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I agree, and Liebau should first recommend that Republican voters clean up the big govenrment crony crapitalists in the RINO party. Those are the politicians who say they are fiscal conservatives and spend more than Democrats. They are the politicians who claim (as does John Boehner's campaign website) they are leading the effort to defund and repeal Obamacare, while voting to fund it, and while also creating a bill to defund it that they know Reid will ignore, to create the impression that they are against Obamacare. When RINOs continue to get voted out in the primaries, and when conservatives don't show up to vote for RINOs, then the Democrats will get the blame, and the GOP establishment will learn that selling out taxpayers while lying to them won't get them elected or keep them in office.
Kudos to Glass for focusing on spending, which is the best measure of the burden on citizens. But he fails to show deficits for each budget as well. And worst of all, why didn't Glass include Rand Paul's budget? That one actually cuts spending the most. Doesn't he want voters to see the difference between a fiscally conservative budget that pays some respect to taxpayers, versus what most of those in our government propose?
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Repeal and replace Obamacare

MoreFreedom Wrote: Apr 14, 2014 11:21 AM
"Obamacare was a huge mistake. We should repeal and replace it." Tell that to Boehner and the RINOs, who wanted to fund it, and declared war against the Tea Party for forcing the RINOs to take a position: defund it and allow Obama to shut down the government and try to blame the Republicans until they or he caved, or fund it. Boehner and many Republicans decided to fund it. The RINOs proved the reason Republicans didn't have enough votes to defund Obamacare, was because RINOs didn't want to fight to defund it.
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A Warning to Conservatives

MoreFreedom Wrote: Apr 09, 2014 2:07 PM
Actually many Republicans do articulate it. It's just that the don't support it in their votes. The RINOs put on Tea Party clothing to get elected, then revert to voting for more government while claiming they fighting against it. E.G., Boehner's campaign web site says he's "leading the fight to fully repeal and defund" Obamacare. http://www.johnboehner.com/issue/healthcare Yet he created a bill to defund Obamacare (that he knew Reid wouldn't take up) followed by a continuing resolution to fund it. Then he got mad and declared war on the Tea Party for "forcing us into this fight." And he voted to fund it. And lately, he's been fixing Obamacare so it's not so destructive.
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A Warning to Conservatives

MoreFreedom Wrote: Apr 09, 2014 2:02 PM
"... the survey found white millennials have moved much further left than white counterparts of older generations in their support of issues like marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage." Brown errs in calling this "further left" in that it's really "further libertarian" and anti-statist. It's certainly not social conservatism: social conservatives share a trait with liberals in their desire to use government force to punish those who engage in activities that harm no one except arguably those engaging in those activities. Thus both social conservatives and liberals are supporters of bigger government. Brown is right that we need to cleanse the party of the list of statist RINOs she provides. A more libertarian GOP is the road to electoral success with millenials. A more social conservative GOP is the road to losing elections.
Kass fails to address this research or other research on the difference between liberal and conservative (or other including libertarians vs. statists). Hibbing could have called this a "survival instinct" rather than "disgust sensitivity" or even "empathy for harm"; thus, shows his bias and the objective of his research. Kass could have referenced Jonathan Haidt's research, which shows that liberals have a mental deficit in understanding conservatives (thus leading to liberal to attribute false motives/characteristics to conservatives) while conservatives do understand liberals. Haidt simply asked participants to anser a set of questions, then to answer as conservatives would and as liberals would. He reports (http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/10/born-this-way/2): "The results were clear and consistent. Moderates and conservatives were most accurate in their predictions, whether they were pretending to be liberals or conservatives. Liberals were the least accurate, especially those who described themselves as 'very liberal.' The biggest errors in the whole study came when liberals answered the care and fairness questions while pretending to be conservatives."
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What Principles Rule the GOP?

MoreFreedom Wrote: Apr 09, 2014 1:15 PM
Goldberg misses the fact that there already have been votes on corporate welfare, and typically over half the Republicans, while practially ALL Democrats vote for it. This while Democrats lie that the Republicans are the party of the rich (psychological projection perhaps?) and most Republican politicians claim they are against it while voting for it. Here are 6 articles pointing to 6 specific votes on it: http://www.cato.org/blog/republicans-help-save-economic-development-administration http://www.cato.org/blog/freshman-republicans-switch-tea-kool-aid http://www.cato.org/blog/republicans-join-democrats-save-corporate-welfare-again http://www.cato.org/blog/big-sugar-wins-senate http://www.cato.org/blog/republican-freshmen-protect-big-government http://www.cato.org/blog/no-more-solyndras-act-charade I won't be voting for RINOs that support corporate welfare. A politician that is for corporate welfare, isn't pro-business: they are for picking winners for campaign cash at taxpayer and consumer expense. And this also drives jobs overseas, so it isn't pro-business: it's pro-big government.
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A Blow for Liberty

MoreFreedom Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 7:04 PM
To Greenberg's prayer, all I can add is Amen.
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Taxing Life Away

MoreFreedom Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 6:03 PM
Historically, the federal government took less than 3% of GDP from 1792 until WWI (with the take increasing to 13% during the Civil War). Today it takes over 20%. http://danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/historical-burden-of-federal-spending.jpg Thus, the federal government is stealing 17% of the fruits of our labor. I think people have accepted it because their standard of living hasn't gone down, but as a result, it hasn't gone up either, as it should. But when the bills come due, citizens and taxpayers won't be happy. You can see some of the push back, e.g., when Hillary compalins about partisanship moving things backwards - that would be less money for the politicians to sell favors for campaign cash. The RINOs don't like it either, as we can see from Ryan's taking a page from the Democratic statist playbook: increase spending now with a promise to cut spending later (a promise that they intend to ignore). Thus, the Tea Party is exposing the RINOs for the statists they are.
Why can't Obama's pay the woman the same as the men working for him, without government forcing him to do it. But even then, given he's in charge of enforcing the laws, he can't be prosecuted (impeached theoretically for high crimes and misdemeanors) for it. So this law wouldn't make any difference in the White House anyway. Given the inability of Obama to do provide equal pay for his employees when he has the power already, his call for a law to do it, shows his lawless, hypocritic character.
The irony, is that Obama is selling a stinkbuger, a bigger more intrusive and harmful government that inhibits prosperity, for the benefit of politicians and their crony 1% rich friends. Cavaet emptor should apply to what the governmment keeps trying to sell citizens. When government promises to take care of you, they are no different than slave masters of old, that will take care of you, to their benefit and your expense. But unlike where you have the freedom to do business with the businesses of your choice (and thus put bad businesses out of business while rewarding those that serve you well), you can't even get the government to prosecute frauds in government like Obama and Obamacar.e
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