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Did I Move?

John148 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 9:19 AM
A lot of current immigrants, legal or not, work hard and the Irish and Germans didn't take taxpayer funding because we weren't handing out any. *Maybe* an overreaching, overly large government that provides such funding to those it favors is the larger problem. Again something both parties are guilty of. Look at the real problem, not the scapegoats.
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Did I Move?

John148 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 8:29 AM
and if the "code monkeys" weren't allowed to immigrate here for the jobs, those jobs would go overseas to them (and some have). That would make it so much easier for someone here to compete for it, wouldn't it? It's a global economy. You can compete for the work here or you can compete for the work there. I prefer to be able to compete locally.
Delaying a bad law doesn't get rid of a bad law.
We've seen it already. The Republicans do the same thing with majorities that the Democrats do. It's time to dump both parties.
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Did I Move?

John148 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 8:10 AM
When the 14th amendment was adopted there were not any laws excluding immigration that approached today's, either. If it wasn't meant for "illegals", it was because, to a great degree, there weren't any. Ann's post could have been written by someone in the "Know Nothing" (American) party in the 1850s. Just substitute Irish and German for the nationalities used.
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Did I Move?

John148 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 7:55 AM
The parties of "stupid and evil" and "evil and stupid" depending on which way you hold the coin. Time to toss away the coin for a better one that actually believes in freedom and liberty.
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Did I Move?

John148 Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 7:51 AM
Boy, this column didn't sound bigoted at all We are historically a nation of immigrants and descendants of immigrants. Trying to keep the door mostly shut is what people keep trying to change in order to keep things "the same". Keeping things "the same" is a loser's battle. Everything changes. If the Republican party wants to survive they need to keep adapting to a changing world and shift their focus to those aspects of their platform that most people can agree too. Oh, and Dems are guilty of this too, maybe stop doing things purely for political gain.
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Chill Out

John148 Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 6:29 AM
"Someday, we'll probably invent technology that could reduce man's greenhouse gas creation, but we're nowhere close to it now" I thought it was called nuclear power
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The Fair Tax

John148 Wrote: Jan 16, 2014 7:53 AM
A product specific sales tax would encourage continued corruption and government growth. You would essentially be transferring all that is wrong with the income tax system to a consumption tax system. It is a TERRIBLE idea. "gives politicians the means to wring campaign contributions from industry groups in exchange for promises on tax rate" -- How can you possibly view that as a good thing?
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The Fair Tax

John148 Wrote: Jan 16, 2014 7:48 AM
Spending last year was about 3.5 trillion. The Fair Tax doesn't just fund discretionary spending. It also funds Social Security, Medicare, etc. Those taxes (the payroll taxes) go away too.
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