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The Need to Explain

Henry_VlIl Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:09 PM
Republican have been saying that "Democrats like Big government." It's so true! The Democrats also know that these programs cost money. They need to be funded. Life is not all about eating 'cake and ice cream' (entitlements) and not having to take your medicine (taxes). Life is about both. Republicans are clueless or maybe, perhaps, they want to destroy our country by "starving the beast." Republicans are poor stewards of the government and the economy. For them it's all about handing out the spending programs (cake) and then getting excited about an assortment of tax cuts. (no medicine for you!)
Larry21 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:39 AM
.. stewards of the government?. There's a phrase that tells all one needs to know about your intellect.
mhughes962 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:10 AM
Being a good steward would entaile making sure something will be around for future generations, you mean to say that fiscal responsibility in not good stewardship? I will admit, republicans like BUSH family shoot the conservatives in the foot on the fiscal argument because they spend like Democrats. If i listed what bush did next to what Obama has done on parper and did not tell you the names or color or party affiliation they would sound very similar and id be willing to bet lots of Dems would claim Obamas recccord to be that of a horrible Republican... just sayin.
dcoop Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:33 PM
So the government is the only place to get cake and ice cream? Obviously, you've never eaten government cheese. Seriously, you're an idiot. Later!

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