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This country has spent more billions of dollars than I can count to provide income and free or low-cost food to the poor. It has spent billions more on teaching people about nutrition, meal planning, and so on. But government dependents and the working poor are still too destitute to buy a three-dollar pot and too clueless to cook spaghetti in it? So what's next? Restaurant vouchers? Bottle feeding? My God, how this country has fallen.
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USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

Matt in N.C. Wrote: 21 hours ago (7:11 AM)
Its business would disappear within a year, but the agency itself would remain to suck up money year after year. With or without work to do, it's a federal jobs program.
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USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

Matt in N.C. Wrote: 21 hours ago (6:51 AM)
Indeed, but a Constitutional rewrite isn't needed to abolish USPS. The Constitution empowers Congress to establish post offices and post roads, but doesn't require it to do so. Congress could flush USPS anytime it pleased.
I doubt you'll see the _resident anywhere near an Ebola outbreak until his undocumented Democrats take it to Washington, DC.
Correction: EVERYBODY'S refusal to secure the border invites Ebola and worse. Democrats want enough government dependents to guarantee them a permanent electoral majority. Chamber of Commerce Republicans want cheap labor. Hard-core leftists want to destroy the country by overwhelming its institutions. Libertarians, like, y'know, just want everything to be mellow and free-flowing and untainted by coercion. Everybody has a right to live here, y'know? Hispanic activists want more Hispanics, unaware that the rulers of Latin America are simply getting rid of surplus people, not sending them off or waving them through on the grand adventure of reconquista. The great majority of Americans, with or without hyphens, just want to live and work in a real country with real boundaries, but they don't count. Worse, in any election a majority of that majority is as likely as not to exacerbate its own frustration by voting against its own clear interests. The problem of the fictional border is bipartisan, multgenerational, multi-ethnic, and multi-ideological. We all share in the blame for it. If we don't wake up and solve it soon, it will be the death of us.
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USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

Matt in N.C. Wrote: 23 hours ago (5:13 AM)
The post office is one of the few federal agencies actually mentioned in the Constitution, but it has outlived its usefulness. Aside from delivering commercial junk mail and franked garbage from Senators and Representatives, its main purpose is to provide patronage jobs. I hope I live to see USPS abolished and all the insufferable parasites therein forced to compete for real jobs with standards and accountability.
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The Biden Standard of Media Bias

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Sep 21, 2014 6:40 AM
Pretty damned scary. Here's more to ponder: The voters of Delaware, a fine state that has given us Dogfish Head Brewery and the Punkin' Chunkin', sent that blabbering plagiarist to the U.S. Senate seven times. The voters of the United States then elected him and his abominable running mate twice. Despite a lifetime of evidence to the contrary, Biden still considers himself presidential material, and his recent eruptions suggest yet another run. Given Hillary's stumble and the tentative starts by Elizabeth Warren and James Webb, Biden actually stands a chance, albeit a small one, of being the Democrat presidential nominee. And because roughly half the country is completely insane, if he gets the nomination, he may win. If you haven't lost bladder control by now, you aren't paying attention. And no, whistling a happy tune won't help a bit.
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The Biden Standard of Media Bias

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Sep 21, 2014 6:22 AM
Biden's worst choice of words so far is the vice-presidential oath of office.
A miracle is sorely needed, and it may be the only thing that will help.
I saw that, too. It will be interesting to see how that goes. I wonder how many people involved in the secession movement are federal provocateurs.
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