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Freedom is the Only Issue Facing Americans

jonkanner Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:03 PM
If you think that an ever-increasing government should be funded by new taxes, vote democrat, if you think ever-increasing government should be funded by deficit spending, vote republican, if you think ever-increasing government is the problem, not the solution . . . uh, sorry, I can't thunk of a party for you to vote for. All sarcasm aside, while I do tend to go very heavily republican, I do so knowing that in many cases the republican candidate I am voting for lives under the same delusions as his democratic rival, he just isn't as hard-bitten by those delusions (yet).
elko-mike Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:14 PM
Let us not forget we gave Republicans the government at the start of the first term. What happened? Bush and the Republicans grew government faster than any previous government. That record has now been broken by Obama.
The moral is that we can't trust Republicans to give us limited government. They need to be watched and, if necessary, incumbents must be challenged in the primary.
latebloomer Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:24 PM
In point of fact: the lesson we forgot for the last 3/4 of a century or so is that NO government, or subset thereof, can be trusted to give us limited government. They ALL must be constantly ridden herd on.
george33 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 7:55 AM
Don't forget, the congress controls the spending. And also remember, the democrats took over the congress in 2007.
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At that time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH
Remember the day...January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? The BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
Larry in Texas Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 10:12 AM
Elmo-mike, you are absolutely correct.
Watch them like a nasty cut that could get infected and.. start a nationwide, Tea Party-led mission for TERM LIMITS. TERM LIMITS NOW!

The political parties throw a lot of glitz at us with their made-for-TV spectaculars, which we call conventions.

But the bottom line defining the choice facing Americans this year is stark and clear, and these conventions provide no new insights or information.

If you think we're struggling because we don't have enough government, then the Democrats are the party for you. If you think the point of government is to protect individual freedom, and the problem is it has gone way beyond that, then Republicans are the party for you.

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