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Gifted Hands

Kenneth L. Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 7:58 AM
Well said, Seawolf. The Democrats have to take responsibility for the inner-city blight and embark on a clear-eyed effort to reform entitlements to remove the perverse incentives that caused it. That they won't do this is the major scandal of our age. People are dying. And, to be fair, Republicans aren't a whole lot better, it's true. We need a group with the courage to champion real conservative strategies, and to sell them, to make them happen.
Roy323 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 5:15 PM
Kennethl-I essentially agree with your assessment of "democrat" responsibility. However, someone quite recently referred to "Professional Negroes" in a response to a TH writer; I cannot remember ever seeing those two words used to describe a Person/Source, etc. But I have to say it can only refer to the Jesse Jacksons -Sr. and Jr., Al Sharpton, Mr Wright and so forth! When the Black Populace, as an entity, tell these charlatans to "Hit the Road, Jack" then they will have my FULL SUPPORT. Right now I'm sorta "in Hold Mode"-SORRY
AZhot Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:57 AM
The lame stream media askholes lump S.S. and Medicare in with entitlement reforms. They do this because as long as nobody will touch these two items, they won't touch programs such as food stamps and other outright entitlements. Most people have kicked into the SS and Medicare pot and Medicare contiues continues to be taken out of your SS check. These programs were forced on us by big brother. BIG DIFFERENCE!
But, I digress. This is another great column by Dr. Sowell. Dr. Carson is a shining example to anyone no matter their skin color. He and Dr. Sowell inspire and renew hope for our republic.
AZhot Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:56 AM
The lame stream media askholes lump S.S. and Medicare in with entitlement reforms. They do this because as long as nobody will touch these two items, they won't touch programs such as food stamps and other outright entitlements. Most people have kicked into the SS and Medicare pot and Medicare contiues continues to be taken out of your SS check. These programs were forced on us by big brother. BIG DIFFERENCE!
But, I digress. This is another great column by Dr. Sowell. Dr. Carson is a shining example to anyone no matter their skin color. He and Dr. Sowell inspire and renew hope for our republic.
AZhot Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:56 AM
The lame stream media askholes lump S.S. and Medicare in with entitlement reforms. They do this because as long as nobody will touch these two items, they won't touch programs such as food stamps and other outright entitlements. Most people have kicked into the SS and Medicare pot and Medicare contiues continues to be taken out of your SS check. These programs were forced on us by big brother. BIG DIFFERENCE!
But, I digress. This is another great column by Dr. Sowell. Dr. Carson is a shining example to anyone no matter their skin color. He and Dr. Sowell inspire and renew hope for our republic.
AZhot Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:56 AM
The lame stream media askholes lump S.S. and Medicare in with entitlement reforms. They do this because as long as nobody will touch these two items, they won't touch programs such as food stamps and other outright entitlements. Most people have kicked into the SS and Medicare pot and Medicare contiues continues to be taken out of your SS check. These programs were forced on us by big brother. BIG DIFFERENCE!
But, I digress. This is another great column by Dr. Sowell. Dr. Carson is a shining example to anyone no matter their skin color. He and Dr. Sowell inspire and renew hope for our republic.
Jeffrey261 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:25 AM
The POLS all talk about "entitlement reform" only addressing Social Security and Medicare how about Medicaid, Welfare, Food Stamps. Setion 8 Housing, Educational grants based on race, etc. I think it's time for people to get off the government gravy train and start making it on their own ethics and hard work.
Jeffrey261 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:24 AM
The POLS all talk about "entitlement reform" only addressing Social Security and Medicare how about Medicaid, Welfare, Food Stamps. Setion 8 Housing, Educational grants based on race, etc. I think it's time for people to get off the government gravy train and start making it on their own ethics and hard work.

A remarkable book titled Gifted Hands tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon.

At one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle school class, and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. Worse yet, he himself believed that he was just not smart enough to do the work.

Fortunately for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and made him and his brother...