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Obama's Deficient Student Loan Plan

Jacob55 Wrote: Jun 22, 2014 10:00 PM
Government involvement in the markets should be focused on making the free market freer. This means keeping entry barriers from being artificially raised through dishonest means (such as taking a loss temporarily by lowering prices to drive competitors out of buisiness, although driving them out by being more efficient is perfectly fine), making sure dishonest practices (such as false advertising) don't occur, ensuring companies don't get the fruits of the efforts stolen from them (this means things like patent and copyright laws), and a few other things along these lines. Aside from that and public goods such as cops, they should only provide measure of basic public resource protection (such as keeping companies from disposing of waste in lakes).
Always like a vg reference. Although I have half a feeling if the zombie apocalypse came, all the survivors would be liberals. Mostly because the zombies would skip over them cause' no brains.
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You Bet This is Swiftboating

Jacob55 Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 9:10 PM
I have to disagree specifically on the part about PTSD stuff, since it strikes me as a sort of fair way to help treat a psychological injury they got while serving our country.
Should I be happy that we have an investigator that's willing to seek the truth, or depressed that it's notable? On that note, do you think we could get Holder replaced by her? She'd make an infinitely better AG than him.
When you pursue some ideal that's just shoved at you at all costs, you're not going to be happy. Perhaps if that ideal is one you truly believe in, you can; otherwise, its best to try to find the balance that leaves you the happiest without harming others.
Southern Republicans electing an African American? That's racist! ... Somehow.
Most of the time that TH uses 'Surprise' its sarcasm. This time, however...
Great idea, Draw! So, how do you feel about giving them an 'in-home demonstration'?
Look, there's a reason that Tea Party Republicans could vote for McConnell: Paul. I would wager than if Rand Paul ran for President, then McConnell would be in a political position to where he'd have to endorse Paul, giving a Tea Partier the backing of a establishment big wig.
I'd contest the part about high self-esteem. There's a difference between arrogance and healthy, high self-esteem. If you're arrogant, than you believe you're above the challenges that might be too difficult for what you're going into it doing. Simply having high self-esteem means you feel you can do something, if you're willing to put in the work. High self-esteem, if you ask me, contributes to initiative. Let me put it this way. When I was in elementary school, I felt like I was an idiot, and did poorly. My self-esteem improved once I got a bit of help. I was bullied in Junior High, and got As and Bs because I at least had self-esteem for academics, even though I was somewhat miserable in the learning enviornment. In high school, the faculty finally put their foot down, and I got straight As every semester. Honestly, we should switch out 'you can do anything', to 'you can do anything, if you're willing to put the time and effort into accomplishing it'.
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