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Entitlement Reforms

lastman Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 6:39 PM
So simple. Resurrect the Constitution. The central government back into its relatively small box; representation by elected representatives rather than political parties; a true executive branch without any legislative powers; federalism as designed by the constitution rather than unlimited federal hegemony designed by SCOTUS' doctrine of incorporation.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 8:42 PM
All of the Dems programs, nastiness, etc., is about one thing-power. Big, slobbering, centralized, you can't function without me at the controls type of power. The world simply can not function without an increasing amount of power centralized into these people's hands. It is disgusting and far more dangerous than most people realize.
Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 8:13 PM
If only we could find a candidate who wanted to do that...

Oh, wait a minute, we did -- and these people called his idea "Kooky".
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 12:09 AM
Corbett: Paul's ideas about the constitution are not kooky. It's only his foreign policy that's nuts. And that's why he wasn't nominated.

For those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational, trying to explain what happens in politics can be a real challenge.

For example, that segment of the population that has the least to fear from a reform of Medicare or Social Security is the most fearful -- namely, those already receiving Medicare or Social Security benefits.

It is understandable that people heavily dependent on these programs would fear losing their benefits, especially after a lifetime of paying into these programs. But nobody in his right mind has even proposed taking away the...