.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 7:01 PM
Wow, you really need to lighten up. Of course it was a joke.
anonymous3218 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 8:27 PM
Just shows you how testy people are these days; how ready they are to take offense or find fault. I remember a time when Americans knew how to joke, laugh, and even poke fun at themselves. Not anymore (unless it's a lib making a vile or cruel joke about a conservative - now THAT'S funny!).
Drik Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 11:03 PM
In 2008, 53% of the country voted that it is ok, although they didn;t really realize at the time that that was what they were votiung for.

For those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational, trying to explain what happens in politics can be a real challenge.

For example, that segment of the population that has the least to fear from a reform of Medicare or Social Security is the most fearful -- namely, those already receiving Medicare or Social Security benefits.

It is understandable that people heavily dependent on these programs would fear losing their benefits, especially after a lifetime of paying into these programs. But nobody in his right mind has even proposed taking away the...