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The explosion of debt has not been because of roads, space program, stc., but largely because of entitlement spending. You set up a straw man that you could easily knock down. Many companies cut back on their own research spending when the government started handing out contracts for wide ranging projects. And too often, as in bureacracies, the objective eventually becomes continuation rather than problem solving.
If a company could make more profit doing something else, they would do the more profitable task. If the government decreed that profit would be a small number, what incentive would there be to invest in developing new products? Before you say "Great! No more weapon development!", remember that would also mean no more protective gear development. And who is going to keep other governments from developing more powerful weapons?
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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Maria46 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 11:19 PM
I thought Torr's comment was a suggestion that in order to be considered "worthy" of receiving care, one's politcal spending may be scrutinized.
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Those Pesky Mayans

Maria46 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:58 AM
I read a book a few years ago that said according to I Ching, the world would be ending 12/22/2012. That would indicate you most likely will be able to enjoy your lunch, since later day 12/21 in our hemisphere is early 12/22.
Too often Christmas becomes a burden of guilt - letting go of the "obligations" frees one to enjoy the traditions desired. If the children are learning to share, work together, and love one another, odds are they will grow to be warm contributers to society, rather than occupiers. Guilting people into doing the Holy Days your way would hardly be loving.
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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Maria46 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 8:17 PM
Conservatives do not think farmers should get handouts. Don't confuse conservative with Republican.
When you consider that his view is "you didn't build that", isn't it hypocritical for him to take more than the median household income for a salary? Likewise for his extensive staff.
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If No One Goes With You, You Cannot Win

Maria46 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 1:05 PM
UN observers were surprised that voter ID was not standard - they thought it should be. Do you seriously think voter ID is unreasonably restrictive? Or just inconvenient to certain types of fraud? Presentation is important: fair is in the eye of the beholder. Most people do not consider themselves wealthy, yet the poor in the USA are vastly better off than the poor in many third world nations. Is that fair? Should we tax all of our "rich" poor people to help the truly poor? Better understanding of economic realities would hlp, but the ones who need it most are too busy watching "The Voice"
Are you the type of person that thinks that an oceanliner can turn on a dime? The US economy is large, and many changes are incremental. It takes a while for the effect to become evident. For years before the housing collapse, there WERE Republicans saying that there were coming problems, and they needed to deal with them - and Democrats blocked them. (Apparently you don't recall the recession that Bush was dealing with when he came into office.)
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Problems Solutions and Trade Offs

Maria46 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 10:01 AM
Relentless pressure on a woman to terminate a pregnancy because the father doesn't want to support it, or because her parents don't want the embarrassment of their daughter's out-of-wedlock child is giving her "choice"? The pro-abortion resistance to education of the pregnant women on what abortion entails shows that they know they are on the wrong side.
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Stingy Liberals

Maria46 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 10:00 PM
Well, as O said with regard to Truman's quote "The buck stops with you"
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