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Government Housing is a Bad Idea

MrPaul Wrote: 2 hours ago (10:53 AM)
Starr means well, but often builds her narrative around opinions rather than facts. For example she says, “Government low-income housing lodged in poor, troubled communities just makes life that much harder for those that are already challenged.” Really? Would moving from a run down home into a new home in the same or similar neighborhood make life harder? I think not. Would moving into a better neighborhood, out of the city (ghetto) where bus service is not available make life better? Well, perhaps, if the new home also comes with a free car, gas money, and government (taxpayer) provided insurance. Would moving into a home where the children of the “challenged” are years behind in school compared to the children in a new neighborhood make life better? Marginally perhaps, but at a detriment to the children already living there whose progress in learning would be slowed by the new arrivals. The point that is often ignored in this discussion is that ghettos were not built to be ghettos. They were once nice neighborhoods. They changed when the residents changed. Spreading those residents out into other neighborhoods will not solve the problem. The solution will come in changing the culture within the ghetto. That won’t be accomplished by writing op-ed columns.
If insulting Republicans here on Townhall is doing your utmost, then you really don't have much to offer.
MJ, if you or others think that insulting TH readers makes you appear intelligent you are seriously mistaken. If you are actually a conservative let me suggest you strive for unity. If you are a troll, as many including me believe, and your motive is to divide conservatives and/or drive them away from TH, you are going to fail. Actually, you have already failed. The best you could hope for now is a come back.
Sarah has a lot of devoted followers, but seriously, someone who quite half way through their term as governor is not going to be nominated, much less elected.
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Liberals’ Zany Logic on Holiday Pay

MrPaul Wrote: Jan 25, 2015 10:20 AM
Do you think a person should get double time for working on Christmas if he is not a Christian?
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But One Life to Give for My Metro

MrPaul Wrote: Jan 25, 2015 8:37 AM
What irony. Government employees involved with Obamacare placing their health and safety in jeopardy by riding a shoddily run government owned transit system to work.
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Liberals’ Zany Logic on Holiday Pay

MrPaul Wrote: Jan 25, 2015 8:22 AM
Double time for working on Thanksgiving and Christmas? What about Chanukah, or Ramadan, or Kwanzaa, or a myriad of holidays for other religions. It sounds like Ms. Gonzalez isn't being very inclusive. I thought that was a core tenet of liberalism.
Every foreign policy adventure this administration has engaged in during the past six years has gone bust. And we are supposed to sit idly by while they tinker with a terrorist sponsoring state over nuclear weapons? Only in the mind of a fool. Congress needs to do more than stick a finger in the President's eye. They need to send him off to an early retirement.
Laurence Kotlikoff's 210 trillion dollar estimate of our unfunded liability is based in part on the average American's lifespan. Reduce that number and the liability comes down. Obama understands this. In 2009 he suggested instead of providing life saving treatment for the elderly they be given a pain pill. His solution would mean that future generations would not have to pay down the liability through their pay checks. Instead they would pay for it with their lives.
My hope is that the Republicans have learned from this dark age of Obama (and no, that is not a racial slur) that it is important to have a President who is both prepared and capable of doing the job. A fresh new face, populist rhetoric, clever chants, and politically correct race or gender cannot serve as substitutes for wisdom, courage, and experience. We need a President who is a true conservative, one who has a record of fiscal responsibility and one who Putin and Jiabao would not even consider testing. Gingrich meets those qualifications. I hope he runs.
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