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Guns and Pensions

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 11:25 AM
But the only bad people that go into politics are Republicans. Otherwise bad people go into business. Democrats who go into politics are all good people. That is why Democrats do not fear big government and why it is so important to keep Democrats in control.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 5:22 PM
You DO have your head firmly inserted into your rectal passageway don't you. Must be all the way beyond your ears. The democrats that go into politics are all lawyers looking to get rich at taxpayer expense and they are among the worst. Try Rangel, Franks, Dodd, Weiner,Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Obama, Biden. Those that vote for them (like you) are ignorant and brain washed. This country will end up as a dictatorship if the democrats stay in contro; Obama is ALREADY a wanna be "glorious leader" like North Korea.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 6:13 PM
I think you missed the sarcasm.
curmudgeon10 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 2:29 PM
satire or true feelings............hard to tell. it is the exact democratic party line. which of course would be satire if they didnt have the media chanting "amen", and a cadre of welfare recipients duty bound to vote for them.
Wayne from the Hoosier state Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 3:17 PM
Very, very obviously satire.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 12:13 PM
I presume that is why the unions, with their mafia connections, support Dems. Good folks, one and all.

I agree Olerocker, one ? mark is not enough on that statement.
A nation's choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as "guns versus butter." But understanding the choices of many nations' political leaders might be helped by examining the contrast between their runaway spending on pensions while skimping on military defense.

Huge pensions for retired government workers can be found from small municipalities to national governments on both sides of the Atlantic. There is a reason. For elected officials, pensions are virtually the ideal thing to spend money on, politically speaking. Many kinds of spending of the taxpayers' money win votes from the recipients. But...