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Even from an economic perspective, the CBO report leaves out so many factors! How do we know that the person being aborted wouldn't become a great inventor who would invent a process that revolutionized the world economy or a great doctor who invented a procedure that saved lives or prevented illness on a global scale, leading to much lower health care costs?! (For the latter, think what a difference the development of basic hand washing techniques in hospitals following the development of germ theory made! President Garfield died because his doctors didn't believe in germs.)
Chilling and terrifying are the words that come to mind! When human life is calculated in dollars and cents, we are all in grave peril! This is what happens when you remove morality from policy decisions. If George Orwell could know about this, he would be rolling over in his grave!
That little ghost is Obama's second favorite scapegoat. His favorite is George W. Bush. I'm surprised he hasn't blamed Bush for Benghazi, IRS malfeasance, and the DOJ's examination of AP records that should have been privileged!
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Voting for Liberals

jbirckhead316 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 3:46 PM
I do think the people voted for the wrong guy. The question is why. Part of the reason is that most people, both the well educated and the less educated, still believe that what they hear on the news or read in the newspaper is the truth. It took several years for a friend of mine to convince me that the "New York Times," to name one egregious example of a newspaper that confuses the editorial page and the front page, is not my father's "New York Times". (My father died in 1972, when the "New York Times" was still a reputable newspaper. I don't know what it will take to convince the majority of the people that the media cannot be trusted.
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Voting for Liberals

jbirckhead316 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 3:37 PM
"If?" indeed!
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Parting Company

jbirckhead316 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:27 PM
Actually, both sides fought for the right of self-determination. The South fought for the right of states to self-determination. Some of the soldiers who fought for the North fought for the abolition of slavery, or the right of slaves to self-determination. Otherwise, an interesting historical look at the question.
Well said! One thing raising the minimum wage does is price teens (and others) who lack job skills out of the workforce. What if a particular teen's work isn't WORTH minimum wage? Teens who can afford to attend college and who choose to major in something that will lead to a career that is in demand will eventually acquire the skills and experience they need, but the lack of an opportunity to gain work experience through an entry-level, minimum-wage job will negatively impact low-income, and especially minority, youth well beyond their teens.
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