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Since Congress controls the "purse" I like how Brat shows by example how to control spending and still accomplish his goals. Perhaps he can show his new colleagues how it's done.
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The Prisoner Swap Deal

Love of Liberty Wrote: Jun 10, 2014 3:40 PM
Look at the education system today. 95% of professors donated to Obama. Tenured professors can use their classrooms to promote their own political agenda. They are on the hiring committees that hire more like-minded teachers. They are the "experts" who write the textbooks used in schools all over the country. They control the teacher unions who overwhelmingly donate to Democrat candidates. And they crank out generation after generation of journalists and education graduates who , frankly, are usually not the valedictorians of their high school class. They go into the grade schools equipped with biased textbooks and start the cycle all over again. Journalists learn to become stenographers and are mindful of what they write lest someone be offended-as they were taught.
I'm shocked, shocked! that the Taliban resorted to torture! Did he think they would just go off on picnics and sing Kumbaya (or the Arabic version of it)? Perhaps he thought he could join their ballet troupe? All these do-gooders think the Taliban ,or any enemy, are just like us and if we could only talk to them they would see reason. Bergdahl and his parents are delusional.
If college has "never been more important", as Obama states, why is it that too many college grads work at jobs not requiring a college degree? If they have jobs at all? Wasn't college supposed to get them a job? The union conveyor belt of "educators" , from kindergarten through graduate schools, are vastly overpaid for what they produce (unemployed graduates). The colleges , with their unending supply of college loan money, spend on lavish facilities like there is no tomorrow. Cut the spending and the borrowing will recede. And it wouldn't hurt to go back to 21 as the age of majority so you don't have all these 18 year old "adults" taking advice from the guidance counselors egging them on to go to expensive private colleges with debt.How can a kid still struggling with the ravages of acne and teen heartbreak make lucid decisions about borrowing $50,000 a year? If a 26 year old is still considered a child in terms of health insurance maybe that should be the voting age as well. Let parents get back in control and you will see more responsible decisions being made.
Close Gitmo? With the 5 most dangerous Taliban having been released to return to the fight against the West, we will now, more than ever, need to keep it open to accommodate future combatants. It will have to be expanded.
All Americans should visit the Normandy landing sites. While there a couple years ago, in a cafe at Arromanche les bains, near the British landing site, we saw a British tour bus parked outside. Then a very old gentleman wearing his black beret and with medals on his black coat walked a bit unsteadily, held by an equally elderly woman on returning to the bus. I could tell this was not his first trip to Normandy. Scenes like that and the endless crosses in the cemetery really put things in perspective.
If Prohibition, that Progressive agenda amendment, could be repealed, and THAT was a Constitutional amendment, certainly repealing a mere law that no one read, no one wanted and no one likes, should be easily done. Even replacing it with the previous situation would be better than this Obamacare. Obamacare is headed toward the "single payer" plan that he and Pelosi and Reid have publicly stated as their preference. If the single payer VA Health System for our beloved veterans is a failure there is no way a plan for 330 million Americans could be any good. Private plans, help for the truly needy and let the free market work instead of meddling and ruining things!
"Less government, more fun." Not my phrase but I think it could get the millennials on board.
You and your doctors were never forbidden from having this surgery. But please pay for it yourself. It is an elective procedure and as such should not be paid for by the taxpayers. You obviously have survived 74 years without this surgery so it can't be claimed it is essential to life.
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Why Liberals Love Reparations

Love of Liberty Wrote: May 30, 2014 6:41 PM
Scab-pickers! That is what I call Zinn and Michelle Obama and all the others who will not ever let the wound of slavery heal. Do they not know Great Britain and America were the first countries in the world to abolish slavery? That slavery still exists in their precious African homelands? That the slaves in America were captured by black chieftains and sold to Arab slave traders before they landed here? To hear them talk one would think America was the only society that ever had slaves. And that they still have slavery. The word "slave" is derived from "Slav" as the Slavic people were enslaved long before any Arab bought a black man to sell to some cotton grower in the South. But this is what we get with government schooling.
No, send them to Nigeria or someplace where they will beg to be sent back to Mexico, Honduras or wherever they came from. We are not responsible for their health and welfare. They can rise up and change the governments they live under but don't make us out to be the bad guys for enforcing our own border.
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