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You may not be a greedy jerk, but, pardon me for saying so, you are part of the problem. When, as a society, we pay people as much NOT to work as we do when they were actually producing a benefit to the people paying their salaries, then we are on a road to unsustainability. Good luck in your retirement. I expect a thank-you note every year at Christmas.
"1 issue"? What issue would that be? I am as solidly GOP as anyone, but I'd be hard pressed to say what my "1 issue": would be. That said, I think the party ought to simplify it's message to say we stand for three things: 1: Greater personal responsibility, 2. lower taxes, and 3. A dominant military.
A-MEN, Ann. I realize it's a bit disingenuous of me to advocate for an older voting age, now that I'm older than 21, but kids this age are not experienced or prepared enough to cancel out my vote on social issues. There may be an argument against my conservative social stances, but it cannot be defensibly articulated by a 20 year old. You pay taxes? You get to vote. You don;t pay taxes? Well....
And importantly, to the people, who should be free to make their own individual choices.
That's actually a much better point than people realize. I don't know the exact figure, but I'm going to guess that we actually elect less than .0001% of all individuals holding federal government jobs. The other 99.999% of federal government "workers" are not beholden to the public, and thus are immune to what the public thinks. The centralized government mentality metastasizes over time because federal "workers", the vast majority of whom are unaccountable to the voters, develop a culture of self-perpetuation. I've seen it with my own eyes: they hide behind their government bargaining units, knowing that they are untouchable in terms of their employment tenure, and simply wait out the elected officials with whom they disagree politically, because they know the elected officials will be gone in four years, and their own jobs are protected.
I looked it up: IPjizer has about 6.3B shares outstanding, so if Jon Stewart owned just 40 shares of Pfizer stock, he would mathematically have more influence on that company than he does on the US government. Why doesn't anyone CHALLENGE these imbeciles when they say IMBECILIC things??
Because there are now as many non-tax-paying citizens as there are tax-paying one. Add in the intelligencia, federal workers, Hollywood elites, etc., and you have plenty enough Democrat voters to tip the scales. The America you used to know ain't comin' back. We got bamboozled a long time ago by what the Dems were doing.
People have changed for millenia. But you've missed one of the main points of the article, which I suppose is to be expected of you. There are fundamental values that have formed over time, and you are foolish to think that your changing them adds value to the moral and social structure of the nation. In other words, the values have formed for a reason. Liberals are such wonderful creatures! They think their solutions, and only their solutions, are right for today's world, and clearly should have been in place for thousands of years prior to their own births. Gotta love you guys.
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Principle and Power

RepubRob2 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 11:52 AM
A "hoax" is a knowingly-deceptive device used to manipulate someone, or a group of people, into doing something they would not otherwise have done. How is our reading of a poll a "hoax"? It isn't like the poll is going to change our voting habits. I'm not seeing it. Help us out here, Mark, if we're "falling for" it, then what will be the result?
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The Lesson of Dunkirk

RepubRob2 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 9:41 AM
I used to agree with this strategy, but not any more. Every time we win either the House or Senate, the leadership retreats into being big government spenders trying to curry favor with this and that interest or ethnic group who they think will help get them re-elected if only they dole out more benefits. This group of RINOs is no different, and probably worse. We need to clean house, and Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are hopefully the first of the housekeepers to bring brooms.
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The Lesson of Dunkirk

RepubRob2 Wrote: Feb 21, 2014 9:35 AM
OK, smart guy. Back it up and tell us why they're so funny.
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